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A provision that offers three months of free rent to evicted mobile park residents in Columbia is now facing a challenge.

Key Moments In The Rule Of Kim Jong Il

Dec 19, 2011

Kim Jong Il succeeded his father and ruled the secretive nation for 17 years. It was a period that included repeated friction with the international community over North Korea's nuclear weapons program and a devastating famine in the late 1990s that may have been responsible for upwards of 2 million deaths.

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Boone County is collaborating with MU and the Secretary of State to develop new voting system technologies for military and overseas voters.

Earlier this year, The Associated Press announced it would be opening a permanent comprehensive bureau in the capital city, Pyongyang.

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Missouri Senator Roy Blunt said with the defeat of two balanced budget amendments today, Congress has reached a “generational moment”.

After protests stormed the Middle East this year, many wondered if freedom can flower.

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A Missouri House committee that’s been looking into natural disaster response has released a list of recommendations for lawmakers to take up next year.  One recommendation would give lawmakers more of a say into the use of the state’s Rainy Day fund.

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City Council has approved construction of new trails in southwestern Columbia.

Missouri legislators are struggling to pry answers from the Missouri Department of Insurance head about the possible start of a statewide health care exchange.

A new group of Columbia residents now has protection against several forms of possible discrimination.

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The Boone County Sheriff’s Department is increasing its effort to crack down on impaired drivers.

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Governor Jay Nixon says his administration wisely handled the vetting of a Los Angeles-based company that began building an artificial sweetener plant in Moberly, then pulled out after missing its bond payment to the small northeast Missouri town.

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This week a judicial panel in Missouri released a newly redistricted map for the General Assembly. The new map is an attempt to represent the state’s shifting population trends in the last decade.

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Columbia’s police department is conducting a day-long training next week on respectful community policing. It’s part of a larger effort and community discussion on improving the relationship between the police and the public. JESSICA PUPOVAC has this…

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Missouri lawmakers began pre-filing bills today for next year’s legislative session, which begins January 4th.

The debt crisis in the euro zone has put the financial markets of Italy, Spain and most recently France under pressure after the bailouts of Greece, Portugal and Ireland.

A new apartment complex for homeless youth will be built in Columbia.

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Missouri Senator Roy Blunt said he voted to lift a ban on funding horse meat inspections.

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Missouri’s Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill introduced legislation Wednesday to put a permanent ban on earmarks, the legislative practice of funding specific projects.

Media Decisions Questioned in Sex Abuse Cases

The City of Moberly is explaining how it got on the hook for $39 million in bonds for a failed proposal for an artificial-sweetener factory.

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The pending release of three American students arrested in Egypt during protests near Cairo's Tahrir Square is the best Thanksgiving gift, the mother of one of the young men said Thursday.

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One of the three American students arrested during protests in Egypt for allegedly throwing fire bombs at Egyptian police is from Mid Missouri.

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Items belonging to Occupy COMO protesters were removed from city hall on Tuesday. City workers and police came at about 11 am to remove a tent, sleeping bags and other personal belongings that were stored in front of the building.

olumbia City Council voted 5-to-2 Monday night to rezone the Regency mobile home park for a new student housing development.

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Occupy Columbia protesters have been ordered to stop their demonstration in front of the city's administration building, because officials say they are not complying with two city ordinances. KBIA’s Lee Jian Chung reports on the demonstrators plans.

Peter Kinder has decided not to seek the Republican nomination for Missouri governor, and will instead run for a third term as Lt. Governor. 

Better This World

Nov 17, 2011

At the 2008 Republican Convention, two Texas boyhood friends were accused of domestic terrorism. Better This World is a documentary film that follows David McKay, 22, and Bradley Crowder, 23, who befriend a radical activist before their arrest months later. The film illuminates the ripple effects of the War on Terror and its impact on civil liberties and political dissent.

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