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Agriculture
5:12 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Enzyme factory mixes into ethanol's future

A vial of ethanol enzyme is displayed during the grand opening of the Novozymes laboratory in Blair, Neb.
Grant Gerlock NET

Inside a new facility in Blair, Neb., north of Omaha, a gleaming maze of steel tubes connect a line of giant fermentation tanks that will cultivate some of the most advanced biotechnology in the ethanol industry.

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Views of the News
5:12 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Anthony Shadid; Can Women Have It All?; Citizens United; Murdoch's Breakup

Lee Wilkins fills in for Mike this week.

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Education
5:01 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

UM system undeterred in UM Press shutdown

KBIA file photo

The University of Missouri is standing behind its cost-cutting decision to shutter the school's academic press.

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Politics
4:55 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Nixon OK's small biz tax breaks and charter schools, vetoes bus route bill

KBIA file photo

Gov. Jay Nixon has signed into law a measure offering a tax break for some small businesses in Missouri.

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Business
4:46 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Columbia business incubator awarded tax credits

The Missouri Department of Economic Development awarded state tax credits to five small business incubators on Monday. The Life Science Business Incubation Center in Columbia was awarded a $100,000 in tax credits.

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Health & Wealth Update
4:08 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

New dental school targets Missouri's dentist shortage

Jack Magruder, president of A.T. Still University, standing in front of the future school of dentistry in Kirksville.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

About 20 percent of Missourians live in areas where there aren't enough dentists, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In Kirksville, the A.T. Still University is tackling the problem by building a new school of dentistry, which, in a few years, will be graduating dozens of new dentists each year.

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Sports
5:25 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Missouri stadium expansion wins approval

With less than a week before the University of Missouri officially enters the Southeastern Conference, the UM board of curators has approved the first half of a project that Athletic Director Mike Alden says will “change the face” of the University of Missouri sports park. At a regular meeting yesterday, curators approved the $102 million project to expand and update athletic facilities on the Columbia campus.

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Education
5:07 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

UM Press supporters attend UM Board of Curators meeting

Professors, graduate students and other supporters of the soon-to-be-closed University of Missouri Press attended Tuesday’s UM Board of Curators meeting.

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Politics
4:52 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Absentee voting begins for Missouri primary elections

Voting is officially getting under way for Missouri's primary elections.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:47 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Traffic fatalities rising according to MoDOT

Ryan Famuliner KBIA file photo

The State Department of Transportation says traffic fatalities in Missouri are increasing after falling for six straight years.

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Politics
4:40 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

McCaskill to skip Democratic National Convention

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, one of the most vulnerable Democrats up for re-election in 2012, says she will skip the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

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Agriculture
10:32 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Farm service assesses impact of heat wave

Drought conditions could have significant impact on crops
Kecko Flickr

The Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency is beginning an assessment of damages inflicted upon Missouri livestock and crops by recent high temperatures across the state.

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Education
10:23 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Jefferson City may divide high schools into academies

David Luther is the assistant superintendent with the district. He says the school will offer seven different academies – something he refers to as “seven schools within a school.” These will align with a student’s possible career path, but are also fairly broad in nature.

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Politics
10:07 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Nixon says individual insurance mandate is not good for Missouri

Governor Jay Nixon
File Photo KBIA

Speaking at ceremonial bill signing in  St. Louis, Governor Nixon sounded more like a Republican when he asked about the Supreme Court’s impending health care ruling.

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