chris mcdaniel http://kbia.org en Suits Challenge Missouri Over Secrecy About Execution Procedures http://kbia.org/post/suits-challenge-missouri-over-secrecy-about-execution-procedures Two suits were filed Thursday in Jefferson City challenging Missouri officials for failing to disclose information about the drugs the state uses in lethal injections.<p><a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/224354542/AP-Guardian-Lawsuit" target="_blank">In the first</a>, The Associated Press and four other news organizations argue that the state's actions prohibit public oversight of the death penalty. <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/224354491/McDaniel-Lawsuit" target="_blank">The second suit, under the state sunshine law</a>, was filed by Chris McDaniel, a reporter for St. Fri, 16 May 2014 14:07:06 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 53041 at http://kbia.org Suits Challenge Missouri Over Secrecy About Execution Procedures McCaskill, Blunt question departing defense secretary on Benghazi attack http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-blunt-question-departing-defense-secretary-benghazi-attack <span style="line-height: 1.5;">From the start, Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo) has been critical of the Obama administration’s response to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya last September that resulted in the death of an ambassador and three other Americans. Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:28:57 +0000 editor 28570 at http://kbia.org McCaskill, Blunt question departing defense secretary on Benghazi attack In An Increasingly Red State, How Did Republicans Lose In Missouri? http://kbia.org/post/increasingly-red-state-how-did-republicans-lose-missouri A week after the conservative losses at the polls, about 20 tea partiers gathered at a restaurant in North St. Louis County to listen to a few lecturers talk about a few ideas for the future: the flat tax and the fair tax. And yes, to commiserate about the recent past.<p>“If we can’t even elect a Republican president with Barack Obama as his opponent, how in God's name do we propose to eliminate the tax code?” Bill Hennessy, who helped found the St. Louis Tea Party, asked. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:20:04 +0000 Chris McDaniel 24814 at http://kbia.org In An Increasingly Red State, How Did Republicans Lose In Missouri? Newscast for December 20, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-december-20-2011 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Ballot initiative would increase renewable energy in Missouri</li><li>Language studies more than doubles enrollment in Missouri public schools</li></ul> Tue, 20 Dec 2011 16:27:55 +0000 Janet Saidi 5640 at http://kbia.org Missouri students increase enrollment in language studies http://kbia.org/post/missouri-students-increase-enrollment-language-studies <p>The number of Missouri students taking foreign languages is on the rise &ndash; with enrollment in foreign language classes doubling over the past 20 years. But the increase isn&rsquo;t being driven by education policy, finds KBIA&rsquo;s Chris McDaniel in this report. Tue, 20 Dec 2011 14:59:51 +0000 Janet Saidi 5637 at http://kbia.org Missouri students increase enrollment in language studies Exam: October 31, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/exam-october-31-2011 <p>This week: Columbia Public Schools is exploring the options for it new school boundaries. Three Columbia high school students win an award meant to honor the best young writers in the country. &nbsp;And Columbia and the University of Missouri continue to expand their relationship with China. Mon, 31 Oct 2011 21:37:48 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 2790 at http://kbia.org Exam: October 31, 2011