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KCUR Evening Newscast 2-1-08

By Steve Bell

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KANSAS CITY, MO –
KCUR Evening Headlines

  • President George Bush spent much of today in Kansas City with a speech on the economy and a fundraiser for Congressman Sam Graves.
  • Former Missouri House Speaker Steve Gaw will seek the Congressional seat to be vacated by gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof.
  • Republican Jacob Turk, who helped lead the unsuccessful attempt to prevent passage of the Missouri stem-cell-research protection amendment will run against Congressman Emanuel Cleaver.
  • A regional conference of the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps at the Uptown Theater drew a counter-demonstration from religious and civil rights groups.
  • A Kansas district court judge okayed a new law that allows four state-owned casinos and slots at racetracks, but a final decision will come from the state supreme court.

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