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KCUR Morning Newscast 6-26-08

By Maria Carter, KCUR Newsroom


Kansas City, MO – About a hundred Kansas City Missouri teachers packed aconference room at district headquarters to protest the upcoming termination of their contract on June 30th.

A state audit finds the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education needs to improve its oversight of the state's school bus drivers.

A new Justice Department report shows Missouri was the only state with a consistently declining prison population over an 18-month period.

Missouri senators Kit Bond and Claire McCaskill are praising the approval of a federal disaster declaration for 22 counties suffering from flooding.

Authorities have arrested two men in an alleged cockfighting operation in rural, western Johnson County.

The Kansas City Royals downed the Colorado Rockies 4-2, winning for the tenth time in the last eleven games.

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