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5:04 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

Missouri foreclosures spike in January

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The number of foreclosures in Missouri jumped nearly 14 percent in January compared to the month before. Meanwhile, foreclosures were up only 3 percent nationwide.

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Politics
4:50 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

Springfield group pushes discrimination ban

The Springfield City Council is being asked to consider ordinances that would ban discrimination against gay people.

The Mayor's Commission on Human Rights sent three proposed ordinances to the city council that are designed to work together to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Education
11:40 am
Mon February 20, 2012

UM Board of Curators approves tuition increase

KBIA file photo

The University of Missouri's in-state undergraduates received a good news today.  The UM Board of Curators voted to hold tuition increases to three percent starting this fall.  In past weeks there was discussion of raising tuition by two or three times that much.  However, the proposed tuition increase will leave MU with a forty-seven million dollar budget gap.

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Arts and Culture
9:22 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Gorillas break out of Kansas City Zoo habitats

A gorilla at the Wild Animal Park in Escondido
Kjunstorm Flickr

Visitors were quarantined briefly after two of the Kansas City Zoo's five gorillas got out of their habitat and roamed into a non-public feeding area.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:19 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Autistic children show signs of disease at six months old

New research shows that differences in the brain development of autistic children are already visible in infants as young as six months old.

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Education
9:14 am
Mon February 20, 2012

UM students petition for voting power on Board of Curators

Students at the University of Missouri want their representative to be able to vote at curator meetings.
Clyde Bentley Flickr

The Associated Students of the University of Missouri (ASUM) has started a letter writing campaign to give voting power to the single student representative on the UM Board of Curators.

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Politics
9:08 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Corps awards firm with Missouri river levee repair job

A breach levee in northwest Missouri led to extensive flooding during the 2011 summer.
File KBIA

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded an $888,000 contract to repair a northwestern Missouri levee damaged during last year's flooding.

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Arts and Culture
9:05 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Columbians plunge into icy Stephens Lake

Water temperatures in the mid-30’s didn’t stop people from plunging into Stephen’s Lake in Columbia on Saturday for the Polar Plunge.

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Politics
9:01 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Ron Paul stumps in Kansas City, urges a more "free society"

Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul told a Kansas City audience ( of some 1500 ) the nation is sliding into what he called a “fascist system.”

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Education
8:54 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Curators to meet to discuss tuition increases

If UM Curators approve the increases, tuition could spike as much as 7.5 percent at the Columbia campus.
File Photo KBIA

University of Missouri curators will meet Monday to consider raising tuition at the system's four campuses.

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Politics
5:16 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Governor Nixon asks for ethics reform

Mo News Horizon Flickr

Gov. Jay Nixon wants Missouri lawmakers to pass ethics legislation after the state Supreme Court rejected the most recent law because of how it was approved.

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Business
5:11 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Fulton may get biodiesel production plant

Val Vennet Google Images

A Fulton developer could break ground this spring on a biodiesel production plant. 

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Business
4:52 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Columbia regional airport gets new leadership

The Columbia Regional Airport is under new leadership. 

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Politics
4:47 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Help for Missouri's homeless with disabilities

Ed Yourdon Flickr

 

At its meeting Friday in Columbia, the Missouri Housing Development Commission took a big step toward housing homeless individuals with special needs. 

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Off the Clock
3:30 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

A baseball fan's fantasy week

The team sits in the dugout during a game at Royal's Fantasy Camp in Surprise, Ariz.
Kelly Famuliner

For major league baseball fans, this next week is an important one. Pitchers and catchers report for spring training and players at the rest of the positions follow suit in the coming weeks. But each year, hundreds of baseball fans get an even earlier start…at baseball fantasy camps. KBIA’s Ryan Famuliner is one of those people. He shares his story of a week of baseball spent in Surprise, Arizona.

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