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KCUR Morning Newscast 2-19-09

By Maria Carter

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Kansas City, MO – Sprint Nextel continues to lose ground to its larger rivals but the company cut its financial losses dramatically, amid mass layoffs.

Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius could be headed to Washington DC soon.

Kansas City is expected to vote on a proposal which would be the first step in creating a regional jail.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is giving few details about how he plans to use the federal stimulus dollars authorized by President Obama this week.

More than a hundred people traveled to Jefferson City express their opposition to the death penalty yesterday.

The Kansas men's basketball team extended the nation's longest home winning streak to 38 games last night by defeating Iowa State 72-55. Kansas women's team fell to Colorado 69-62 and the Missouri women beat out 16th-ranked Kansas State 52-43 at Columbia.

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