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10:09 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Kip Kendrick announces run for 45th District House seat

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Former President of the Benton-Stephens Neighborhood Association, Democrat Kip Kendrick, announced Thursday he will run for the 45th District House seat.  Democratic Representative, Chris Kelly, endorsed him. 

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Arts and Culture
10:57 am
Thu October 31, 2013

First family moves into new Ronald McDonald house

Ronald McDonald and Terri Gray cut the ribbon and officially open the new Ronald McDonald House in Columbia Mo., on Oct. 29, 2013. This upcoming year, Gray said the organization looks to provide housing for over 500 families (KBIA/Drew Koch).
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Columbia’s new Ronald McDonald House opened Wednesday and is ready for new families.  

These charities provide a low or no cost place to stay for families with children currently undergoing treatment at a Columbia health facility. Those facilities are mainly funded through private donations. After two years of work, Columbia’s new Ronald McDonald house in Columbia has officially accepted families to move in.

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Politics
4:24 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Mo. House endorses transportation sales tax

Jacob Fenston KBIA

Missouri House members have endorsed a 1-cent sales tax that would be dedicated to paying for state and local transportation projects.

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Politics
3:36 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Mo. bill seeks to put photo on welfare cards

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The Missouri House has passed a bill that would require the state to seek a federal waiver to put photo IDs on electronic benefits cards.

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Politics
10:29 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Mo. House tries to outlaw federal gun laws

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The Missouri House has passed legislation attempting to make criminals out of U.S. authorities who enforce federal firearm laws in Missouri.

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Politics
3:44 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Mo. House panel endorses ending renter tax credit

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The Missouri House Budget Committee has advanced legislation to abolish a tax credit of up to $750 a year for low-income seniors and disabled people who live in rental housing.

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Politics
8:31 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Mo. House approves bill granting it control over Capitol area

A bill passed by the Mo. House would give lawmakers control over an area of the Capitol that includes the Hall of Famous Missourians.
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The Missouri House has voted to give lawmakers authority over space in the Capitol that includes the Hall of Famous Missourians after controversy over the induction of radio host Rush Limbaugh.

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AM Newscasts
8:27 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Newscast for May 10, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

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Politics
8:58 am
Wed May 2, 2012

Mo. senators continue budget negotiations

Mo. senators are deciding which aspects of their 2013 state budget they should "bind" to before negotiations with House begin.
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The Missouri Senate took the next step Tuesday toward beginning final negotiations with the House on next year’s state budget.  Senate members struggled with whether to bind themselves to various positions they support.

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Politics
9:02 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Mo. House OKs proposed amendment to state gun laws

State House members have approved a proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution guaranteeing the right to own and manufacture ammunition.

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Politics
8:59 am
Mon March 26, 2012

Mo. House members want to move funds away from state lottery

Lawmakers want to divert funds away from state lottery to aid veterans' homes.
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Missouri House members are seeking to boost funding for veterans' homes by diverting more of Missouri's lottery proceeds to the state budget — leaving less for prizes.

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Politics
11:06 am
Thu March 1, 2012

House members debate day care bill

Legislation cracking down on unlicensed day care providers evoked emotional testimony in a House committee hearing.

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AM Newscasts
11:10 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Newscast for February 21, 2012

Legislation in the Missouri general assembly requires English to be the sole language on driver's exams.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • The UM Curators approve tuition increases.
  • Missouri legislators push law making English the only language on driver's license tests.
  • A law in the general assembly punishing unruly behavior at religious centers.
Politics
9:10 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Voter ID bill raises ire between House members

A bill requiring voter ID at the polls caused heated debate at the Missouri House of Representatives Monday.
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Debate began Monday in the Missouri House on legislation to require voters to show photo identification at the polls.  As Marshall Griffin tells us from Jefferson City, the back-and-forth got pretty heated at times.

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Politics
4:21 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Lawsuit on state House map pushed back

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A Missouri judge could rule in mid-February on a lawsuit challenging new boundaries for state House districts.

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