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5:42 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

City of Columbia implements new parking meters

The city of Columbia is trying out a new type of parking meter that gives drivers more options for how to pay.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:38 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

MoChip to offer free services at Osage Beach

The Missouri Child Identification Program, better known as MoChip, will be taking free digital photographs, dental impressions, and scents for scent dogs to follow in the event a child goes missing. The information would then be put onto a small disk which can be loaded into the Amber Alert System in a matter of minutes. State Coordinator of MoChip, Nicholas Cichielo says the program has been successful in finding missing children.

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Politics
5:23 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Blight Decree proposal ramifications discussed by city council

Concerns about a “blight” designation in the city of Columbia are continuing to come out in public forums. Issues such as using outdated census data from the year 2000, incorporating the first ward in the blighted zone, and potential employment of felons in the new “blighted” areas are among concerns being raised. 

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Politics
4:37 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Rules proposed for Missouri Hall of Fame

House Democrats are proposing formal criteria and a requirement for bipartisan approval before people are inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians — a reaction to criticism of the selection of Rush Limbaugh for the honor.

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Politics
3:43 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Gallery: Ron Paul comes to MU

Presidential candidate Ron Paul gestures while making a speech on the south end of the David R. Francis Quadrangle on the University of Missouri campus on Thursday, March 15, 2012.
Danny Matteson

Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul spoke at the University of Missouri today, two days before the state’s caucus. The visit comes as Paul trails the other Republican candidates by a significant margin in the delegate count.   

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Politics
2:46 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Presidential hopeful Ron Paul brings message to MU campus

Presidential candidate Ron Paul waves to a crowd today after speaking on MU's campus.
Danny Matteson KBIA

Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul spoke at the University of Missouri today, two days before the state’s caucus. The visit comes as Paul trails the other Republican candidates by a significant margin in the delegate count. KBIA's Ryan Famuliner and Scott Kanowsky report.

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Education
8:52 am
Thu March 15, 2012

MU Law School climbs rankings

The MU School of Law rose just under 30 places in the U.S. News & World Report rankings.
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The University of Missouri’s Law School has climbed 28 places in U.S. News and World Report’s latest law school rankings.

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Politics
8:49 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Southern Boone Co. residents urged to approve bond measure

The president of the Southern Boone County Fire Protection District says new facilities would cut down the district’s emergency response times, so the district is asking southern Boone County residents to vote in favor of a $2 million bond issue on April 3rd.

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Politics
8:45 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Paul supporters descend on MU campus

Supporters of Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul were out in full force yesterday on the University of Missouri campus. They were part of the local chapter of the Youth for Ron Paul campaign.

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Science, Health and Technology
6:00 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Environmental groups sue EPA to limit nutrient pollution

A coalition of environmental groups has filed two lawsuits against the EPA on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, seeking to limit nutrient pollution in the Mississippi River Basin and the Gulf of Mexico.
Christine Karim Creative Commons

A coalition of environmental groups has filed two lawsuits against the EPA, seeking to limit nutrient pollution in the Mississippi River Basin and the Gulf of Mexico.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:45 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds meetings on Callaway reactor

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a pair of public meetings on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, to get feedback on the license renewal for the Callaway County nuclear reactor.
Ameren

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a pair of public meetings Wednesday to get input on the license renewal for the Callaway nuclear reactor.                

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Health & Wealth Update
10:51 am
Wed March 14, 2012

Politicians tussle over health care for the blind

Governor Jay Nixon spoke with blind constituents after speaking in Columbia on Tuesday.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

Governor Jay Nixon told reporters yesterday that lawmakers in Jefferson City are trying to balance the state budget on the backs of some of the state's neediest: poor blind people. But members of the House budget committee said cuts to health care for blind Missourians are necessary to pay for higher education, which the governor wants to trim. 

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Education
4:51 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

MU to dissolve Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute

File KBIA

On Thursday, MU’s Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute will cease to exist. The nuclear engineering department has been split in two, with the transition expected to be finalized by July 1.

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Politics
4:22 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Nixon asks House to fund healthcare for blind

Governor Jay Nixon is calling on the Missouri House to restore health care funding for low income blind people, after a committee voted last week to cut the program from next year’s budget.

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