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KCUR Morning News 2-11-09

By Maria Carter

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Kansas City, MO – Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius continues to face questions about her future. Sebelius cut short a news conference in Kansas City as she was repeatedly asked about reports that she's a leading contender to become secretary of health and human services for President Obama.

A Kansas oil refinery has agreed to clean up its act.

A Missouri Senate committee spent about four hours Tuesday hearing testimony on a bill that would allow utility companies to charge customers for new power plants while they're under construction.

Former U-S Senator Jim Talent say he won't run to replace fellow Republican Kit Bond when he steps down from his post in the Senate.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is proposing cuts of almost $15 million to University of Missouri Extension centers.

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