Chris McDaniel

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Chris McDaniel is a student newscaster for KBIA.

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Claire McCaskill
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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 McCaskill said it’s been a “tumultuous time.”

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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 budget.
  • McCaskill's security precautions.
  • A Springfield mayor's 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 McCaskill's fundraising efforts.

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Nixon's trip to Brazil.
  • Columbia's local election.
  • Novinger's 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 Missouri's 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:

  • Nixon's 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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