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The China Connection
11:46 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Video: Missouri’s top export to China: Scrap metal

A pile of copper wire at Fusselman Salvage. Copper is the top type of scrap that Missouri exports in dollar value.
Eva Dou KBIA

At this scrap yard in north Columbia, it’s easy to think the piles of rusty metal and old machine parts are, well, just junk.

But these broken motors and tangled copper wire are actually one of Missouri’s biggest links to China. China may be a hot target these days for U.S. manufacturers looking for a market to sell their products, but the fastest growing American export to China last year was actually what trade experts call “waste and scrap.”

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Education
10:04 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Organ donors honored by MU School of Medicine

Gina Lee and her son, Jerrin, decorate a paper flower on Friday, April 20, 2012 at the MU School of Medicine in Columbia, Mo. The decorated flowers commemorating organ donors will be displayed in the lobby of University Hospital..
Marie French KBIA

April is Donate Life Month. Families of organ donors and organ recipients came together at a ceremony of remembrance at the MU School of Medicine this past Friday.

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Crime
9:35 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Jefferson City shooting leaves one dead

A shooting in Jefferson City Sunday left one man dead.
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Jefferson City police are searching for a second person of interest in the shooting death of a Columbia man.

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Politics
9:14 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Mo. legislation aims to limit sexual orientation discussion in public schools

The Missouri House is looking at a bill that limits discussion of sexual orientation in schools.
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Republican leaders in the Missouri House are backing legislation that would limit the discussion of people's sexual orientation in public schools.

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Politics
9:09 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Mo. legislation would reduce licensing fees

The Missouri House is considering legislation reducing the fees placed on animal shelters.
File KBIA

Missouri lawmakers are considering changes to state licensing fees for dog breeders and animal shelters.

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Crime
8:59 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Officials investigate Monday morning explosion at St. Louis federal building

St. Louis police and federal officials are looking for a man who threw an explosive device at a federal building in downtown St. Louis.

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CoMo Weekender
5:48 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Spring Fever ft. festivals, David Sedaris and classic plays

Save the R&R for next weekend. This weekend is all about getting off your caboose and being active in your community. Celebrate Earth Day. Support local film, theater and art. Watch David Sedaris. Ok, he’s not a local. But, I’m sure he’d support putting off that spring cleaning for another week. Here are your excuses:

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Politics
5:28 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Mo. House, Senate pass versions of day care law

Missouri State Capitol
File photo KBIA

Missouri lawmakers want to bar anyone accused in the death or abuse of a child from running a day care center while the criminal charges are pending.

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E.coli
5:24 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Fourth Case of E. Coli Confirmed in Boone County

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The Missouri State Public Health Lab confirmed an additional case of E. coli in Boone County Friday.

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Ferguson
5:14 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Ryan Ferguson's evidentiary hearing ends

August Kryger Columbia Tribune

The week long Ryan Ferguson evidentiary hearing that will decide if he gets a new trial ended late this morning. Ferguson was convicted in 2005 for the 2001 murder of Columbia Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt.

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Business
4:37 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Mo. offering tax break on Energy Star appliances

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Shoppers have a few days to save a few dollars on appliances bought in Missouri, thanks to temporary state tax break.

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Politics
3:53 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Mo. auditor halts fiscal estimates for initiatives

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich (shwyk) has instructed his staff to stop doing financial estimates for ballot initiatives because of several recent court decisions.

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Politics
8:57 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Legislation addresses impact of foreclosure on neighbors

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County assessors would have to consider the impact of foreclosures and bank sales on the real estate market when they set the value of a property, under legislation that has passed the Missouri Senate.

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Sports
8:48 am
Fri April 20, 2012

MU's associate athletic director leaves for SEMO AD job

Mark Alnutt
Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University has a new athletic director. Mark Alnutt was associate athletics director at the University of Missouri, and he has a deep connection with the athletics department here.

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Global Journalist
6:00 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Reporting in Ecuador

The president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, had the media’s support when he was elected five years ago, promising a citizen’s revolution that would take advantage of the country’s natural resources to lift people out of poverty.

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