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KCUR Morning Newscast 2-17-09

By Maria Carter

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Kansas City, MO – The state of Kansas might not make its payroll.

The Kansas Senate is expected to approve a bill today that would ban smoking in most public places in the state.

City police departments in Kansas and Missouri are both investigating possible misuse of force after a high-speed chase on both sides of the state line.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is one of three schools in the country recognized for volunteer service to disadvantaged youths.

The Ford Motor plant in Claycomo reopened one assembly line, but has shut down another one.

Senator Kit Bond voted against the federal stimulus bill, but he stopped in St. Louis yesterday to tout one part of the bill he did vote for--a program he says will help revitalize inner-city areas.

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