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Nurses At Research And Menorah Hospitals OK Strike As Contract Negotiations Drag On

Registered nurses at 15 hospitals owned by the nation's largest for-profit hospital chain — including Research Medical Center and Menorah Medical Center — have voted to authorize a strike if contract negotiations remain at an impasse. The 15 hospitals in Missouri, Kansas, Florida, Texas and Nevada are owned by HCA Healthcare Inc. and employ about 7,000 RNs affiliated with the National Nurses Organizing Committee, or NNOC . The nurses voted to authorize NNOC's negotiators to call a strike if...

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The state of reproductive rights in Missouri and Kansas.

With President Donald Trump's nomination of a conservative jurist to the Supreme Court, people are questioning the future of Roe v. Wade and what it would mean for abortion access at the state level.

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At Night, This Mild-Mannered Johnson County Father Is A Hard-Rock Star

A legitimate rock star is leading a life of quiet anonymity in Johnson County. As front man for the abrasive rock band Sevendust , Lajon Witherspoon has spent decades cultivating a rebellious image. When he’s not on stage, though, he embraces tranquil suburban domesticity. “I've been wanting to be a part of this Kansas City lifestyle for a long time,” he insists. “I don't think people know that I even lived here.”

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KANSAS CITY – Phill Kline declares victory in Kansas Attorney General race.

A bit of Broadway's history arrived in Kansas City recently with Barbara Cook's one-woman show at the Folly Theater.

Kansas City, MO – The concert, part of the Harriman Arts Program of William Jewell College, featured several Stephen Sondheim tunes, as well as a few he wished he'd written. At the master class Cook conducted the next day, she passed on to local singers a few lessons from her 50 year career. KCUR's Steve Walker reports.

Kansas City – Johnson County delays count of provisional ballots in Kline-Biggs race for Attorney General. Kansas City Missouri budget cuts will be somewhat offset by G.O. bonds passed Tuesday... but bigger cuts must come next year.

Kansas City, MO – Kline vs. Biggs race depends on provisional ballot count. Democrats lose control of Missouri House. Holden won't delay seating of Talent in U.S. Senate.

Kansas City, MO – Voter turnout may exceed expectations. No problems reported yet in closely-watched St. Louis precincts. Graves may make more Kansas Budget cuts before January. Kansas City Missouri Parks reported littered with restrooms in disrepair.

KANSAS CITY – Races tighten as election nears. Missouri Lt. Governor calls for changes in seniors' prescription drug law. Kansas Citian Berkibile to Missouri Energy Policy Commission. Robinson's fate in jury's hands. Thornburgh predicts average election turnout.

Kansas City, MO – Jurors in the John Robinson trial enter into the penalty phase, and the Kansas City region is attracting some high profile guests as election day approaches.

Kansas City, MO – Jurors in the John Robinson trial enter into the penalty phase, and the Kansas City region is attracting some high profile guests as election day approaches.

Kansas City, MO – Lieberman campaigns in K.C. for Carnahan. Bush and Cheney schedule Missouri appearances for Talent. Westport neighborhood groups hold protest on Question 3. Defense starts its presentation in Robinson sentencing phase.

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