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KCUR Morning News 7-14-09

By Maria Carter


Maria Carter – An ongoing lawsuit against Kansas City mayor Mark Funkhouser has turned up his wife Gloria Squitiro's diary.

Jackson County has taken the final step toward a regional jail.

A proposed ballot initiative to change the way judges are chosen for the Missouri Supreme Court and appeals courts was filed with the Secretary of State's office.

Former Kansas Senator Bob Dole remains hospitalized at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Doctors have been taking care of some open sores on his legs.

Some homeless shelters and food kitchens across Kansas are reporting a decrease in donations and volunteers this summer.

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