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KCUR Morning News 1-18-10

By Maria Carter


Kansas City, MO – Missouri's jobless rate rose slightly last month. It's up two-tenths of a percentage point to 9.6 percent.

A leap by Kansas into the casino business has created an obstacle for public health advocates as they push for a statewide smoking ban.

Kansans who want to make donations to the relief efforts in Haiti should be wary of scam artists.

The only declared Democratic candidate for the Kansas gubernatorial race has been homeless and suffers from a rare medical condition that has left him disabled.

About 3,000 central Kansans will be asked in March to participate in a survey about healthy living.

The jury trial for a Hutchinson cemetery owner has been pushed back to March.

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