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12:21 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Support dwindles for Amendment 3

Kyle Stokes KBIA

A Missouri ballot measure proposing to change how judges are appointed is losing support. Amendment 3’s supporters say they don’t like the summary that will appear on the ballot.

Amendment 3 will show up on Missouri ballots come Nov. 6, but its supporters say they’re not happy with what voters will read about it.

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan wrote the summary of the amendment for the ballot, but supporters say the summary is misleading and filed suit.

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Politics
12:14 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Schaefer, Still square off in debate on MU campus

Rep. Mary Still and Sen. Kurt Schaefer debate on the University of Missouri campus on October 2, 2012
Connor Wist KBIA

Higher education funding and the state budget were the dominant topics in the most recent state senate debate between incumbent Republican Senator Kurt Schaefer and his Democratic challenger, Representative Mary Still.

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Politics
12:14 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Republican women in Columbia prepare for November 6

Sherry Berry makes calls for her husband's campaign.
Jessica Reese KBIA

According to a Rutgers University study, during every Presidential election since 1964, more women have turned out to vote than men. That proportion has been increasing significantly in the last few elections, in 2008, almost 10 million more women voted than men, out of about 130 million votes cast.

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Politics
12:05 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Mo. tobacco tax foes cite cost to cities, counties

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Opponents of a tobacco tax initiative on the Missouri ballot say local governments could lose money if the measure passes.

The proposal would raise the state cigarette tax from 17 cents to 90 cents per pack and also increase taxes on other tobacco products.

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Arts and Culture
8:49 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Historic Preservation Commission searches for notable properties

The Arrow Head Motel was added to the Columbia Historic Preservation Commission's list of notable properties in 2012.
Deb Sheals Columbia Historic Preservation Commission

Columbia’s Historic Preservation Commission began accepting nominations for the city’s 2013 list of most notable properties. It will review nominations and select a diverse set of properties that contribute to the city socially or aesthetically. Properties must be at least 50 years old and can be privately or publicly owned.

Many properties have already been added to the list, so this year the committee is thinking outside the box in terms of what might be a notable property.

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Politics
5:21 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Columbia Council outlaws possession of fireworks

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It’s now against the law to possess fireworks within the city of Columbia. City Council members voted Monday night to amend the city code, making it easier for police to enforce fireworks restrictions. Owner of Bob’s Fireworks, Bob Gereau says the change could hurt his business since many of his customers live in Columbia.

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Politics
4:58 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Opponents of new Break Time to re-collect petition signatures

The columbia City Council unanimously passed a measure creating the EEZ Board.
File KBIA

It’s back to the drawing board for Columbia residents fighting a rezoning that would put a new Break Time in their neighborhood near Grindstone Parkway and Rock Quarry Road.

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Talking Politics
4:44 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

MU Presidential debate expert says Wednesday's showdown could have impact

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  • Full interview with University of Missouri professor of Communication Mitchell McKinney.

This week on the show: What to expect during Wednesday’s Presidential debate. Plus, we talk with Republican women in Boone County.

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Politics
8:45 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Federal judge dismisses contraception mandate suit

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A federal judge in St. Louis has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the contraception mandate of the federal health care law.

The lawsuit filed on behalf of Frank O'Brien and his company, O'Brien Industrial Holdings LLC of St. Louis, was one of nearly three dozen cases nationally challenging the constitutionality of regulations in the health care law. Among other things, O'Brien, a devout Catholic, claimed the requirement to pay for birth control infringes on his religious beliefs.

Politics
8:42 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Akin claims McCaskill benefited from stimulus

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Republican challenger Todd Akin is going on the offensive against Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill by claiming her husband's businesses profited from the federal stimulus act.

Akin began running a TV ad Monday claiming "the stimulus made McCaskill rich." In an interview with The Associated Press, Akin noted that the 2009 stimulus law funded a federal program for low-income housing that directed about $1 million to corporations affiliated with McCaskill's husband.

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Education
8:22 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Historic schoolhouse gets renovation through efforts of Chillicothe 4-H club

Chillicothe, Missouri's Liberty 4-H club, posed in front of the restored Swain Schoohouse, Saturday, Sept. 29.
Erin Dismeyer KBIA

A 4-H Club and community members in Chillicothe, Missouri are celebrating the completed renovation project of a historic schoolhouse. This weekend the Liberty 4-H Club hosted an open house in the newly-renovated, 134-year-old Swain Schoolhouse.  

The Liberty 4-H Club hasn’t taken the deterioration of its clubhouse over the past few years sitting down.  Over the past three years, the club members and their community have worked to save the Swain Schoolhouse that’s been its home for generations:

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Education
4:56 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Jefferson City building Missouri's first high school academy

Hickman High School classroom
Camille Phillips KBIA

Jefferson City is building Missouri’s first high school academy, where students can pick from a variety of career paths before entering college.

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Politics
4:50 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

NRA endorsing Attorney General Chris Koster

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Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is touting an endorsement from the National Rifle Association.

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Education
4:42 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Washington-based group suing MU for records

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A Washington-based education group is suing the University of Missouri over its refusal to provide records related to teacher training at the university system's four campuses.

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