Associated Press http://kbia.org en Views Preview: Covering gay pride at Fort Leonard Wood http://kbia.org/post/views-preview-covering-gay-pride-fort-leonard-wood <p>On Monday, the first-ever gay pride event was held on post at Fort Leonard Wood. Command Sgt. Major Teresa King spoke at a luncheon about her journey coming out and living openly as a gay soldier in the U.S. Army.</p><p>Some would say that this is news. It's not that long ago that such an event on an military post would have been illegal. Others say there are diversity events held all the time celebrating one group or another, and it deserved no more coverage than those do.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:23:00 +0000 Amy Simons 55478 at http://kbia.org Views Preview: Covering gay pride at Fort Leonard Wood Power outages sweep the east coast http://kbia.org/post/power-outages-sweep-east-coast <p>A group of twelve linemen from Columbia Water and Light arrived in Cleveland, Ohio this afternoon to help restore power to more than 50,000 customers affected by Hurricane Sandy. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 22:13:01 +0000 Charles Minshew 23689 at http://kbia.org Power outages sweep the east coast Report suggests new way to handle Missouri River flooding http://kbia.org/post/report-suggests-new-way-handle-missouri-river-flooding <p>A new report by the advocacy group American Rivers says when it comes to managing flooding along the Missouri River, the US Army Corps of Engineers should rely on floodplains and wetlands, not levees and dams. But the Corps doesn&#39;t see flood management as an &quot;either/or&quot; proposition. Tue, 15 May 2012 14:20:04 +0000 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 14158 at http://kbia.org Mo. House passes funding plan for veterans homes http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-passes-funding-plan-veterans-homes <p>&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Missouri House has passed legislation that could provide an earmarked funding stream for state-run nursing homes for military veterans.</p><p> Wed, 02 May 2012 21:43:32 +0000 Associated Press 13448 at http://kbia.org Mo. House passes funding plan for veterans homes Mo. Senate panel considers CPR training in schools http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-panel-considers-cpr-training-schools <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A Missouri Senate committee is considering legislation that would make CPR training a requirement for graduating from high schools. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 20:45:19 +0000 Associated Press 13036 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate panel considers CPR training in schools Mo. Attorney General Koster reports raising more than $890,000 http://kbia.org/post/mo-attorney-general-koster-reports-raising-more-890000 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Democratic Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster reports raising more than $890,000 for his re-election campaign during the past three months.</span></p><p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 19:34:14 +0000 Associated Press 12254 at http://kbia.org Mo. Attorney General Koster reports raising more than $890,000 Mo. Senate stalls on gubernatorial election change http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-stalls-gubernatorial-election-change <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Some senators are balking at a proposal to make Missouri&#39;s gubernatorial elections more like presidential ones.</span></p><p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 19:20:53 +0000 Associated Press 12253 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate stalls on gubernatorial election change Mo. House passes bill to reduce jail lawsuits http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-passes-bill-reduce-jail-lawsuits <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Missouri House members have approved legislation that supporters hope will reduce lawsuits stemming from suicides by inmates at jails and prisons.</span></p><p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 19:07:25 +0000 Associated Press 12248 at http://kbia.org Mo. House passes bill to reduce jail lawsuits Mo. congressional reps. oppose any base reductions http://kbia.org/post/mo-congressional-reps-oppose-any-base-reductions <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Three members of Missouri&#39;s congressional delegation say programs at the state&#39;s largest military bases are too important to cut or move elsewhere.</span></p><p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 18:59:24 +0000 Associated Press 11816 at http://kbia.org Mo. congressional reps. oppose any base reductions Teen tanning ban divides House members http://kbia.org/post/teen-tanning-ban-divides-house-members <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A proposal to limit teen access to tanning beds has divided Missouri House members over rival concerns about cancer and government mandates.</span></p><p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 18:34:10 +0000 Associated Press 11812 at http://kbia.org Teen tanning ban divides House members Mo. Senate budget plan spares education cuts http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-budget-plan-spares-education-cuts <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Education would be spared from cuts but fewer state employees would get pay raises under a budget plan put forth by a Missouri Senate committee.</span></p><p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 18:24:59 +0000 Associated Press 11809 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate budget plan spares education cuts Mo. House endorses business lawsuit restrictions http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-endorses-business-lawsuit-restrictions <p>&nbsp;</p><p>The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation restricting lawsuits that stem from some crimes committed at businesses.</p><p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 19:10:51 +0000 Associated Press 10967 at http://kbia.org Mo. House endorses business lawsuit restrictions House committee votes to eliminate newspaper sales tax exemption http://kbia.org/post/house-committee-votes-eliminate-newspaper-sales-tax-exemption <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Newspaper publishers in Missouri could have to pay more to buy paper, ink and other supplies under a measure that has been endorsed by a House panel.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">In a 7-5 vote Wednesday, the House Tax Reform Committee backed a proposal to eliminate sales tax exemptions on newspaper equipment in order to help fund state aid to the blind.</span></p><p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 18:36:05 +0000 Associated Press 10961 at http://kbia.org House committee votes to eliminate newspaper sales tax exemption Mo. bill bars race from consideration in adoptions http://kbia.org/post/mo-bill-bars-race-consideration-adoptions <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Missouri Senate has endorsed legislation prohibiting race from being a factor in adoptions of children in the state foster care system.</span></p><p> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 22:55:00 +0000 Associated Press 10148 at http://kbia.org Mo. bill bars race from consideration in adoptions Schweich looking at US Senate bid http://kbia.org/post/schweich-looking-us-senate-bid <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich has set up a political committee to test the waters for a U.S. Senate campaign.</span></p><p> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 21:06:08 +0000 Associated Press 10136 at http://kbia.org Schweich looking at US Senate bid Mo. Senate endorses Iran contracting legislation http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-endorses-iran-contracting-legislation <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Missouri senators have endorsed legislation restricting public contracts for investors in Iran.</span></p><p> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 20:46:37 +0000 Associated Press 10134 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate endorses Iran contracting legislation Mo. House bill would change vacancy appointees http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-bill-would-change-vacancy-appointees <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Missouri voters could decide whether to change the way in which replacements are selected for vacancies in statewide offices.</span></p><p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 20:33:25 +0000 Associated Press 9367 at http://kbia.org Mo. House bill would change vacancy appointees Mo. House passes English driver's license requirement http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-passes-english-drivers-license-requirement <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Anyone hoping to get a Missouri driver&#39;s license would have to understand English under legislation passed by the state House.</span></p><p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 20:29:51 +0000 Associated Press 9366 at http://kbia.org Mo. House passes English driver's license requirement Missouri meth lab seizures lead U.S. http://kbia.org/post/missouri-meth-lab-seizures-lead-us <p>&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">An Associated Press survey of the nation&#39;s top methamphetamine-producing states shows national lab seizures rose again last year.</p><p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 20:59:32 +0000 Associated Press 9283 at http://kbia.org Missouri meth lab seizures lead U.S. Media bureaus take root in North Korea http://kbia.org/post/media-bureaus-take-root-north-korea <p>Earlier this year, The Associated Press announced it would be opening a permanent comprehensive bureau in the capital city, Pyongyang.</p><p> Thu, 15 Dec 2011 17:47:13 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 5461 at http://kbia.org Media bureaus take root in North Korea Missouri man suspected in double homicide, pursued in chase ending at Jeff City hotel http://kbia.org/post/missouri-man-suspected-double-homicide-pursued-chase-ending-jeff-city-hotel <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px"><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.&nbsp;(</span>AP) -&nbsp;A suspect in a double slaying in Missouri&nbsp;is in fair condition after being shot by police in the lobby of an upscale hotel in the state capital.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">Dent County Sheriff Rick Stallings says law enforcement officers began pursuing 44-year-old Marvin Rice&nbsp;of Salem after a witness reported Rice&nbsp;shot a man and woman on Saturday.</span></p> Sun, 11 Dec 2011 21:33:56 +0000 Janet Saidi 5150 at http://kbia.org Missouri man suspected in double homicide, pursued in chase ending at Jeff City hotel