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KCUR Morning News 4-6-10

By Maria Carter

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Kansas City, MO – Authorities say a soft-side cooler that caused a bomb scare and evacuation at the federal courthouse in Kansas City contained only phone books.

Kansas City Missouri teachers lined up yesterday to get in on an early retirement offer.

The Blue Valley school district trimmed its original proposed budget cuts from $9.6 million down to $6 million.

Legislation in the State Senate would remove a lifetime ban on food stamp eligibility for those convicted of drug crimes in Missouri.

The State of Kansas has been awarded almost 3.6-million dollars in federal funding for HIV/AIDS programs.

Kansas has delayed some of its monthly aid payments to public schools for the month in a row.

A Crips gang member in Wichita has been sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison on drug and racketeering charges.

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