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KCUR Morning News 12-8-09

By Maria Carter

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Kansas City, MO – Former Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton has been charged with second-degree assault, stemming from a woman's claim that he hit her in the face several times and choked her.

Voting will soon become easier for military service members stationed in other countries. That's the gist of a report the Secretaries of State of Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska gave at Liberty Memorial yesterday.

Senate budget writers say that the state of Missouri will likely have one billion dollars less to work with than it did prior to the 2009 legislative session.

A member of the Phelps family has lost the latest round in a Nebraska court battle.

President Barack Obama's pick to be commanding general of Fort Leavenworth and the Combined Arms Center is a man who recently led U.S. operations in northern Iraq. The Senate must confirm the nomination of Major General Robert Caslen Junior.

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