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5:23 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Views Preview: Covering gay pride at Fort Leonard Wood

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On Monday, the first-ever gay pride event was held on post at Fort Leonard Wood. Command Sgt. Major Teresa King spoke at a luncheon about her journey coming out and living openly as a gay soldier in the U.S. Army.

Some would say that this is news. It's not that long ago that such an event on an military post would have been illegal. Others say there are diversity events held all the time celebrating one group or another, and it deserved no more coverage than those do.

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Weather
5:13 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Power outages sweep the east coast

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A group of twelve linemen from Columbia Water and Light arrived in Cleveland, Ohio this afternoon to help restore power to more than 50,000 customers affected by Hurricane Sandy.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:20 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Report suggests new way to handle Missouri River flooding

A new report by the advocacy group American Rivers says when it comes to managing flooding along the Missouri River, the US Army Corps of Engineers should rely on floodplains and wetlands, not levees and dams. But the Corps doesn't see flood management as an "either/or" proposition.

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Politics
4:43 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Mo. House passes funding plan for veterans homes

The Missouri House passed legislation on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, that could provide an earmarked funding stream for state-run nursing homes for military veterans.
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The Missouri House has passed legislation that could provide an earmarked funding stream for state-run nursing homes for military veterans.

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Politics
3:45 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Mo. Senate panel considers CPR training in schools

A Missouri Senate committee is considering legislation that would make CPR training mandatory for high school graduates, beginning in the fall of 2014.
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A Missouri Senate committee is considering legislation that would make CPR training a requirement for graduating from high schools.

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Politics
2:34 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Mo. Attorney General Koster reports raising more than $890,000

Democratic Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster reports raising more than $890,000 for his re-election campaign during the past three months.
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Democratic Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster reports raising more than $890,000 for his re-election campaign during the past three months.

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Politics
2:20 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Mo. Senate stalls on gubernatorial election change

A proposed amendment to the state constitution would require candidates for governor and lieutenant governor to run as a ticket, just as the president and vice president do. Senators debated the measure but set it aside Tuesday.
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Some senators are balking at a proposal to make Missouri's gubernatorial elections more like presidential ones.

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Politics
2:07 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Mo. House passes bill to reduce jail lawsuits

Missouri House members have approved legislation that supporters hope will reduce lawsuits stemming from suicides by inmates at jails and prisons.
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Missouri House members have approved legislation that supporters hope will reduce lawsuits stemming from suicides by inmates at jails and prisons.

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Politics
1:59 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Mo. congressional reps. oppose any base reductions

Three members of Missouri's congressional delegation say programs at the state's largest military bases are too important to cut or move elsewhere.
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Three members of Missouri's congressional delegation say programs at the state's largest military bases are too important to cut or move elsewhere.

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Politics
1:34 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Teen tanning ban divides House members

A proposal to limit teen access to tanning beds has divided Missouri House members over rival concerns about cancer and government mandates.
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A proposal to limit teen access to tanning beds has divided Missouri House members over rival concerns about cancer and government mandates.

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Education
1:24 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Mo. Senate budget plan spares education cuts

The Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee agreed Wednesday to follow the House's lead by holding funding flat for public universities.
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Education would be spared from cuts but fewer state employees would get pay raises under a budget plan put forth by a Missouri Senate committee.

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Politics
2:10 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Mo. House endorses business lawsuit restrictions

The Missouri House granted first-round approval on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, to legislation restricting lawsuits that stem from some crimes committed at businesses.
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The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation restricting lawsuits that stem from some crimes committed at businesses.

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Politics
1:36 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

House committee votes to eliminate newspaper sales tax exemption

A House committee voted 7-5 on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 to back a proposal to eliminate sales tax exemptions on newspaper equipment. The savings would be used to help funding for the blind.
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Newspaper publishers in Missouri could have to pay more to buy paper, ink and other supplies under a measure that has been endorsed by a House panel.

In a 7-5 vote Wednesday, the House Tax Reform Committee backed a proposal to eliminate sales tax exemptions on newspaper equipment in order to help fund state aid to the blind.

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Politics
4:55 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Mo. bill bars race from consideration in adoptions

The sponsor of the bill, Sen. John Lamping (R-St. Louis County), says barring race from consideration could help increase the number of adoptions in Missouri.
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The Missouri Senate has endorsed legislation prohibiting race from being a factor in adoptions of children in the state foster care system.

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Politics
3:06 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Schweich looking at US Senate bid

State Auditor Tom Schweich filed paperwork on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, to explore a political campaign for U.S. Senate.
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Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich has set up a political committee to test the waters for a U.S. Senate campaign.

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Politics
2:46 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Mo. Senate endorses Iran contracting legislation

Missouri senators endorsed legislation restricting public contracts for investors in Iran on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
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Missouri senators have endorsed legislation restricting public contracts for investors in Iran.

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Politics
2:33 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Mo. House bill would change vacancy appointees

Missouri voters could decide whether to change the way in which replacements are selected for vacancies in statewide offices.

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Politics
2:29 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Mo. House passes English driver's license requirement

Those who want to get a Missouri driver's license would have to understand English under legislation passed by the state House on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012.
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Anyone hoping to get a Missouri driver's license would have to understand English under legislation passed by the state House.

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Science, Health and Technology
2:59 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Missouri meth lab seizures lead U.S.

Missouri had nearly 1,500 meth lab incidents in 2008.
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An Associated Press survey of the nation's top methamphetamine-producing states shows national lab seizures rose again last year.

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Global Journalist
11:47 am
Thu December 15, 2011

Media bureaus take root in North Korea

Global Journalist heard from several reporters that cover North Korea.

Earlier this year, The Associated Press announced it would be opening a permanent comprehensive bureau in the capital city, Pyongyang.

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News
3:33 pm
Sun December 11, 2011

Missouri man suspected in double homicide, pursued in chase ending at Jeff City hotel

Marvin Rice
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A suspect in a double slaying in Missouri is in fair condition after being shot by police in the lobby of an upscale hotel in the state capital.

Dent County Sheriff Rick Stallings says law enforcement officers began pursuing 44-year-old Marvin Rice of Salem after a witness reported Rice shot a man and woman on Saturday.

Stallings says Rice led officers on a high-speed chase across rural Missouri before fleeing on foot into a prominent hotel near the Missouri state capitol. He was shot and wounded in an exchange of gunfire in the lobby.

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