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4:54 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Low turnout for Missouri's "beauty pageant" of a primary

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Polling places are quiet today as voters trickle in for Missouri’s non-binding presidential primary. As KBIA’s Jacob Fenston reports, the election will cost taxpayers an estimated 7 million dollars, despite having no direct effect in choosing the Republican nominee.

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Politics
4:47 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Lt. Gov. candidate garners important endorsements

Missouri Lieutenant Governor candidate Susan Montee
MonteeforMissouri.com

Former State Auditor Susan Montee is kicking off her campaign for Missouri Lieutenant Governor with endorsements from St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and other Democratic leaders.

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Politics
3:07 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

MO House endorses voter photo ID requirement

Missouri lawmakers are trying again to require voters to show photo identification at the polls.

House members Tuesday gave first-round approval to the photo-ID requirement by a 104-54 vote. The measure needs another vote before moving to the Senate.

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Business
2:42 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Missouri to prosecute company that falsified documents

Attorney General Chris Koster, who will prosecute the case.
Attorney General's Office

The state of Missouri has filed criminal charges against a shuttered Georgia company accused of using fake signatures on phony foreclosure documents.

A Boone County grand jury on Friday issued a 136-count criminal indictment alleging forgery against DocX and its former president, Lorraine Brown. The company closed in 2010 amid criticism of mortgage companies signing legal documents not reviewed by its employees in a practice called robo-signing.

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Field Notes
12:59 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Just what do food additives add?

Packaged foods contain several additives and preservatives to keep them shelf-stable and freezable.
dno1967b Flickr

Ever looked at the labels on the back of your packaged food?

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Politics
10:41 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Missourians head to polls for primary that won't count

File Photo KBIA

Missouri’s presidential primary is today, but one of the leading GOP candidates is not on the ballot.

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Business
10:22 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Toll road talk at MODOT panel in Columbia

Adeliepenguin Dreamstime

Missouri Department of Transportation Director Kevin Keith says making I-70 a toll road would allow for expansion of the interstate and would be a first for Missouri.

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Politics
9:22 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Post office workers face uncertain future

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill was in the state Monday pressing for a bill salvaging the fledgling postal service.
File KBIA

Missouri senator Claire McCaskill is proposing cost cuts and a new business model to save post offices across the state. 167 rural Missouri post offices are on the chopping block as the U.S. Post Office moves toward more digital post services.

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Education
9:16 am
Tue February 7, 2012

CPS releases names of new Battle High administrators

Columbia Public Schools announced new leadership team members for Columbia’s Battle High School Monday. Jacob Sirna was named Assistant Principal of the new high school which is scheduled to open in Fall of 2013.

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Politics
9:10 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Voter ID bill raises ire between House members

A bill requiring voter ID at the polls caused heated debate at the Missouri House of Representatives Monday.
File Photo KBIA

Debate began Monday in the Missouri House on legislation to require voters to show photo identification at the polls.  As Marshall Griffin tells us from Jefferson City, the back-and-forth got pretty heated at times.

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Crime
9:05 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Drugs may have been involved in Olten slaying

Attorneys for a Missouri teenager who admitted killing a young neighbor girl are contending that a troubled childhood and an antidepressant drug may have contributed to the murder.

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Intersection
6:30 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

Celebrity, recruitment and top college athletes

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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Politics
6:23 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

Tax credit bills go to House floor

File photo KBIA

Two bills that would provide incentives for building underground data storage centers and for drawing amateur sporting events to Missouri have cleared a State House committee.

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Politics
6:14 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

Schools celebrate Black History Month

Public schools all around Columbia will put on a number of events to celebrate and educate the community about Black History Month this February.

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Politics
5:53 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

MO bill would allow advertising on school buses

A bus with advertisement
FredCamino Flickr

A Missouri lawmaker wants to let school districts lease advertising space on buses to help cover transportation costs.

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