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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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Science, Health and Technology
8:51 am
Mon March 26, 2012

Boone County health board considers changes

Boone County officials say its mental health board could be folded into another city or county institution.
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A group that oversees mental-health services in Boone County is considering merging into another city or county institution.  The Boone County Mental Health Board has suffered from sporadic meeting attendance and failed attempts to create a community mental-health fund.

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Politics
9:25 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Lawsuit filed over Mamtek controversy

Columbia-based Shelter Insurance has sued a bond underwriter for $390 million over municipal bonds issued by the city of Moberly for the failed Mamtek USA sweetener plant project.

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Politics
9:23 am
Thu March 22, 2012

House discusses death penalty abolition in Missouri

A new bill in the Mo. House would abolish the dealth penalty in the state.
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A House committee heard testimony Wednesday on legislation that would abolish the death penalty in Missouri.  As St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin tells us, the bill would also commute sentences of all current Death Row inmates to “life without parole."

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AM Newscasts
9:19 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Newscast for March 22, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • House legislators examine new death penalty rules in Missouri
  • The controversy surrounding failed development of sweetener factory Mamtek in Moberly continues.
  • Senate leaders endorse bill making disturbances of religious worship a crime.
Politics
9:12 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Mo. Senator stops vote on drug program

The Mo. Senate's only doctor is blocking a bill creating a prescription drug program for the state.
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The Senate's only doctor continued to block a vote on a plan to create a prescription drug monitoring program for the state.

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Crime
9:06 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Columbia Police to beef up security during spring break

Columbia PD is urging people to take caution before leaving the city before spring break.
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The Columbia Police Department is stepping up security during spring break and asking residents to do the same with their homes.

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Politics
8:56 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Mo. House gives initial approval to 2013 budget

Missouri legislators are wrangling over Gov. Nixon's proposed 2013 budget.
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The Missouri House has given first-round approval to the state budget for next year.  As St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin tells us, Republican leaders pushed through their plan to restore higher education cuts proposed by Governor Jay Nixon by refusing to fund a program for blind residents.

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AM Newscasts
8:51 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Newscast for March 21, 2012

Legislation in Jefferson City calls for increased security at the Capitol.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, I'm Scott Kanowsky:

  • Missouri legislators wrangle with state budget.
  • Columbia Police will step up security during spring break.
  • Missouri Senate considers a bill putting more security cameras in the state capitol.
Talking Politics
1:45 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Talking Politics for March 13, 2012

A bust of Rush Limbaugh could soon be in the Missouri Capitol building.
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A bust of controversial conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh--who is from Cape Girardeau--might be placed in the Hall of Famous Missourians in the state capitol building.  This week we talk with Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley, the man leading the charge to put the bust in the Hall.

Talking Politics
1:32 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Talking Politics for February 28, 2012

Legislators in Jefferson City are grappling over how the state--if at all--should implement new federal health care laws.
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This week on Talking Politics we sit down Columbia Rep. Chris Kelly, a longtime politico in Jefferson City, to discuss the implementation of a health care exchange in the Missouri.

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Politics
9:18 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Group continues anti-Limbaugh bust protest

Another group expressed its displeasure over a bust of Rush Limbaugh being placed in the state capitol Monday.
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Another group has organized a protest against the Missouri House Speaker's plan to put controversial conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh in the Hall of Famous Missourians

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Politics
9:08 am
Tue March 20, 2012

House Democrats push new Missouri ethics bill

A new ethics bill in the Missouri House places new rules on campaign contributions.
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House Democrats are backing legislation they say would toughen Missouri’s ethics standards.  As Marshall Griffin tells us from Jefferson City, the bill would restore many provisions recently struck down by the State Supreme Court.

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AM Newscasts
8:52 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Newscast for March 20, 2012

A group continued protest against a bust of Rush Limbaugh in the Missouri Capitol Monday.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Missouri Democrats push ethics bill
  • Missourians can now apply for state money to grow specialty crops
  • The fight over a bust of conservative talk show host in Missouri Capitol continues
Politics
4:51 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

Mo. House Democrats Calls for New Ethics Measure

Missouri House Democrats are calling for new ethics legislation after the state Supreme Court rejected much of the most state's most recent version because of how it was approved.

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Politics
9:08 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Auxvasse wants funds for water and sewage system improvements

The City of Auxvasse is asking residents to approve a 5-million dollar bond issue to help fund projects related to the city’s water and sewer systems.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:03 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Surgeon suing University of Missouri

The lawsuit against the University of Missouri amounts to $15 million.
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An orthopedic surgeon who was hired by the University of Missouri to take over a position at a partner hospital is suing.

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Education
9:00 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Forsee wanted MU to stay in Big 12, e-mails say

E-mails show former Sprint-Nextel CEO Gary Forsee wanted MU to stay with the Big 12.
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The group of Kansas City business leaders who tried unsuccessfully to keep Missouri from leaving the Big 12 Conference for the SEC included former University of Missouri president Gary Forsee.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:55 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Report: Fourth of high schoolers smoke cigarettes

A report says one in four US high schoolers smoke first cigarettes before turning 18.
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One in four high school seniors smoke cigarettes.  That’s according to a new report from the U.S. Surgeon General’s office.

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Politics
8:47 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Mo. House Committee adds to state budget

Lawmakers removed Gov. Jay Nixon's power to designate unspecified sums of state money.
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Missouri's proposed budget looks $1 billion bigger, thanks to hundreds of additions by the House Budget Committee.

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AM Newscasts
8:41 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Newscast for March 19, 2012

E-mails obtained by the Columbia Daily Tribune say former UM System President Gary Forsee was against Mizzou's SEC move.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • A former UM system president may have expressed his desire to keep Missouri in the Big 12.
  • Missouri's weekend GOP caucuses marred by infighting.
  • An injured bald eagle rescued from Lake of the Ozarks golf resort.
Politics
2:16 pm
Sun March 18, 2012

Arguments mar GOP caucuses

Missouri Republicans lined up to vote in local caucus elections as presidential hopefuls campaigned across the state.  But no delegates were handed out to specific candidates.

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Education
8:52 am
Thu March 15, 2012

MU Law School climbs rankings

The MU School of Law rose just under 30 places in the U.S. News & World Report rankings.
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The University of Missouri’s Law School has climbed 28 places in U.S. News and World Report’s latest law school rankings.

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Politics
8:49 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Southern Boone Co. residents urged to approve bond measure

The president of the Southern Boone County Fire Protection District says new facilities would cut down the district’s emergency response times, so the district is asking southern Boone County residents to vote in favor of a $2 million bond issue on April 3rd.

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Politics
8:45 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Paul supporters descend on MU campus

Supporters of Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul were out in full force yesterday on the University of Missouri campus. They were part of the local chapter of the Youth for Ron Paul campaign.

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AM Newscasts
8:30 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Newscast for March 15, 2012

The MU School of Law raised nearly 30 places in the U.S. News & World Report rankings.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Presidential hopeful Ron Paul will make a visit to MU.
  • A Nuclear Regulatory Commission public meeting was sparsely attended in Fulton.
  • MU Law School moves up in rankings.
Sports
9:11 am
Tue March 13, 2012

MU quarterback arrested in Columbia

Ashton Glaser
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Missouri backup quarterback Ashton Glaser has been arrested in Columbia on Laclede County warrants issued after he failed to show up in court for a speeding ticket.

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Politics
9:10 am
Tue March 13, 2012

"America's Got Talent" winner seeks office

Neal E. Boyd, known worldwide as "The Voice of Missouri."
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Sikeston native and “America’s Got Talent” winner Neal E. Boyd plans to dip his toes into politics.  Boyd will run as a Republican in the 149th House District.

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Politics
9:07 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Schweich blasts Missouri governments for not following Sunshine Laws

Auditor Tom Schweich says the state and local governments are routinely violating Missouri's open records and meetings law.

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Politics
9:06 am
Tue March 13, 2012

FEMA denies Nixon aid request

Gov. Jay Nixon's request for federal aid due to February storms was denied by FEMA.
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he's disappointed that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied a request to provide disaster aid to residents in 18 southern and northern Missouri counties recently hit by violent weather.

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