By Steve Bell
Kansas City, MO –
Recession pelts K.C. economy with layoffs, losses.YRCW loses a billion, struggles to avoid bankruptcy.Revenues down, states cut hundreds of millions.Education cuts prompt renewal of KS school funding suit.Area municipalities cut spending, Jackson County okay.City Council surprised by $60 million shortfall forecast.Cauthen fired, civil rights groups protest tactics.Funk wins: no recall, no power limits, no "Gloria law."Sebelius to DC as Health and Human Services head.Area worries over H1N1, but pandemic threat contained.K.C. area man assassinates Wichita abortion provider."Tea Party" rhetoric disrupts Town Hall health forums.Wizards scrap Bannister plan for Speedway location.Dennis Moore, Kit Bond bow out of 2010 reelection bids.New superintendent: :District faces more downsizing."Animal rights groups protest Johnson County deer kill.Jackson County regional jail opens on schedule.Mangino out, Gill in as Jayhawk football head coach.Chiefs face first local TV blackout in 19 seasons.