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Intersection
6:18 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

News and information during a disaster

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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Weather
6:06 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Boone County flooding expected to slow

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Boone County experienced flash flooding today due to extreme rainfall last night.

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Politics
6:01 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

State of Missouri considers new slogan

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A new slogan may be included in marketing the state of Missouri. 

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Politics
5:54 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Nixon urges lawmakers pass several key budget items

With three weeks left in the legislative session, Governor Jay Nixon is urging lawmakers to fund

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Education
5:50 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Missouri S&T supports same-sex benefits

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The Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla approved a resolution last week supporting employee benefits for same-sex partners.

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The China Connection
4:54 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Missouri military high school cultivates ties with China

Chinese instructor Jackie Lee teaches a class of cadets how to say certain Chinese characters on March 22, 2012. The Chinese language class is new this year.
Rachel Rice KBIA

Missouri Military Academy in Mexico has long prided itself in creating young leaders, boasting a one hundred percent college acceptance rate for the past decade. This academic year the school has started a Chinese language program, and is considering an exchange program in China.

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Health & Wealth Blog
4:38 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Three interviews on health disparities

Thomas LaVeist, professor of public health at Johns Hopkins University.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

At the health equity conference in Columbia last week, between the steady stream of PowerPoints and pie charts, I had the chance to talk with some smart folks who spend their time thinking about health disparities and how to end them:

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Politics
9:31 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Mo. GOP senators win concessions, but state budget still faces shortfall

Conservative Mo. senators gained dozens of concessions, but the 2013 budget still has a $4 million shortfall.
File KBIA

Nine conservative Republican senators who held up debate on Missouri's budget plan had claimed it spent too much, relied too heavily on one-time revenue sources and needed a structural overhaul.

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Politics
9:21 am
Mon April 30, 2012

State Senate considers bill requiring deeper business background checks

A bill currently before the Mo. Senate would require deeper background checks of businesses looking to set up shop in the Show-Me State.
File KBIA

The State Senate is considering legislation aiming to prevent economic disasters like Mamtek’s failed factory project in Moberly.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:13 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Columbia aims to bring natural gas to residents

Columbia could be the next city in Missouri to bring natural gas fuel to residents.  The city is also considering purchasing new natural-gas-powered garbage trucks.

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Arts and Culture
5:46 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Mizzou hosts Rwanda education symposium

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A symposium aimed at spreading awareness about the genocide in Rwanda is taking place Saturday on Missouri’s campus.

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Business
5:43 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Kirksville shows most growth in northeast Missouri

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Kirksville led northeast Missouri in job postings over the last few months thanks in part to the Northeast Regional Medical Center, based in Kirksville.

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Politics
5:38 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Columbia residents dispute fate of troublesome trees

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Residents of Columbia’s Westwood Avenue neighborhood are split on the City’s decision to remove troublesome trees in the area.

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Politics
5:26 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Lawmakers consider allowing casinos loan money to patrons

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Missouri lawmakers are considering a measure allowing casinos to loan money to patrons, something opponents say could make things worse for those with gambling addictions.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the House Financial Institutions Committee added the change onto a banking bill Wednesday with no debate. Committee members endorsed it by a 13-1 vote, sending the measure to the full House after the Rules Committee approves it.

Gamblers who pass a credit check would be able to borrow money and exchange it for electronic tokens and chips for wagering.

Business
5:23 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Kirksville grocery store shuts down

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A locally-owned Kirksville grocery store is closing.  Near and Far Downtown Grocery sells produce from local farmers to stock its shelves. Velda Salt opened the store with her husband after having success at the farmer’s market. But she says the college town environment, and its seasonal nature, made it tough to be profitable year-round.

“More than half of our clientele are students," said Salt. "But it’s not just the students, because when school is out the professors are gone, a lot of them. The community…overall the town decreases.”

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