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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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Agriculture
1:16 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Longhorns, bluegrass and corn combining at the Farm Progress Show [Slideshow]

This 10-year-old Watusi steer named Stevie, who is owned by Garland Ranch, was on view at the Farm Progress Show. Stevie has horns that span more than five feet.
Abbie Fentress Swanson/Harvest Public Media

Thousands of farmers from the heartland braved the 97-degree heat in Boone, Iowa on Wednesday for the 2012 Farm Progress Show.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Boonslick Folk Festival & Capital Jazzfest

Today Paul Pepper chats with CONNIE SHAY, who stops by to promote the Boonslick Folk Festival, happening Labor Day weekend in Howard County. Also, JESSICA DULLE and NANCY FRANKLIN discuss Jefferson City's Capital Jazzfest, happening September 8th, and Capital City Street Art.

Science, Health and Technology
8:17 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Bonne Terre’s Space Museum Receives Space Shuttle Engine Component

A southeast Missouri museum received $16 million worth of parts from the decommissioned Space Shuttle program, and has a near complete space shuttle engine.

The museum received liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen high pressure turbo pumps, a combustion chamber and the injector head assembly. Unfortunately, they will not receive the nozzle because NASA still uses them.

Space Museum President Earl Mullins says the combustion chamber never flew on a Shuttle mission.

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Politics
8:13 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Mo. governor revives tax credit review panel

Gov. Jay Nixon is reviving a commission that recommended widespread changes to Missouri's tax credit programs.

Nixon says the growing cost of state tax credits is reason to reconvene the Missouri Tax Credit Review Commission on Sept. 12.

The panel released a report in late 2010 recommending that Missouri eliminate some of its 61 tax credit programs and reduce or change others.

But lawmakers have done little because of a disagreement among those who want to pare back Missouri's tax breaks and others who want to create new incentives for businesses.

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Politics
8:10 am
Thu August 30, 2012

40,000 sign Planned Parenthood petition on Akin

U.S. House of Representatives

Supporters of Planned Parenthood have delivered petitions with 40,000 signatures to the office Republican Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, expressing anger and outrage over comments he made about rape.

About a dozen advocates and supporters of Planned Parenthood gathered at Akin's district congressional office in suburban St. Louis on Wednesday to deliver the petitions. Akin aide Steve Taylor collected them and invited five of the protesters in for a face-to-face meeting.

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Weather
8:05 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Missouri prepares for storm remnants

Cayobo FLICKR

The path of Tropical Storm Isaac northward from the Gulf Coast is still uncertain, but Missouri officials are urging people to prepare for possible heavy rain and power outages.  The powerful storm lost some of its strength yesterday afternoon and has been downgraded to a tropical storm.  

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Views of the News
12:29 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Fact-Check Fracas; Convention Experiments; Public Editor's Shot; Armstrong Legacy [VIDEO]

Professor Lee Wilkins

Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Mike McKean, Lee Wilkins and Charles Davis.

11:00 am
Wed August 29, 2012

TV ad-buys ramping up

Lead in text: 
There's a ton of political advertising on TV these days and it's only going to get worse (or better, if you're into that kind of thing). Our colleagues at Project Open Vault keep track of these things and they know who's buying what and when:
Susan B. Anthony List runs ads against Obama's stance on abortion; Still, Martin buy time for future Every week Project Open Vault receives new political ad buy contracts from three mid-Missouri TV stations, updating our ad spending database as soon as possible. Below is a brief look at the past week's ad buys: The Susan B.
Weather
8:21 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Hurricane Isaac could create mid-Mo. problems

Cayobo FLICKR

The Midwest may get a break from the drought when remnants of Hurricane Isaac arrive late this week, but the torrent of rain could create problems.

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Politics
8:10 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Judge revises wording for Mo. health care measure

KBIA file photo

The language used in a ballot initiative approved by Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan has been tossed out by a Cole County judge. 

Proposition-E centers on the conditions for creating a health care exchange in Missouri. It read in part if the law should, quote, “deny individuals, families and small businesses the ability to access affordable health care.”  Republican Lt. Governor Peter Kinder called the language used by the Democratic Secretary of State unbelievably biased.

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Science, Health and Technology
6:09 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Cole County judge strikes down language in Mo. health care measure

jodimarr Flickr

A Cole County judge has struck down language authorized by Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan in a ballot initiative dealing with the creation of a health insurance exchange. 

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Politics
5:34 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Commentary: Harry Truman's seat

The desk Harry Truman used while in the U.S. Senate
USGOV

The contemporary history of U.S. Senate elections in Missouri is fascinating.  It is filled with twists and turns, tragedy and farce.  It is extraordinary how rich its arc is and how fabulous the alternative histories that emerge from it are.

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