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9:15 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Future of UM System presidential mansion in doubt

UM System Pres. Tim Wolfe and his family will live in temporary housing for now.
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A recent inspection found that the University of Missouri System President's house needs approximately $88,000 dollars worth of restoration.

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Politics
9:07 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Mo. House budget chair not pleased with blind pension cut reversal

The budget chairman for the Missouri House is not happy with the Senate’s decision early today (Wednesday) to restore 28 million dollars for blind pensions.  An amendment by GOP Senator Jim Lembke of St. Louis County reversed the cut that the House wanted to use for Higher Education.

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Politics
9:01 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Missouri House approves tax breaks to auto parts manufacturers

The Mo. House gave first-round approval to bill granting tax breaks to auto manufacturers.
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The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would expand tax breaks for auto parts manufacturers.  Ford and General Motors already have access to the incentives. 

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Education
5:58 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Jefferson City Public Schools working deal for new high school

Jefferson City Public Schools is in negotiations with Lincoln University and Linn State Technical College as part of a plan to build a new high school to replace the old facility.

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Politics
3:45 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Mo. Senate panel considers CPR training in schools

A Missouri Senate committee is considering legislation that would make CPR training mandatory for high school graduates, beginning in the fall of 2014.
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

A Missouri Senate committee is considering legislation that would make CPR training a requirement for graduating from high schools.

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Education
3:16 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

UMSL to host interdisciplinary conference

Starting on Thursday, the University of Missouri-St. Louis is hosting a conference on “consilience.”

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Politics
2:55 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Mo. Senate panel backs 911 tracking on cellphones

A Missouri Senate panel has backed tracking emergency calls.
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Phone companies would have to help Missouri law enforcement agencies locate cellphone callers in emergency situations, under legislation moving through the state Senate.

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Business
2:05 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Recovering from historic flood

Olson planted a cover crop of oats to hold this flooded soil in place, but even weeds are growing poorly.
Grant Gerlock Harvest Public Media

Scott Olson is getting ready to plant corn and soybeans, but he wonders if anything will grow.

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Health & Wealth Update
10:31 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Contraception debate moves to the Missouri House

Republican State Senator John Lamping, of St. Louis County.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

Debate continues in the Missouri legislature over the Obama administration's "contraception mandate," which will require health insurance to include coverage for birth control. In this week's Health & Wealth update, a House committee hears testimony on a largely symbolic bill, opposing the mandate.

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Education
9:34 am
Wed April 25, 2012

In tough job market, MU Career Center sees increase in employment-seeking seniors

MU is trying to help soon-to-be graduates find employment in tough job market.
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An analysis of government data conducted by The Associated Press shows that one in every two new graduates is either unemployed or underemployed. The University of Missouri is encouraging students to use on campus resources to help them secure jobs after graduation.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:20 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Ameren shareholders reject proposals dealing with environmental concerns

Ameren Missouri shareholders met in St. Louis on Tuesday.
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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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Politics
9:14 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Mo. legislators OK millions in spending from 2012 budget

The Missouri Legislature has given final approval to a bill that authorizes an additional $131 million of expenditures in the current budget.

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Politics
9:11 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Missouri Senate approves 2013 budget

Missouri senators passed their version of the state budget early Wednesday morning.
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The Missouri Senate passed a $24 billion state budget early Wednesday morning, following several hours of debate and closed-door negotiations.  The Senate reversed the House’s gutting of a pension program for the blind.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:53 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Missouri House gives first-round approval for tanning restrictions

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The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would require most teenagers to get their parents’ permission to use tanning beds.  

Those younger than 17 would have to have a parent or guardian show up in person at the tanning salon and sign a document giving their consent. The bill’s sponsor, GOP House Member Gary Cross of Lee’s Summit, says his daughter suffered cell damage from regular tanning bed use.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:43 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Religious and community leaders attend disaster relief event

 

More than 300 religious and community leaders and emergency response professionals attended a disaster relief event at the Bible Baptist Church in Jefferson City Tuesday.  

The event was put together to discuss the widespread natural disasters in Missouri in 2011. Phillip Iman is the disaster relief coordinator at the American Red Cross.  He says there are many different ways for community organizations to partner with the Red Cross following a disaster. 

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