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Postal workers staged a rally outside U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer’s office Tuesday in Columbia, in an attempt to gain support for legislation making its way through the U.S. House of Representatives.

By Ryan Schmidt (Columbia, Mo.)

Health care premiums are at a record high – up nine percent since last year. A survey released Tuesday shows the average family is now paying over 15 thousand dollars a year on health care premiums. KBIA’s Jacob Fenston reports the rising costs are affecting Missourians as well.

By Jacob Fenston (Columbia, Mo.)

This week: Yogurt businesses are booming in Columbia, but is it because of a preconceived notion? Mamtek International, based in Moberly, was suppose to bring 600 more jobs to the city but is now having financial difficulty.  And Monday’s City Council meeting left Columbians unhappy with a new price increase.

Hosted by Nick Adams.

State Auditor Tom Schweich has released two audits Wednesday – one dealing with the merger of the Missouri State Water Patrol with the Highway Patrol, and the other with the now-defunct Tour of Missouri bicycle race.�

By Marshall Griffin (Jefferson City, Mo.)

Legal experts are reaching out to tenants of the Regency of Columbia Mobile Home Park who could be affected by the possible rezoning and shutdown of the trailer court.  KBIA’s Ryan Schmidt spoke with organizations and tenants about how they are coming to terms with this potential setback.

By Ryan Schmidt (Columbia, Mo.)

State Treasurer Clint Zweifel visited his hometown of Columbia Tuesday to announce how he has invested in the growth of a local business.

By Emily Giffin (Columbia, Mo.)

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This week: Young farmers are finding it harder to start a farm.  And, federal cuts have been proposed to cut state Amtrak Lines.

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A preliminary development plan for 144 acres of land east of Philips Lake may be the first step in further developing the southern outskirts of Columbia.

By Eric Staszczak (Columbia, Mo.)

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This week: the deficit may affect the Farm Bill in 2012. We have an update on the progress of Missouri’s special legislative session. And, an MU business professor explains that two CEO’s are better than one.

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This week: more on the impact of the University of Missouri’s agreement with the Missouri Theatre. Plus, young adults are having a hard time finding work.

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This week: corn production is way down this year, and it’s affecting the prices of other commodities, too. Plus, an update on the special session of the state legislature, and the state’s credit rating.

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