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10:00 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Calls to save UM Press gain online support

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Online supporters of the University of Missouri Press are gaining members from around the world and asking the University of Missouri’s president to save the press.

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Agriculture
9:05 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Southwest Columbia farm and home donated to MU

A 400-acre farm and home donated to MU is near the university's South Farm (pictured).
KBIA

Wes and Simone Sorenson pledged to donate their house and the 400 acre farm it sits on 10 years ago, but the University wouldn’t take ownership until after they had died. Wes died in May, and now the University is discussing how to best use the land.

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Politics
6:34 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Columbia officials meet for two-day retreat

City Council members and department staff set goals that are expected to last for the next three years.
File KBIA

Columbia government officials met on Friday for the first of a two-day retreat.

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Sports
6:10 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

MIAA to GLVC: Truman State switching athletic conferences

Truman State University Press

This year Truman State University will celebrate its 100th year in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association – which will also be its last. Truman State is leaving the MIAA to join the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

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Politics
6:09 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Commission accepting applications for Mo. Supreme Court

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Missouri’s Appellate Judicial Commission is accepting applications for a new judge to sit on the seven-member Missouri Supreme Court.

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CoMo Weekender
2:34 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

CoMo Weekender: Feels Like Summer ft. Soap Box Derby, Elderberry Festival and Nature Detectives

Soap Box Derby Archives

Summer doesn't technically start for another week and a half. Check your solistice calendar.  But, it sure does feel like summer. So, do summer-y activities this weekend. Watch a soap box derby downtown. Eat too many elderberries. Go to a state park. I don’t pay much attention to the axis of the Earth in relation to the Sun anyway.

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Off the Clock
12:52 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Girl Talk's Gregg Gillis talks music, mash-ups and more

J. Caldwell Photo courtesy of Illegal Art

You might not know who Gregg Gillis is, but chances are you’ve heard of his music created under the moniker Girl Talk.

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Politics
8:35 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Attorneys raise concerns about new lethal-injection drug

A syringe of propofol. The drug will now be used in executions in Missouri. It's also commonly used in veterinary medicine.
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As the Missouri Supreme Court decides whether to set execution dates for six condemned killers, attorneys for death row inmates are citing concerns over the state's new one-drug lethal injection method as among the reasons why the executions should not proceed.

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Business
6:05 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Some rural Mid-MO post offices get reprieve

Austin Fax KBIA

With rural postal offices across the nation closing down, three central Missouri offices have received relatively good news – they’ll remain open but with reduced hours.

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Global Journalist
6:00 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Tackling human trafficking

The child of a Cambodian prostitute stands in the doorway of a Phnom Penh slum shack as a group of sex workers play cards to pass the time.
David Longstreath AP Images

This week's Global Journalist panelists used vastly different methods to fight a modern version of slavery: the global sex trade.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:00 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

The sustainable hand

Dan Howell, a farmer-rancher in Marshall County, Kan., is experimenting with his land like an idealistic young farmer.
Jessica Naudziunas Harvest Public Media

The farmer of future will grow food and raise animals with tomorrow in mind. They’ll know contributing to the food supply is not enough. If the soil, air and water they use to produce food is damaged, good luck feeding anyone. 

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Education
1:55 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

New law aims to make college transfers easier

Governor Jay Nixon signs an education bill into law in Columbia, MO. June 7, 2012.
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

Governor Jay Nixon signed a bill into law today that calls for more uniformity among higher education institutions in Missouri.

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Education
9:22 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Youth mentoring group Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri to benefit from state tax credits

The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced earlier this week that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri has been approved for state tax credits. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri received $102,782 in state tax credits under the Department of Economic Development’s Youth Opportunities Program.

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Agriculture
9:03 am
Thu June 7, 2012

The rural crime of cattle theft resurfaces in Missouri

High cattle prices and a struggling economy are to blame for a rise in cattle thefts throughout the state.

In late May, thieves stole thirteen cows from a Walnut Grove, Missouri farm. Rural Greene County in southwest Missouri has reported at least four cattle rustling cases with more than 100 missing cows this year. Kelly Smith is marketing and commodities director of the Missouri Farm Bureau. She says cattle rustling is a problem that has recently resurfaced: "It kind of peaked itself out probably in 2008 and 9, went away and has come back again. Where we see cattle rustling take place, typically is Southwest Missouri, where we see it happen a lot.”

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Education
6:04 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

eLearning discussed at UM Board of Curators orientation

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New appointees to the University of Missouri Board of Curators were welcomed to their positions Wednesday morning.

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