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Rachel Lippmann

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Lippmann returned to her native St. Louis after spending two years covering state government in Lansing, Michigan. She earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and followed (though not directly) in Maria Altman's footsteps in Springfield, also earning her graduate degree in public affairs reporting. She's also done reporting stints in Detroit, Michigan and Austin, Texas. Rachel likes to fill her free time with good books, good friends, good food, and good baseball.

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Politics
5:21 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Mo. Supreme Court: Nasheed, Taylor to stay on Democratic primary ballots

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 4:40 pm

Updated 4:34 p.m. with comments from Rep. Sylvester Taylor. 

Usually, the residency requirement for political candidates is just another box to check, but two cases involving St. Louis-area office-seekers have not been so clearly defined - until today.

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Politics
5:17 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Transit committee will hold statewide meetings on trains

Brian Pepoon KBIA

A series of statewide meetings designed to take the pulse of transit needs in Missouri kicks off in the St. Louis suburb of Chesterfield next Monday. 

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Business
5:48 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Federal Trade Commission okays merger between Medco and Express Scripts

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The Federal Trade Commission approved the $29.1 billion merger between Express Scripts and Medco.

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Politics
4:17 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

New rule lets people take themselves off casino exclusion list

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Officials with the Missouri Gaming Commission say they’re getting a lot of inquiries about a new rule that allows people to take themselves off the state’s voluntary casino exclusion list.

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Politics
5:48 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Court strikes down MO photo ID proposal

File KBIA

As of now, Missouri voters will not be voting this November on a measure that would require photo identification at the polls. That’s following a court ruling issued earlier this week.

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Politics
2:54 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

Jay Nixon calls budget approved by Mo house "dead wrong"

KBIA file photo

That’s because it restores funding for higher education by cutting a health care program for the blind.

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Politics
4:46 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Democratic dynasties set to clash in August

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Accusations of impropriety are already flying Tuesday after members of two Democratic political dynasties filed paperwork to run against each other in August.  US Representative Russ Carnahan, whose current seat was eliminated in redistricting, will challenge incumbent William Lacy Clay in the 1st Congressional District.

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Politics
9:05 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Santorum takes Missouri primary

Although Tuesday’s presidential primary amounts to only a public opinion poll, it was not front runner Mitt Romney who took the Missouri, but Rick Santorum.

Former St. Charles County executive Joe Ortwerth heads the Missouri branch of Focus on the Family, a conservative activist group.

He says Missouri is known as a state that likes to send strong messages.

“And today, the Show-Me State declared that the Midwest and the people of the Midwest, are looking for a candidate with genuine conservative credentials, and Rick Santorum is that man,” Ortwerth said.         

Politics
9:09 am
Tue January 31, 2012

Santorum swings by Missouri

Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum badly trails front-runner Mitt Romney.
michaelrighi flickr

An overflow crowd piled into an auditorium at St. Charles Community College Monday for an appearance by Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum.

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Sports
4:55 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

Rams owner mum on stadium

The Rams play against the 49ers in December 2011.
KRob2005 Flickr

St. Louis Rams owner and Columbia resident Stan Kroenke  says there’s no reason for him to comment right now on the likelihood the St. Louis Rams will remain in the city.

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NPR Story
10:46 am
Wed January 11, 2012

Senate hopefuls Akin, Steelman debate

Originally published on Tue January 10, 2012 1:02 pm

Updated at 1 p.m. with comments from the debate.

Two Missouri Republicans vying for the U.S. Senate spent more time criticizing the Democratic incumbent than each other during a debate on Tuesday.

Congressman Todd Akin and former state treasurer Sarah Steelman kept their fire mostly trained on Sen. Claire McCaskill and President Obama during the hour-long forum, which was sponsored by KTRS Radio and the St. Louis Beacon. A third candidate, businessman John Brunner, did not attend.

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Politics
3:54 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

Akin, Steelman debate in St. Louis

Two of the three Republican candidates running to challenge Senator Claire McCaskill in November squared off Tuesday in the first of what is sure to be several debates before the primary election.

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Politics
9:42 am
Mon January 9, 2012

Levee damage changes management plan for Missouri River

Originally published on Fri January 6, 2012 4:05 pm

Reporting from KXCV's Kirk Wayman also used in this report.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it's unlikely that all the levees damaged by record flooding along the Missouri River last summer will be repaired by spring - and that's changing the way the Corps manages the river.

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Business
5:46 pm
Thu December 29, 2011

Saudi Arabia deal good news for Boeing in St. Louis

The Obama administration has inked a deal with Saudi Arabia that will provide the Gulf state with $30 billion in F-15 jets.
Capt. Shannon Collins Air Force photo

The U.S. government has approved a $30 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia that the head of a St. Louis area union says was “do or die” for his members.

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Business
5:10 pm
Wed December 28, 2011

Legislation aims to prevent another Mamtek fiasco

Governor Nixon was part of the ceremony announcing Mamtek's plans in July 2010.
Rebecca Wolfson KBIA News

A Republican state Representative from southwest Missouri has introduced legislation he says will help prevent another Mamtek from happening in the state.

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