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KCUR Morning News 10-15-09

By Maria Carter


Kansas City, MO – Activist Clay Chastain is back in town to kick off petition drives for two ballot measures.

A woman avoids what could have been a forty year prison term for her guilty plea to operating a lucrative massage parlor prostitution ring in Johnson County, Kansas.

Kansas City council members got positive news on Kansas City's budget crisis yesterday. Cuts the council made seem to be working.

For the ninth straight year, Kansas school children improved on state math and reading tests, but officials say that progress may not last.

Another Kansan has died from the H1N1 strain of swine flu.

Park officials say the meat and hides from the deer harvest at Shawnee Mission Park will be put to good use.

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