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Top Stories of the Week

By Steve Bell

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Kansas City, MO –

  • Sprint Nextel to lay off 8,000 - up to 2,000 in KC area
  • YRC Worldwide posts near billion-dollar loss for 2008
  • UMB weathers '08 financial storms with highest profit ever
  • Budget tension increases between Cauthen, Council
  • Emergency radios upgrade gets go-ahead despite deficit
  • Nixon proposes 1300 job cuts, more for education, voc-ed
  • Chief Justice Stith calls for hiring more public defenders
  • Royals sign pitcher Greinke for 4 years for $38 million
  • Herm Edwards to broadcast booth as ESPN analyst

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