Lukas Udstuen

Student Newscaster

Although Lukas is a Minnesota native, his passion for journalism drew him southward to the University of Missouri. He joined KBIA news in 2012, and works as a news anchor and reporter.

Lukas has also interned for Minnesota Public Radio News where he worked as a local producer with All Things Considered.In the Spring of 2012, Lukas interned for various organizations in Buenos Aires, including el Foro de Periodismo Argentino. There, he worked with other journalists to create a report examining the climate of journalism in Argentina. The report received press coverage throughout Argentina as well as in Spain.

Lukas loves traveling and learning languages. He is an avid Spanish speaker and a frequent coffee drinker.

 

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One in five Americans now report having no religious affiliation. This number is increasing rapidly. And church attendance in America and Europe is increasing.

But our communities are filled with instances of people finding meaning outside of religion. The Boone County Veterans of Foreign Wars post, for example, offers veterans a place to unite around their experiences of serving in war. While people find meaning in all sorts of places, the VFW in many ways resembles a church.

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  • Bill Sent To Mo. Gov. Nixon Would Cap Lead Contamination Punitive Damages
  • Bill expands opportunities for physician assistants in Missouri
  • "Innovation Campuses" partner students with colleges, businesses

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  • Group Of Republicans Block 1-Cent Transportation Sales Tax In Mo. Senate
  • Final Version Of Workers' Comp/Second Injury Fund Fix Passes Mo. Senate, Heads To House
  • Liquor Franchise Legislation Stalls In Missouri Senate

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  • Final Week Of Missouri's 2013 Legislative Session Arrives
  • Kirksville School Board plans to update technology
  • Mizzou prepares to send off Class of 2013

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  • Mo. Gen. Assembly Sends $25 Billion State Budget To Gov. Nixon
  • Scaled-Back Tax Cut Legislation Sent To Mo. Gov. Nixon
  • Sequestration cuts hit mid-Mo. childhood education programs

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Nixon Threatens Layoffs Over 8-Month Budget For Missouri's Motor Vehicles Division
  • Here's What St. Louis Regional Hospitals Charge For 100 Most Common Procedures
  • Missouri Psychiatric Center receives renovation, adds 3 beds

The number of people who say they affiliate with religion is at its lowest point in our nation’s history. Now only one in five Americans are "Nones" or people with no religious affiliation. 

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • House, Senate Negotiators Approve Final Version Of FY2014 Mo. Budget
  • It's Tough Going Right Now For Missouri, Illinois Corn Growers
  • Proposed Tax Cut Scaled Back By Mo. Senate Republicans

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  • Columbia ban on lighted window signs to continue
  • Candlelight vigil honors life of Arvarh Strickland

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  • Step by step: One man walks across Missouri for a cause
  • Mo. lawmakers renew efforts on local vehicle taxes
  • State Parks Youth Corps returns this summer

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  • Army plan would cut as many as 4,000 Ft. Leonard Wood troops
  • Mo. House endorses tax break for gun manufacturers
  • Mo. House passes another gun rights bill

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  • Missouri runners join race for Boston, in 'Boston Strong Como' event
  • Documentary to focus on man convicted Mo. killer
  • Part-time profs lose work over insurance mandate

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  • Mo. House Passes Bill Criminalizing Enforcement Of Federal Gun Laws
  • Battle High School students set to receive iPad minis this fall

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  • Mo. Senate budget cut may miss target
  • Mo. bill lets state workers carry guns in car
  • Ceremony honors Boone County’s victims of crime

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  • Mo. Senate budget plan notable for zeros
  • Nixon Vetoes Vehicle Sales Tax Bill
  • MU graduate student earns Pulitzer Prize

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  • 'Significant number' of mid-Missouri roads closed after storms rumble through
  • ATF Denies It Requested Missouri Conceal Carry List
  • Mo. House endorses sweeping gun proposals

Several roads are closed in mid-Missouri after severe weather rumbled through the area.

Barbara Conner, a customer service representative with the Missouri Department of Transportation said “there is a significant number of roads closed in the northern area of mid-Missouri.” Though, she adds no major route is closed – most closures affect lower traveled routes, like county roads.

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  • Missourians at the Boston Marathon describe ordeal
  • Dental clinic to open in Calloway County amid grow
  • Nixon Addresses 1,000+ Medicaid Expansion Supporters At Mo. Capitol

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  • Some Missourians eligible for free tax preparation help
  • Luetkemeyer: Feds assure Mo. gun info wasn't used
  • Ads Question Nixon Administration Record Controversy

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  • Severe storms hits Midwest with snow, ice, winds
  • Fewer Mo. residents get health insurance at work
  • Columbia asks residents for feedback
  • Mo. Democrats critique transportation sales tax

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  • Columbia’s new council members are sworn in
  • Major changes discussed for Columbia's Lee Elementary School
  • Holocaust Remembrance Week: Remembering our past while looking forward

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  • School board election results for Southern Boone County School District
  • Mo. House endorses anti-drone measure
  • Nixon: 'Mo. Dept. Of Revenue Is Not Forwarding Info On Citizens To DC'

missouri capitol
Jacob Fenston / KBIA

The use of manned or unmanned aircraft for criminal investigations or surveillance of farms would be barred in Missouri under a bill advanced by the House without receiving prior consent.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including: 

  • Proposition 1 passage provides relief for Emergency Management  
  • "Mega high school" ballot measure defeated in Jefferson City  

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  • Columbia city council approves funds for Armored Personnel Carrier
  • Mo. Lt. Gov. Kinder calls for pipeline approval
  • Kemper Fellowships Award Given to First of Five Teachers

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  • School safety funding questions emerge on city ballots
  • Analysis: Mo. Medicaid debate gets hyperbolic
  • Mo. House panel to consider tax overhaul

Lukas Udstuen / KBIA

Debbie Lose-Kelly says she spends her entire life in avoidance of the everyday chemicals like fragrances, shampoos or laundry detergents. She lives with severe Multiple Chemical Sensitivity — an illness that most in the medical community aren’t convinced is an actual disease.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Boone County: 130 calls to 911 each month unanswered for more than 60 seconds
  • Mo. court strikes down science incentive fund
  • Mo. sees little change in unemployment in February

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  • City of Columbia finds $1.9 million budget surplus
  • Facing budget shortfall, Jefferson City makes cuts to every department
  • Political activist from Maldives returns to Fulton

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  • I-70 construction to start at Stadium Blvd.
  • Analysis: Mo. Senate bills could raise tax revenue
  • Ag officials search for Missouri century farms

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