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KCUR Morning Newscast 10-16-08

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Kansas City, MO – A group opposing Kansas City's light rail initiative sued the city council yesterday, calling for the question to be removed from the ballot.

For the second week in a row, opponents outnumbered supporters yesterday at city council hearings on building a new $500 million defense plant to replace one on Bannister Road that is to be closed.

The Board of Utilities in Kansas City, Kansas, has begun its own investigation of felony charges against its chief administrative officer and a consultant.

Kansas and Missouri are among 10 states in an alliance with General Motors in boost the accessibility of E-85, or flex-fuel.

The economy is having its impact on the sale of Kansas Lottery tickets.

Missouri Governor Blunt has named Zel Fischer as the next state Supreme Court Justice.

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