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A video released by the militant group ISIS appears to show the beheading of American journalist Steven J. Sotloff, 31.  The freelance reporter was taken captive while reporting on the bloody civil war in Syria last year.  Sotloff is the second American journalist slain by ISIS militants in two weeks in retaliation for military strikes against the group.

PM Newscast for September 2, 2014

Sep 2, 2014

A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states rose slightly in August, suggesting growth is ahead.

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Missourians trying to use a call center to sign up for the state's Medicaid program are running into long delays, prompting nearly half of them to hang up before they get help.

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Missouri is offering grants to help get more locally produced food into school meals and snacks.

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More than one hundred people gathered in Peace Park yesterday for Artists for Justice. The event featured performances of music and poetry as well as opportunities to contribute to collaborative artwork. 

According to Kenneth Bryant, one of the organizers for Artists for Justice, the event grew from a desire to create an outlet for the community to respond to the August 9th death of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. 

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back TIM REINBOTT, Bradford Farm, who tells us about the 10th Annual Tomato Festival, happening September 4th! At [4:09] BRIAN MAHIEU recaps Callaway Plein Air and looks ahead to October's "Autumn On The Bricks," which will, among other events, highlight the exhibit, "Changing Patterns." Submit your entry before 10/01! September 2, 2014

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Peace park held an Artists for Justice event in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting.
  • Centene Corp. plans to build a claims processing center in Ferguson bringing jobs to the town.
  • Missouri is offering grants to get local food into school meals.

Manufacturing companies in Kansas and Missouri say there are plenty of high-paying jobs available for people qualified to run sophisticated factory equipment, but there doesn't seem to be enough local talent to fill them.

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Missouri is offering grants to help get more locally produced food into school meals and snacks.

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