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5:21 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

Gov. Nixon aims to improve government efficiency

Gov. Nixon has a lot of plans for his next term.
Credit KBIA File Photo

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he wants to improve government efficiency and pursue efforts dealing with education, economic development and Medicaid.

Nixon said Friday he would like to consolidate regulatory commissions within the Department of Natural Resources and says there should be discussion about lengthening Missouri's school year. He also wants to increase exports and promote tourism, and he called for comprehensive campaign finance and ethics legislation.

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Politics
4:40 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Republicans to tackle workers' compensation

The Missouri House approved legislation changing the way school districts handle teacher layoffs.
File KBIA

Republicans who control the Missouri Legislature plan to make another attempt at revising the state's workers' compensation laws.

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Politics
4:30 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Alan Freeman appointed new Mo. Social Services Director

Alan Freeman
St. Louis Integrated Health Network

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed a veteran executive of health care systems as director of the Department of Social Services. Alan Freeman is president and CEO of Grace Hill Health Centers, which operates five health care centers and a community health program in St. Louis.

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Crime
4:23 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Appeals court agrees with decision to throw out George Allen murder conviction

Brian Turner Flickr

A Missouri appeals court has refused to overturn an order that freed a St. Louis man who spent nearly 30 years in prison for the 1982 slaying of a St. Louis woman.

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Weather
8:14 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Southeast Mo. drivers urged to stay off roads

Credit Kyle Deas

Officials are discouraging travel in southeastern Missouri until crews clear the roads from what was expected to be heavy snowfall with blizzard conditions.

The National Weather Service placed 13 counties from the Bootheel to north of Cape Girardeau under a blizzard warning from Tuesday night to midday today. Total accumulations were expected to range from three inches in the Bootheel to 12 inches farther north.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:38 am
Mon December 24, 2012

Still no Mo. DNR decision on MU-Flat Branch acid spill

Columbia's Flat Branch Creek.
File KBIA

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources hasn't decided yet if it will penalize the University of Missouri for the release of about 25 gallons of sulfuric acid.

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Politics
8:35 am
Mon December 24, 2012

Judge blocks MO birth control insurance law

Joe Gratz Flickr

A federal judge has blocked a new Missouri law requiring insurers to offer policies excluding birth control coverage because it conflicts with a federal law mandating such coverage.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:32 am
Mon December 24, 2012

Phase 1 of Birds Point levee restoration complete

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The first phase of restoration work has been completed on a Mississippi River levee that was intentionally breached in 2011 during record flooding.

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Politics
4:21 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Sen. McCaskill touts wartime contracting bill passed by Congress

File Photo KBIA

Congress has given final approval to new oversight requirements for wartime contracting that had been sought by Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill.

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Politics
4:05 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Bailey joins group hoping to replace Emerson in U.S. House

Wendall Bailey
Missouri State Treasurer's office

Former Republican congressman Wendell Bailey has joined a crowded field of candidates hoping to fill a vacancy in southeast Missouri's 8th Congressional District.

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Crime
4:00 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Highway Patrol investigates threat against Governor Nixon

KBIA File Photo

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says it is investigating a threat reported by Springfield police against Gov. Jay Nixon.

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Business
3:28 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Mamtek investors to get small portion of money back

A bank says that most investors in the failed Mamtek factory project in Moberly will soon begin receiving small payments from a recent auction of the company’s equipment.

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Crime
8:52 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Governor Nixon calls for moment of silence in remembrance of Newtown

Governor Jay Nixon urged Missourians today to pause today to remember the victims of the school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Politics
5:15 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

McCaskill urges NRA to help stop future mass shootings

Claire McCaskill
Kristofor Husted KBIA

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is circulating an online petition urging the National Rifle Association to "make their voice a part of the solution" to prevent future mass killings like the one last week in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Weather
8:59 am
Thu December 20, 2012

As first winter storm hits, MoDOT advises against travel in Northwest Missouri and Kansas City

Credit Ryan Famuliner / KBIA file photo

Snow blown by strong winds closed parts of Interstate 29 and made driving hazardous throughout northwest Missouri.

Missouri transportation officials closed Interstate 29 from St. Joseph to the Iowa border and near Kansas City International Airport early this morning (Thursday) because of traffic accidents.

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