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2:46 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Mo. Senate endorses Iran contracting legislation

Missouri senators endorsed legislation restricting public contracts for investors in Iran on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

Missouri senators have endorsed legislation restricting public contracts for investors in Iran.

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Politics
2:42 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Workers' comp bill goes to Nixon

Missouri lawmakers have sent the governor a bill that would prohibit employees from suing co-workers for injuries they sustain on the job.
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Missouri lawmakers have sent the governor a bill that would prohibit employees from suing co-workers for injuries they sustain on the job.

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Agriculture
12:46 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Digest this: The messages and motives behind farm and food controversies

When it comes to food, it’s often hard to know what’s fact, fiction, or exaggeration. Join KBIA and Harvest Public Media for Digest This: a public discussion looking at the messages behind how our food is produced. Experts will examine the arguments -- and emotions -- that go into our food choices, and consider what’s at stake.

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Health & Wealth Update
9:49 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Why 10,000 steps might save your life

John Thyfault, professor of nutrition and exercise physiology at the University of Missouri.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

Everyone knows exercise helps you lose weight, build up muscles, and fit in the swimsuit next summer. But why, exactly, does it lower your risk of diabetes? In this Health & Wealth update, MU researchers look into the relationship between inactivity and spikes in blood sugar that can lead to type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

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Agriculture
4:11 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

A Texas-sized profit-squeezing beef crisis

Restaurant owner Jim Koetting says he has barely had to raise prices since he opened in 2003, but with beef prices increasing, he'll have to soon. (Jessica Naudziunas/Harvest Public Media)

Maybe you’ve noticed that the price of beef is going up, rather dramatically. No matter what supermarket aisle you’re in, don’t look for relief from any time soon.

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Education
3:14 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

New student housing could cause parking problems

Last night, the Columbia City Council approved a zoning request for new student housing, which will be put in on Locust Street between Hitt and Waugh Streets. But the decision has many parents and school board officials from Lee Elementary School expressing their concerns about the future increase in traffic. 

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Police Review
2:34 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Report says Columbia Police Department environment is "approaching toxicity"

Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes has announced plans to implement 14 recommendations made in a report highly critical of the Columbia Police Department. The report outlines problems within CPD, saying the department's reputation in the community has been steadily dropping.

"The community has lowered the report card of the police department from a B to a D over the past six years," said City Manager Mike Matthes.

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Politics
9:27 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Missouri GOP leaders stand behind Limbaugh Hall of Fame induction

Republican leaders in the Missouri General Assembly are standing behind conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh's induction into the Hall of Famous Missourians.
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Missouri state Senate leadership and other Republican legislators did not disagree with the House Speaker's choice to honor Rush Limbaugh.

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Politics
9:20 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Missouri insurance group foresees premium increases

Recent natural disasters will affect more than just those Missourians living in disaster areas.

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Regency Mobile Home Evictions
9:16 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Regency tenants face lawsuit over rent

The Columbia City Council approved a measure leading to the eviction of Regency residents.
File photo KBIA

Regency of Columbia is suing several tenants of Regency Mobile Home Park for unpaid rent. The company has filed 22 rent and possession lawsuits and intends on evicting the tenants.

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Crime
9:09 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Columbia man arrested for Sunday shooting

Larrell Banks, 18, of Columbia was arrested early Monday morning for shooting and killing a man on North Eighth Street Sunday afternoon.

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Education
5:47 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Students push for UM Curators vote

Students at the University of Missouri are ramping up their efforts to change the status of the student representative on the system's Board of Curators. Bill Raack reports that legislation to give the student curator voting rights is working its way through the Missouri General Assembly.

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Politics
5:08 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Neighbors stress community involvement after shooting

One Columbia man died Sunday afternoon after being shot on North Eighth Street. The shooting is one of many that have recently occurred in Columbia. Police have increased the number of patrollers downtown.

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Politics
4:42 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Judge mulls lawsuit over Mo. prayer measure

A central Missouri judge is considering a legal challenge over a state constitutional amendment dealing with prayer.

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Business
4:39 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Cole County wants higher American Legion veteran membership rates

Cole County has the highest American Legion veteran membership rates in the entire state. But the numbers are still lower than the legion would like to see.

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