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KCUR Morning News 7-6-09

By Maria Carter

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KCUR Newsroom – A former state department official during the Bush administration says he's running for Missouri Auditor.

The current U.S. military surge in Afghanistan is "on track" in the mind of Missouri Senator Kit Bond. But the G.O.P. lawmaker considers it only a partial strategy.

Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson hopes to get permission from legislative leaders Monday for a plan to head off a government cash crunch.

A Kansas Department of Transportation survey finds local residents believe maintenance of current roads in the cities and traffic flow on major roads should be the state's top focus.

Endowments have taken hits at Kansas' two largest public universities as the stock market faltered, but alumni are keeping their pocketbooks open.

The Kansas City Royals defeated the Chicago White Sox 6-3 at Kauffman Stadium yesterday.

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