8:29 am
Fri August 30, 2013

On Syria, Sen. Blunt says US has already failed

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Amidst reports that the White House is considering military action in Syria, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt says the United States already missed the point to have a real impact at the early stages of that country's conflict.

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10:32 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Obama praises Missouri Innovation Campus program

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In his speech in Warrensburg, President Barack Obama praised a Missouri program that allows selected high school students to graduate from college early and gain work experience as they do so. 

“I want other colleges to take a look at what's being done here,” Obama said.

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5:46 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Mo. officials react to Pres. Obama's executive order on immigration

Originally published on Fri June 15, 2012 5:44 pm

Missouri officials are both praising and condemning President Obama’s executive order today that halts deportation of teenage and young adult illegal immigrants.

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6:14 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

St. Louis institutions file birth control suits

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The Archdiocese of St. Louis and Catholic Charities of St. Louis are among dozens of Roman Catholic institutions suing the Obama administration over a mandate that most employers provide birth control coverage.

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5:54 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Obama to speak at Joplin High School Graduation


Joplin High School's Class of 2012 will cap a senior year marked by tragedy and perseverance Monday night with a commencement speech by President Barack Obama.

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PM Newscasts
6:15 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Newscast for March 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.
4:22 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Joplin High welcomes Obama commencement visit

The Joplin High School class of 2012 will graduate one day later than expected in May, but students will get a memorable commencement speaker in exchange for the delayed ceremony.

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PM Newscasts
6:05 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Newscast for February 13, 2012

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Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri high court to consider redistricting challenge
  • Northwest Missouri levee districts get grants
  • Missouri's senator at odds on Obama's contraceptive plan
5:10 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Thousands in MO Could Benefit From New Student Loan Plan

The Obama Administration announced today it is moving forward with a program to help students manage their loans.

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