U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is in Missouri touting President Obama’s job creation plans, laid out this week in his state of the union address. This comes as the agriculture department faces a shrinking budget.
The head of the Missouri Department of Transportation says charging tolls on Interstate 70 is the only real option for funding reconstruction of the highway, if the state wants to do something about it right now.
This Monday at the Ragtag Cinema, True/False and Global Journalist present a special screening of the documentary How to Die in Oregon. The film explores the state’s Death with Dignity Act, which enables physicians to prescribe – but not administer – a lethal dose of sedative. A special panel discussion with the film’s director will follow the screening. It all takes place this Monday evening at 6:45 at the Ragtag Cinema.
A bronze replica of the MLK National Memorial in Washington DC has been presented to MU. The statue replica was presented at MU’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration. KBIA’s Elizabeth Trovall was there, and has this report.
A group of Democratic State Senators is blocking a bill that would redefine Missouri’s workplace discrimination standards. They believe the bill will undo nearly a half-century of civil rights progress.