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KCUR Morning News 8-13-09

By Maria Carter

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Kansas city, MO – There's good news for Kansas City, Missouri property owners from the council finance committee - the panel recommends against raising the property tax levy, even though the city is short of money.

Some members of the Lawrence Human Relations Commission are concerned about the impact of the city's decision to eliminate the office investigating discrimination complaints.

Overland Park police are investigating two threats made against U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore at his office there.

Republican Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins heard from a largely friendly crowd of Kansans and shared her thoughts on health care reform at a town hall meeting yesterday in Topeka.

Missouri Congressman Ike Skelton has chosen not to hold town hall meetings. Nearly 100 people demonstrated Wednesday evening outside the Jefferson City office, accusing him of not listening to their concerns.

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