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KCUR Morning Newscast 1-27-09

By Maria Carter

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Kansas City, MO – Sprint's cutting 8000 jobs this winter because it's been dropping hundreds of thousands of customers almost every month for years. The company is likely to keep losing customers well into next year, according to one industry analyst, but there's a bright spot on the horizon.

The Kansas Senate will consider a bill that would cut state spending across the board to close a $186 million budget deficit.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is expected to outline budget cuts as he delivers his first State of the State address tonight.

Special investigators looking into the e-mail practices of former Missouri Governor Matt Blunt's office are stopping their work with no report on their findings.

An ongoing effort to upgrade and modernize the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence got another boost.

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