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Education
8:44 am
Fri January 31, 2014

New School Report Focuses On Local Control, Wrap-around Services

Originally published on Fri January 31, 2014 3:37 pm

 A report from a coalition of church groups in St. Louis says a plan commissioned by the Missouri state board of education to help struggling school districts could result in “an educational ghetto.”

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Education
8:04 am
Tue January 14, 2014

KC Schools Need Drastic Reform, Report Says; Changes Could Apply Statewide

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Originally published on Tue January 14, 2014 3:30 pm

Updated at 1:34 p.m., Mon., Jan. 13 with news of  unexpectedly large turnout at Jefferson City meeting.

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Politics
8:21 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Blunt, McCaskill At Odds Over Extending Unemployment Benefits

Sens. Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill

Originally published on Wed January 8, 2014 5:12 pm

Missouri’s two U.S. senators – Republican Roy Blunt and Democrat Claire McCaskill – are highlighting their differences when it comes to extending unemployment benefits to millions of out-of-work Americans.

On Wednesday, the two held dueling tele-conferences with reporters in which Blunt make clear his opposition and McCaskill underscored her support. 

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Arts and Culture
8:18 am
Tue January 7, 2014

St. Louis Symphony showcases fast-rising composer, MU grad

Stephanie Berg is pictured with Symphony Music Director David Robertson and Jeanne Sinquefield, whose bequests led to the creation of the Mizzou New Music Initiative.
Credit St. Louis Symphony

Composer, musician and MU graduate Stephanie Berg will achieve a rare distinction when the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performs her composition, “Ravish and Mayhem” at Powell Hall performances on Jan. 10 and 11. Berg, who is in her 20s, appears to be the youngest composer from St. Louis to have a work played by the SLSO during its subscription series.

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Politics
8:22 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Blunt joins congressional chorus calling for delay of federal health care act

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Missouri’s Roy Blunt was among the Republican Senators signing a letter Wednesday asking President Barack Obama to permanently delay the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

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Politics
8:15 am
Thu July 11, 2013

McCaskill says technology creates a 'criminal sandbox' for robo-callers to play in

Credit Kristofor Husted / KBIA

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill says phone providers should use the latest technology to crack down on the number of so-called “robo-calls.”

McCaskill chaired a hearing Wednesday of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection exploring how to reduce the number of such calls received by consumers.

She says despite the establishment of a “Do Not Call” list 10 years ago, robo-callers have not been deterred.

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Politics
4:57 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Congressmen aim to improve river management during droughts and floods

Illinois Congressmen want improved river management during droughts and floods
Melanie Cheney Flickr

Two freshman Congressmen from southern Illinois want the Army Corps of Engineers to start thinking of ways it can coordinate river management to keep cargo traffic flowing during droughts or floods.

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