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9:37 am
Mon February 6, 2012

Search continues for MU Law School dean

Five candidates remain in the hunt for new MU School of Law dean.
File KBIA

The search for the University of Missouri's next president was guided by one unwavering principle: keep candidate names secret. But such confidential searches are hardly the norm on the MU campus.

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Politics
9:26 am
Mon February 6, 2012

McCaskill pushes postal service plan in Kansas City

Sen. Claire McCaskill is in Kansas City selling legislation which would save rural post offices.
File KBIA

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill seeks to avoid closing rural post offices under her proposal to maintain six-day mail delivery.

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Politics
9:22 am
Mon February 6, 2012

Lampe to run for lieutenant governor

A Democratic House member from southwestern Missouri plans to run for lieutenant governor.

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Off the Clock
6:03 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Preserving the history of black Kansas City

The Black Archives of Mid America
Susan B. Wilson KCUR

The Black Archives of Mid-America recently completed renovations on a new exhibit and archive space and also welcomed a new executive director, Doretha Williams.

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Politics
6:01 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Congressional redistricting map upheld by Cole County judge

A Cole County Judge has upheld the new congressional redistricting map passed by Missouri lawmakers last year. 

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Politics
5:37 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Columbia Housing Authority looking to reform

davereid2 flickr

While debt is a problem that affects many Americans, Columbia Housing Authority is working to improve its repayment plans for residents.

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Politics
5:19 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Santorum continues his campaign in Fulton

Rick Santorum speaking at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC.
Gage Skidmore Flickr

Former Senator Rick Santorum spoke to a crowd of several hundred people at William Woods College Friday. 

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Education
4:47 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Job losses possible for MU campuses

Dan Verbeck KCUR

The word “inevitable” is being teamed with “job-losses” if the University of Missouri system is unable to work its way out of an expected twelve and a half percent cut in state funding for 2013.

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Politics
4:21 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Lawsuit on state House map pushed back

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A Missouri judge could rule in mid-February on a lawsuit challenging new boundaries for state House districts.

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Politics
11:00 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Low turnout expected for 'beauty contest' presidential primary

Marjie Kennedy Flickr

Only a few more days until the Missouri presidential primary, but this year many voters will likely stay home. 

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Business
10:35 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Ameren files new plan for waterfront homes in Camdenton

Flickr

Ameren Missouri has filed a proposed plan with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission following a November citation for property being too close or physically on Ameren’s project boundaries. The proposal could affect over 1,600 waterfront homes, many of which are in Camdenton.

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Politics
10:14 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Judge hears closing arguments in congressional redistricting

Missouri Senate

Closing arguments were heard Thursday in the lawsuit over Missouri’s new congressional district map.

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Global Journalist
6:30 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

Reporting in Cuba

Being an independent news reporter in Cuba is a dangerous occupation. The Committee to Protect Journalists points out that Cuba was once tied with China for holding the largest number of journalists behind bars. 

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Business
5:52 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

Fire destroys Boonville's Unlimited Opportunities businesses

An excavator cleans up the debris from a fire in Boonville. Two businesses run by Unlimited Opportunities were destroyed, but no one was hurt in the fire.
Matt Veto KBIA

A Thursday morning fire in Boonville has destroyed two businesses operated by a program that helps people with disabilities.

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Agriculture
5:45 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

Food bank's Buddy Pack program faces cuts, elimination

Kids play on a playground. The Buddy Pack program sends kids in 32 Missouri counties home with a backpack of nutritious food each weekend, but the program is facing the challenges of rising food and fuel costs.
File photo KBIA

The Buddy Pack program at the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri is in trouble.

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