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Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Kansas City Fire Dept.

The ongoing drought has led to fire hazards, including a grass fire in the Northland.  Listen to the story of one woman living with HIV in Kansas City.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

Drought Produces Fire Hazards

Local fire departments warn drought conditions are producing grass and brush fire hazards in the metropolitan area.  A subdivision in the Northland had a close call yesterday when a large grass fire burned to within 50 feet of homes before it was controlled by firefighters from several departments.  Read more here.

Adjusting To A Life With HIV

This week, thousands of people from around the world are convening in Washington D.C. to study the global HIV/AIDS crisis.  But in the Kansas City region, more than 6,000 people are living with HIV. That includes Bester Seemani, who says an AIDS diagnosis twelve years ago completely changed her life.  Listen to her story here.

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