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KCUR Morning Newscast 12-30-08

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Kansas City, MO – A new coalition is targeting Missouri and four other states, proposing constitutional amendments requiring that union elections be conducted by secret ballots.

Overland Park-based trucking company YRC Worldwide is giving union workers one more week to vote on whether to accept a 10 percent pay cut and other contract modifications.

Despite the weakening economy farmers markets in Missouri saw an increase in business in 2008.

The son of the Wyandotte county sheriff has been arrested on charges he victimized three children.

The founder of a Wyandotte County drug and alcohol treatment center says the economic crisis appears to be behind a recent surge in substance abuse.

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