Kelsey Proud http://kbia.org en Missouri And Prescription Drug Databases: Considerations For The Curious http://kbia.org/post/missouri-and-prescription-drug-databases-considerations-curious Drugs, privacy, prison. Those three things are linked to the debate over&#160;prescription drug databases -- and Missouri is the only state in the U.S. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:46:21 +0000 Kelsey Proud 56514 at http://kbia.org Missouri And Prescription Drug Databases: Considerations For The Curious Live Blog: Missouri State Of The State 2014 http://kbia.org/post/live-blog-missouri-state-state-2014 <em>(This event has now concluded. See <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-proposes-restore-state-spending-lost-2008">our story</a> for a full recap)</em><p>Welcome to our live blog of tonight's State of the State address from Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.&#160;<p>We invite you to join in on the conversation below - what are your reactions to the governor's speech? How do they impact your life? Tue, 21 Jan 2014 23:15:06 +0000 Kelsey Proud 46951 at http://kbia.org Live Blog: Missouri State Of The State 2014 La Russa, Torre Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame http://kbia.org/post/la-russa-torre-elected-baseball-hall-fame <em>Updated at 3:50 p.m. with analysis from Derrick Goold.</em><p><em>Updated at 11:55 a.m. with comments from the St. Louis Cardinals.</em><p><em>Updated at 11 a.m. with quotes from La Russa.</em><p><em>Updated at 10 a.m. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:58:28 +0000 Kelsey Proud 45011 at http://kbia.org La Russa, Torre Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame Missouri To Let Insurers Renew Canceled Health Policies http://kbia.org/post/missouri-let-insurers-renew-canceled-health-policies <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri will allow health insurance companies to continue offering policies that otherwise would have been&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">canceled</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;under the terms of the new federal health care law.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 23:49:16 +0000 Kelsey Proud 44174 at http://kbia.org Missouri To Let Insurers Renew Canceled Health Policies Pioneering Sex Researcher Virginia Johnson Is Dead At 88 http://kbia.org/post/pioneering-sex-researcher-virginia-johnson-dead-88 <em>Updated 10:52 a.m., 11:33 a.m., 11:53 a.m., 12:11 p.m., and 4 p.m. May be updated further.</em><p>Virginia Johnson, one half of the famed <a href="http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1403405/Masters-and-Johnson">Masters and Johnson</a> research team on human sexual behavior, has died at the age of 88, her son Scott tells St. Louis Public Radio.<p>Johnson was a resident of The Altenheim&#160;senior living community in St. Louis. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 22:22:38 +0000 Kelsey Proud 37739 at http://kbia.org Pioneering Sex Researcher Virginia Johnson Is Dead At 88 Nixon vetoes so-called 'paycheck protection' bill http://kbia.org/post/nixon-vetoes-so-called-paycheck-protection-bill <em>Updated at 9:08 p.m. with comments from State Rep. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 19:29:40 +0000 Kelsey Proud 36033 at http://kbia.org Nixon vetoes so-called 'paycheck protection' bill State Dept. of Education issues guidelines for transfers to accredited districts http://kbia.org/post/state-dept-education-issues-guidelines-transfers-accredited-districts <em>Updated 5:34 p.m. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:55:49 +0000 Kelsey Proud 35742 at http://kbia.org State Dept. of Education issues guidelines for transfers to accredited districts How you too can live like 'Stan The Man' Musial http://kbia.org/post/how-you-too-can-live-stan-man-musial Cardinals fans know that there was only one "Stan The Man" Musial. But, an opportunity to get close to living like the legendary baseball player has come on the market.<p>The Ladue&#160;home of Stan Musial is up for sale, Realtor.com <a href="http://www.realtor.com/blogs/2013/05/21/buy-stan-musials-home-in-st-louis/">says</a>. Tue, 21 May 2013 20:50:33 +0000 Kelsey Proud 34126 at http://kbia.org How you too can live like 'Stan The Man' Musial Here's What St. Louis Regional Hospitals Charge For 100 Most Common Procedures http://kbia.org/post/heres-what-st-louis-regional-hospitals-charge-100-most-common-procedures For the first time, the federal government has <a href="http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/Medicare-Provider-Charge-Data/index.html">released the prices</a> that hospitals charge for the 100 most common inpatient procedures.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The prices for a given procedure can vary by tens of thousands of dollars.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the St. Louis region, for example, the price for a major lower joint replacement replacement ranged from less than $26,000 at Barnes-Jewish St. Thu, 09 May 2013 13:58:25 +0000 Kelsey Proud 33438 at http://kbia.org Here's What St. Louis Regional Hospitals Charge For 100 Most Common Procedures Nixon Vetoes Vehicle Sales Tax Bill http://kbia.org/post/nixon-vetoes-vehicle-sales-tax-bill Missouri Governor Jay Nixon <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/newsroom/pdf/2013/sb182veto.pdf">has vetoed</a>&#160;a bill which would have levied sales taxes on out-of-state auto, boat and other vehicle purchases.&#160;<p>The Governor vetoed a similar bill&#160;<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-may-veto-out-state-vehicle-sales-tax-bill">in May of last year</a>.<p><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">Friday's action&#160;marks the second time in two years he has rejected the Legislature's attempt to reverse the effect of a 2012 Supreme Court ruling.</span><p><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1 Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:36:20 +0000 Kelsey Proud 32425 at http://kbia.org Nixon Vetoes Vehicle Sales Tax Bill Nixon: Scanning, retaining of concealed carry documents to end http://kbia.org/post/nixon-scanning-retaining-concealed-carry-documents-end <P></P> <P><EM><STRONG>Updated at 7:<SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">04 p.m.</SPAN></STRONG></EM></P> <P>The Missouri Department of Revenue will cease scanning source documents for conceal-carry weapons applicants, also known as CCW’s. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 16:42:05 +0000 Kelsey Proud 32136 at http://kbia.org Nixon: Scanning, retaining of concealed carry documents to end Brian Long Resigns As Director Of Mo. Dept. Of Revenue http://kbia.org/post/mo-dept-revenue-director-brian-long-resigns-amid-document-scandal <P><A href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</A> (D)&#160;has announced that Brian Long has resigned as Director of the <A href="http://dor.mo.gov/">Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR). Mon, 15 Apr 2013 20:38:52 +0000 Kelsey Proud 32079 at http://kbia.org Brian Long Resigns As Director Of Mo. Dept. Of Revenue Mo. Senate, House Committees Defeat Medicaid Expansion Plans http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-house-committees-defeat-medicaid-expansion-plans <span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">A Republican-led Missouri Senate committee has defeated a plan to expand Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law.</span><p><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">The Senate Appropriations Committee rejected the legislation on a party-line vote Wednesday, just minutes after hearing testimony from more than two dozen witnesses in favor of the plan.</span><p><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">A Republican-led House committee defeated a similar bill last month in the same fashion.</span><p><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">Democratic </span>Gov<span style="LINE-HEIG Thu, 14 Mar 2013 13:25:54 +0000 Kelsey Proud 30389 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate, House Committees Defeat Medicaid Expansion Plans Whiteout: How This Week's Snowfall Looked From Space http://kbia.org/post/whiteout-how-weeks-snowfall-looked-space The images of this past week's heavy snowfall in Missouri and across the Midwest are familiar and chaotic - cars in ditches, closed airports and overall gridlock of infrastructure.<p>Today's NASA "Image of the Day" provides a decidedly more peaceful look at the storm's effects, from space.<p>Here's how NASA <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2458.html">describes</a> this image and the technology they used to capture it:<blockquote><p><span style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial; line-height: 16px; background-color: rgb(84, 84, 84);">The Visible Inf Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:01:05 +0000 Kelsey Proud 29575 at http://kbia.org Whiteout: How This Week's Snowfall Looked From Space St. Louis 'flying saucer' gets preservation award http://kbia.org/post/st-louis-flying-saucer-gets-preservation-award The building in Midtown which has become commonly known as the "Flying Saucer" will receive an award for its much-publicized transformation.<p>The Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation will recognize the effort at <a href="http://www.preservemo.org/">their Preservation Honor Awards ceremony</a> on Feb. 27.<p>A Starbucks<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/starbucks-opens-flying-saucer"> moved into </a>the former gas station and Del Taco restaurant in Sep. Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:23:50 +0000 Kelsey Proud 28568 at http://kbia.org St. Louis 'flying saucer' gets preservation award Twinkies And PBR Together? A Deal May Be Near http://kbia.org/post/twinkies-and-pbr-together-deal-may-be-near The announcement from Hostess that it would be<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hostess-closing-st-louis-facility-two-others-following-strike"> shutting down three of its bakeries</a> (St. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 19:00:16 +0000 Kelsey Proud 28063 at http://kbia.org Twinkies And PBR Together? A Deal May Be Near Nixon: Medicaid Expansion 'The Right Thing To Do' http://kbia.org/post/nixon-medicaid-expansion-right-thing-do <P><EM>Updated 11:37 a.m. with reaction from Mo. Sen. Claire McCaskill and at 12:01 p.m. with statements from community organizations and Mo. House Speaker Tim Jones. Updated 5:59 p.m. with additional reporting from St. Louis.</EM></P> <P>Gov. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 20:58:12 +0000 Kelsey Proud 25225 at http://kbia.org Nixon: Medicaid Expansion 'The Right Thing To Do' Mo. Farm Bureau PAC reaffirms Akin endorsement http://kbia.org/post/mo-farm-bureau-pac-reaffirms-akin-endorsement <em>Will be updated.</em><p>The Missouri Farm Bureau political action committee announced that it's sticking by its endorsement of Congressman Todd Akin as he faces incumbent Claire McCaskill in the race for US Senate.<p>In a release to the media, FARM-PAC, made up of trustees from the farm bureaus in every Missouri county, say that they again "overwhelmingly" voted to support Akin.<p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; ">“During the conference calls, some of our members brought up the statement made by Congressman Akin last month; however, they a Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:09:28 +0000 Kelsey Proud 20956 at http://kbia.org Mo. Farm Bureau PAC reaffirms Akin endorsement Rams will not play London 'home' games in 2013-14 http://kbia.org/post/rams-will-not-play-london-home-games-2013-14 The St. Louis Rams announced today <a href="http://twitter.com/STLouisRams/statuses/235074497718398976">via their official Twitter </a>account&nbsp;that they will not be playing a select number of home games in London in the 2013-2014 seasons:<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The Rams announced today that the Club will not play home games in London in 2013-14 to better focus on First Tier Process in St. Louis.&mdash; St. Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:14:17 +0000 Kelsey Proud 19367 at http://kbia.org Rams will not play London 'home' games in 2013-14 SLU law school dean resigns, expresses loss of confidence in top leadership http://kbia.org/post/slu-law-school-dean-resigns-expresses-loss-confidence-top-leadership <em>Updated at 4:55 with comments from interim dean Thomas Keefe.</em><p><em>Updated at 4:20 with comments from current Student Bar Association president</em><p><em>Updated 3:58 p.m. with letter from Biondi to staff via Saint Louis University.</em><p><em>Updated at 2:40 p.m. with comments from former Student Bar Association vice president.</em><p><em>Will be updated.</em><p>Annette Clark, dean of the Saint Louis University School of Law, resigned this morning.<p>In two letters obtained by St. Louis Public Radio (which you can read below), Clark details her reasons for leaving. Clark says she "no longer [has] confidence" in the abilities of President Lawrence Biondi or Vice President of Academic Affairs Manoj Patankar to lead the University.<p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 13:20:10 +0000 Kelsey Proud & Rachel Lippmann 19051 at http://kbia.org SLU law school dean resigns, expresses loss of confidence in top leadership The Supreme Court's health care decision: what does it mean for Missouri? http://kbia.org/post/supreme-courts-health-care-decision-what-does-it-mean-missouri <em>Will be updated.</em><p><em>Updated 5:06 p.m. with more information.</em><p>As we <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/supreme-court-upholds-health-care-law">reported this morning</a>, the Supreme Court has held that the federal healthcare law is constitutional.<p>That includes the individual mandate that requires almost all Americans to buy health insurance by 2014.<p>The Court called the penalty that someone must pay for refusing to buy insurance a kind of tax that the Congress can impose under the Constitution.<p><strong>Health Insurance Exchanges</strong><p>Some will turn to the online marketplaces known as health insurance exchanges to fulfill the mandate.<p>The director of health policy for the Missouri Foundation for Health, Ryan Barker, says Missouri is one of a couple dozen states that have resisted setting up a state health insurance exchange.<p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:46:42 +0000 Kelsey Proud 16683 at http://kbia.org The Supreme Court's health care decision: what does it mean for Missouri? Mo. Supreme Court: Nasheed, Taylor to stay on Democratic primary ballots http://kbia.org/post/mo-supreme-court-nasheed-taylor-stay-democratic-primary-ballots <em><strong>Updated&nbsp;4:34 p.m.</strong><em>&nbsp;with&nbsp;comments from&nbsp;Rep. Sylvester Taylor.<span style="display: none">&nbsp;</span></em></em><p>Usually, the residency requirement for political candidates is just another box to check, but two cases involving St. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 22:21:58 +0000 Kelsey Proud, Marshall Griffin, Rachel Lippmann & Associated Press & Rachel Lippmann 16173 at http://kbia.org Mo. Supreme Court: Nasheed, Taylor to stay on Democratic primary ballots Missing monkey mystery remains near Kansas City http://kbia.org/post/missing-monkey-mystery-remains-near-kansas-city A Jackson County jury awarded damages to&nbsp;the owner of a northwest Missouri animal sanctuary after three monkeys were taken from the preserve.<p>Two of the monkeys have been returned to the Monkey Island&nbsp;Rescue and Zoological Sanctuary in Greenwood since they were taken&nbsp;in October 2007. Fri, 08 Jun 2012 17:02:07 +0000 Kelsey Proud 15574 at http://kbia.org Missing monkey mystery remains near Kansas City Mo. lawmaker Wyatt says he is gay, denounces school bill http://kbia.org/post/mo-lawmaker-wyatt-says-he-gay-denounces-school-bill <em>Will be updated.</em><p><em>Updated at 11:59 a.m. with information that Wyatt is the only current openly gay Republican state legislator in the nation.</em><p>A Republican Missouri House member&nbsp;has announced publicly that he is gay and called upon GOP leaders&nbsp;to end legislation that would limit discussion of sexual&nbsp;orientation in public schools.<p>Rep. Zachary Wyatt held a Capitol news conference Wednesday at&nbsp;which he said he was disclosing his sexual orientation for the&nbsp;first time. Wed, 02 May 2012 17:25:30 +0000 Kelsey Proud 13442 at http://kbia.org Mo. lawmaker Wyatt says he is gay, denounces school bill