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KCUR Morning Newscast 2-29-08

By Maria Carter

KCUR Morning Headlines (3 min 7 sec)

  • Chemcentral has agreed to pay $470,000 to two federal agencies after an explosion and fire last year.
  • Kansas House and Senate negotiators expect to reach a deal today on a bill allowing two coal fired power plants. The legislation would permit Sunflower Electric to build two plants outside Holcomb.
  • The Kansas Senate has passed a bill requiring kindergarten for all children.
  • A bill that would place new restrictions on who can collect signatures for initiative petitions has passed the Missouri House.
  • A jury has found Topeka entrepreneur Michael Cooper guilty on more than 70 counts for his involvement in a tax avoidance pyramid scheme in which he cheated thousands of people, and the federal government.
  • Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon is suing a Web site that claims to solicit donations for homeless military veterans.

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