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8:24 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Energy group spends $250K in 3 Mo. Senate races

The Missouri state Capitol
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

An independent political committee focused on energy issues says it spent more than $250,000 in July to influence three primary elections for Missouri Senate.

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Agriculture
8:19 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Missouri farmers, ranchers continue to apply for water help

Irrigation waters a field of soybeans at Bradford Research Center outside Columbia, Mo. on August 12, 2012.
Camille Phillips Harvest Public Media

As cattle were auctioned off at the Joplin Regional Stockyards, Governor Nixon met over coffee Monday at the stockyard’s café with local ranchers and farmers.  He listened to their stories about how the emergency water cost-share program has helped them and gave them an update on the program. 

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Intersection
5:15 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

The drought and its impact

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

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Politics
4:26 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

One race gets ugly, another gets cuddly, in Missouri primary contest

A still from Sarah Steelman's new ad
www.sarahsteelman.com

The leading Republican candidates for Missouri lieutenant governor seem to have adopted a personal tone in their contest.

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Rivers
8:53 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Mo. River gets boost from northern reservoirs

The Missouri River near Rocheport, Mo.
aimeeorleans flickr

The same reservoirs in northern states that were blamed for last year's flooding on the Missouri River are now giving the river a boost during a severe drought.

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Goodwill
8:49 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Columbia woman getting back accidental donation

goodwill.org

A Columbia woman is getting back $1,300 she accidentally left among items she donated to a Goodwill store last year.

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Politics
8:44 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Springfield marijuana petition short on signatures

Marijuana Plant
LancerenoK flickr

Supporters of a petition to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana in Springfield are running out of time to collect enough signatures to get the issue on the November ballot.

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Floods
8:31 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Mo. county denied compensation for flood damage

The Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway after it was flooded.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

A southeast Missouri county has been told it won't be getting any money for damage caused by the activation of the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway last year.

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Crime
8:25 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Mo. narcotics unit featured in new reality show

Methamphetamine
justice.gov

Narcotics investigators in Franklin County, Mo., may soon have their own TV show.

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Sports
8:20 am
Mon July 30, 2012

KC man dominates world of dominoes competition

wesleyt flickr

A Kansas City man who is the top dominoes player in the world says the game teaches life lessons that are important for young people to learn.

Jerome Wooten recently won his fourth world championship in dominoes in the last five years. Other players tell The Kansas City Star that Wooten's reputation makes him feared throughout the dominoes world.

Politics
8:06 am
Mon July 30, 2012

US rep. proposes bill after Lake of Ozarks issue

U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler
Wikimedia Commons

Republican Missouri U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler wants to reduce federal regulators' authority over hydroelectric projects.

Hartzler's district includes part of the Lake of the Ozarks that has been embroiled in controversy during the past year over land near the lake. Land included within the boundary of the hydroelectric project falls under the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's authority, while other property does not.

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Agriculture
6:00 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

How big is the agritourism industry? [graphic]

The impact of agritourism
Camille Phillips Harvest Public Media

Fully understanding the potential of agritourism in the Midwest and the country as a whole is hampered by two factors: the lack of an official definition of agritourism and the limited amount of economic data available.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:41 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Drought should have little impact on honey producers

Rainer Hungershausen Flickr

The ongoing drought is hurting many farmers and their crops, but not honey.

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Business
5:19 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Mo. Attorney General investigates price gouging among well drillers

the Missouri Attorney General's Office

The Missouri attorney general's office is investigating reports that water well drillers may have been taking advantage of landowners hit hard by drought.

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Education
5:07 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

UM Curators review guidelines for student conduct

ensign beedrill flickr

The University of Missouri System’s Board of Curators plans to elaborate on its definitions of sexual harassment and violence in the guidelines for student conduct.

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