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3:46 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Missouri falls below expected revenue in February

State Budget Director Linda Luebbering
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The Missouri Office of Administration released today the General Revenue report for February. 

According to the report, general revenue collections have increased 2.4 percent in the 2012 fiscal year. But so far, that’s below the projected 2.7 percent increase. State Budget Director Linda Luebbering  says the state is confident it will meet projections, due to pay raises and an increase in jobs.

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Science, Health and Technology
3:04 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

University of Missouri police offering self-defense lessons this spring

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The University of Missouri Police Department is offering lessons over the next three months on how to respond to an armed threat.

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Education
2:55 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Former MTV executive to join Westminster's board of trustees

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The former chairman and CEO of MTV International will become a member of the Westminster College Board of Trustees.

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Weather
8:48 am
Fri March 2, 2012

In rural Stoddard County, sorting through the wreckage from the storms

Governor Jay Nixon greets residents like Charlotte Harty during a tour of wreckage in Stoddard County, Missouri.

The same storm that produced tornadoes in Harrisburg, Illinois and Branson, Missouri also struck  rural Stoddard County, Missouri. The National Weather Service confirmed the level EF - 03 tornado left a 21 mile stretch of destruction from Puxico to Bell City. As KRCU’s Jacob McCleland reports, residents are now sorting through the wreckage … and beginning to put their lives back together.

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Global Journalist
7:05 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Documentary filmmakers define their role

Documentary filmmakers, like journalists, seek to capture true stories in their work.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:41 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

New study shows it may be easier to utilize death penalty in Missouri

It may be easier to be sentenced to death in Missouri than in other states, according to a study released today.

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Agriculture
5:13 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Portions of I-70 to be resurfaced in Boone County

Portions of I-70 in Boone and Callaway Counties will be resurfaced this year following the award of a construction contract by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission at a meeting today.

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Business
4:57 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Columbia Mayor aims to upgrade Columbia Regional Airport

Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid says offering additional air service to travel hubs like Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta is a major goal of city and regional planners.

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Education
4:18 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Missouri House endorses quicker intervention in schools

State education officials could step in quicker to assist failing Missouri school districts under legislation backed in the House.

Districts that lose state accreditation currently are given two years to improve before the state officials can intervene. The new legislation removes the waiting period.

When the state Board of Education revokes a district's accreditation, it then would decide whether to set conditions for the local school board to remain in place or determine when an alternative governing system for those schools would take effect.

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Agriculture
4:12 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Missouri Senate rejects farm tax increases

 Missouri lawmakers have rejected a plan that would have increased property taxes on the state's best farmland.

Property taxes for farms are based on the land's "productive value." Farms are divided into eight categories based on land quality. The State Tax Commission recommended increasing productive values for the four highest grades.

The Senate voted 19-8 on Thursday to reject the proposal. The property tax changes were for 2013 and 2014.

Politics
11:06 am
Thu March 1, 2012

House members debate day care bill

Legislation cracking down on unlicensed day care providers evoked emotional testimony in a House committee hearing.

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Business
10:54 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Missouri January unemployment numbers dip

Unemployment numbers in Missouri fell to 7.5% in January
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Missouri ‘s unemployment rate fell by half a point to 7.5 percent in January - the lowest level in over 3 years, according to the latest state report.

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Weather
10:40 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Meterorologists determine size of southern Missouri storms

Storm teams with the National Weather Service spent much of Wednesday studying storm damage in Southern Missouri.

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Business
5:05 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Soybean association seeks fewer restrictions on crops from europe

Almost all American soybeans are grown from genetically modified seeds, which are generally banned in Europe.
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The American Soybean Association is pushing for U.S. trade representatives to negotiate better trading terms with Europe, looking for the European Union to ease the strict restrictions it imposes on genetically modified soybeans. The group petitioned a U.S. trade representative who is part of a new working group with the European Union to work on its behalf. 

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Education
4:51 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Nixon releases additional education funding

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is releasing more than $5 million that had been withheld from public education because of budget concerns. 

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