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Science
8:57 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Reasons behind deaths of thousands of fish remain elusive

Thousands of fish were found dead in Columbia's Flat Branch Creek.
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Conservation officials are still trying to determine what killed an estimated 14,000 fish in a central Missouri creek.

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AM Newscasts
8:49 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Newscast for April 12, 2012

Missouri House members approved a measure rewriting a bill requiring voters to show photo ID at the polls.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Ryan Ferguson to appear in court next week
  • Reasons behind the deaths of thousands of fish in Columbia remain elusive
  • A Missouri woman wins thousands from lottery 
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
8:56 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Mo. lawmakers rework budget, discuss fate of blind pension fund

A reworked Senate budget proposal includes preserved funding for a pension program for the blind.
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Budget writers in the Missouri Senate have crafted a proposal designed to preserve funding for blind pensions.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:50 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Thousands of fish die in Columbia creek

Scientists are still unsure what exactly caused the death of nearly 14,000 fish in Columbia's Flat Branch Creek.
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Thousands of fish from several different species were found dead in Flat Branch Creek on Monday.

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Politics
8:45 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Legislators review re-worked workplace discrimination bill

A State House committee began a hearing Tuesday into a stripped-down version of the workplace discrimination bill. 

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AM Newscasts
8:32 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Newscast for April 11, 2012

Lawmakers in Jefferson City are reviewing a new version of a bill reforming workplace discrimination laws in the state.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Thousands of fish die in Columbia creek
  • The Missouri House begins looking at new version of workplace discrimination bill.
  • Ron Paul takes reconvened St. Charles Co. caucus.
Arts and Culture
11:36 am
Tue April 10, 2012

MU professors discuss Martin killing

Trayvon Martin was killed in a Florida suburb in February.
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University of Missouri professors from four different academic fields hosted a public discussion Monday about the February shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

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Politics
11:28 am
Tue April 10, 2012

McCaskill stumps in Kansas City as elections near

Sen. Claire McCaskill used a stump speech at a Kansas City gas station to attack corporate oil profits.
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Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill began the week traveling the state, touting remedies for high gasoline prices and changes to the tax code.

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Education
11:20 am
Tue April 10, 2012

MU Law welcomes new dean

The University of Missouri School of Law hired Gary Myers as its new dean.
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The University of Missouri has a new dean of its law school after a search that began last summer.

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Business
11:08 am
Tue April 10, 2012

Unemployment decrease leads to end of benefits program

A decrease in jobless claims has led to the end of a Missouri extended benefits program.
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A decrease in the percent of Missourians who are unemployed has led to the cancellation of the extended benefits unemployment program.

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Education
8:53 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Columbia's new tax levy to maintain programs and staffing

A new tax levy passed by Columbia voters helps fund school programs.
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Columbia public schools are $7.5 million dollars richer after voters approved a 40-cent tax levy in Tuesday’s election.

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Education
8:45 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Joplin orders creation of new storm shelters

Joplin residents approved a bond measures giving the local school district money to build storm shelters.
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Joplin residents are getting an extra layer of security in storms thanks to their approval last week of a $62 million school bond issue.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:30 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Columbia opens household waste facility

April means spring cleaning for many Columbia residents. To the city of Columbia, that means lots of hazardous waste.

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Politics
8:26 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Missourians could decide record number of ballot issues

Missourians have put forward dozens more ballot initiatives in 2012 than in previous years.
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Missouri voters could get a say on several big issues this fall, including measures to replace the state income tax, hike the tobacco tax, raise the minimum wage and restrict payday loans.

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Business
9:07 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Building company moves to Montgomery City, projects 20 new jobs

Porta-King Building Systems, a manufacturing company, announced an expansion in Montgomery City.

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Politics
9:01 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Hannibal smoking ban sparks debate

A new smoking ban was passed in Hannibal after much debate between both city officials and community members.

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Politics
8:58 am
Thu April 5, 2012

McCaskill visits Columbia gas station, talks taxes

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) answers a reporter’s questions Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at a Shell gas station on Interstate 70 Southwest in Columbia, Mo. McCaskill advocated a fair tax code in a press conference.
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U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill was in Columbia Wednesday advocating a fair tax code.

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Politics
9:46 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Cole County voters choose new municipal leaders

In Cole County, many races were uncontested. The other three Jefferson City Council members elected last night were J. Rick Mihalevich in Ward Two, Bob Scrivner in Ward Three and Carrie Carroll in Ward Four.

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Politics
9:40 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Reisch claims Hallsville mayoral election while property tax bond issue fails

Hallsville mayor-elect speaks with her supporters.
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Hallsville mayoral election proved to be exciting last night with incumbent Ben Austene running against new comer Cheri Reisch. 

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AM Newscasts
8:25 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Newscast for April 4, 2012

A bill in the general assembly would deny access to tanning beds for 18-year olds.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Results from Tuesday's municipal elections.
  • Gov. Nixon touts merits of Brazil trip
  • Access to tanning beds can be denied to kids under 18 in Missouri.
Talking Politics
1:35 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Talking Politics for April 3, 2012

Controversial issues ranging from health care reform to Pres. Obama's birth certificate have entered into debate in Jefferson City.
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This week on Talking Politics, we examine "wedge issues"--those hot-button topics lawmakers both nationally and state-wide continually bicker over.

AM Newscasts
9:11 am
Tue April 3, 2012

Newscast for April 3, 2012

The Missouri legislature will start looking into budget bills later this week.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • A look at how Missouri fared in the recent Mega Millions drawing.
  • The state general assembly starts looking at budget bills
  • Bats with white nose syndrome come to Missouri.
Politics
9:21 am
Mon April 2, 2012

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers looks to avoid lawsuit

Farmers in southeast Missouri are suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over flooding in 2011.
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit brought on behalf of more than 140 southeast Missouri farmers over damage caused by last year's intentional breach of the Birds Point levee at the height of spring flooding.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:16 am
Mon April 2, 2012

Insects deal with unusually warm temperatures

This year's mild winter and early spring has plants flowering and putting out leaves about three weeks sooner than usual. Some insects are out early too, but that may not mean it's time to stock up on extra bug spray.

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Politics
9:09 am
Mon April 2, 2012

St. Louis Co. Republican proposes business tax breaks

Missouri businesses and businesses owners could start paying less in taxes under a bill moving through the state Senate.

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AM Newscasts
9:06 am
Mon April 2, 2012

Newscast for April 2, 2012

A bill in the Missouri general assembly seeks to lower taxes for businesses.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • A potential tax break for business and business owners in Missouri.
  • A look at how this year's early warm weather affects insects.
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hopes to avoid a lawsuit from southeast Missouri farmers.
Talking Politics
9:17 am
Tue March 27, 2012

Columbia 6th ward council race gets contentious

The race for a seat on the city council from Columbia's sixth ward has become surprisingly heated.
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This week on Talking Politics we investigate the claims and accusations made during a surprisingly contentious race for Columbia's sixth ward city council seat.

Politics
9:10 am
Tue March 27, 2012

Keyes addresses crowd during Jefferson City prayer rally

Conservative activist Alan Keyes says many Americans have become confused about their "rights" as U.S. citizens.

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Politics
9:07 am
Tue March 27, 2012

Cunningham to not run for re-election

Jane Cunningham, a state senator from St. Louis Co, says she won't seek re-election.
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A St. Louis County State Senator will not seek re-election in the district she currently represents.   Jane Cunningham had initially filed to run for the 7th District seat, even though the new Senate map places that district in the Kansas City area.

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