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KCUR Morning News 7-17-09

By Maria Carter

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Kansas City, MO – A Jackson County judge has upheld the Kansas City Police Department's firing of two officers who failed to get medical help for a pregnant woman during a 2006 arrest.

The city council prided itself yesterday on having cleared some of the fog surrounding tax breaks for developers.

The Kansas Corporation Commission is considering a plan from Westar Energy to eliminate rate differences between customers in northern and southern Kansas.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's administration says a review of state contracts and a drop in travel reimbursements have saved the state nearly $2 million.

Missouri's road signs will be getting brighter. The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to start using fluorescent yellow sheeting to make signs easier to see

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