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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
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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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Sports
5:55 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Missouri seeks stadium expansion for SEC move

The University of Missouri has unveiled its long-promised plans to upgrade athletic facilities as it moves to the Southeastern Conference.

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Education
5:49 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Jefferson City Schools announce belief statement

Leaders in the Jefferson City Public School District have drawn up a statement of seven beliefs that they think will better define Jefferson City Public Schools and drive student success. David Luther is the Assistant Superintendent with the school district. He was also at the retreat last week where leaders worked on the list.

“The discussion was very good – it was pretty intense," Luther said.

Leaders began with about 20 statements. Luther says their goal was to boil down the ideas to eliminate redundancy.

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Politics
5:31 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Rural provisions of health care law could be affected by court ruling

Protesters outside the U.S. Supreme Court, during the court's oral arguments in March.
Angela N. Flickr

The U.S. Supreme Court will likely rule on the fate of the federal health care reform law this Thursday. That ruling could affect provisions of the law aimed at improving health in rural America.

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Politics
5:23 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Court hearing challenge to ballot initiatives

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The authority of the Missouri auditor to write financial estimates for ballot initiatives is under scrutiny by the state Supreme Court.

The high court heard arguments Monday on whether a law directing the auditor to prepare the financial estimates exceeds the limits of the auditor's authority spelled out in the Missouri Constitution.

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Science, Health and Technology
10:43 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Centro Latino promotes healthy food choice for children this summer

Centro Latino hosts the Festival of the Sun celebration at their new location. Director Eduardo Crespi hopes to make gatherings like this a regular event
Nicole Krasavage KBIA

The Columbia group Centro Latino is working this summer to promote healthy choices for children.

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Business
10:32 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Missouri joins job network to connect students to careers

Missouri students are expected to see a change in career guidance in school as part of a new initiative to better prepare students for their future. Missouri is one of six states that joined the Pathways for Prosperity Network this week.

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Politics
10:21 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Boone Co. sewer district starts two large projects

Materials for a sewer project
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The Boone County Regional Sewer District has received a $1.36 million low-interest loan from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.  The one-time loan is to fund two upcoming projects, including the sewer extension to the new Battle High School. 

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