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KCUR Morning News 1-13-10

By Maria Carter

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Kansas City, MO – Kansas City is one of the 18 official host cities in the U.S. bid for the World Cup in 2018 or 2022.

A judge has again refused to block Scott Roeder from arguing his belief that the shooting death of a Kansas abortion provider was a justified act aimed at saving the lives of unborn children.

Republicans in the Missouri General Assembly are opposing last month's decision by the State Tax Commission to reassess property values for the state's farmlands.

A proposal to replace Missouri's state income tax with an expanded sales tax was heard in a seminar for members of the State Senate.

Missouri has postponed an electronic records project because of concerns that the state will be penalized for reporting inflated food stamp participation numbers.

Kansas regulators now have until March 8 to finish a background check on the chosen developer of a state-owned casino in Kansas City.

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