missouri

Business
10:54 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Missouri January unemployment numbers dip

Unemployment numbers in Missouri fell to 7.5% in January
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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.

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Weather
10:40 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Meterorologists determine size of southern Missouri storms

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

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AM Newscasts
9:19 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Newscast for March 1, 2012

Gov. Jay Nixon's has pumped millions into higher education.
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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.
Weather
9:25 am
Wed February 29, 2012

Branson hospital treats over 30 after tornado

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

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AM Newscasts
9:08 am
Wed February 29, 2012

Newscast for February 29, 2012

Plans for more housing for local university students are underway in Columbia.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

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AM Newscasts
8:56 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Newscast for February 28, 2012

State senators face uncertain future after a recent version of the legislative district lines was refused by the state Supreme Court.
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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.
Politics
8:27 am
Tue February 28, 2012

State high court hears testimony against new House map

Opponents of the proposed new state House map complain the process was done behind closed doors.
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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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Politics
8:20 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Mo. senators face uncertain filing date

State senators have no idea when they should file for office after the Missouri Supreme Court threw out a new version of the state redistricting lines.
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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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Business
9:11 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Columbia Transit looks at bus route for cost-cutting measures

Prices for bus rides from apartment complexes to campuses in Columbia could rise under the city's proposed 2013 transportation budget.
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Columbia Transit is looking to cut around $1 million from its budget in fiscal year 2013.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:04 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Medicaid out-of-pocket costs rise under proposed state program

Changes in the state Medicaid program could affect as many as 24,000 Missourians.
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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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Agriculture
4:23 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Missouri still dealing with last year's drought

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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.

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Crime
9:32 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Truman State student's Facebook profile used in Kirksville investigation

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

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Education
9:28 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Truman State students to review Nixon higher ed cuts

Gov. Jay Nixon's 2013 budget slashes nearly eight percent from higher education in Missouri.
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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.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:23 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture gets $5,000 grant

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.

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Politics
9:15 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Missouri assembly debates Obama birth control law

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

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AM Newscasts
9:08 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Newscast for February 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.
Politics
8:57 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Commission redrawing state senate districts reaches accord

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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Talking Politics
8:49 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Talking Politics for February 21, 2012

This week on Talking Politics, we delve the controversy and complexity surrounding the debate over the redrawing of both state and federal representative districts.

Science, Health and Technology
2:59 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Missouri meth lab seizures lead U.S.

Missouri had nearly 1,500 meth lab incidents in 2008.
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An Associated Press survey of the nation's top methamphetamine-producing states shows national lab seizures rose again last year.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:17 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Earthquake rocks southeast Missouri

The early morning earthquake that rattled much of Southeast Missouri on Tuesday morning caused little damage. The 4.0 magnitude quake was centered near East Prairie, Missouri.

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Politics
8:58 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Cole Co. Judge declares MOSIRA unconstitutional

The judge said failure by lawmakers to pass wide-ranging tax credit legislation in the fall special session renders the bill unconstitutional.
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The Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act, or MOSIRA, has been ruled unconstitutional by a Cole County judge.

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AM Newscasts
8:50 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Newscast for February 22, 2012

A Cole Co. judge declared lawmakers' inability to pass tax credit legislation in the fall rendered a Missouri science investment bill unconstitutional.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • A Cole County judge rules Missouri science investment bill unconstitutional
  • A potentially threatening letter is sent to some state lawmakers
  • Plans for a new football tailgate zone in Columbia have some business crying foul
Politics
11:28 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Legislators debate bill punishing unruly behavior near worship centers

Legislation inside of the general assembly would punish unruly behavior near religious centers.
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Sparked by past events around the nation, one Missouri senator is trying to make disrupting a house of worship punishable by up to 15 days in jail and a three hundred dollar fine for first time offenders.

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Politics
11:20 am
Tue February 21, 2012

House approves English-only driver's tests

Legislation would make English the sole language on driver's license tests.
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The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would require driver’s license exams be given only in English.

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Education
11:14 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Curators approve tuition increase

Tuition at the University of Missouri, where Brady Deaton serves as Chancellor, will rise as much as 7.5 percent.
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University of Missouri curators have voted to increase tuition by 3 percent for Missouri residents starting this summer. Out of state students will see a tuition increase of 7.5 percent.

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AM Newscasts
11:10 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Newscast for February 21, 2012

Legislation in the Missouri general assembly requires English to be the sole language on driver's exams.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • The UM Curators approve tuition increases.
  • Missouri legislators push law making English the only language on driver's license tests.
  • A law in the general assembly punishing unruly behavior at religious centers.
Arts and Culture
9:22 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Gorillas break out of Kansas City Zoo habitats

A gorilla at the Wild Animal Park in Escondido
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Visitors were quarantined briefly after two of the Kansas City Zoo's five gorillas got out of their habitat and roamed into a non-public feeding area.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:19 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Autistic children show signs of disease at six months old

New research shows that differences in the brain development of autistic children are already visible in infants as young as six months old.

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Education
9:14 am
Mon February 20, 2012

UM students petition for voting power on Board of Curators

Students at the University of Missouri want their representative to be able to vote at curator meetings.
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The Associated Students of the University of Missouri (ASUM) has started a letter writing campaign to give voting power to the single student representative on the UM Board of Curators.

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Politics
9:08 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Corps awards firm with Missouri river levee repair job

A breach levee in northwest Missouri led to extensive flooding during the 2011 summer.
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded an $888,000 contract to repair a northwestern Missouri levee damaged during last year's flooding.

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