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KCUR Morning News 2-08-10

By Maria Carter

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Kansas City, MO – The most recent state revenue estimate shows Kansas likely to face an additional $40 million shortfall before the end of the fiscal year.

Sixteen years after Kansas enacted a death penalty law, senators will debate whether that law is still valid.

Several local churches are drawing attention to this month to a growing problem in the African American community HIV. African Americans make up about 13% of the area's population but account for almost half of newly diagnosed HIV cases.

More than 700,000 Missourian received help from emergency food banks last year.

Families who have owned farms for 100 consecutive years are being encouraged to have them recognized as Missouri century farms.

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