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KCUR Morning News 3-9-09

By Maria Carter

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Kansas City, MO –
Workers at Ford's Claycomo plant voted yesterday on whether to accept concessions on their union contracts.

It's severe weather awareness week in Kansas. All across the state, emergency preparedness officials are trying to get the word out about the importance of being ready to react when the weather turns stormy.

The Army Corps of Engineers says Missouri levees are ready for spring floods.

A local lead prevention program has received a much needed boost from the federal government's first wave of stimulus money.

Kansas lawmakers are considering a bill to create two special bow-hunting seasons to reduce the deer overpopulation in Shawnee Mission Park.

Kansas Coach Bill Self has been named this year's Associated Press Big 12 coach of the year.

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