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5:23 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Workers express surprise at Management Director's dismissal

Workers in the Office of Emergency Management for Boone County are expressing surprise about the elimination of its Management Director position.

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Global Journalist
5:17 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Press freedom in Turkey

Hundreds of Turkish journalists march to demand reforms to Turkey's media laws.
Burhan Ozbilici AP Images

Turkey stands at the world’s crossroads, both geographically and culturally. The country straddles the continents of Europe and Asia and is a contentious candidate for European Union membership.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:03 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

A jeweler with cutting edge technology

Robinson shows off his auto-CAD machine. This is a 3D plan for a custom ring he built.
Scott Pham KBIA

Personal technology is getting cheaper, better, smaller.  But have you ever tried to get fixed a broken cell phone or mp3 player?  When I broke my portable USB flash drive, I brought it to a computer repair technician, unsure if he’d simply turn me away or not.  Those little “thumb” drives are just so small.  No moving parts really, they’re all circuitry.  Turns out that getting it fixed wasn’t an impossibility.  I just had to go to some unusual places.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:58 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

MU professor discusses his "happiness model"

Dr. Kennon Sheldon, MU professor of psychology
Matt Veto KBIA

An MU psychology professor has put a tactical spin on happiness. 

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missouri, budget
3:04 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Missouri lawmakers reach a compromise on the state budget

With a Friday deadline looming, Missouri lawmakers finally reached a compromise on putting the final touches on the state budget. The agreement addresses veterans' homes, university funding and other sticking points.

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Sports
2:54 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

MU coach Haith getting key to city in St. Louis

University of  Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith is getting a key to the city of St. Louis.

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Politics
2:53 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Mo. House passes bill on asthma meds in schools

Legislation that would let Missouri school nurses keep asthma medication on hand and treat students for attacks is on its way to Gov. Jay Nixon.

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Politics
2:43 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Veterans home funding bill sent to Mo. governor

Missouri lawmakers have sent the governor a measure providing a dedicated funding source to veterans' nursing homes.

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Politics
2:42 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Mo. voters to decide on changes to judge selection

A proposed constitutional amendment to revise the selection process for appellate judges is headed to Missouri voters.

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Politics
8:43 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Lawmakers to continue to provide funding for blind pension program

Missouri budget negotiators have agreed to keep a program that provides health coverage for the blind, but they've also attempted to attach some strings.

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Politics
8:31 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Mo. House approves bill granting it control over Capitol area

A bill passed by the Mo. House would give lawmakers control over an area of the Capitol that includes the Hall of Famous Missourians.
File KBIA

The Missouri House has voted to give lawmakers authority over space in the Capitol that includes the Hall of Famous Missourians after controversy over the induction of radio host Rush Limbaugh.

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Inside the eez
5:30 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Inside the EEZ Part 2: Where is blight? And where isn't it?

Regional Economic Development Inc., or REDI, proposed an Enhanced Enterprise Zone in Columbia in February. The state program offers tax incentives to businesses investing in economically depressed areas. On Monday, Columbia City Council voted to throw out the original proposal, and possibly start the process over. It’s not yet clear whether the same area would be proposed for an EEZ, but KBIA’s Sarah Redohl analyzed the old data to see how it measured up to the blight designation. She explains the original proposal didn’t include some of Columbia’s poorest neighborhoods.

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The China Connection
7:58 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Missouri teacher sees China through eyes of a Chinese family

Barbara Leonhard, 60, is an instructor in the Intensive English Program and English-language Support Program at MU. In fall of 2008, she met her Chinese student Brandon Du, who practices Tai Chi. Because of their common interests in Tai Chi, they spent a lot of time together. In 2009, Leonhard visited China after being invited by Du’s family.

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Health & Wealth Update
6:28 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Long distance running, one state at a time

Chris Nicholas.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

Planning a road-trip this summer? In this week's Health & Wealth update, the best way to see the country might be to run across it.

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Politics
5:56 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Dred Scott honored at Missouri Capitol ceremony

A black man who helped galvanize anti-slavery efforts before the Civil War has been inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians.

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