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6:00 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Newscast for July 17, 2013

Newscast for July 17, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including: 

  • MU Health Care named one of the "Most Wired" hospitals in the country 
  • Kirksville pays Environmental Protection Agency fine for not testing water
  • New licensing requirements for insurance counselors 
4:45 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Missouri historic preservation tax credits are down

Credit File / KBIA


   The amount of historic preservation tax credits authorized in Missouri has dropped for the fourth consecutive year. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Missouri only authorized $93.9 million in credits during the 2013 fiscal year. That is about a $5 million decrease from the previous fiscal year.

The historic preservation credit is the most expensive credits in Missouri. In 2009, the program peaked with $212 million authorized.  The program gives developers authorized tax credits to lower the cost of refurbishing historic buildings.

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
4:46 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Views of the News: Zimmerman verdict, few female sources, royal baby watch, Asiana pilot hoax

The Zimmerman Verdict: Media Lessons

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7:50 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Mo. counties will be able to enact burn bans

Credit Jacob Fenston / KBIA

Missouri counties will be allowed to approve ordinances enacting burn bans when the state fire marshal determines doing so would be appropriate.

Gov. Jay Nixon signed into law broad legislation that included the burn ban issue.

Burn bans approved by counties could carry a penalty of up to one year in jail for any violations. Burn bans also could prohibit use of skyrockets and missiles, but not other consumer fireworks.

The legislation takes effect Aug. 28.

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4:00 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Missouri Department of Conservation postpones start of elk hunting

Credit Sarah Ashworth.


The Missouri Department of Conservation is planning to allow Elk hunting starting in 2016.

The Columbia Missourian reports the plan is contingent on the Elk population growing to at least 200. The conservation department has been working on growing the Elk population since 2010. The Department been bringing elk into Missouri from Kentucky in an effort to reintroduce the population into the state.

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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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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
3:00 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Views of the News TV Edition: Zimmerman Trial, SFO Crash, Egypt Coup, Local Station Mergers

Zimmerman Trial Dominates Cable News

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5:00 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

What DOMA means for Missouri

The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA Wedensday. It’s  a provision of a federal law that denies federal benefits to married gay couples.

For the states that have legalized gay marriage (12 of them, and the District of Columbia), it’s clear what the impact of this decision will be for same-sex couples in those states.  Their spouses will now be entitled to the same federal benefits as straight couples, which was not the case in the past. But the result is murkier in the other 38 states where gay marriage is not legally protected (like in Missouri).

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
3:07 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Views of the News: SCOTUS' Big Rulings, Snowden's Helpers, Hastings Death, Rock Center Gone

Credit Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP

Supremes' Big Rulings

The Washington Post: "The Supreme Court's gay marriage decision: Live updates"

Jess Bravis, The Wall Street Journal: "Justices Take Pass on Texas Affirmative-Action Case"

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
4:13 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Views of the News: Outing US digital snooping , debating "breaking news," muzzling WI reporters

Digital Snooping: The Original Stories

Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill and Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian: "NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily"

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
2:27 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Views of the News: Photogs Fired, Storm Chasers Die, Goodbye Lee & Charles

Credit Chicago Newspaper Guild

Sun-TImes Fires Photographers

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
9:49 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Views of the News: Holder's Remorse, Conners & the IRS, Bite-size News, FB Hate, Wolf & the Atheist

DOJ Leak Probes: The Fallout

Mike Allen's Playbook, Politico: "Holder to Meet with Bureau Chiefs"

Dylan Byers, Politico: "Eric Holder's 'remorse'"

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5:11 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Historical society to plan for Mo. bicentennial

Republicans in the Missouri Senate want to make sure the governor doesn't create a health care exchange without their consent.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

It's still eight years away, but Missouri lawmakers want the planning to begin for the bicentennial celebration of Missouri's statehood.

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Media Talk From The Missouri School of Journalism
11:26 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Views of the News: Boston Marathon Bombing, Pulitzer Prizes, BBC Undercover in North Korea

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Boston Marathon Bombing

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
10:29 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Views of the News: Coach Fired,Ware's Awful Injury, No More Illegal Immigrant, Sexist Scientist Obit

ESPN Helps Bring Down Coach

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