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KCUR Morning News 6-24-09

By Maria Carter

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Kansas City, MO – The area's first heat wave of the summer has claimed the lives of two Kansas City, Kansas residents.

Kansas officials are considering merging or closing several state-run facilities in response to the current fiscal crisis.

Sunflower electric says it won't object if state regulators request a public hearing on controversial plans to build a coal fired power plant.

Executions in Missouri are effectively on hold again. That's the opinion of the incoming Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court, William Ray Price, Junior.

The Kansas City Royals held off the Houston Astros 2-1 last night, ending their five-game losing streak.

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