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Science, Health and Technology
7:46 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

New discovery could help treat HIV

An electron micrograph of HIV particles.
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More than a dozen scientists, researchers and professors banded together to investigate a possibly beneficial mutation found in the genetic code of some versions of HIV.

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Science, Health and Technology
7:31 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Couple tries to stay energy efficient in Fulton

Judy McKinnon plays with her dog, Reggie, outside her energy efficient home in Fulton, Mo. McKinnon and her husband, Jim Stevermer, recently installed 16 solar electric panels on the roof.
Gina Cook KBIA

Judy McKinnon’s home looks a bit different than other homes in her neighborhood.

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Politics
6:23 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Rep. Akin: My position on 'earmarks' hasn't changed

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin spoke to Republican supporters in Columbia Thursday as part of his "Common Sense" campaign bus tour.
Kristofor Husted KBIA

While the tables may be turning for U.S. Rep. Todd Akin as he regains some GOP support in his race for the U.S. Senate, the Democratic Party has filed ethics complaints against the congressman.  At Thursday's campaign stop in Columbia, the congressman remained positive about his campaign but vague about his definition of earmarks.

The complaints -- filed Wednesday -- allege Akin reversed his stance on earmarks to receive money from a Super PAC. Akin says he has never changed his position.

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Agriculture
5:37 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Mud and Moonscape: Missouri towns struggle with flood recovery

"It is pure sand dunes," Atchison County Sheriff Dennis Martin said, of Corning, Mo. land still covered with sand a year after surging Missouri River waters receded. "Before the weeds started growing up, it looked like the moon."
Abbie Fentress Swanson/Harvest Public Media

Back in April, Harvest Public Media’s Grant Gerlock headed to Tekamah, Neb., to see how planting was going for farmers on the Missouri River floodplain. The river's surging waters put thousands of farm acres in Nebraska under water last summer, causing more than $100 million in crop losses in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:56 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

MU welcomes new clinical research center

The MU School of Medicine and University Hospital celebrated the completion of a renovation project and a new clinical research center.
Nicole Neidenberg KBIA

The hallway on the fifth floor merging together MU School of Medicine and University Hospital is not your average hallway. It’s the new clinical research center, a five million dollar multi-stage renovation project, giving scientists, doctors and patients a place to discover new treatment. 

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Agriculture
4:49 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Missouri gets $1.2 million in federal food safety grants

Egg producers will gain a portion of the new Missouri grant to increase safety efforts.
Stacey Shintani Flickr

Missouri has received more than $1.2 million in federal grants for its food safety efforts.

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Politics
4:20 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Senate Conservatives Fund supporting Akin in Missouri

Andrew Yost KBIA

A conservative fundraising group has endorsed Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin and is pledging to direct $290,000 to the Republican's campaign against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:17 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Public health officials gather from across the state in Columbia

Viktorija Mickute KBIA

Public health officials from across the state are gathered in Columbia Thursday to discuss how to make at Stoney Creek Inn.

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Politics
12:14 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Full tilt: Political endorsements stream once again to Akin

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Political endorsements and the promise of PAC dollars have come streaming back to Rep. Todd Akin, who’s challenging incumbent Senator Clair McCaskill for the U.S. Senate seat in Missouri.

Republican leaders stampeded away from Akin this summer after he said that so-called “legitimate rape” rarely caused pregnancy. They demanded he step aside. Now that the deadline for Akin doing that has passed, the tide has changed.

All of the sudden, this race has gone full tilt.

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Politics
12:03 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Missouri Gaming Association watches carefully for minors slipping into casinos

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The Missouri Gaming Association told regulators Wednesday that it is trying hard to keep underage patrons from getting into the state’s casinos.

The head of the Missouri Gaming Association told state gaming commission members that the use of fake identification is the most common way minors try to get in – but there have also been cases where they tried to climb over walls, blend in with crowds, and in a few cases, sneak in with the help of their parents.

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Politics
11:48 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Congressional candidate Teresa Hensley hosts Medicare for seniors forum

Fourth Congressional District Democrat candidate Teresa Hensley hosted a forum on Medicare for seniors in Columbia Wednesday. She focused primarily on her disapproval of Republican Vice President Candidate Paul Ryan’s Medicare budget, and the health care reform act. Hensley says privatizing Medicare is unrealistic for seniors.

“What we’re talking about is giving a senior a voucher for them to go find their own health care, to talk to their own insurance companies to find their own health insurance,” Hensley says.

Politics
11:28 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Boone County holds state record of lowest voter turnout in primary elections

Marjie Kennedy Flickr

As the deadline to register to vote for the November election approaches, a report shows Boone County had the lowest voter turnout in the state in August’s primary election. According to statistics from the secretary of state, only 16.7 percent of registered voters cast a ballot in August, compared  to 23.2 percent statewide.

John Petrocik, Chair of the MU Political Science Department, says the turn out in the primaries here tends to be pretty low.

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Politics
11:17 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Outdoor warning siren in Jefferson City adds vocal capability

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Jefferson City celebrated the construction of its seventh outdoor warning siren with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Wednesday.

The completion of the seventh siren marks the halfway point of the city’s plan to install 14 sirens by the end of the year. Funding for the project was raised through the Jefferson City Capitol Improvement Sales Tax.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:07 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Practitioners gather in Columbia to discuss public health issues

2012 Missouri Public Health Conference taking place in Columbia, Missouri
Viktorija Mickute KBIA

More than 150 public health practitioners from all over Missouri are gathering in Columbia for three days to talk about the major issues affecting public health.

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Politics
8:59 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Politicians divided over support for Akin

KBIA

Former Senator and long-time Missouri politician John Danforth has announced his support of Ed Martin, the Republican challenger to Chris Koster in the state attorney general campaign - but the two politicians are split on one issue: Whether or not to support Congress member Todd Akin.

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