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8:27 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Higher education cuts force layoffs at Northwest Missouri State

Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville.
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In some of the first higher education layoffs announced this year in reaction to state funding reductions, Northwest Missouri State University will cut 20 jobs and eliminate or reorganize eight academic departments in a campus-wide move to reduce costs.

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Politics
8:23 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Congressional map back in Supreme Court

Jacob Fenston KBIA

Two lawsuits challenging Missouri’s new congressional district map have been heard for a second time by the State Supreme Court. The cases returned to the high court after the map was upheld two weeks ago by a Cole County judge.

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Global Journalist
6:29 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Assessing the US-Uzbek relationship

Advocates of media freedom and human rights say conditions are getting worse under Uzbek President Islam Karimov’s authoritarian rule. The last international monitor, Human Rights Watch, was evicted last year. 

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Politics
5:26 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

MO Senate passes bill to push back primary filing period

File photo KBIA

The Missouri Senate has unanimously passed legislation to move the filing period for the state’s party primaries back by one month.  The bill is moving rapidly because the filing period is currently set to begin February 28th and end in late March.

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Politics
5:22 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

State Senator discusses funding option for I-70 in Columbia

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State Senator Bill Stouffer says Interstate 70 is 60 years old, making it the oldest interstate in the nation. But it was only built with an intended 20-year lifespan.

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Harvest Public Media
5:05 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Assessing the additives

Jill Lucht, of Columbia, Mo., reads the ingredient lists on the food in her refrigerator.
Jessica Naudziunas Harvest Public Media

Pick up your favorite packaged food and read the ingredient list.

If you stumbled over any of the words or a color jumped out at you, you might be looking at what’s known as a food additive.  

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Politics
5:01 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

MO Senate passes workplace injury changes

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The Missouri Senate has passed legislation that would prohibit employees from suing co-workers for injuries they sustain on the job.

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Science, Health and Technology
3:30 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Interview with director Peter Richardson

Richardson's film, How to Die in Oregon, explores the state's controversial Death with Dignity Act.
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Flickr

The film How to Die in Oregon, follows several terminally ill patients as they undertake the difficult decision to end their lives under the state’s controversial Death with Dignity Act.

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Politics
9:17 am
Thu February 16, 2012

Schweich's lawsuit against Nixon budget cuts continues

The lawsuit against Nixon accuses him of making unauthorized budget cuts.
File KBIA

Lawyers have been back in court arguing over the authority of Missouri's governor to make budget cuts.

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Politics
9:13 am
Thu February 16, 2012

A potential border war between state legislatures

A bill before the Missouri House would prevent the body from giving tax credits moving jobs from Kansas to Missouri.
File KBIA

A House committee reviews a bill that gives Kansas an ultimatum.

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Politics
9:02 am
Thu February 16, 2012

Lawmakers to address work-related injury fund

The Second Injury Fund is currently $160 million in the red.
File KBIA

Legislation has been filed in both the Missouri House and Senate to address the state’s Second Injury Fund, which provides payments to workers with prior disabilities who are injured on the job.  But the fund has been losing money for years.

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Politics
8:57 am
Thu February 16, 2012

Senate approves bill moving back Missouri primary date

The legislation would move filing periods for candidates from late February to March.
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The Missouri Senate has given first-round approval to legislation that would push back the filing period for the state’s August primaries by one month.

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Education
5:41 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Tim Wolfe takes office as UM System president

New UM System President Timothy Wolfe talks to reporters on his first day of work, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012.
Harum Helmy KBIA

 

Former IBM executive Tim Wolfe took office as the new University of Missouri System president on Wednesday. The businessman has old ties to Columbia. 

By Harum Helmy (Columbia, Mo.)

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Politics
4:14 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

State senator seeks public funding for religious schools

Missouri state Sen. Scott Rupp is sponsoring legislation to abolish language in the Missouri Constitution that prohibits public funding for religious groups to operate schools.
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A Missouri state senator says religious groups should not be barred from receiving state funds to operate their schools.

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