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KCUR Morning News 9-23-09

By Maria Carter

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Kansas City, MO – Leavenworth has a new mayor less than a week after commissioners removed former Mayor Shay Baker for writing a letter seeking leniency for a friend convicted of dealing drugs.

Tonganoxie voters have approved allowing liquor sales on Sundays and select holidays.

The labor union that represents about 7-thousand state employees in Missouri has begun negotiating with the governor's office on new contracts.

State Democratic leaders are urging Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to keep up funding for the Tour of Missouri.

Proposed new rules would place limits on communication between Missouri Public Service Commission members and utility executives.

Pitcher Zack Greinke allowed no runs and just two hits in six innings last night as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Boston Red Sox 5-1.

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