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The China Connection
5:58 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Missouri student’s music rocks Chinese online community

Briana Marsh, the Columbia native known as "Malina" to her online audience
Chenfei Zhang KBIA

A native Missourian’s videos of singing performances have spread rapidly online through the Chinese-speaking community in recent years. Some of her videos have been watched more than a quarter of a million times.

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Business
5:55 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Columbia could potentially use more natural gas fuel in the future

Columbia could be the next city in Missouri to bring natural gas fuel to residents.

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Jefferson City
5:47 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Ceremony honors fallen Missouri workers

File Photo KBIA

The state of Missouri paid tribute Monday to those who died while on the job last year. 

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Politics
5:40 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Animal shelters exempted from licensing fees

Humane Society

Some Missourians are upset about a recent bill that passed the Missouri House of Representatives that would exempt animal shelters from licensing fees.

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Education
5:30 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Westminster College looks to expand to Mesa, AZ

A concept rendering of the new Mesa campus building
Provided by Westminster College

Westminster College in Fulton is attempting to open a new branch campus in Mesa, Arizona.

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Business
5:18 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Columbia Farmers Market bus route has yet to gain popularity

Flickr Natalie Maynor

The new bus route that goes from the M-U student center to the Columbia Farmers Market has yet to attract many passengers.

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The China Connection
11:46 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Video: Missouri’s top export to China: Scrap metal

A pile of copper wire at Fusselman Salvage. Copper is the top type of scrap that Missouri exports in dollar value.
Eva Dou KBIA

At this scrap yard in north Columbia, it’s easy to think the piles of rusty metal and old machine parts are, well, just junk.

But these broken motors and tangled copper wire are actually one of Missouri’s biggest links to China. China may be a hot target these days for U.S. manufacturers looking for a market to sell their products, but the fastest growing American export to China last year was actually what trade experts call “waste and scrap.”

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Education
10:04 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Organ donors honored by MU School of Medicine

Gina Lee and her son, Jerrin, decorate a paper flower on Friday, April 20, 2012 at the MU School of Medicine in Columbia, Mo. The decorated flowers commemorating organ donors will be displayed in the lobby of University Hospital..
Marie French KBIA

April is Donate Life Month. Families of organ donors and organ recipients came together at a ceremony of remembrance at the MU School of Medicine this past Friday.

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Crime
9:35 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Jefferson City shooting leaves one dead

A shooting in Jefferson City Sunday left one man dead.
localozarkian flickr

Jefferson City police are searching for a second person of interest in the shooting death of a Columbia man.

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Politics
9:14 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Mo. legislation aims to limit sexual orientation discussion in public schools

The Missouri House is looking at a bill that limits discussion of sexual orientation in schools.
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Republican leaders in the Missouri House are backing legislation that would limit the discussion of people's sexual orientation in public schools.

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Politics
9:09 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Mo. legislation would reduce licensing fees

The Missouri House is considering legislation reducing the fees placed on animal shelters.
File KBIA

Missouri lawmakers are considering changes to state licensing fees for dog breeders and animal shelters.

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Crime
8:59 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Officials investigate Monday morning explosion at St. Louis federal building

St. Louis police and federal officials are looking for a man who threw an explosive device at a federal building in downtown St. Louis.

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CoMo Weekender
5:48 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Spring Fever ft. festivals, David Sedaris and classic plays

Save the R&R for next weekend. This weekend is all about getting off your caboose and being active in your community. Celebrate Earth Day. Support local film, theater and art. Watch David Sedaris. Ok, he’s not a local. But, I’m sure he’d support putting off that spring cleaning for another week. Here are your excuses:

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Politics
5:28 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Mo. House, Senate pass versions of day care law

Missouri State Capitol
File photo KBIA

Missouri lawmakers want to bar anyone accused in the death or abuse of a child from running a day care center while the criminal charges are pending.

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E.coli
5:24 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Fourth Case of E. Coli Confirmed in Boone County

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The Missouri State Public Health Lab confirmed an additional case of E. coli in Boone County Friday.

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