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5:25 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Brunner gets U.S. Chamber endorsement for Missouri Senate

 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is wading into Missouri's Republican Senate primary by endorsing St. Louis businessman John Brunner.

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Business
5:23 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Missouri House approves new development incentives

 

Missouri lawmakers are aiming to attract large economic development projects with a new type of incentive modeled on a strategy used elsewhere.

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Politics
4:52 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Missouri House votes to further study state worker pay

The Missouri House has voted to give a special committee more time to find ways to boost the salaries of state employees.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:15 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Ameren shareholder proposals voted down

 

Ameren shareholders have voted against three proposals that sought to push the company to do more to address environmental risks from its coal-fired power plants.

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Talking Politics
2:14 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Talking Politics for April 24, 2012

Missouri legislators have until May 11 to deliver a budget to Gov. Jay Nixon.
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This week on Talking Politics we speak with Columbia state Senator Kurt Schaefer about the budget-making process.

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Education
11:54 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Lincoln University President to retire

Carolyn Mahoney
Lincoln University

In a brief press release Tuesday, the Lincoln University Board of Curators announced that Dr. Carolyn R. Mahoney intends to retire from her position as President of the University on August 15th.

The press release says a search committee for her replacement will be appointed immediately.

According to the University's website, Mahoney has been President since February 2005. She's also a current Commissioner on the Midwestern Higher Education Compact.

Education
9:12 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Fulton High School to adjust scheduling system

Fulton High School is changing its scheduling system in an effort to raise graduation rates.  The school says the key lies in increased student-teacher face time.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:01 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Communications company expands Columbia coverage

Charter Communications representatives say further expansion in Columbia will help increase Internet speeds.
aranarth flickr

Columbia Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Monday for Charter Communications. The company already operates communication servers in North Columbia, but they’re ready to expand.

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Politics
8:48 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Mo. GOP senators block passage of 2013 state budget

Mo. GOP senators blocked the budget due its use of one-time funds to fill holes in the 2013 spending plan.
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The state budget for next year is being blocked in the Missouri Senate by a group of fiscally conservative Republicans.

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Intersection
6:00 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Engaging communities

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

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The China Connection
5:58 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Missouri student’s music rocks Chinese online community

Briana Marsh, the Columbia native known as "Malina" to her online audience
Chenfei Zhang KBIA

A native Missourian’s videos of singing performances have spread rapidly online through the Chinese-speaking community in recent years. Some of her videos have been watched more than a quarter of a million times.

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Business
5:55 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Columbia could potentially use more natural gas fuel in the future

Columbia could be the next city in Missouri to bring natural gas fuel to residents.

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Jefferson City
5:47 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Ceremony honors fallen Missouri workers

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The state of Missouri paid tribute Monday to those who died while on the job last year. 

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Politics
5:40 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Animal shelters exempted from licensing fees

Humane Society

Some Missourians are upset about a recent bill that passed the Missouri House of Representatives that would exempt animal shelters from licensing fees.

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Education
5:30 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Westminster College looks to expand to Mesa, AZ

A concept rendering of the new Mesa campus building
Provided by Westminster College

Westminster College in Fulton is attempting to open a new branch campus in Mesa, Arizona.

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