missouri http://kbia.org en Behaving With Secrecy, Another State Botches Execution http://kbia.org/post/behaving-secrecy-another-state-botches-execution <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit (via Wikimedia Commons/Noahudlis)" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201108/Terrehaute_gurneyWikimediaCommonsNoahudlis.jpg" alt="" /><p>For the fourth time this year, an inmate's lethal injection did not go as planned. Last night, it was Arizona, but the state has company.<p>An Ohio inmate took 25 minutes to die in January. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:01:19 +0000 Chris McDaniel 56703 at http://kbia.org Behaving With Secrecy, Another State Botches Execution Views Preview: What the Russians Know About MH17 http://kbia.org/post/views-preview-what-russians-know-about-mh17 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While Western media have for days been focusing on Russian-backed separatists as the culprits behind the missile attack on&nbsp;MH 17 over eastern Ukraine, the people of Russia have been hearing different stories from their government-controlled media.</span> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:50:15 +0000 Mike McKean 56586 at http://kbia.org Views Preview: What the Russians Know About MH17 Higher ed performance based funding becomes Mo. law http://kbia.org/post/higher-ed-performance-based-funding-becomes-mo-law <p></p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation that enacts performance-based funding for Missouri's public universities and community colleges. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:41:12 +0000 Associated Press 54886 at http://kbia.org Higher ed performance based funding becomes Mo. law 'Right To Farm' Opponents Stage Rally At Missouri Capitol http://kbia.org/post/right-farm-opponents-stage-rally-missouri-capitol <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Around 50 people took part Thursday in a rally opposing the &quot;Right to Farm&quot; constitutional amendment that&#039;s on Missouri&#039;s August 5th ballot." data-attribution="Credit Marshall Griffin/St. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:19:43 +0000 Marshall Griffin 54879 at http://kbia.org 'Right To Farm' Opponents Stage Rally At Missouri Capitol Columbia's Missouri College Advising Corps gets $524K AmeriCorps grant http://kbia.org/post/columbias-missouri-college-advising-corps-gets-524k-americorps-grant <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday that 21 Missouri organizations will receive $4,232,627 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).</p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 22:24:58 +0000 Brandon Kiley 54137 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon signs parental consent bill for teen tanning http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-signs-parental-consent-bill-teen-tanning <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation requiring anyone younger than 17 to have written parental consent to use a booth, bed or other tanning device at a business.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:59:26 +0000 Associated Press 54128 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon signs parental consent bill for teen tanning Missourian O'Malley named ambassador to Ireland http://kbia.org/post/missourian-omalley-named-ambassador-ireland <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">President Barack Obama has appointed St. Louis attorney Kevin O'Malley as U.S. ambassador to Ireland.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:55:58 +0000 Associated Press 54124 at http://kbia.org Westminster College hosts naval art exhibit for D-Day anniversary http://kbia.org/post/westminster-college-hosts-naval-art-exhibit-d-day-anniversary <p>A commemorative art exhibit made its first stop in Fulton, Mo., on May 30. The National Churchill Museum at Westminster College presented its new exhibit “D-Day Normandy: Operation Overlord” in remembrance of the 70<sup>th</sup> anniversary of D-Day.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:59:43 +0000 Lina Young 54114 at http://kbia.org Westminster College hosts naval art exhibit for D-Day anniversary 'Right-To-Farm' Tour Hits Jefferson City; Former Lt. Gov. Criticizes Proposal http://kbia.org/post/right-farm-tour-hits-jefferson-city-former-lt-gov-criticizes-proposal <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St. Elizabeth, speaks in favor of the &quot;right-to-farm&quot; constitutional amendment in Jefferson City." data-attribution="Credit Marshall Griffin/St. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 12:33:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 54016 at http://kbia.org 'Right-To-Farm' Tour Hits Jefferson City; Former Lt. Gov. Criticizes Proposal Missouri attorney general wants execution changes http://kbia.org/post/missouri-attorney-general-wants-execution-changes <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri's attorney general says the state should establish its own laboratory to produce chemicals for use in executions rather than rely on an "uneasy cooperation" with medical professionals and pharmaceutical companies.</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 21:42:09 +0000 Associated Press 53755 at http://kbia.org Missouri attorney general wants execution changes St. Joseph smoking ban to start in 10 days http://kbia.org/post/st-joseph-smoking-ban-start-10-days <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A judge has rejected a request to delay a smoking ban in St. Joseph while a civil lawsuit opposing the ban is considered in court.</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 20:58:47 +0000 Associated Press 53742 at http://kbia.org St. Joseph smoking ban to start in 10 days Over 10K register for Missouri college savings giveaway http://kbia.org/post/over-10k-register-missouri-college-savings-giveaway <p>On College Savings Day, Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel announced that over 10,000 people have signed up for a chance to win $5,290 for contribution into an account with MOST, Missouri’s 529 College Savings Plan. Zweifel said the giveaway is a great way to raise awareness of the importance of investing for future higher education expenses from an early age.</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 19:55:07 +0000 Nick Heheman 53762 at http://kbia.org Over 10K register for Missouri college savings giveaway Mo. already starting reponse to new EPA emissions regulations http://kbia.org/post/mo-already-starting-reponse-new-epa-emissions-regulations <div><p></p><p>Missouri's environmental regulators already are making plans to respond to new federal regulations on emissions from coal-fired power plants. Thu, 29 May 2014 12:35:03 +0000 Associated Press 53725 at http://kbia.org Mo. already starting reponse to new EPA emissions regulations New Missouri task force looks for ways to help people with MS http://kbia.org/post/new-missouri-task-force-looks-ways-help-people-ms <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;The Mis</span>souri legislature passed a resolution to establish a Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Task Force on May 6.</p><p>According to the <a href="http://www.moga.mo.gov/">resolution</a>, Missouri lawmakers created the task force to “identify and address the unmet needs of persons with MS.”</p><p>Among many issues, the task force will be looking at MS treatments for Missourians. &nbsp;Medical expenses for a person with MS can reach almost $70,000 per year. Access to these treatments can also be a concern.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Hope Kirwan 53630 at http://kbia.org New Missouri task force looks for ways to help people with MS Two-room Lutheran school provides close-knit classroom setting http://kbia.org/post/two-room-lutheran-school-provides-close-knit-classroom-setting <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Lauren </span>Wieland<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> graduated from eighth grade this month, there were 3 students in her graduating class.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>She was one of 32 students attending Zion Lutheran School, a two-room schoolhouse in Lone Elm, near Boonville.</p><p>When the school opened in 1896, it had only one room. It turns out, there are many one-room schoolhouses that still dot the landscape of rural Missouri today.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 18:25:27 +0000 Kellie Moore 53438 at http://kbia.org Two-room Lutheran school provides close-knit classroom setting Man drowns in NW Missouri river http://kbia.org/post/man-drowns-nw-missouri-river <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a 19-year-old man drowned in a northwest Missouri river.</p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 21:23:39 +0000 Associated Press 53395 at http://kbia.org Man drowns in NW Missouri river A disappearing German dialect still spoken in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/disappearing-german-dialect-still-spoken-missouri <p>KBIA producer Ryan Schuessler visited with Terry Loehnig, a Missouri native who runs a farm outside McKittrick, Mo. Loehnig's parents and grandparents were born in or near Hermann, Mo., and he grew up learning a regional dialect of German at home called&nbsp;<em>Hermanndeutsch</em>. It's a mixture of Low and High German, and English.</p><p>These days, it's hard to find anyone who speaks&nbsp;<em>Hermanndeutsch</em>, and the dialect is quickly becoming a distant memory.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:11:03 +0000 Ryan Schuessler 51359 at http://kbia.org FBI looking into school district stipends http://kbia.org/post/fbi-looking-school-district-stipends <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Federal investigators are looking into questions about a northwest Missouri school district's finances.</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:58:36 +0000 Associated Press 51197 at http://kbia.org FBI looking into school district stipends Rep. wants Missourians to vote on repeal of gay marriage ban http://kbia.org/post/rep-wants-missourians-vote-repeal-gay-marriage-ban <p></p><p>A Missouri House Democrat has introduced legislation that would repeal the state's ban on gay marriage.</p><p>Mike Colona, a House member from St. Louis who is gay, filed a proposed constitutional amendment this week that would go before voters in November. Colona was joined by 30 of his Democratic colleagues as co-sponsors. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:37:19 +0000 Associated Press 50412 at http://kbia.org Rep. wants Missourians to vote on repeal of gay marriage ban For Election Junkies, 2014 Is A Great, Big Bust http://kbia.org/post/election-junkies-2014-great-big-bust <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201403/Mo__Capitol_in_FebMG__1_0.jpg" alt="" /><p>For all intents and purposes, the 2014 election season looks to be a great, big bust.<p>Nobody should be surprised, as 2014 was always a way station to 2016. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:58:47 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 50349 at http://kbia.org For Election Junkies, 2014 Is A Great, Big Bust From Brooklyn to Boone County, and back again http://kbia.org/post/brooklyn-boone-county-and-back-again <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When I was offered this job nearly two years ago, I jumped at the opportunity to move to Columbia, Mo., from Brooklyn, N.Y., to cover agriculture and food production in the Heartland.</span></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:02:37 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 49167 at http://kbia.org From Brooklyn to Boone County, and back again House approves bill proposing Missouri-Kansas business truce http://kbia.org/post/house-approves-bill-proposing-missouri-kansas-business-truce <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A proposed truce in the Kansas City business battle between Missouri and Kansas has gained another endorsement in Missouri.</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:43:50 +0000 Associated Press 49057 at http://kbia.org House approves bill proposing Missouri-Kansas business truce Iowa company pleads guilty to release of gasoline-contaminated water http://kbia.org/post/iowa-company-pleads-guilty-release-gasoline-contaminated-water <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">An Iowa company has pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from the release of thousands of gallons of gasoline-contaminated water into a sewer system in southwest Missouri.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:54:12 +0000 Associated Press 48925 at http://kbia.org Iowa company pleads guilty to release of gasoline-contaminated water Moberly ruled not responsible for Mamtek bonds http://kbia.org/post/moberly-ruled-not-responsible-mamtek-bonds <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A federal judge has ruled that the city of Moberly, Mo., and its industrial development authority are not responsible for bonds involved in a failed artificial sweetener plant project.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:49:14 +0000 Associated Press 48924 at http://kbia.org Moberly ruled not responsible for Mamtek bonds Number of military records believed lost increases http://kbia.org/post/number-military-records-believed-lost-increases <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The number of missing or destroyed military records at a federal government warehouse in St. Louis is significantly larger than initially believed.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:43:23 +0000 Associated Press 48923 at http://kbia.org Number of military records believed lost increases Online-based university students granted in-state status http://kbia.org/post/online-based-university-students-granted-state-status <p>Western Governors University-Missouri students are now eligible for the Access Missouri grant.</p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:09:52 +0000 Brandon Kiley 48148 at http://kbia.org Online-based university students granted in-state status Why it’s not a surprise the Michael Sam story is happening in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/why-it-s-not-surprise-michael-sam-story-happening-missouri <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Only one </span>Missourian<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has ever been President of the United States, and Harry Truman used to keep a sign on his desk that read “The buck stops here.”&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:40:18 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 47956 at http://kbia.org Why it’s not a surprise the Michael Sam story is happening in Missouri Missouri revenue up through first half of fiscal year http://kbia.org/post/missouri-revenue-through-first-half-fiscal-year <p>Missouri revenues have grown by slightly less than 3 percent through the first half of the state's budget year.</p><p>Figures released Thursday by the state Office of Administration show Missouri's general revenues stood at nearly $3.9 billion at the end of December. That was up more than $100 million from the same period a year earlier — a growth rate of 2.8 percent.</p><p>Missouri's 2014 fiscal year began last July and ends this coming June 30. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 22:36:18 +0000 Associated Press 46132 at http://kbia.org Missouri revenue up through first half of fiscal year Mo. unemployment rate falls; 15,000 jobs added http://kbia.org/post/mo-unemployment-rate-falls-15000-jobs-added <p>Missouri's unemployment rate declined in November while payrolls expanded by 15,000 jobs.</p><p>The Missouri Department of Economic Development reported Tuesday the jobless rate fell to 6.1 percent in November from 6.5 percent in October.</p><p>The leading gainer was educational and health services, which added 5,200 jobs last month. The construction sector grew by 2,300 and professional and business services increased by 2,000 jobs. The information, leisure and hospitality sectors each declined by 200 jobs. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:45:09 +0000 Associated Press 45448 at http://kbia.org Mo. unemployment rate falls; 15,000 jobs added Views of the News: 2013 Security Edition http://kbia.org/post/views-news-2013-security-edition <p><em>The past week has been a busy one for stories about national security and how the media have handled those stories. &nbsp;A judge rules the National Security Agency's phone records collection program is probably unconstitutional. &nbsp;Meanwhile, the plaintiff in that lawsuit gets into an on-air battle with a CNN anchor and analyst. &nbsp;60 Minutes&nbsp;airs what many critics consider a puff piece on the NSA. &nbsp;The AP and Washington Post publish a story connecting a missing American to a rogue CIA program in Iran. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:36:21 +0000 Mike McKean 45429 at http://kbia.org