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Five Newsroom Employees Cut In Latest Round Of Kansas City Star Layoffs

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The Kansas City Star laid off five more newsroom employees Monday.

Alan Bavley, Brian Burnes, James Fussell, Greg Hack and Mary Schulte were all let go.

Bavley reported on health care. Burnes is a metro desk reporter who often wrote about Kansas City history. Fussell is a features reporter. Hack is a reporter and former assistant business editor. Schulte is a longtime photo editor.

All were veteran journalists. Five other journalists accepted buyouts last week.

A request for comment from Star ombudsman Derek Donovan was referred to human resources.

Elle Moxley is a reporter for KCUR. You can reach her on Twitter @ellemoxley.

Editor's note: This story has been corrected to better reflect the journalists' positions at The Star. 

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