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KCUR Morning Newscast 6-08-09

By Elana Gordon


Kansas City, MO –

  • Cleanup is under way in northern Missouri after heavy storms hit the region last night.

  • Kansas City's Power & Light District is once again embroiled in a racially-tinged controversy.

  • Shortly after this weekend's funeral for Wichita Dr. George Tiller, his accused murderer is warning of more violence.

  • The top public health official in Kansas is urging Salina City Commissioners not to revise that city's new smoking ban.

  • Missouri's attempt to expand health coverage to thousands of people who are typically unable to get affordable health insurance has failed - that's according to a new analysis of a 2007 state law aimed at extending health coverage to up to 20,000 hard-to-insure residents.

  • In sports, the Kansas City Royals were blanked by the Toronto Blue Jays yesterday, losing four to zero and falling to 24 and 32 on the year.

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