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KCUR Morning News 8-10-09

By Maria Carter

Kansas City, MO – Several health-care town halls across the country have experienced disruption and in some rare cases violence, but that wasn't the case in Lee's Summit this weekend, where hundreds of people turned out for Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver's monthly coffeehouse.

Ford Motor Company reportedly wants local union workers to accept a permanent wage cut.

The Kansas City Police Department is looking for ways to better serve the city's Hispanic population.

Kansas has seen the number of tornadoes in the state drop.

A breakout at the Topeka Zoo have officials talking about upping security.
In sports, The Kansas City Royals fell to the Oakland A's yesterday 6-3 at Kauffman Stadium, their fifth loss in their last seven games.

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