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Top Stories of 2009

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.

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