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Science, Health and Technology
4:32 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Corps: States can help improve flood forecasting

Missouri river flooding in Sioux City, Iowa, South Sioux City, Nebraska, and Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, on June 8, 2011. Levees were built near homes to prevent the Missouri river from flooding properties.
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Oscar Sanchez US Department of Agriculture

The top military officer in charge of managing the Missouri River system says the agency needs help from states to improve its ability to predict water runoff.

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Politics
3:57 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Mo National Guard exempt from Sunshine Law

Missouri National Guard Soldiers with the 117th Engineer Team work search and rescue missions in Joplin, Mo., just hours after a deadly tornado passed through.
Ann Keyes Missouri National Guard

Missouri National Guard members have been disciplined for looting in Joplin after the massive tornado.

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The 40/40 Project
11:10 am
Wed May 23, 2012

KBIA visits Centralia, Missouri

Ryan Famuliner KBIA

Centralia is the second largest town in Boone County, with a population of about 4000. A small part of the today also stretches east into Audrain County. An employee at the unique one-stop-shop, Kinkead Pharmacy, tells us more about the town.

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Health & Wealth Update
10:40 am
Wed May 23, 2012

'Cocaine? No thanks!'

Boone County courthouse.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

Back in the late 1980s, while the nation was in the grips of the war on drugs, some courts started experimenting with alternative sentencing programs they hoped would be cheaper and more effective than incarceration.  This week, the most recent batch of offenders graduated from the Boone County drug court, which is seen as a national role-model.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:16 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Missouri River placed on endangered list

The Missouri River cuts through Jefferson City and the rest of mid-Missouri.
Missouri Department of Tourism flickr

The nation’s longest river has found its way onto America’s Most Endangered Rivers list.

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Politics
9:11 am
Wed May 23, 2012

One year on, Joplin remembers tornado

Joplin was devastated by an EF-5 tornado in May 2011, killing 161.
zensmom1 flickr

Much of Joplin fell silent to mark the precise moment the city was hit by a tornado one year ago.

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Politics
4:28 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Missouri voter photo ID measure kept off ballot

Sean Hobson Flickr

The Missouri secretary of state says this year's ballot will not include a proposed constitutional amendment clearing the way for a photo identification requirement at the polls.

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Arts and Culture
3:59 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Ragtag holds special screening to benefit Joplin

Photo courtesy of Ragtag

To mark the one-year anniversary of the Joplin tornado, tonight Columbia’s Ragtag Cinema is screening a documentary that relives the days following the disaster.

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Science, Health and Technology
2:54 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Women's and Children's Hospital closing ICU

Women's and Children's Hospital
Wikipedia

A Columbia hospital says it will close its adult intensive care unit next month because it is not being used enough.

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Politics
9:08 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Jefferson City to vote on tax measures

Missouri Department of Tourism Missouri Department of Tourism

A measure that would reduce property taxes and slightly increase sales tax is going to Jefferson City voters this August.

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Politics
9:02 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Columbia City Council creates new EEZ Board

The columbia City Council unanimously passed a measure creating the EEZ Board.
File KBIA

The Columbia City Council approved a measure Monday creating a board that reviews the economic potential of underdeveloped city neighborhoods.

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Politics
6:14 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

St. Louis institutions file birth control suits

acephotos1 dreamstime

The Archdiocese of St. Louis and Catholic Charities of St. Louis are among dozens of Roman Catholic institutions suing the Obama administration over a mandate that most employers provide birth control coverage.

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Business
6:08 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

GM breaks ground on expansion at Wentzville Assembly plant

General Motors broke ground Monday on 500-thousand square feet of new factory space at its Wentzville, Mo. Assembly plant.

According to the company the expansion will cost $380 million.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was on hand for the event and said the decision was a smart one for GM, given its long history in the St. Louis area.

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Politics
5:54 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Obama to speak at Joplin High School Graduation

DVIDSHUB Flickr

Joplin High School's Class of 2012 will cap a senior year marked by tragedy and perseverance Monday night with a commencement speech by President Barack Obama.

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Intersection
5:44 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Preventing teen violence

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

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