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5:45 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

A Cape Girardeau man is diagnosed with West Nile virus

A southeast Missouri man is hospitalized in St. Louis after being diagnosed with West Nile virus.

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Education
8:10 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Mo. taps reserve fund for second straight month

Missouri has tapped a state reserve fund for cash flow purposes for the second consecutive month. The Office of Administration said Wednesday the state has borrowed $100 million from the Budget Reserve Fund, the same amount borrowed the previous month. The funds must be repaid by next May 15.

Missouri State Budget Director Linda Luebbering says the reserve fund can be used if monthly revenue collections do not meet monthly expenditures.

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Politics
8:07 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Mo. Lt. Gov. Kinder opposes vehicle tax measure

Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder has found some common ground with Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.

Kinder said Wednesday that he does not believe the Republican-led Legislature should override Nixon's veto of a bill that would retroactively re-impose local sales taxes on vehicles.

Like Nixon, Kinder says the local taxes should go to a vote of the people. Kinder says he also has concerns about the constitutionality of retroactively taxing people.

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Politics
7:28 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Mo. high court considers cash-only bail requirements

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The Missouri Supreme Court is considering whether criminal defendants can be required to pay cash to be released from jail before trial.

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Agriculture
8:49 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Corn harvest continues to speed ahead of schedule

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The U.S. corn harvest continues ahead of schedule with some states nearly half-finished at a time when they usually are just getting started.

The USDA said Tuesday in its weekly crop update that little has changed in the condition of drought-damaged corn and soybeans. That's because the plants are too far along for recent rain to make a difference.

Corn was planted several weeks earlier this year and matured more quickly in the summer heat, allowing farmers to start harvesting early.

Politics
8:47 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Mo. gov. seeks to avoid veto override on tax bill

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is pressing his case that 122,000 vehicle owners would be hit with a retroactive tax if lawmakers override one of his vetoes.

Agriculture
8:16 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Isaac rains help soybeans in Midwest

Clay Masters Harvest Public Media

Several days of rain brought some relief to farmers in the nation's midsection as they contend with the worst drought in the U.S. in decades.

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Sports
8:14 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Mizzou keeps DT Richardson out of media day

A Mizzou helmet and an SEC helmet were on display at the announcement. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. Announcer Mike Kelly was unable to find the white helmet for the official presentation to Brady Deaton earlier in the press conference. Photo by KAREN MITCHELL
Karen Mitchell University of Missouri

Missouri held talkative defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson out of media day Monday after the player's remarks about Georgia and the SEC in general.

After a question about whether he’d watched any of the Georgia game, this is how Richardson responded:

“I watched that game – turned it off, too," Richardson said. "It’s like watching Big 10 football – it’s old-man-football. So they have a Heisman candidate quarterback? Okay, so we’re going to get to him and do what we’re supposed to do.”

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Politics
5:19 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

Ballot initiative supporters give up on payday loans, minimum wage

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Jacob Fenston KBIA

Two groups that had been pushing to get initiatives stiffening regulations on payday loans and raising Missouri's minimum wage are giving up their fight to get the measures on the November ballot.

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Weather
8:55 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Mo. conservation agency lifts statewide burn ban

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Campfires once again will be allowed at Missouri conservation areas, thanks to rain from the remnants of Tropical Storm Isaac this Labor Day weekend.

The Missouri Department of Conservation had issued a fire ban in June for its public properties because of the hot, dry summer.

But the department has now lifted that burn ban for all of the nearly 1,000 conservation areas that it manages. The agency says there may be some parts of the state that did not receive as much rain from recent storm, but it believes the fire danger will be reduced enough to lift the ban.

Politics
8:19 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Columbia: Lodging tax could fund airport upgrades

www.flymidmo.com KBIA

A new report shows Columbia could seek voter approval to raise the hotel tax to pay for a new terminal at Columbia Regional Airport.

Cities like Columbia are authorized to impose a hotel tax of up to 7 percent to fund the "promotion, operation and development of tourism." The report also says the city could also legally levy a fee on each occupied hotel room.
Kansas City has such a fee, charging hotels and motels $1.50 per occupied room.

Education
5:17 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Jefferson City among MO schools applying for Race to the Top funding

Lee Jian Chung KBIA file photo

More than a dozen Missouri school districts are among nearly 900 nationwide planning to apply for a slice of nearly $400 million in grants from the U.S. Education Department.

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Politics
5:02 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Former MO House Speaker Tilley now a lobbyist

Steven Tilley
Missouri House of Representatives

Former Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley is now a registered lobbyist in Jefferson City.

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Politics
9:46 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Akin runs, rides in rural NW Missouri parade

U.S. House of Representatives

Republican Congressman Todd Akin has returned to public campaigning for the U.S. Senate with an appearance in rural northwest Missouri.

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Agriculture
4:59 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Premium Standard Farms reaches settlement in Northern MO

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Attorneys for Premium Standard Farms and hundreds of northern Missouri residents have reached a settlement of lawsuits over odors from large hog operations.

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