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8:25 am
Mon September 3, 2012

MU puts up Tiger logos on several overpasses

DylanBConnell FLICKR

The University of Missouri received a minor facelift last week for its inaugural SEC season. Maintenance crews installed four new oval Tiger logos on both Providence road and College Avenue overpasses. Emily Janssen is the Director of Athletic Strategic Communications and marketing for the Mizzou Tigers. She says this was just another transition process for MU into the SEC.

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Politics
8:19 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Columbia: Lodging tax could fund airport upgrades

www.flymidmo.com KBIA

A new report shows Columbia could seek voter approval to raise the hotel tax to pay for a new terminal at Columbia Regional Airport.

Cities like Columbia are authorized to impose a hotel tax of up to 7 percent to fund the "promotion, operation and development of tourism." The report also says the city could also legally levy a fee on each occupied hotel room.
Kansas City has such a fee, charging hotels and motels $1.50 per occupied room.

Politics
8:16 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Missouri Farm Bureau reconsiders Akin endorsement

One of Republican U-S Senate nominee Todd Akin’s key endorsements is now in jeopardy.

The Missouri Farm Bureau’s political action committee overwhelmingly endorsed Akin over Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill, but that was before he made his controversial statement that a woman’s body can prevent pregnancy in cases of, quote, “legitimate rape.”  Chris Fennewald, who edits publications for the Missouri Farm Bureau, confirms that the Bureau’s county leaders are rethinking their endorsement of Akin.

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Faith/Religion
8:00 am
Sat September 1, 2012

Community expresses support as Shakir Hamoodi begins prison sentence

Hamoodi Family HelpHamoodi.org

It’s been less than one week since Shakir Hamoodi – a Columbia businessman – had to leave his community and start his 3-year prison sentence. 

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Education
5:17 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Jefferson City among MO schools applying for Race to the Top funding

Lee Jian Chung KBIA file photo

More than a dozen Missouri school districts are among nearly 900 nationwide planning to apply for a slice of nearly $400 million in grants from the U.S. Education Department.

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Education
5:11 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

$5 million in funds toward MU biomedical research projects

The University of Missouri announced today the first recipients of funding awards though its partnership with the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation; which will fund biomedical research projects.

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Politics
5:02 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Former MO House Speaker Tilley now a lobbyist

Steven Tilley
Missouri House of Representatives

Former Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley is now a registered lobbyist in Jefferson City.

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Politics
9:46 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Akin runs, rides in rural NW Missouri parade

U.S. House of Representatives

Republican Congressman Todd Akin has returned to public campaigning for the U.S. Senate with an appearance in rural northwest Missouri.

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Under the Microscope
6:14 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Livestock producers want less corn in your gas

Corn being unloaded from a truck will begin the process of converting to ethanol at the Lincoln Energy Plant in Iowa.
Todd Post Bread for the World

Livestock producers are watching their feed costs rise with corn prices and taking their concerns to Washington D.C. The Environmental Protection Agency is under pressure from livestock groups and some rural lawmakers to curb corn prices and ease livestock producer worries by suspending the federal ethanol mandate.

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Science, Health and Technology
6:07 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

New 'Heartland Virus' is discovered in Missouri

Two Missouri farmers fell ill with a new disease after being bitten by ticks.
Armed Forces Pest Management Board Flickr

A new viral disease has been found in Missouri. That’s according to a report out of the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The virus, named the Heartland virus, was first observed in two northwest Missouri farmers. Scott Folk is the Director of Infectious Diseases at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, and is a co-author on the study. He first diagnosed the two farmers with a bacterial disease called erlichiosis, which symptoms include fever, muscle fatigue, headache and nausea.

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Agriculture
4:59 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Premium Standard Farms reaches settlement in Northern MO

USGS Wikimedia Commons

Attorneys for Premium Standard Farms and hundreds of northern Missouri residents have reached a settlement of lawsuits over odors from large hog operations.

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Education
4:51 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Columbia AP test scores above state average

jeremy.wilburn Flickr

Students in the Columbia Public School system who took Advanced Placement exams in 2012 outscored their peers across Missouri. Some of the district’s highest scores came in Psychology and Biology.

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Politics
4:47 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Appeal looks unlikely in health care ballot wording case

steakpinball Wikimedia Commons

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster apparently has decided not to appeal a judge's decision rewriting the summary that voters will see for a ballot measure on health insurance exchanges.

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Global Journalist
4:43 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Ethnic violence engulfs India

A policeman inspects the site of violence in Rangiya, in the Indian northeastern state of Assam.
Anupam Nath AP Images

India’s northeast state of Assam is suffering through its worst communal violence in more than a decade.

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Columbia Police
4:30 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Columbia Police investigation confirms incidents at CPOA/FOP golf tournament

The Columbia Police Department says an internal investigation confirmed that people were served drinks off the bare breasts of women at a Columbia Police Officers Association/FOP Lodge 26 golf tournament.

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