government shutdown http://kbia.org en How the US debt-ceiling crisis affected America's foreign standing http://kbia.org/post/how-us-debt-ceiling-crisis-affected-americas-foreign-standing <p></p><div>Foreign countries were generally puzzled by the U.S. government’s partial shutdown and its flirtation with the debt ceiling. With the debt authorization deadline fast approaching, the newspaper Le Monde’s front-page story had this headline, referring to France’s favorite founding father: “Jefferson, wake up, they’ve gone crazy.”&nbsp;</div><div> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 02:01:18 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & David Reed 42696 at http://kbia.org How the US debt-ceiling crisis affected America's foreign standing U.S. Representative Visits Hickman High School http://kbia.org/post/us-representative-visits-hickman-high-school <p>United States Representative, Vicky Hartzler (R), of the Fourth District was in Columbia Monday, Oct. 21, touring Hickman High School.</p><p>The congresswoman spoke about the stalemate in Washington during the partial government shutdown.</p><p>Hartzler did her student teaching at Hickman in the family and consumer sciences department when she was an education student at M-U, and on Monday she toured the career services wing.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:25:52 +0000 Kate Grumke 42474 at http://kbia.org U.S. Representative Visits Hickman High School Missouri Senators voted to reopen federal government http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senators-voted-reopen-federal-government <p>Both of Missouri’s U.S. Senators voted in favor of the bill <span data-term="goog_242432044" tabindex="0">Wednesday</span>&nbsp;night that reopened the federal government and raised the country’s debt ceiling.</p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 13:44:43 +0000 Bill Raack 42326 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senators voted to reopen federal government Mo. National Park sites reopen after shutdown http://kbia.org/post/mo-national-park-sites-reopen-after-shutdown <p>Visitors to Missouri can once again go up in the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and pitch tents at federally-run campsites, now that the government shutdown has ended.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 13:27:43 +0000 Marshall Griffin 42325 at http://kbia.org Mo. National Park sites reopen after shutdown Federal Workers Head Back To Jobs As Government Reopens http://kbia.org/post/federal-workers-head-back-jobs-government-reopens Hundreds of thousands of federal workers on furlough for two weeks are going back to work after <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/16/235836240/congress-approves-bill-to-end-government-shutdown-avert-default">Congress approved a late-night deal Wednesday</a> to fund the government and stave off default.<p>"Now that the bill has passed the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, the president plans to sign it tonight and employees should expect to return to work in the morning," Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said in a s Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:15:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 42250 at http://kbia.org Federal Workers Head Back To Jobs As Government Reopens Central Missouri Honor Flight completes 25th flight http://kbia.org/post/central-missouri-honor-flight-completes-25th-flight <p>Central Missouri Honor Flight took 64 veterans to visit national memorials dedicated to their service on Tuesday, despite the government shutdown. Later that night, the veterans returned home with the guide of the Patriot Guard to a crowd of family members and friends.</p><p>Dane Gregg served in the Marines during the Vietnam War. When he came home, he saw the support of family members and friends, all wearing blue shirts stating &ldquo;Team Dane.&rdquo; The shirts were made to support their vet who has survived two heart attacks and is currently battling cancer.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 21:46:07 +0000 Michael Losch 42236 at http://kbia.org Central Missouri Honor Flight completes 25th flight Protesters in Jefferson City demand end to shutdown http://kbia.org/post/protesters-jefferson-city-demand-end-shutdown <p>A group of protesters <span data-term="goog_454647015" tabindex="0">Tuesday</span>&nbsp;called on Missouri Republican Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer to vote to end the federal government shutdown that began Oct. 1.&nbsp;</p><p>The 40 demonstrators outside Luetkemeyer&rsquo;s Jefferson City office&nbsp;included David Meinell&nbsp;with the group Missouri Alliance for Retired Americans.&nbsp; He says they want a &ldquo;clean bill&rdquo; that will reopen the federal government and raise the debt ceiling:</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 13:51:11 +0000 Marshall Griffin 42197 at http://kbia.org Protesters in Jefferson City demand end to shutdown Government shutdown creates backlog of ag chemicals used in pesticides http://kbia.org/post/government-shutdown-creates-backlog-ag-chemicals-used-pesticides <p>The government shutdown is creating a backlog of chemicals needed to produce the steady supply of herbicides, fungicides and insecticides American farmers count on to keep pests from destroying their crops.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 22:44:45 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 42170 at http://kbia.org Government shutdown creates backlog of ag chemicals used in pesticides Active military students see their tuition dollars vanish with shutdown http://kbia.org/post/active-military-students-see-their-tuition-dollars-vanish-shutdown <p>Because of the federal government shutdown, some active duty military students cannot get the tuition assistance they rely on to pay for college. Several have already dropped their classes.&nbsp;</p><p>Tuition assistance is not the same as the GI Bill tuition, which is usually for veterans who are out of the military. As of now, GI Bill benefits are still covered.</p><p>&ldquo;Tuition assistance&rdquo; is a benefit awarded to&nbsp;active&nbsp;duty service men and women.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:21:32 +0000 Jennifer Davidson 42122 at http://kbia.org Active military students see their tuition dollars vanish with shutdown Gov. Nixon proposes reopening National Park sites in Mo. http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-proposes-reopening-national-park-sites-mo <p>Missouri has joined a growing list of states looking to reopen national parks within their borders as the federal government shutdown continues. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:25:37 +0000 Marshall Griffin 42066 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon proposes reopening National Park sites in Mo. Government shutdown stops USDA data, leaves farmers guessing http://kbia.org/post/government-shutdown-stops-usda-data-leaves-farmers-guessing <p>Normally, Friday, Oct. 11, would be a big day for the commodity markets. The U.S. Department of Agriculture&rsquo;s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Report is due, providing what is widely excepted to be the most trusted and complete snapshot of farm markets in the middle of harvest season.</p><p>But, with the government shut down the report is not coming out. In fact, farmers and ranchers aren&rsquo;t getting any of the USDA information they rely on, and in this case, ignorance is not bliss.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:09:03 +0000 Frank Morris 41980 at http://kbia.org Government shutdown stops USDA data, leaves farmers guessing Shutdown stifles tracking of salmonella outbreak http://kbia.org/post/shutdown-stifles-tracking-salmonella-outbreak <p></p><p>An outbreak of salmonella linked to raw chicken is spreading across the country. But, the partial government shutdown could make it tougher to track.</p><p>More than 270 people have been sickened across 18 states. But when you call the U.S. Department of Agriculture&rsquo;s food safety information office, you hear a recorded message saying: &ldquo;Hello, you have reached the congressional and public affairs staff. We are not in the office at this time. We are on furlough due a lapse in federal government funding.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Luke Runyon 41852 at http://kbia.org Shutdown stifles tracking of salmonella outbreak Missouri Head Start donation won’t reach Columbia programs http://kbia.org/post/missouri-head-start-donation-won-t-reach-columbia-programs <p><a href="http://www.nhsa.org/">The National Head Start Association</a> says that a donation of $10 million from <a href="http://www.arnoldfoundation.org/about-foundation">two philanthropists</a> will help keep Head Start programs in six states, including Missouri, from closing during the federal government shutdown.</p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:45:06 +0000 Joshua Teasley 41830 at http://kbia.org Missouri Head Start donation won’t reach Columbia programs Donors pledge up to $10 million to fund Head Start http://kbia.org/post/donors-pledge-10-million-fund-head-start <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">National&nbsp;<font color="red">Head</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Start</font>&nbsp;Association officials say a donation of up to $10 million from two philanthropists will help keep&nbsp;<font color="red">Head</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Start</font>&nbsp;programs in Missouri and several other states running during the federal government shutdown.</p><p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 13:12:47 +0000 Associated Press 41742 at http://kbia.org Donors pledge up to $10 million to fund Head Start Shutdown causes headaches for military students http://kbia.org/post/shutdown-causes-headaches-military-students <p></p><p>Military students who rely on federal funding to pay for college are facing headaches because of the government shutdown.</p><p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 21:54:38 +0000 Associated Press 41610 at http://kbia.org Shutdown causes headaches for military students WIC remains open despite government shutdown http://kbia.org/post/wic-remains-open-despite-government-shutdown <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri Women, Infants and Children Program, or WIC, remains open despite government shutdown.</span></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 22:53:57 +0000 Romain Cluzel 41555 at http://kbia.org WIC remains open despite government shutdown Government shutdown slows USDA http://kbia.org/post/government-shutdown-slows-usda <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The U.S. Department of Agriculture was forced to send home tens of thousands of employees because of Tuesday&rsquo;s government shutdown.</p><p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 20:14:41 +0000 Robert Holly 41533 at http://kbia.org Government shutdown slows USDA Mid-Mo. roundup of government shutdown effects; millet on the menu http://kbia.org/post/mid-mo-roundup-government-shutdown-effects-millet-menu <p></p><p></p><p>&ldquo;30 Rock&rdquo; fans know the phrase well: Shut it down.</p><p>Nearly all of the characters have used it at some point during the TV show&rsquo;s multi season run. And now it&rsquo;s echoed in real life as the federal government has gone into shutdown mode. This week we take a look at how the shutdown has affecting mid-Missouri.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:34:12 +0000 Kristofor Husted 41485 at http://kbia.org Mid-Mo. roundup of government shutdown effects; millet on the menu Shutdown impacts veterans' trip to DC http://kbia.org/post/shutdown-impacts-veterans-trip-dc <p>As the federal government shutdown enters its second day, it continues to cause headaches for many, including for a group of Missouri and Kansas veterans flying to Washington, D.C.</p><p>KSHB reports that the nonprofit Heartland Honor Flight organized the trip. Its first stop today was the closed National World War II Memorial. The group was hopeful it would get inside after a Mississippi veterans group did on Tuesday.</p><p>Several federally run Missouri attractions also are closed, including Mark Twain National Forest.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:55:57 +0000 Associated Press 41473 at http://kbia.org Shutdown impacts veterans' trip to DC Rep. Hartzler wants salary withheld until government shutdown ends http://kbia.org/post/rep-hartzler-wants-salary-withheld-until-government-shutdown-ends <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some of Missouri&#39;s House members, including Republicans Vicky </span>Hartzler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the </span>4th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> District and Jason Smith of the </span>8th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> District have requested that their salaries be withheld until the government shutdown ends. </span></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:49:47 +0000 Casey Morell 41472 at http://kbia.org Rep. Hartzler wants salary withheld until government shutdown ends Gateway Arch, campgrounds among idled Missouri facilities http://kbia.org/post/gateway-arch-campgrounds-among-idled-missouri-facilities <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Baseball fans arriving in St. Louis for the start of the playoffs this week can scratch off one potential side visit &mdash; the Gateway Arch.</p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 13:21:40 +0000 Associated Press 41449 at http://kbia.org Gateway Arch, campgrounds among idled Missouri facilities Government shutdown crimps some food inspections http://kbia.org/post/government-shutdown-crimps-some-food-inspections <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Consumers can rest assured that even with the government shutdown that went into effect on Tuesday, all of the meat, poultry and eggs bought from the grocery store will be inspected as usual by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.</span></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 13:06:06 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 41425 at http://kbia.org Government shutdown crimps some food inspections Potential government shutdown wouldn't affect most Missouri programs and agencies http://kbia.org/post/potential-government-shutdown-wouldnt-affect-most-missouri-programs-and-agencies <p>Even with a potential federal government shutdown next week, some of Missouri’s programs and agencies will continue to operate as usual.</p><p>Emily Cain, the press secretary for the federal Office of Management and Budget, said that the Obama administration believes that a lapse in appropriations will not occur.</p><p>In addition, she said that the administration is “willing to work with Congress to enact a short-term continuing resolution to fund critical government operations.”</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:51:21 +0000 Rexly Penaflorida 41037 at http://kbia.org Potential government shutdown wouldn't affect most Missouri programs and agencies