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KCUR Morning Newscast 7-23-08

By Maria Carter, KCUR Newsroom

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Kansas City, MO – Seven Kansas City schools will be transferred to the Independence district. A Jackson County Judge ordered the Kansas City School district and its building corporation to transfer the schools within two weeks.

Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline's campaign manager says a fundraising request made in the name of an anti-abortion group was a "terrible mistake."

Jay Nixon says Missouri needs a new health care plan. The Democrat is running for governor and stopped in Kansas City yesterday.

The term economic development in Kansas City recently has meant projects such as downtown condos and the Power and Light District. But Mayor Mark Funkhouser moved yesterday to shift the focus more to neighborhoods.

A Las Vegas casino operator is pulling out of the competition to build a casino in Wyandotte County.

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