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A research team at the University of Missouri recently released a study that can improve the quality of batteries for electric cars.

Air Force cuts hit home in Missouri

Mar 12, 2012

The Air Force is responding to the federal government’s 2013 budget changes by cutting Air Force personnel jobs throughout the U.S. KBIA looked into how these cuts will affect Missouri Air Force bases.

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Insect scientists say biotech corn is losing its ability to fend off a major insect pest known as the corn rootworm.  The scientists say continued widespread use of genetically-modified corn will only make the problem worse.

Newscast for March 12, 2012

Mar 12, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Rick Santorum, victorious in Kansas, makes a stop in Missouri.
  • MU researchers develop new form of electric car battery.
  • Scientists worry about corn protection after learning a pesticide is failing to fend off the corn rootworm.
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Missouri state Senate leadership and other Republican legislators did not disagree with the House Speaker's choice to honor Rush Limbaugh.

Recent natural disasters will affect more than just those Missourians living in disaster areas.

Regency tenants face lawsuit over rent

Mar 6, 2012
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Regency of Columbia is suing several tenants of Regency Mobile Home Park for unpaid rent. The company has filed 22 rent and possession lawsuits and intends on evicting the tenants.

Columbia man arrested for Sunday shooting

Mar 6, 2012

Larrell Banks, 18, of Columbia was arrested early Monday morning for shooting and killing a man on North Eighth Street Sunday afternoon.

Newscast for March 6, 2012

Mar 6, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • A man is arrested for Sunday's Columbia shooting.
  • Missouri Republicans stand up for under-fire conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh.
  • Washington University researchers make new discovery regarding Alzheimer's disease.

Newscast for March 5, 2012

Mar 5, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA news room, including:

  • A central Missouri judge considers a legal challenge over a state constitutional amendment dealing with prayer.
  • Students push for MU Curators change.
  • President Obama will visit Joplin High School graduation on May 21.

Columbia police are looking for a suspect in the shooting death of a 39-year-old man.

Newscast for March 5, 2012

Mar 5, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA news room, including:

  • A shooting in Columbia during the weekend leaves one man dead.
  • A Missouri state senator proposes legislation protecting the elderly from financial exploitation.
  • Marching Mizzou to go to Ireland for St. Patrick's Day.

House members debate day care bill

Mar 1, 2012

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

Missouri January unemployment numbers dip

Mar 1, 2012
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Missouri ‘s unemployment rate fell by half a point to 7.5 percent in January - the lowest level in over 3 years, according to the latest state report.

Storm teams with the National Weather Service spent much of Wednesday studying storm damage in Southern Missouri.

Newscast for March 1, 2012

Mar 1, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • More coverage of storms in southern Missouri.
  • Missouri unemployment rate falls.
  • Gov. Jay Nixon releases millions for K-12 budget.

A hospital in Branson treated 32 people in the hours after a tornado hit the tourist destination.

Newscast for February 29, 2012

Feb 29, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

Newscast for February 28, 2012

Feb 28, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • State senators face uncertain future after Mo. Supreme Court tosses redrawn district lines.
  • The Missouri Supreme Court hears testimony over a redistricting of House seats.
  • An Oscar-winning film and its directors are coming to Columbia.
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The Missouri Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a lawsuit challenging the new State House redistricting map. 

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The Missouri Supreme Court threw out the Senate redistricting map, leaving Senators questioning whether to file early or not.

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Columbia Transit is looking to cut around $1 million from its budget in fiscal year 2013.

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Some low-income seniors and people with disabilities in Missouri could have to pay more out of pocket to qualify for Medicaid coverage under changes being initiated in the state program.

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In 2011, Missouri experienced its worst drought season since the 1950s, causing a shortage of grains and lowering the quality of feed for livestock.

One Truman State University student was surprised when her private Facebook status went public.

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Truman State University administrators created a coalition to find ways to adjust to budget cuts earlier this month.  Now, the student member of the coalition, Ryan Nely is forming a similar coalition of all students.

The rising interest in eating locally grown food throughout the state has sparked the Missouri Department of Agriculture to begin a local food grants program. In its first year, the program has awarded a grant to the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture.

Medical coverage of birth control under Pres. Barack Obama's contraception mandate is sparking debate among Missouri representatives.

Newscast for February 23, 2012

Feb 23, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • A commission set to redraw state senate districts reaches accord.
  • The Missouri House debates Pres. Obama's contraception mandate.
  • Controversy over the privacy of Facebook at Truman State University.

A ten-member commission chosen by Gov. Jay Nixon to draw a new map for Missouri’s State Senate districts has reached a tentative agreement.

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