Adam Allington http://kbia.org en Climate Change Prompts Renewed Interest In Native Missouri Grapes http://kbia.org/post/climate-change-prompts-renewed-interest-native-missouri-grapes If you are a fan of wine, particularly European wines, from France, Italy or Germany, you can be proud of the role Missouri plays in creating that wine.<p>Ever since the mid-1800s <a href="http://www.thehistorychannelclub.com/articles/articletype/articleview/articleid/337/the-louse-that-roared">roots from Missouri </a>grapes have been grafted on to European varieties, because of their natural resistance to certain pests.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/kwmu/audio/2013/05/wine.mp3" class="asset-audio">Missouri grapes garner renewed interest under climate change</a><p>“Missouri has a very large, a Wed, 15 May 2013 22:39:01 +0000 Adam Allington 33825 at http://kbia.org Climate Change Prompts Renewed Interest In Native Missouri Grapes Kander announces legal action over Mamtek failure http://kbia.org/post/kander-announces-legal-action-over-mamtek-failure Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander is taking action against a financial management company connected to the failed Mamtek artificial sweetener plant in mid-Missouri.<p>In his role as Secretary of State Jason Kander also serves as Missouri’s chief securities regulator.<p>He’s accusing Morgan Keegan, a Memphis-based firm of helping defraud Missourians based on a list of falsehoods, including the claim the Mamtek held several production patents. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 13:07:31 +0000 Adam Allington 31553 at http://kbia.org Kander announces legal action over Mamtek failure Mississippi River's low levels could affect commerce http://kbia.org/post/mississippi-rivers-low-levels-could-affect-commerce <p></p><p>The Mississippi River's water level is dropping again and barge industry trade groups warn that river commerce could essentially come to a halt by mid-January. Ice on the northern section of the Mississippi is reducing flow more than expected.</p><p>The Coast Guard remains confident that the nation's largest waterway will remain open despite the worst drought in decades.</p><p>But even if the Mississippi remains technically open, Deborah Colbert of the Waterways Council, a barge industry trade group, says further load limits will make shipping unviable by mid-January.</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 23:27:51 +0000 Adam Allington 26562 at http://kbia.org Mississippi River's low levels could affect commerce Army Corps plans release of water on Missouri River http://kbia.org/post/army-corps-plans-release-water-missouri-river <div style="margin:0;"><p><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">After weeks of lobbying, the Army Corps of Engineers now plans to release extra water from reservoirs upstream on the Missouri River.<font size="2"> </font>But the releases are not for the benefit of downstream navigation on the Mississippi.</span></font></span></p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:12:13 +0000 Adam Allington 26147 at http://kbia.org Army Corps plans release of water on Missouri River Shipping industry struggles with Army Corps flow restriction on Mississippi http://kbia.org/post/shipping-industry-struggles-army-corps-flow-restriction-mississippi <div style="margin:0;"><p></p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 14:51:06 +0000 Adam Allington 24940 at http://kbia.org Shipping industry struggles with Army Corps flow restriction on Mississippi Ann Wagner Toes Party Line On Taxes, Despite "Fiscal Cliff" http://kbia.org/post/ann-wagner-toes-party-line-taxes-despite-fiscal-cliff <img class="asset-image" align="right" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201211/Wagner_0.jpg" alt="" /><p>Missouri Congresswoman-elect Ann Wagner says she would not support any plan to increase tax rates to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff.”<p>Failure to reach a deal before January First would result in immediate tax increases and across the board spending cuts.<p>Wagner spoke at a luncheon of the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association on Tuesday. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 22:04:01 +0000 Adam Allington 24883 at http://kbia.org McCaskill Re-Elected, Beats Akin http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-re-elected-beats-akin <img class="asset-image" align="right" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201208/ClaireMcCaskillAug92012RLcropped400.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 113, 179); ">Democratic Sen. Claire </span>McCaskill<span style="color: rgb(0, 113, 179); "> defeated GOP challenger Todd Akin Tuesday to hold on to a Missouri Senate seat that Republicans once considered vulnerable.</span><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 113, 179); ">McCaskill won with about 54-percent of the vote in&#160;the election. She told supporters in St. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 07:53:07 +0000 Adam Allington 24120 at http://kbia.org Missouri state auditor accuses Gov. Nixon of hiding expenses http://kbia.org/post/missouri-state-auditor-accuses-gov-nixon-hiding-expenses <strong>Updated 4:37 p.m.</strong> <em>with additional reporting.</em><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich <a href="http://auditor.mo.gov/AuditReports/CitzSummary.aspx?id=84">released an audit</a> of Governor Jay Nixon on Wednesday accusing Nixon of overspending his appropriation by $1.7 million and thumbing his nose at the budget appropriation process.</span><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Wed, 05 Sep 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Adam Allington 20637 at http://kbia.org Missouri state auditor accuses Gov. Nixon of hiding expenses As Akin remains embattled, McCaskill calls her opponent 'sincere' http://kbia.org/post/akin-remains-embattled-mccaskill-calls-her-opponent-sincere <p>Missouri Republican Congressman Todd Akin today remains embattled but suggests that he plans to stay in the race for U.S. Senate.</p><p>The political firestorm caused by Akin’s remarks about “legitimate rape,” pregnancy and abortion have prompted calls by Republicans for the Senate candidate to step down.</p><p>In statements and broadcasts yesterday, candidates lines up against Akin. But the incumbent Democratic Senator from Missouri – Claire McCaskill - wasn’t one of them.</p><p>Akin’s opponent, Democrat Claire McCaskill has sought to brand Akin as a fringe conservative.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 13:19:33 +0000 Adam Allington 19758 at http://kbia.org As Akin remains embattled, McCaskill calls her opponent 'sincere' Todd Akin's campaign hit hard by comments on "legitimate rape" http://kbia.org/post/todd-akins-campaign-hit-hard-comments-legitimate-rape <p>Republican Rep. Todd Akin’s comments on rape and abortion in a weekend interview have prompted a storm of reactions nationwide.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 19:32:17 +0000 Ryan Famuliner, Scott Pham & Adam Allington 19719 at http://kbia.org Todd Akin's campaign hit hard by comments on "legitimate rape" GOP Senate candidate, Congressmember Todd Akin facing criticism over abortion comments http://kbia.org/post/gop-senate-candidate-congressmember-todd-akin-facing-criticism-over-abortion-comments <p>Missouri’s GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin is facing a wave of criticism for comments he made during an interview about pregnancies caused by rape.</p><p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 13:12:30 +0000 Adam Allington 19690 at http://kbia.org McCaskill blames Tea Party, Todd Akin for holding up drought aid http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-blames-tea-party-todd-akin-holding-drought-aid In the high-profile race for U.S. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 22:27:43 +0000 Adam Allington 19490 at http://kbia.org McCaskill blames Tea Party, Todd Akin for holding up drought aid Drought forces some to rethink crop insurance http://kbia.org/post/drought-forces-some-rethink-crop-insurance <p>Corn prices surged to a new record high on Monday, as the worst drought in more than 50 years continues to plague more than half the country. Thu, 02 Aug 2012 23:58:02 +0000 Adam Allington 18642 at http://kbia.org Drought forces some to rethink crop insurance Romney stops in Missouri, accuses Obama of 'moral failure' http://kbia.org/post/romney-stops-missouri-accuses-obama-moral-failure Presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney didn&rsquo;t mince words at a campaign stop in St. Louis on Thursday.<p>Romney addressed several hundred supporters at Production Products, a military equipment supplier in north St. Fri, 08 Jun 2012 13:49:30 +0000 Adam Allington 15560 at http://kbia.org Romney stops in Missouri, accuses Obama of 'moral failure' GM breaks ground on expansion at Wentzville Assembly plant http://kbia.org/post/gm-breaks-ground-expansion-wentzville-assembly-plant <p>General Motors broke ground Monday on 500-thousand square feet of new factory space at its Wentzville, Mo. Assembly plant.</p><p>According to the company the expansion will cost $380 million.</p><p>Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was on hand for the event and said the decision was a smart one for GM, given its long history in the St. Louis area.</p> Mon, 21 May 2012 23:08:36 +0000 Adam Allington 14534 at http://kbia.org GM breaks ground on expansion at Wentzville Assembly plant State Supreme Court urged to set dates for 19 death sentences http://kbia.org/post/state-supreme-court-urged-set-dates-19-death-sentences Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is urging the State Supreme Court to set execution dates for 19 death sentences. Koster says no legal barrier is barring the high court from moving forward with the executions.&nbsp;<p>Koster says 10 cases of capital punishment have already been awaiting execution dates for over 3 years. Fri, 18 May 2012 13:16:29 +0000 Adam Allington 14377 at http://kbia.org State Supreme Court urged to set dates for 19 death sentences