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Missouri soon will require child-proof packaging for liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes.

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Gov. Jay Nixon is expected to sign into law the first significant measure state lawmakers have taken to address concerns raised after the fatal police shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson. 

Today retired MU economics professor, MEL ZELENAK, chats with Paul Pepper about the smart phone app, 'Gas Buddy,' and GasBuddy.com. Don't spend more than you have to at the gas pump this summer - watch! July 9, 2015

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Mark Stringer, the new Director for the Missouri Department of Mental Health began his job last week. This follows eight years as the Director for the Division of Behavioral Health and more than 28 years of experience in the mental health field.  KBIA’s Rebecca Smith sat down with Stringer to discuss his goals for the department and the challenges he expects to face. 


Today Paul Pepper visits with author Svetlana Grobman about her new book, "The Education of a Traitor: A Memoir of Growing Up in Cold War Russia." Svetlana shares with us the story behind the stories, and how and why she fled to America. Watch! July 8, 2015

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Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that would have allowed Missouri lenders to charge higher fees to consumers while also raising fees that finance companies pay to the state. 

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Hallmark Cards announced it plans to add about 400 employees in the next year at its distribution plant in Liberty, Missouri, while phasing out a plant in Enfield, Connecticut. 

The physician-in-chief and scientific director at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh has been named dean of a St. Louis medical school where he used to teach.

Washington University School of Medicine said Monday that Dr. David Perlmutter will start Dec. 1.

The 63-year-old Brooklyn, New York native spent 15 years as a pediatrics faculty member at Washington University before moving to Pittsburgh.

In addition to his role at Children's Hospital, he's been a distinguished professor and the endowed pediatrics chair at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Gov. Jay Nixon has signed an executive order directing state agencies to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision establishing a Constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

Nixon said Tuesday at a news conference in Kansas City he wants to ensure that the ruling is implemented around the state.

Thinking Out Loud: The Blind Boone Home

Jul 7, 2015
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Work continues on restoration of the Columbia home of Ragtime composer and concert pianist J.W. "Blind" Boone. On this week's Thinking Out Loud, the Reverend Clyde Ruffin visits with KBIA's Darren Hellwege about the progress and the process of making Boone's home a useful community space.

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Here Say is a project in community storytelling. We travel to a new place each week and ask people to share true stories about things we all experience: love, family, learning and more. To see where we've been, check out our interactive map.


Today Paul Pepper visits with Woodhaven Executive Director, MARK PALMER, about the capital campaign currently underway to raise $1.9M which will help support the 115 individuals being served. They need another 15% of their goal by October 1st! At [4:19] DAWN BROWN tells us about Olivet Christian Church's FREE summer concert series! It all kicks off tomorrow night with singer/songwriter/storyteller Larry Brown. July 7, 2015

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Heavy storms swept through the Kansas City area, spawning at least one tornado, but there were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries. 

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 Missouri soon will have an income tax exemption for parents of stillborn children.

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Sometime later this month the city of Columbia will likely begin a test project at the city power plant on Business Loop 70.

Kansas City officials are nearing their self-imposed mid-July deadline for coming up with a plan to raise the local minimum wage, but so far there is no consensus on what needs to be done.

Judge Tosses Bid for Probe of Prosecutor in Ferguson Case

Jul 6, 2015
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A judge has tossed out a request by activists for an independent probe of a prosecutor's handling of grand jury proceedings in the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown.

Missouri to Require Notification of Tax Changes

Jul 6, 2015
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A bill to require Missouri's tax collection agency to notify affected businesses of changes in tax policy has been signed into law.

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  Amtrak officials say a tentative agreement has been reached that would keep the passenger train running in Kansas and Missouri.

Today Paul Pepper and CHRIS CAMPBELL talk about the upcoming 25th anniversary celebration of the Walters-Boone County Museum and Galleries. Food, tours and music - fun for the whole family! At [3:52] DR. MARILYN RANTZ tells us about "Sinclair At Home," a new program from MU's Sinclair School of Nursing. Hear about how new technology makes this service possible! July 6, 2015

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Lawmakers have set aside $375,000 to repair a monument to Missouri's Civil War troops at the Vicksburg National Military Park. 

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  Missouri's state budget director says increased revenue growth likely will make spending restrictions unnecessary in the new fiscal year. 

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Flooding has forced nearly a dozen Missouri parks to close some areas for the Fourth of July weekend.

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  A Ferguson resident hopes his lawsuit resurrects a recall petition effort meant to oust Ferguson's mayor from office. 

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