3:49 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Procession planned for Rolla soldier

A stone memorial stands at Fort Hood honoring the soldiers and civilians who died in the Nov. 5, 2009 shooting. The most recent attack on April 2 left three soldiers dead and 16 wounded.
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A 37-year-old soldier killed by a gunman in the recent shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, will be honored with a procession before being laid to rest.

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8:30 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Mo. bill extends voter registration for military

Credit KBIA file photo

Some Missouri lawmakers want to make it easier for members of the military to vote when they return from deployments.

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5:49 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Why veterans have a hard time returning to civilian life

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.  

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3:56 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Nixon signs bill to help vets afford higher education

Missouri Military Academy
Credit KBIA File Photo / Missouri Military Academy


Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed seven bills into law today help military veterans. One bill allows veterans to receive lower in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities in the state of Missouri after they leave the military.

Veterans are required to gain Missouri residency to receive the lower tuition rates. In order to obtain residency students must live in the state for 12 consecutive months, get a Missouri driver's license and earn two thousand dollars. Nixon spent the day promoting the measures at events in Springfield and Cape Girardeau. 

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7:00 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Blunt calls lifting of combat ban 'inevitable'

Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO)
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The pentagon announced Thursday the lifting of a ban on women serving in combat. With the policy reversal, women will have the opportunity to serve in combat if they meet certain "gender-neutral standards."

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5:44 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Escalating tensions in Egypt

Newly-elected Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi waves to guests after giving an inaugural address at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt.
Amr Nabil AP Images

Egypt is an ancient civilization with a newborn democracy.  So, after revolutionaries toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak, growing pains were expected. The top generals have been ruling the country for six decades, and they weren’t about to give up power without a fight. 

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9:05 am
Tue May 1, 2012

Mo. lawmakers approve veteran job training measure

The measure would help military veterans receive on-the-job training for private sector jobs.

Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that could help military veterans receive on-the-job training for private-sector jobs.

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