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9:18 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Group continues anti-Limbaugh bust protest

Another group expressed its displeasure over a bust of Rush Limbaugh being placed in the state capitol Monday.
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Another group has organized a protest against the Missouri House Speaker's plan to put controversial conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh in the Hall of Famous Missourians

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Politics
9:08 am
Tue March 20, 2012

House Democrats push new Missouri ethics bill

A new ethics bill in the Missouri House places new rules on campaign contributions.
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House Democrats are backing legislation they say would toughen Missouri’s ethics standards.  As Marshall Griffin tells us from Jefferson City, the bill would restore many provisions recently struck down by the State Supreme Court.

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Education
6:15 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

MU archaeology program reacts to predicted industry job growth

Missouri Department of Transportation archaeologists excavate a site, Oct. 5, 2011, near Route 168 in Marion County.
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In an archaeological ceramics class at MU, students are learning how humans in the past made pottery. But about three years ago, anthropology professor Todd VanPool started another class in response to a growing demand for professional archaeologists. Over the summer, students can earn credit for fieldwork at a dig site in New Mexico.

“They can learn how to, uh, use the tools properly, how to fill out the forms and do all the things that we expect from professional archaeologists,” VanPool said.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:58 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

A New Petition to Fund Youth Mental Health Services

A new petition is seeking to put in the Boone County ballot a measure that would contribute to funding for youth mental health services. KBIA’s Paige Sinker reports on this issue.  

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Politics
4:51 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

Mo. House Democrats Calls for New Ethics Measure

Missouri House Democrats are calling for new ethics legislation after the state Supreme Court rejected much of the most state's most recent version because of how it was approved.

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Politics
4:49 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

St. Charles Co. Caucus Is Likely to be Rescheduled

The Republican caucus in St. Charles County is likely to be rescheduled after a weekend fracas forced the caucus to be shut down.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:47 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

MU Animal Surgeon Hones Cartilage Storage Method

Medical patients awaiting joint transplants may soon have greater access to donor cartilage thanks to a new storage method developed by University of Missouri researchers.

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Agriculture
4:09 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

Photos from Digest This: Farm and food controversies

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How do consumers make decisions about what they consume? And, how are the various stakeholders attempting to shape those thoughts about food? Host Reuben Stern spoke with four experts with diverse views about the messages and motives behind these controversies in this special Intersection event, 

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Intersection
12:16 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

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

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Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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Politics
9:08 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Auxvasse wants funds for water and sewage system improvements

The City of Auxvasse is asking residents to approve a 5-million dollar bond issue to help fund projects related to the city’s water and sewer systems.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:03 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Surgeon suing University of Missouri

The lawsuit against the University of Missouri amounts to $15 million.
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An orthopedic surgeon who was hired by the University of Missouri to take over a position at a partner hospital is suing.

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Education
9:00 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Forsee wanted MU to stay in Big 12, e-mails say

E-mails show former Sprint-Nextel CEO Gary Forsee wanted MU to stay with the Big 12.
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The group of Kansas City business leaders who tried unsuccessfully to keep Missouri from leaving the Big 12 Conference for the SEC included former University of Missouri president Gary Forsee.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:55 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Report: Fourth of high schoolers smoke cigarettes

A report says one in four US high schoolers smoke first cigarettes before turning 18.
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One in four high school seniors smoke cigarettes.  That’s according to a new report from the U.S. Surgeon General’s office.

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Politics
8:47 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Mo. House Committee adds to state budget

Lawmakers removed Gov. Jay Nixon's power to designate unspecified sums of state money.
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Missouri's proposed budget looks $1 billion bigger, thanks to hundreds of additions by the House Budget Committee.

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Politics
2:16 pm
Sun March 18, 2012

Arguments mar GOP caucuses

Missouri Republicans lined up to vote in local caucus elections as presidential hopefuls campaigned across the state.  But no delegates were handed out to specific candidates.

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