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Under the Microscope
5:50 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

MU project engages students through games

MU senior Max Smith, left, uses his smartphone to navigate around Columbia with senior Amanda Vanslyke. The students are particpating in the university's "REBOOT Mizzou" project, which teaches sustainable practices through a game format.
Matt Veto KBIA

This week, we'll take a look at games. We'll hear how one MU project is trying to engage young people through a futuristic competition. And stay tuned to the end of the show for a discussion of the science behind baseball.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:44 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Missouri energy companies to collaborate on developing nuclear reactors in Callaway County

 

Westinghouse and St. Louis-based Ameren Missouri will collaborate on developing small modular nuclear reactors, or SMR’s, and will seek to build them at Ameren’s Callaway County plant. 

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Ryan Ferguson Hearing
4:38 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Ex-prosecutor denies telling witnesses what to say

Joe Gratz Flickr

 

A Missouri judge denies telling witnesses what they needed to say when he was a prosecutor pursuing a conviction in the 2001 murder of a newspaper editor.

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Education
4:22 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Missouri Senate passes education overhaul legislation

The Missouri Senate has passed bills that would allow for more charter schools in the state and would also allow the state to take over failing school districts more quickly.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:18 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Health care rebuke passes House

The Missouri House has passed legislation that seeks to both bar and criminalize enforcement of the 2010 federal health care law. 

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Politics
9:18 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Warm winter temperatures lead to MoDOT maintenance

Warm temperatures this winter and spring have the Missouri Department of Transportation painting and repairing the roads it was plowing all winter last year.

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Politics
9:09 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Cole Co. circuit court clerk resigns

The seal of the office of auditor

Mrs. Brenda Umstattd has resigned as Circuit Clerk of Cole County after a state audit report was released on Wednesday.

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Politics
9:03 am
Thu April 19, 2012

MoDOT asks for input on state-wide rail service

Ingy The Wingy Flickr

The Missouri Department of Transportation wants public input on a $1.3 billion plan for improving and expanding rail service across the state.

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Crime
5:08 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Columbia schools briefly locked down after burglary

Three Columbia schools have re-opened after a reported burglary in the area caused a lockdown to be enforced.

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Politics
4:20 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Mo. Senate stalls on K-12 funding formula changes

Legislation that would tweak Missouri’s funding formula for public schools has stalled in the State Senate on Wednesday, April 18, 2012.
File Photo KBIA

 

Legislation that would tweak Missouri’s funding formula for public schools has stalled in the State Senate.  

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Crime
12:45 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Ryan Ferguson hearing is underway, Erickson recants testimony

Charles Erickson, in a Cole County Courtroom April 18, 2012
August Kryger Columbia Daily Tribune

Charles Erickson testified today that he believes Ryan Ferguson is innocent of the murder for which they are both in prison. Erickson originally implicated himself and Ferguson, but now says he has no firm memory of what happened that night.

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Business
9:35 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Rural America is fighting for its survival

A small group gets the discussion rolling at the Big Rural Brainstorm in Newton, Kan.
WenDee Rowe LaPlant Kansas Sampler Foundation

The 2010 Census found that the share of people in rural areas over the past decade fell to 16 percent, passing the previous low of 20 percent in 2000. The rural population is aging, and young people are moving away.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:17 am
Wed April 18, 2012

E. coli victims consumed raw milk, Mo. Health Dept. says

13 confirmed cases of E. coli have been reported in Mid-Missouri, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. 

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Business
9:13 am
Wed April 18, 2012

March Missouri unemployment numbers steady

Missouri added about 4,800 jobs in March as its unemployment rate remained steady.

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Business
4:39 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Hotels support smaller tax increase for airport improvements

The head of a Columbia Chamber of Commerce task force trying to find ways to improve air travel in Mid-Missouri says it will consider a smaller hotel tax increase, now that a larger one has appeared to stall. Greg Steinhoff says hotel owners in Columbia weren’t thrilled with the idea of a 3 percent increase to the hotel tax, with the proceeds to be used for airport upgrades. But now that an organization representing those owners has said it would support a 1 percent hotel tax increase, Steinhoff says his task force will try to figure out how far that money would go.

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