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KCUR Morning News 4-14-09

By Maria Carter


Kansas City, MO – Missouri jobless rate crept higher as the state shed nearly 11,000 jobs last month.

Kansas City-area hospital, physician, and insurance groups met with local members of Congress yesterday to offer ideas on how to reform the nation's health care system.

The weekend death of an Overland Park woman in a small but smoky apartment fire accentuates a series of warnings by fire departments.

The National Endowment for the Arts received 50 million dollars as part of the stimulus bill. About 20 million will go to state arts agencies and regional arts organizations

Vice President Joe Biden is visiting Missouri this week.
Plans are being announced for a new hockey team coming to the Kansas City area. A still-unnamed team from the Central Hockey League will begin play this fall in the Independence Events Center.

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