President Obama http://kbia.org en Presidential support for Michael Sam http://kbia.org/post/presidential-support-michael-sam <p>President Barack Obama is praising University of&nbsp;Missouri&nbsp;football player Michael Sam for announcing he is gay before the NFL draft.</p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 22:44:35 +0000 Associated Press 48303 at http://kbia.org Presidential support for Michael Sam What $9/hour minimum wage would mean for Mid-Missouri http://kbia.org/post/what-9hour-minimum-wage-would-mean-mid-missouri <p>The minimum wage in Missouri increased 10 cents to $7.35 cents to start the New Year.</p><p>That may go up in the near future.</p><p>In the State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said he wants to raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour.</p><p>“Today, a full-time worker making the minimum wage earns $14,500 a year. Even with the tax relief we've put in place, a family with two kids that earns the minimum wage still lives below the poverty line. That's wrong,” Obama said. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:42:00 +0000 Tony Nochim 29148 at http://kbia.org What $9/hour minimum wage would mean for Mid-Missouri Analysis: Nixon's plan could boost pay for doctors http://kbia.org/post/analysis-nixons-plan-could-boost-pay-doctors <p>Doctors and other medical professionals could be in line for a pay hike under Governor Jay Nixon's plan to expand Medicaid eligibility in Missouri.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 14:16:14 +0000 Associated Press 28293 at http://kbia.org Analysis: Nixon's plan could boost pay for doctors In Joplin, President Obama urges students to "pay it forward" http://kbia.org/post/joplin-president-obama-urges-students-pay-it-forward <em>KSMU&#39;s Missy Shelton contributed reporting for this story.</em><p>A commencement address from President Barack Obama capped a difficult year for the Joplin High School class of 2012.<p><a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/term/joplin-tornado">An EF-5 tornado</a> struck the southwestern Missouri town a year ago today, killing 161 people and injuring hundreds more. The storm destroyed five school buildings, including the high school. Tue, 22 May 2012 12:57:01 +0000 editor 14558 at http://kbia.org In Joplin, President Obama urges students to "pay it forward"