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8:56 am
Fri April 6, 2012

House endorses teacher tenure compromise

Jacob Fenston KBIA

Legislation that would require teachers to work more years in a school district before earning tenure has received first-round approval in the Missouri Senate.

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Politics
8:27 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Ruling could doom payday loan ballot initiative

Petitioners have until May 6 to gather about 100,000 signatures. The language on the petition they are using is now in question.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

 A Missouri judge has dealt a setback to supporters of a ballot proposal that would limit interest rates on payday loans. Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green ruled Thursday that the ballot summary and financial estimate for the initiative are "inadequate" and "unfair" and "likely to deceive petition signers."

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Global Journalist
6:00 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Reporting in Pakistan

Pakistan is the most dangerous country in the world to be a journalist.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:39 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Preventing cancer: a conversation with Siteman Cancer Center's Graham Colditz

An x-ray image of a chest. Both sides of the lungs are visible with a growth on the left side of the lung, which could possibly be lung cancer.
National Cancer Institute

More than half of cancer cases in the United States could be prevented.

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Education
5:18 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Missouri House grants school district the choice to advertise on school buses

The Missouri House of Representatives passed a new bill today (Thursday) granting school districts the choice to put advertisements inside and outside their school buses.  House Bill 1273 would help generate revenue for schools that allow advertising on their buses.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:51 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

MU professor discusses symptoms of alcohol abuse

Don Lavange Flickr

April 5 is National Alcohol Screening Day.

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Education
4:48 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Missouri House passes school transportation measure

Missouri House members have approved legislation designed to help students go to the school closest to them — even if it is located in a different district.

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Education
4:08 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Missouri Senate considering higher education budget increases

The State Senate is considering a budget that would increase funding for elementary and secondary schools and hold higher education funding steady. 

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Politics
4:07 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Senator seeks Social Security number restriction

Missouri employers would be barred from identifying workers by the last four digits of their Social Security numbers under a bill in the state Senate.

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Business
9:07 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Building company moves to Montgomery City, projects 20 new jobs

Porta-King Building Systems, a manufacturing company, announced an expansion in Montgomery City.

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Politics
9:01 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Hannibal smoking ban sparks debate

A new smoking ban was passed in Hannibal after much debate between both city officials and community members.

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Politics
8:58 am
Thu April 5, 2012

McCaskill visits Columbia gas station, talks taxes

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) answers a reporter’s questions Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at a Shell gas station on Interstate 70 Southwest in Columbia, Mo. McCaskill advocated a fair tax code in a press conference.
Natalie Cheng KBIA

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill was in Columbia Wednesday advocating a fair tax code.

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Politics
8:53 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Blind program cuts still cause for debate

The fate of a program for blind Missourians still hangs in the balance.
david shane flickr

A State Senate panel spent several hours Wednesday putting together their version of Missouri’s state budget for next year.  But the fate of a program for blind residents is still up in the air.

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Media Talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
4:32 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Views of the News: Negative Political Ads; the Murdoch Scandal; Health News Impact

Negative Ads: Is Local Different from National?

Mike Martin, The Columbia Heart Beat: "Hoppe-Tillotson Campaign: Council race heats up over negative ad"

George Kennedy, Columbia Missourian: "Sixth Ward council race turns ugly with Tillotson accusations"

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