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Agriculture
4:25 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

USDA streamlines drought disaster assistance

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is streamlining the process for farmers to apply for government disaster help as crops in many states burn up in the widest drought in nearly 25 years.

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Politics
10:29 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Deadline: Missourians must register by today, to vote in the August primary

KBIA

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan says in a news release that Missourians need to be registered by today if they want to take part in the Aug. 7th primary election.

Carnahan says residents can register in person or by mail, and a mailed voter registration application has to be postmarked by the July 11th deadline in order to cast a ballot for the August primary.

Politics
9:10 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Ex-Mo. gov. gets probation for campaign payment

Fmr Gov. Roger Wilson

Former Missouri Gov. Roger Wilson has been sentenced to two years of probation for misusing money to make political donations.

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Politics
9:07 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Biden calls Mo. Sen. McCaskill a 'strong ally'

Vice President Joe Biden
Barack Obama flickr

Vice President Joe Biden praised Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill as a "strong, strong ally" while helping raise money for her re-election campaign.

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Politics
9:00 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Lt. Gov. Kinder challenging Mo. ballot summary

Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (KBIA file photo)

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is filing a lawsuit to challenge the ballot summary for a measure restricting the creation of a state health insurance exchange without specific approval from lawmakers or voters.

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Lake of the Ozarks
6:40 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Third person electrocuted at Lake of the Ozarks

A 26-year-old Hazelwood woman has died in another electrocution near a dock at Lake of the Ozarks.

The Lake Sun Leader reports that the woman was swimming with two children near Dry Branch Cove's 4-mile marker on Saturday night when a current of electricity hit the water. The two children were not injured.

Science, Health and Technology
6:35 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Work to resume at damaged Mo. levee

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Work is resuming on the intentionally breached Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri now that a protest to a construction bid has been deemed "without merit" by the Army Corps of Engineers.

An Oklahoma company last month protested the $20 million in contracts awarded to three other companies to rebuild the levee, which was intentionally breached at the height of 2011 flooding along the Mississippi River. The breach relieved pressure on the flood wall at nearby Cairo, Ill., but damaged 130,000 acres of rich Missouri farmland and dozens of homes.

Business
10:16 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Columbia, MU drop out of proposed broadband group

Columbia City Hall
File KBIA

The city of Columbia and the University of Missouri are dropping out of a national effort to bring extremely high-speed broadband networks to research university communities.

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Politics
9:57 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Politics surround Mo. ballot measures

Missouri Republicans have been complaining of political bias in a ballot summary for a health care measure written by Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan.

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Politics
9:49 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Sentencing scheduled for ex-Mo. gov., attorney

Former Governor Roger Wilson

A former Missouri governor and a St. Louis attorney are to be sentenced in federal court for misusing money to make political donations.

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Business
8:57 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Joplin council to consider tornado recovery plans

Joplin after the tornado
KBIA File photo

A master planner hired to guide Joplin's recovery from the deadly May 2011 tornado plans to present his first slate of projects to city elected leaders Monday night.

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Politics
8:45 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Nixon signs Mo. license plate, higher ed fund bill

No Kansas Jayhawks will be appearing on Show-Me State license plates — at least unless Missouri lawmakers say it is OK.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed into law Thursday a broader higher education measure that would require state lawmakers to approve specialty license plates for colleges and universities. State lawmakers were seeking to impede possible efforts by fans to have the University of Kansas featured on a Missouri license plate.

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Politics
8:21 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Former Mo. governor seeks probation for donations

Former Governor Roger Wilson

A former Missouri governor plans to ask for probation when he is sentenced Monday in federal court for misusing money involved in illegal political donations.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:57 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

New law limits work hours at mental health facilities

Fulton State Hospital
Missouri Department of Mental Health

Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation that could provide relief for state employees working long hours at high-security mental health facilities.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:49 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Aflac to pays Missouri $700K in settlement

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Missouri insurance regulators say Aflac Inc. has agreed to pay $1.6 million in fines to three states to settle allegations about its business practices.

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