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Wealthy Republican donors are starting Christmas early. Somewhat uncharacteristically, GOP donor David Humphreys donated $25,000 to Democratic Governor Jay Nixon on Friday. Humphreys is the head of a Joplin based roofing company and usually donates exclusively to Republicans – in fact, he donated about $1 .5 mi llion to conservatives and conservative organizations just this year. Nixon was the only major Democrat Humphreys supported. But Humphreys isn’t the only one in the giving mood…...

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McCaskill spoke outside a St. Louis County grade school Wednesday about the importance of the school lunch program, noting that Republican opponent Todd Akin was one of just five lawmakers to oppose funding. But she also used the time to talk about her mother, who passed away earlier this week. It was Claire McCaskill’s first public appearance since the passing of her mother, Betty Anne Ward McCaskill. In previous campaigns, the Senator would often bring her mother up on the stump. Claire...

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Republican Congressman Todd Akin is defending his statement comparing his opponent, Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, to a dog.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including: The state of the state budge t. McCaskills security precautions. A Springfield mayors resignation.

Regional coverage from the KBIA news room, including: Health centers receive 10 million dollars. Nixon agrees to compromise on workers compensation. A Boone County judge urges the retrial of a man serving a life sentence.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Columbia City Manager stands behind police chief Ken Burton. A possible minimum wage increase. Whistleblowers could face reduced protections

Regional news coverage from the KBIA news room, including: More skepticism in the Ryan Ferguson murder trial -- this time from a forensic expert. A Columbia hotel group supports a tax hike that would improve the Columbia Regional Airport. A bill that would outlaw undercover activism.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: The likely culprit behind the E Coli outbreak. The restoration of funding to public education. Senator McCaskills fundraising efforts.

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including: Nixons trip to Brazil. Columbias local election. Novingers possible sales tax.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including: The status of the Missouri budget. What the Columbia Police Department is doing to prepare for Spring Break burglaries. A Missouri law that would push tougher penalties on hunters who accidentally kill someone.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Governor Nixon asking for funding for the blind. MU dissolves Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute. FEMA turns down Missouris request for disaster aid.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including: A critical investigation of the Columbia Police Department. A rally on the Missouri Capitol over an immigration bill. Student housing and school parking.

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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including: Clashing Democratic dynasties Protesting teachers Missouri flooding

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Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Expected job cuts at the University of Missouri High school athletes are at risk for concusssions Missouri files for No Child Left Behind exemption

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Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Curators vote to keep MU tuition at 3 percent The Springfield City Council is asked to consider discrimination ordinances January foreclosures spike in Missouri

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including: Governor Jay Nixon's softening stance on collegiate budget cuts A view of Missouri's "beauty pageant" of a primary Missouri's prosecution of a company that fraudulently filed forms

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including: Nixons position on a new oil pipeline An update on the redistricting lawsuit Dave Spence airs first ads for Governor

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including: Nixon withdraws nomination of two University of Missouri Board of Curator Candidates. A bill that would require voters to show photo ID. Regulations that could impact children working on farms.

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