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4:39 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

McCaskill Sees Improvement of Arlington National Cemetary Management

Arlington National Cemetary.
nmchisholm Flickr

 Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill said she’s cautiously optimistic that management problems at Arlington National Cemetery have been solved.

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Education
4:22 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

Truman State University Boasts Third-Most Master's Fulbright Grants

The campus at Truman State.
Ian Monroe Flickr

More Truman State University students have been awarded Fulbright grants this year than all but two other Master’s institutions in the country.

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Politics
4:14 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

Nixon Praises Bill Helping Growth in Science and Tech Industries

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon stopped in Kansas City Wednesday for a bill signing ceremony promoting research and technology businesses.

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Politics
3:59 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

Douglass Park Organizes Neighborhood Association

Residents in Columbia’s Douglass Park neighborhood are coming together to create a neighborhood organization to better serve the needs of their community.

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Business Beat
3:37 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

Business Beat: Nov. 9, 2011

Photograph of newspapers
livornoalone Flickr

This week:  A reporter for KBIA talks with the largest newspaper in Germany and how it is surviving the economic crisis threatening the newspaper industry, and a unique store along the Katy Trail. 

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Health & Wealth Update
3:18 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

Audrain Voters Plump for Public Health

Voters came out 60 percent in favor of the health center initiative.
Garrett Bergquist KBIA

Missouri is ranked 50th among the states in funding for public health, spending about one third of the national average. Audrain County spends even less, just $7.90 per person. In this weekly Health & Wealth update, voters in Audrain went to the polls yesterday and approved a new property tax that will keep the county's struggling health department afloat. I spoke with reporter Garrett Bergquist, who has been driving around Audrain talking to voters.

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Views of the News
3:15 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

Views of the News for November 9, 2011

Agriculture
9:00 am
Wed November 9, 2011

Cleanliness key to preventing grain explosions

Mourners created a makeshift memorial to victims of the grain explosion in Atchinson, KS, near the site of the blast.
Dan Verbeck KCUR Public Radio

By Jeremy Bernfeld (Harvest Public Media)

State investigators are still investigating the cause of the explosion at a grain elevator in Atchinson, KS, which killed six people Oct. 29.

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Newscasts
6:01 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Newscast for November 8, 2011

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

The City Council has approved two new measures that affect the way evictions are carried out in Columbia.

A Missouri appeals court has upheld a 2009 decision by state utility regulators to approve a rate increase for Ameren Missouri.

One of eight people charged in the shooting death of a Missouri football player's cousin has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Education
5:59 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

MU Sells Veterinarian Research Lab

The University of Missouri will receive $43 million in the sale of a veterinarian research lab.

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Politics
5:44 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Village of South Gifford in Jeopardy

The village of South Gifford may not exist for much longer. That’s if voters approve a measure on the ballot that would revoke the community’s legal status – and abolish its government.

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Politics
5:40 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Eviction Process Changes Approved by City Council

Tom Check Flickr

The City Council has approved two new measures that affect the way evictions are carried out in Columbia.

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Agriculture
3:58 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Nope, we can't blame the farm bill for making us fat

Bigstock image

By Kathleen Masterson (Harvest Public Media)

Politicians aren't the only ones taking aim at farm subsidies these days. Some public health groups and foodies say subsidies drive overproduction of corn and soybeans.  And that, they say, enables the production of cheap fast food.   

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Word Missouri
8:51 pm
Mon November 7, 2011

Between readings and signings, local authors recall how they found their voice

Space opera romance author J. C. Hay.
Courtesy of the author

Last week Word Missouri told the story of a group of bookstores in St. Louis supporting each other through events like bookstore tours and literary speed dating. These events aren’t only good for booksellers – they also benefit local authors who write in niche genres and don’t have the support of an academic setting or a big-name publisher. Fortunately, the realm of social media is good to genre writers. 

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Intersection
5:35 pm
Mon November 7, 2011

The Parenting Journey

Panelists shared advice on raising children.

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

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Agriculture
5:16 pm
Mon November 7, 2011

Army Corps of Engineers to Change Approach to Managing Missouri River

Aerial photos of the Missouri river flooding in Sioux City, Iowa, South Sioux City, Nebraska, and Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, on June 8, 2011.
Tech. Sgt. Oscar Sanchez USDA Flickr

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Monday that it’s changing its short-term approach to managing water levels on the Missouri River, following devastating flooding this summer in Missouri, Iowa and North Dakota. 

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PM Newscasts
4:25 pm
Mon November 7, 2011

Newscast for November 7, 2011

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

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AM Newscasts
10:22 am
Mon November 7, 2011

KBIA Newscast for November 7, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom.

Mizzou to SEC
9:27 pm
Sun November 6, 2011

MU Celebrates Move to SEC

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive, left, and Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton celebrate the announcement of Missouri's entrance into the SEC, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at the Student Center at MU in Columbia, Mo.
Karen Mitchell

The University of Missouri has announced it will join the Southeast Conference next July.

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KBIA Sports Extra
8:59 pm
Sun November 6, 2011

KBIA Sports Extra Special Coverage of MU-SEC Announcement

A Mizzou helmet and an SEC helmet were on display at the announcement. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. Announcer Mike Kelly was unable to find the white helmet for the official presentation to Brady Deaton earlier in the press conference. Photo by KAREN MITCHELL
Karen Mitchell University of Missouri

Follow this link to KBIA Sports Extra's special online coverage of the University of Missouri's move to the Southeastern Conference.

Business
10:38 am
Sun November 6, 2011

University of Missouri Joins SEC

University of Missouri to join the Southeastern Conference beginning July 2012
SEC Sports

The Southeastern Conference has officially announced that Missouri will join the league effective July 1, 2012

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Business
5:05 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Boonville Organizations Seeking City Money May Have Stricter Guidelines

Boonville City Council members work toward tightening up the way organizations receive city funding.

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Politics
4:51 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Jefferson City Discusses Annexation Options

Arial view of Jefferson City, Mo.
Landsat

Jefferson City is one step closer to expanding its borders today.

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Politics
4:46 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Man Files Suit Over Holding Cell Incident

The man pushed in a Columbia jail cell has filed a civil lawsuit against the city and three police officers.

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Off the Clock
1:01 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

All that jazz

A mural in the historic 18th and Vine jazz district in Kansas City, Mo.

As the saying goes, jazz was born in New Orleans, but it grew up in Kansas City. This week we’ll revisit Robert Altman’s “Kansas City.” And a new  musical audio postcard. 

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Health & Wealth Blog
10:12 am
Fri November 4, 2011

Political Points vs. Sound Policy?

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has long been a critic of health care reform.
governor.ks.gov

Republican lawmakers in red states are in a pickle. The Affordable Care Act requires each state to set up a health care exchange designed to bring down insurance costs for consumers. Republicans want no part of anything related to Obama's health care reform law, which they see as a federal intrusion on states rights. But if state lawmakers don't set up an exchange, the federal government will. In September, Republican senators in Missouri prevented the state from accepting $21 million of federal money to lay the groundwork for an exchange. Next door, the Sunflower State is in a similar quandary, reports Bryan Thompson of Kansas Public Radio.

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Politics
6:16 pm
Thu November 3, 2011

Natural Disasters Costing Missouri $15 Million

Natural disasters have cost the state of Missouri $15 million and the state budget director says that tab is still going up.

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Politics
6:13 pm
Thu November 3, 2011

GOP Legislator Plans Election-Related Bills

One of the Republican leaders in the Missouri House plans to file a package of election-related measures when next year’s regular session begins in January.

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Agriculture
6:07 pm
Thu November 3, 2011

Rangers Fighting Mark Twain Forest Fires

Three hundred more acres of Mark Twain National Forest in Salem have burned since last night, in a fire that has burned 5,000 acres since Tuesday afternoon.

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PM Newscasts
5:59 pm
Thu November 3, 2011

Newscast for November 3, 2011

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom.

 

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