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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The ride-sharing company Lyft will temporarily stop operating in Kansas City while it works out an agreement to operate legally in the city.

Lyft officials said Wednesday that the drivers will stop working Friday for up to 60 days.

The Kansas City Star reports the agreement, which requires a federal judge's approval, also temporarily stops a federal court lawsuit scheduled to go to trial in December.

Lyft uses a smartphone app to link passengers with part-time drivers in their own vehicles.

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Photo courtesy of the Missouri Auditor's Office

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich says the state lost out on nearly $1.3 million because of how the Office of Administration has billed for a new telephone system.

The Jefferson City News Tribune reports the Office of Administration was supposed to determine costs for the phone system and charge state agencies for their share. Money would be deposited in a revolving fund and bills paid from that fund.