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KCUR Morning Newscast 9-25-08

By Maria Carter, KCUR Newsroom


Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City Council may decide the future of two aging shopping districts later today. Some 63 million dollars in tax increment financing could come into play.

New standards are being worked out for detecting harmful metals in foods and other products. US Pharmacopeia or USP is an independent organization that sets quality standards for food and drugs. It's holding its annual conference in Kansas City this week.

Missourians have poured 1 million dollars more into Democrat Barack Obama's presidential war chest than into Republican John McCain's campaign coffers.

The Kansas Department of Labor shows doctors earn higher wages than anyone else in the state.

Finding out-of-the-way places in Kansas is the goal of members of the Kansas Explorers Club.

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