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KCUR Morning Newscast 5-29-08

By Maria Carter, KCUR Newsroom

Kansas City, MO – A spokeswoman for Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius confirms abortion provider Doctor George Tiller attended a reception at the governor's residence last year, but disputes an anti-abortion group's description of the event as honoring Tiller.

Governor Sebelius has declared a state of emergency for 62 counties in central and western Kansas.

Kansas City's mayor says he won't be bound to specifics of a plan for regional mass transit.

Missouri Senator Kit Bond says he still supports the corn-based ethanol industry, even though critics blame it for rising food prices.

A hearing on a lawsuit challenging a new fee imposed by the Missouri Department of Revenue is scheduled today in Cole County.

The Royals lost their tenth game in a row.

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