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4:17 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

New rule lets people take themselves off casino exclusion list

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Officials with the Missouri Gaming Commission say they’re getting a lot of inquiries about a new rule that allows people to take themselves off the state’s voluntary casino exclusion list.

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Politics
3:43 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

State auditor Schweich reports federal funds misuse

State of Missouri

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich has released a report questioning how federal money is spent by state government in several programs.

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Agriculture
3:40 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

More corn production this year

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Farmers intend to plant 96 million acres of corn this year, according to a new study by the National Agricultural Statistic Service, or NASS. That’s a 4 percent increase over last year, and the most land dedicated to corn since 1937. Here are the factors for this year's record amount of corn production.

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Science, Health and Technology
3:32 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Battery acid spill affects Columbia police department

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A battery acid spill this morning resulted in fire crews being called to a generator room that provides power to Joint Communications and the Columbia Police Department.

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Agriculture
3:24 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Farmers lawsuit against U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in limbo

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit by more than 140 southeast Missouri farmers over damage caused by last year's intentional breach of a levee at the height of spring flooding.

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Politics
8:52 am
Fri March 30, 2012

House unlikely to override veto on workers' comp bill

Jacob Fenston KBIA

The Missouri Senate yesterday overrode a veto by Governor Jay Nixon to a measure that would make changes to the state’s workers’ compensation system. But that move will likely have no effect, as there is little chance the House will also override the Governor’s veto.

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Politics
8:21 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Jumping jacks one step closer to officialdom

They're good for you, and they're fun, and they're almost official.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

The Missouri House voted this week to adopt jumping jacks as the official state exercise of Missouri. But don't start jumping just yet: the bill still has to pass the Senate.

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Politics
8:08 am
Fri March 30, 2012

House passes medical conscience bill

Jacob Fenston KBIA

The Missouri House has reignited intense debate over women’s reproductive rights, passing legislation that would exempt doctors and other health care workers from performing medical procedures that violate their religious beliefs.

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Under the Microscope
6:12 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Fighting a disease in bats

US Fish and Wildlife Service Flickr

This week, we’ll hear about a devastating disease afflicting bat populations across the country, and learn about the hazards of ignoring the issue. 

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Politics
5:48 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Court strikes down MO photo ID proposal

File KBIA

As of now, Missouri voters will not be voting this November on a measure that would require photo identification at the polls. That’s following a court ruling issued earlier this week.

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Education
5:01 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Video: Interviews with the candidates for Columbia school board

Clockwise from top left: school board candidates Christine King, Paul Cushing, Rex Cone and Melvin Blase
KBIA

KBIA has interviewed the candidates for Columbia school board in its studio. Here are the full-length interviews. You can hear excerpts of these interviews on the air on KBIA's "Exam."

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Global Journalist
4:36 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

China's urban migration

A recycling center in the Chinese city of Ganjia.
Photo courtesy of UC Press

The magnitude of China’s urban migration can be hard to fathom when you hear the numbers.

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Science, Health and Technology
11:08 am
Thu March 29, 2012

New strategy unveiled for Hinkson Creek cleanup

Clyde Bentley Flickr

A new strategy aimed at cleaning up Hinkson Creek was unveiled at a public meeting on Wednesday. The event was led by representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Boone County, City of Columbia and MU. 

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Education
9:01 am
Thu March 29, 2012

Camdenton school district agrees to settlement with ACLU

Camdenton’s R-III school district is paying $125,000 in legal fees and costs as part of a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union over blocking Internet access to websites with information about gay, lesbian and transgender issues, the Associated Press reports.

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Politics
5:13 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

Women's group protests Limbaugh

 

Around a hundred demonstrators rallied outside the State Capitol Wednesday to protest plans to induct conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh into the Hall of Famous Missourians. 

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