southeast missouri http://kbia.org en Mo. senator threatens block on EPA administrator http://kbia.org/post/mo-senator-threatens-block-epa-administrator <div><p>Republican Sen. Roy Blunt, of Missouri, is threatening to block President Barack Obama's choice for Environmental Protection Agency administrator until plans are resolved for a long-stalled levee project in southeast Missouri. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:54:45 +0000 Associated Press 30600 at http://kbia.org Mo. senator threatens block on EPA administrator Southeast Mo. air pollution comes from miles away http://kbia.org/post/southeast-mo-air-pollution-comes-miles-away <p>Government and civic leaders in southeast Missouri believe reducing ozone levels is largely out of their control because the pollutions drifts in from hundreds of miles away.</p><p>A committee of the Southeast Missouri Regional Planning and Economic Development Commission met Friday in Perryville to review data from the Environmental Protection Agency. The committee is fighting to keep the region from being designated a "nonattainment area," with pollution readings that routinely exceed EPA standards.</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 22:18:32 +0000 Associated Press 27948 at http://kbia.org Mo. Republicans shut down debate in state Senate http://kbia.org/post/mo-republicans-shut-down-debate-state-senate <p>The Missouri Senate has been shut down by one Senator over which version of legislation for veterans&rsquo; homes will be adopted.&nbsp; Republican Jason Crowell and several allies tied up the Senate for nearly 12 hours Monday and are provoking a showdown with Senate leaders. Tue, 08 May 2012 13:27:55 +0000 Marshall Griffin 13749 at http://kbia.org Mo. Republicans shut down debate in state Senate