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KCUR Evening Newscast 7-16-08

By Steve Bell

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-731509.mp3

Kansas City, MO –

  • An engineering review of Kansas City's proposed light rail starter line says the cost of the project was underestimated by about 20 percent.
  • The ATA will receive $6 million dollars in federal money to improve bus rapid transit along the troost corridor.
  • Westar is asking for a 15% electric rate hike. Hearings begin next month.
  • A city council committee has approved funding for the mayor's defense in a discrimination suit, but not for the mayor's wife.

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