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Global Journalist
5:30 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Exploring the rise of Nigeria's Boko Haram

Nigeria appears to be on the verge of a civil war. The instigator of escalating sectarian conflict seems to be a militant Islamic sect known as the Boko Haram. 

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Under the Microscope
4:42 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Discovering a comet

KBIA's Lee Jian Chung spoke with Fred Bruenjes, about his experience discovering a comet.
Kevin Dooley Flickr

If you go stargazing tonight, you just might see a faint little speck with a Missouri connection.

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Science, Health and Technology
2:58 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

UM System announces research recipients

Luis Jimenez, CEO of EternoGen, is one of the winners of the UM System's Enterprise Investment Program. Jimenez and Mark Lee, president CEO of CLB Horizons, were selected today, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012.
Elizabeth Trovall KBIA

Today the University of Missouri System announced the recipients of a $600,000 investment in two university research teams. The money will be use to further commercialize and expand lab research, which could translate into economic growth in Missouri.

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Politics
2:33 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Mo. House bill would change vacancy appointees

Missouri voters could decide whether to change the way in which replacements are selected for vacancies in statewide offices.

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Politics
2:29 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Mo. House passes English driver's license requirement

Those who want to get a Missouri driver's license would have to understand English under legislation passed by the state House on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012.
File KBIA

Anyone hoping to get a Missouri driver's license would have to understand English under legislation passed by the state House.

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Politics
2:27 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Mo. state senate backs new robocall limits

The Missouri Senate has passed legislation that would forbid automated phone calls known as "robocalls" from going to numbers on the state's no-call list.

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Politics
1:52 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

State senator backs new distracted driving charge

Drivers who are distracted while behind the wheel could be charged with a misdemeanor — even if they haven't broken any other laws — under legislation endorsed by a Missouri Senate committee.

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Politics
1:47 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Mo. GOP attorney general race gains another candidate

Livingston County Prosecutor Adam Warren will join Ed Martin as a GOP challenger to current Attorney General Chris Koster.
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

 

The Republican race for Missouri's attorney general's office has gained a second candidate.

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Crime
9:32 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Truman State student's Facebook profile used in Kirksville investigation

One Truman State University student was surprised when her private Facebook status went public.

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Education
9:28 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Truman State students to review Nixon higher ed cuts

Gov. Jay Nixon's 2013 budget slashes nearly eight percent from higher education in Missouri.
File KBIA

Truman State University administrators created a coalition to find ways to adjust to budget cuts earlier this month.  Now, the student member of the coalition, Ryan Nely is forming a similar coalition of all students.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:23 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture gets $5,000 grant

The rising interest in eating locally grown food throughout the state has sparked the Missouri Department of Agriculture to begin a local food grants program. In its first year, the program has awarded a grant to the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture.

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Politics
9:15 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Missouri assembly debates Obama birth control law

Medical coverage of birth control under Pres. Barack Obama's contraception mandate is sparking debate among Missouri representatives.

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Politics
8:57 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Commission redrawing state senate districts reaches accord

A ten-member commission chosen by Gov. Jay Nixon to draw a new map for Missouri’s State Senate districts has reached a tentative agreement.

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Radio Friends
12:00 am
Thu February 23, 2012

University of Missouri Extension

VERA MASSEY, with the University of Missouri Extension; for more info:  http://extension.missouri.edu/ 

Business
6:13 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

NBAF no longer part of 2013 Budget

An architectural rendering of the proposed NBAF lab in Manhattan, Kan.
Courtesy Department of Homeland Security

The White House budget for 2013 provides no construction funding for a planned livestock disease lab in Kansas and calls for a “comprehensive assessment of the project in 2012” to consider “the cost, safety, and any alternatives to the current plan.”

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