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Global Journalist
6:08 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

Protests occupy the world

Demonstrations have spread to other cities since the Occupy Wall Street protests began in September.
David Shankbone/Flickr

The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations have captured the world’s attention. Related demonstrations, meanwhile, have spread across the U.S. and around the world.

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PM Newscasts
5:56 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

Newscast for October 27, 2011

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri Police Union feels Rob Sanders should be reinstated.
  • Lead Contaminates areas of Joplin.
  • Medicaid Study Shows States will Pay More.

 

Politics
5:45 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

Missouri Fraternal Order Of Police Wants Rob Sanders Reinstated

The Missouri Fraternal Order of Police has issued a statement on last month’s firing of police officer Rob Sanders for excessive force.

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Under The Microscope
5:25 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

Under the Microscope: October 27, 2011

The aurora borealis, as seen from Norway.
Billy Idle Flickr

This week on the show: kids are spending more time in front of digital screens. Plus, the aurora borealis shows itself in the Missouri sky.

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Health & Wealth Blog
4:02 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

States to Pick Up Medicaid Costs

Total Medicaid spending growth (dark blue) compared to state spending (light blue). In 2009 and 2010 state spending fell sharply as federal stimulus money came to the rescue. Now the reverse is happening.
kff.org

During the Great Recession, as the ranks of poor and unemployed swelled, enrollment in Medicaid shot up, growing by 7.8 percent in 2009. At the same time, state tax revenues collapsed by nearly 17 percent. States couldn't afford to pay their share of Medicaid costs, and Congress came to the rescue with the Recovery Act, boosting federal Medicaid funding by around $103 billion. But the recovery dollars ran out in June, and now states are facing the biggest yearly increase in Medicaid costs in history, according to projections by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Missouri already spends over a quarter of the state budget on Medicaid.

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Health & Wealth Blog
10:41 am
Thu October 27, 2011

New Providers Could Fill Gap in Rural Dental Care

Part of the dental shortage is that few dentists accept Medicaid. In Kansas, it's 25 percent, compared with 90 percent of physicians.
kansasdental.com

Able to clean teeth, like a hygienist, but also fill cavities like a dentist. If you've never heard of a registered dental practitioner, it's probably because they are only legal in two states, Alaska and Minnesota. Like nurse practitioners, these mid-level providers are aimed at helping underserved rural areas.

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AM Newscasts
9:08 am
Thu October 27, 2011

Newscast for October 27, 2011

Local news from the KBIA newsroom.

Global Journalist
12:00 am
Thu October 27, 2011

Protests Occupy the World

Even more global journalism at the official website.

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Business Beat
6:14 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Business Beat: October 26, 2011

MacKenzie Lewis, 15, pulls weed-control plastic up from a watermelon field on Julie and Scott Wilber's farm near Boone, Iowa.
Peggy Lowe Harvest Public Media

This week: Missouri could gain over two hundred thousand jobs by the 2025, and the Department of Labor proposed new regulations on kids working on the farm who are under 16. 

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Science, Health and Technology
6:09 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

MACC to Build New Location with Weather "Safe Room"

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is helping design a new community college in Hannibal that would serve as more than just a place to take class.

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PM Newscasts
5:49 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Newscast for October 26, 2011

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom:

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Health & Wealth Blog
5:34 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Report Says Health Reform Will Provide Financial Boost

President Obama signs the Affordable Care Act, March 23, 2010.
whitehouse.gov whitehouse.gov

In 2019, the average Missouri family will be $1,471 richer. That’s how much the average family will save on health care each year once Obama’s reform law takes full effect, according to a new study by Families USA, a pro-reform group. 

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Education
5:10 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Thousands in MO Could Benefit From New Student Loan Plan

The Obama Administration announced today it is moving forward with a program to help students manage their loans.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:52 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

MoDOT Rail Plan Up for Public Comment

MoDOT officials are meeting with community leaders and people from several mid-Missouri communities to get public input on the state’s freight and passenger rail plan.

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Views of the News
2:52 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Views of the News for October 26, 2011

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