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9:22 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Legislators spar over Obama budget

Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) praised Obama's budget, while federal Republicans blasted it for not closing the country's large deficit gap.
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US Senator Claire McCaskill says President Barack Obama’s budget, which was released Monday, is a workable document.

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Politics
9:17 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Cell phones added to no call list

New legislation would bar telemarketers from calling cell phones.
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Legislation adding cell phones to Missouri's no call list faced no objection in the Senate Monday.

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Politics
9:08 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Controversy in Jefferson City over Obama contraception plan

Legislation from Jefferson City attacks Pres. Obama's contraception mandate.
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The debate over President Obama's contraception mandate heated up at Missouri's Capitol today.

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Intersection
6:30 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Job creation in Missouri

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

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Politics
5:18 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Missouri's senators at odds on contraception coverage

Roy Blunt in Columbia on Saturday.
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The Obama administration continues to come under fire for a rule that would make religious organizations cover contraceptives under employees' health care plans. A compromise announced on Friday has not placated the president's critics, including members of Missouri's congressional delegation.

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Politics
4:24 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Northwest Mo. levee districts get grants

Missouri levee
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Six levee, drainage and road districts in northwest Missouri will receive a total of about $1.2 million in community development block grants to help repair damage from flooding along the Missouri River. Gov. Jay Nixon's office said in a release that the six districts are located in Atchison and Holt counties.

Levee districts applied for the grants to cover either the 20 percent local cost share required under the Army Corps of Engineers' maintenance program, or for the entire cost if the levee district is not part of the Corps' system.

Politics
4:11 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Mo. high court to consider redistricting challenge

Mid-Missouri's portion of the new Congressional district map.
State of Missouri

The Missouri Supreme Court plans to take another look at the state's newly redrawn congressional districts.

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Education
10:25 am
Mon February 13, 2012

In harsh fiscal times, MU renovates administrative headquarters

Some MU professors have expressed concerns over renovations in the midst of budget cuts.
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The University of Missouri system is renovating its administrative headquarters at the same time officials cite nearly $37 million in critical campus repairs.

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Politics
10:22 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Boone Co. court applies for sentencing grant

Boone County’s 13th judicial circuit court is seeking funding for the possible addition of a veterans alternative sentencing program.

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Politics
10:16 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Nixon and lawmakers at odds over legislation

Legislators and Gov. Nixon are sparing over bills reforming voter identification and workplace discrimination.
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Missouri Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon appear headed for a debate over workplace discrimination laws and a requirement to show a photo ID at the polls.

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Politics
10:12 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Nixon answers questions on flood protection

Gov. Nixon assured farmers that levees would be rebuilt quickly.
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Governor Jay Nixon met with Missouri Levee and Drainage District members in Columbia this weekend. He and other state and federal officials responded to over eight months of questions from farmers and others on how Missouri’s waterways will be protected from future massive flooding. This is the first time a Missouri governor attended an annual levee district association meeting in over 15 years, and with good reason, as Governor Nixon addressed the standing room only crowd, he branded 2011: “the year of natural disasters.”

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Weather
10:06 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Snow closes Columbia schools

Officials from the Columbia Public School District say all schools in the distract are closed Monday due to early morning snow fall which covered the city's roads.

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Politics
5:24 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Politicians meet in Columbia, talk flooding

Kansas City District Flickr

State and federal leaders are gathering in Columbia tomorrow to talk about ways to prevent last year’s devastating floods in northwest and southeastern Missouri.

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Arts and Culture
5:13 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

"Bully" leads True/False film festival

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The True/False film festival chose the movie Bully as the keystone for the festival’s True Life Fund.

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Business
4:54 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

New camera in downtown Columbia

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The nonprofit group Keep Columbia Safe donated almost three thousand dollars for a camera upgrade at the intersection of 10th and Cherry in Columbia.

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