Newscast for January 2, 2012

Jan 2, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Higher education leaders in Missouri are expecting a dismal year when it comes to state funding.
  • U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill considers herself both a watchdog and an underdog.
  • Missouri legislative leaders will be redefining their approach to economic development when the 2012 session begins.
  • Transportation officials have released a plan exploring two options for expanding passenger rail service in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
  • The American Civil Liberties Union has warned the St. Joseph School District that it's coming close to breaching the separation of church and state
  • Missouri soon will be displaying an array of battle flags from the Civil War
  • A group of students at the Missouri University of Science and Technology have found a way to use segments of DNA embedded in bacteria to detect glucose.