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KCUR Morning News 4-9-10

By Maria Carter


Kansas City, MO – Kansas Citians who replace major appliances with certain energy saving models later this month stand to get a double savings benefit.

Kansas courts will be closed Friday for the first of four furlough days in response to state budget problems.

Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson has put a proposed state-owned casino south of Wichita in doubt Parkinson refused Thursday to grant more time for a state board to consider the $225 million project.

Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to a midyear spending bill that shields one-quarter of the state's school districts from budget trimming.

Counties would share a portion of Missouri's budget pain under a Senate plan to reduce payments for housing inmates.

The Kansas City Royals fell to the Detroit Tigers 7-3 yesterday, giving them a 1 and 2 record after their first three-game series of the season.

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