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The village of South Gifford may not exist for much longer. That’s if voters approve a measure on the ballot that would revoke the community’s legal status – and abolish its government.

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The City Council has approved two new measures that affect the way evictions are carried out in Columbia.

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Jefferson City is one step closer to expanding its borders today.

The man pushed in a Columbia jail cell has filed a civil lawsuit against the city and three police officers.

Natural disasters have cost the state of Missouri $15 million and the state budget director says that tab is still going up.

One of the Republican leaders in the Missouri House plans to file a package of election-related measures when next year’s regular session begins in January.

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill will visit Arlington National Cemetery on Friday to assess changes made there following the revelation that thousands of graves were mislabeled or unmarked.

Missouri Republican Senator Roy Blunt took to the Senate floor Wednesday to speak out against President Barack Obama's proposed transportation measure.

Kirksville City Council and the Adair County Commissioners are looking into developing new businesses along the new Highway 63.

A new drug testing policy for University of Missouri medical and nursing students has one attorney arguing for an immediate stop.

Today's Topic Links

Nov 2, 2011

Herman Cain: Harasser or Harassed?

Stephen Engelberg, Pro Publica: "Raising Cain: When is a Scoop Ready to be Published?"

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

Conventional property zoning operates on the belief that properties should be grouped by their use.

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The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations have captured the world’s attention. Related demonstrations, meanwhile, have spread across the U.S. and around the world.

The Missouri Fraternal Order of Police has issued a statement on last month’s firing of police officer Rob Sanders for excessive force.

"Thanks Obamacare." Sounds like sarcasm, right?

Sure, opponents of the federal law overhauling health care tagged it with the "Obamacare" moniker to belittle the measure even before it had passed.

Missouri’s special legislative session is over. It came to an end after several weeks of disagreements between the House and Senate over a wide-ranging tax credit bill.

Somebody Wants To Trademark 'Occupy Wall St.'

Oct 25, 2011

Of course:

Key quote from The Smoking Gun, which found the application and spoke to Robert Maresca, a former union ironworker whose wife applied for the trademark:

A state representative is pushing the Missouri Department of Transportation to complete what he says is an unfinished project. A new stretch of US Highway 63 opening near Kirksville Wednesday includes a two-way stop.

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

Michele Norris, an All Things Considered co-host since December 2002, is stepping away from that post until after the 2012 presidential campaign because her husband has taken a senior position with President Obama's re-election effort.

She is not leaving NPR's airwaves, however. While she will not be involved in coverage of the 2012 election, Norris will continue to report and produce projects for the organization.

In a message just sent to NPR staff, Norris says:

Saying that "an arbitrary and unlawful financial blockade ... has destroyed 95 percent of our revenue," WikiLeaks has suspended publishing operations and founder Julian Assange says it may have to shut down permanently by year's end.

The head of the Missouri Senate has announced he’s going to pull the plug on the special legislative session next week. 

Fifth in a series

Perhaps more than any other Republican running for president this year, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has railed against taxes. She says they're too high, and that the current tax code should be repealed.

But Bachmann had a somewhat surprising early career: going after tax evaders as a prosecutor for the Internal Revenue Service.

'Know Your Enemy'?

At times, the congresswoman and former state senator has seemed to deny that for nearly her entire professional life, she's been on the public payroll.

Boone County currently holds unclaimed property totaling more than $50,000.  County Treasurer Nicole Galloway announced Tuesday a new website where residents can now search and find unclaimed property they are owed. The website, ShowMeBoone.com/Treasurer, makes Boone County the first one in Missouri to implement such a tool for its residents. 

By Robert Partyka

Nick Gass / KBIA

The impact of longtime Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi’s death was felt across the world, even in Columbia. KBIA’s Nick Gass sat down with a couple of longtime Columbia residents from Libya to talk about what the end of Gadhafi’s reign means for their future and that of their home country.

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