Tim Lloyd http://kbia.org en Missouri's high school equivalency exam gets a reboot http://kbia.org/post/missouris-high-school-equivalency-exam-gets-reboot <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The path to a high school equivalency certificate in Missouri is about to be rewired.</span></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 14:21:54 +0000 Tim Lloyd 45701 at http://kbia.org Missouri's high school equivalency exam gets a reboot St. Louis Public Radio, St. Louis Beacon Merger Approved By UM System Curators http://kbia.org/post/st-louis-public-radio-st-louis-beacon-merger-approved-um-system-curators <span style="line-height: 1.5;">During the University of Missouri Board of Curators' two-day meeting at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the board unanimously approved the merger of the non-profit news organizations St. Louis Public Radio and the St. Louis Beacon, which is expected to be completed next month.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Leadership at both organizations has been planning the merger for more than a year.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">St. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 22:33:11 +0000 Tim Lloyd 44250 at http://kbia.org St. Louis Public Radio, St. Louis Beacon Merger Approved By UM System Curators Mo. Democratic Party Selects New Chairman http://kbia.org/post/mo-democratic-party-selects-new-chairman <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201308/rt.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Democratic Party of Missouri has a new chairman.</span><p>On Saturday the state&#160;party committee picked long-time political strategist Roy Temple to replace Jackson County Executive&#160;Mike Sanders, who is stepping down after less than two years and says he may be interested in running for attorney general in 2016.<p>Even though Democrats Mon, 26 Aug 2013 13:20:26 +0000 Tim Lloyd 39425 at http://kbia.org Mo. Democratic Party Selects New Chairman Midwestern Farmland Values Continue To Rise http://kbia.org/post/midwestern-farmland-values-continue-rise <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201109/cornFlickrDodo-Bird.jpg" alt="" /><p>Even though farm income only saw a slight increase between the second quarters of 2012 and 2013, there continued to be a rapid rise in the value of farmland, according to a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 20:49:45 +0000 Tim Lloyd 39072 at http://kbia.org Midwestern Farmland Values Continue To Rise Vilsack Says Immigration Reform Critical For Agriculture http://kbia.org/post/vilsack-says-immigration-reform-critical-agriculture <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/sites/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/3315458-1691031173.jpg" alt="" /><p>Comprehensive immigration reform is critical to sustaining the Midwest’s role as a global leader in agriculture.<p>That’s the message from U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.<p>Vilsack told St. Louis Public Radio today that moving forward with the immigration reform plan recently passed by the U.S. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 23:20:40 +0000 Tim Lloyd 38720 at http://kbia.org Activists, public officials and religious leaders rally in St. Louis, for immigration reform http://kbia.org/post/activists-public-officials-and-religious-leaders-rally-st-louis-immigration-reform-0 <p>Public officials, activists and religious leaders packed into World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park this afternoon to rally for immigration reform, calling on members of the U.S. House of Representatives to move forward with a plan that cleared the Senate last week.</p><p>St. Louis native Vin Ko runs a pick up soccer league in St. Louis that he said brings together everyone from CEO’s to new immigrants.</p><p>More than just potential economic benefits, he said the nation needs immigration reform because it’s the right thing to do.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 15:20:16 +0000 Tim Lloyd 36311 at http://kbia.org Activists, public officials and religious leaders rally in St. Louis, for immigration reform Freight train collision in SE Missouri, bridge collapsed http://kbia.org/post/freight-train-collision-se-missouri-bridge-collapsed <strong><em>Updated with updated details</em></strong><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The National Transportation Safety Board has opened an investigation into what caused t</span>wo freight trains to collided at approximately 2:30 Saturday morning near Chaffee, Mo., severely damaging a bridge on Highway M.<p>The bridge collapsed after a Union Pacific train hit the side of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train at a rail intersection. Sat, 25 May 2013 20:44:07 +0000 Tim Lloyd 34344 at http://kbia.org Freight train collision in SE Missouri, bridge collapsed New Bill Seeks To Make It Easier For Unemployed Workers To Go Back To School http://kbia.org/post/new-bill-seeks-make-it-easier-unemployed-workers-go-back-school U.S. Rep. Wed, 01 May 2013 18:25:34 +0000 Tim Lloyd 32981 at http://kbia.org New Bill Seeks To Make It Easier For Unemployed Workers To Go Back To School Despite storm, postal workers rally for Saturday delivery http://kbia.org/post/despite-storm-postal-workers-rally-saturday-delivery <p></p><p>Despite the winter storm, postal workers rallied against the proposed removal of Saturday deliveries.</p><p>Workers and supporters sloshed around in front of the Post Office’s main branch in downtown St. Louis, carrying signs that read “Missourians for 6 Day.”</p><p>“These people understand the importance of their job, the importance of delivering six days a week, and the role that we play in the community,” said Kevin Boyer, Missouri state president of the National&nbsp;Association of Letter Carriers.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:10:42 +0000 Tim Lloyd 30929 at http://kbia.org Despite storm, postal workers rally for Saturday delivery McCaskill: Sequester Cuts Likely http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-sequester-cuts-likely <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democratic Senator from Missouri, Claire </span>McCaskill<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, says the so-called sequester will likely go into place this Friday.</span><p>On Fox News Sunday McCaskill said the Senate will take action to avoid the spending cuts, she then pointed the finger at the House Republicans for not doing the same.<p>“Here’s what’s really going on,"&#160;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">McCaskill</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;said.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;"In Washington, as usual, you have a large Kabuki going o Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:05:20 +0000 Tim Lloyd 29432 at http://kbia.org McCaskill: Sequester Cuts Likely Study: 65 Percent Of Mo. Salons Would Allow A 10-Year-Old To Use A Tanning Bed http://kbia.org/post/study-65-percent-mo-salons-would-allow-10-year-old-use-tanning-bed First things first, Washington University Dermatologist, Lynn Cornelius, said anyone under 18 years old has no business using a tanning bed.&#160; In fact, she really doesn’t like tanning beds at all, and said they’re directly linked to higher rates of skin cancer.<p>“It’s very similar to smoking,” Cornelius said.&#160; “If you look at how the World Health Organization and how they classify artificial light from artificial devices, it is a group one carcinogen, which means it is the same as tobacco smoke.”<p>Cornelius is the co-author of a larger study that conducted a survey of Missouri tanni Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:04:46 +0000 Tim Lloyd 29431 at http://kbia.org Study: 65 Percent Of Mo. Salons Would Allow A 10-Year-Old To Use A Tanning Bed Voter Advocacy Groups Say Mo. ID Bills Unfair, Unconstitutional http://kbia.org/post/voter-advocacy-groups-say-mo-id-bills-unfair-unconstitutional This week lawmakers in Jefferson City are taking another crack at requiring Missouri voters to show a photo ID when they go to the polls.<p>Opponents of the bills, however, plan to tell legislators the new standards would be unnecessary and unfair.<p>Denise Lieberman is an attorney for the voting-rights group the <a href="http://www.advancementproject.org/">Advancement Project</a>.<p>This week she’s testifying before both the House and Senate committees considering voter ID requirements and says the proposals are flat-out unconstitutional.<p>“The photo ID proposals would relegate valid, eligib Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:17:58 +0000 Tim Lloyd 28291 at http://kbia.org Voter Advocacy Groups Say Mo. ID Bills Unfair, Unconstitutional Fans Remember Stan The Man http://kbia.org/post/fans-remember-stan-man On Sunday morning fans gathered at Busch Stadium to remember St. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:49:59 +0000 Tim Lloyd 27562 at http://kbia.org Fans Remember Stan The Man Shooting At Stevens Institute Of Business & Arts in St. Louis http://kbia.org/post/shooting-stevens-institute-business-arts-st-louis <em>Updated at 3:35 p.m. on 1/16/13 </em><p>The St. Louis circuit attorneys's office has identified the shooter at the Stevens Institute of Business and Arts as 34-year-old Sean Johnson, a male from the city of St. Louis. He faces three felonies and a misdemeanor in connection with the shooting of Greg Elsenrath, the financial aid director at the school. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 22:59:07 +0000 Tim Lloyd 27335 at http://kbia.org Shooting At Stevens Institute Of Business & Arts in St. Louis Low water, high anxiety on the Mississippi http://kbia.org/post/low-water-high-anxiety-mississippi It seems like we’re constantly hearing about how the worst drought in decades is threatening barge shipping on the Mississippi River.&#160;<p>One day we’re facing a shutdown, the next day they say commerce will keep rolling on the river.&#160;&#160;<p>Here’s the latest: The Army Corp of Engineers says it’s done enough work to keep the waterway open until the end of this month.&#160;&#160;&#160;<p>After that, though, no one is making any promises, and that uncertainty is giving the shipping industry a lingering headache and could end up with local companies cutting jobs. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:49:02 +0000 Tim Lloyd 27240 at http://kbia.org Low water, high anxiety on the Mississippi