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KCUR Morning Newscast 2-23-09

By Maria Carter

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Kansas City, MO – Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius says she's not spoken with President Obama about the post of Secretary of Health and Human Services, but she reportedly remains a top contender. Meanwhile state lawmakers are preparing for the possibility that they'll soon be working with a new governor.

The military's recent effort to improve soldiers' mental health has reached Fort Leavenworth.

Missouri officials say a lack of money has caused the state to put off it's high tech fight against methamphetamine.

The Missouri Republican Party's new executive director plans to start work full time in April. Lloyd Smith was a longtime chief of staff to U.S. Representative . Jo Ann Emerson.

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