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Science, Health and Technology
4:45 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Warmer temperatures may cause unhealthy air

Warming temperatures may have you wanting to spend more time outdoors. But warm weather can mean more unhealthy air.

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Business
4:10 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Missouri House votes to trim business taxes

Missouri House members approved legislation trimming taxes on businesses.

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Education
1:59 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Businesses join with Columbia public schools

Daina Schnese KBIA

The city of Columbia held the 28th Partners in Education flag celebration last night to honor local businesses for their contributions to Columbia Public Schools. 

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Off the Clock
11:22 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Bringing cellos to the people

Portland Cello Project
Tarina Westlund

Portland Cello Project is a collective of classically trained cellists that came out of, you guessed it, Portland, in 2007. And they’re bringing the cello to pop culture, playing music that you may not normally associate with the instrument.  They’ve played everywhere from a punk rock club in Fargo North Dakota to a sports bar in Lubbock Texas.  I spoke with the group’s artistic director Doug Jenkins who started off by explaining how the group began.

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Politics
10:37 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Prescription drug database doomed in Senate

Republican Senator Rob Schaaf, of St. Joseph.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

 A Missouri senator has successfully killed a bill that would have authorized a government database to track people's prescription drug purchases.

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Politics
10:06 am
Fri May 4, 2012

House narrowly passes teacher layoff bill

The Missouri House passed legislation yesterday that would bar school administrators from using teacher seniority in layoffs. Under the bill, teachers' performance would need to be the most important factor in those decisions.

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Global Journalist
6:55 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

The state of press freedom

An Egyptian protester chants slogans and waves a national flag in front of a minaret at Cairo's Tahrir Square. The country experienced a flourishing of new media outlets after the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.
Amr Nabil AP Images

May 3 is World Press Freedom Day. The annual celebration began with a proclamation by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993. 

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Science, Health and Technology
5:26 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Pioneering scientist reflects on distinguished career

At 82 years old, Edward O. Wilson continues to work and publish in the fields of ecology and evolution.
Véronique LaCapra St. Louis Public Radio

Biologist Edward O. Wilson is an emeritus University Research Professor at Harvard. Through his life-long research on the behavior of ants, he has transformed the disciplines of ecology and evolution, developing new theories and pioneering the field of sociobiology.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:13 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

MoDOT to crack down on youth impaired driving

The Missouri Department of Transportation is cracking down on youth impaired driving.

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Politics
4:46 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Missouri lawmakers unlikely to pass legislation making I-70 a toll road in 2012

It appears unlikely that Missouri lawmakers will pass any legislation this year that would turn Interstate Highway 70 into a toll road.

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Education
4:42 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Columbia College breaks ground for 14 million dollar science building

A 10-year-old vision took its first step toward reality at Columbia College.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:23 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Missouri senator tries to block prescription database

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A Missouri senator who is a family physician says he'll try to block legislation authorizing a government database to track drug prescriptions unless it is put to a statewide vote.

Republican Sen. Rob Schaaf, of St. Joseph, Mo., began Thursday's debate on the prescription monitoring legislation by vowing to filibuster until he gets his way about a referendum.

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Politics
4:19 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt addresses Missouri house

Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt briefly addressed the Missouri House Thursday.

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Politics
12:04 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Boone Co. coalition to evaluate health concerns stemming from urban growth

The Boone Co. Smart Growth Coalition is looking into potential health concerns due to urban growth.
File KBIA

The Boone County Smart Growth Coalition is planning a Health Impact Assessment to evaluate the effects of urban growth on public health.

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Education
11:53 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Columbia Independent School names new director

The Columbia Independent School recently added new leadership to their staff.

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