Politics

Politics
8:45 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Paul supporters descend on MU campus

Supporters of Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul were out in full force yesterday on the University of Missouri campus. They were part of the local chapter of the Youth for Ron Paul campaign.

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Media Talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
11:48 am
Wed March 14, 2012

Views of the News: Rush, Maher, Money; Un-Friending Over Politics; KONY 2012, Olive Garden Columnist

Rush, Maher, Moral Equivalence & Money

David Serchuk, Forbes: "Congratulations!  You Just Made Rush Limbaugh Sympathetic!"

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Election 2012
5:18 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Romney in Kirkwood: Obama to blame for high gas prices

Originally published on Tue March 13, 2012 1:40 pm

Updated at 5:04 p.m. with additional information from the event.

Former Massachusetts Governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney rallied for support at a park in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood Tuesday.

Republican caucuses are underway in Missouri, as the process to select a presidential nominee continues, but  the party's front-runner ignored his Republican rivals. Instead, he attacked President Barak Obama, blaming him for a high gasoline prices.

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Politics
4:22 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Nixon asks House to fund healthcare for blind

Governor Jay Nixon is calling on the Missouri House to restore health care funding for low income blind people, after a committee voted last week to cut the program from next year’s budget.

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Politics
9:10 am
Tue March 13, 2012

"America's Got Talent" winner seeks office

Neal E. Boyd, known worldwide as "The Voice of Missouri."
Wikipedia

Sikeston native and “America’s Got Talent” winner Neal E. Boyd plans to dip his toes into politics.  Boyd will run as a Republican in the 149th House District.

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Politics
9:07 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Schweich blasts Missouri governments for not following Sunshine Laws

Auditor Tom Schweich says the state and local governments are routinely violating Missouri's open records and meetings law.

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Politics
9:06 am
Tue March 13, 2012

FEMA denies Nixon aid request

Gov. Jay Nixon's request for federal aid due to February storms was denied by FEMA.
File KBIA

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he's disappointed that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied a request to provide disaster aid to residents in 18 southern and northern Missouri counties recently hit by violent weather.

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Intersection
6:07 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Enhanced enterprise zones in Columbia

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

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Politics
9:09 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Air Force cuts hit home in Missouri

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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Politics
7:39 am
Mon March 12, 2012

In runup to Republican caucus, Santorum tours southern Missouri

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum followed up his primary victory in Kansas with stops in Missouri, including a Saturday, March 10 visit to Cape Girardeau.
KRCU

With a victory in Kansas under his belt, Republican Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is looking to the next round of primary states. As Isabel Hohl reports from Cape Girardeau, that includes the battleground state of Missouri, where Santorum toured over the weekend.

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Politics
5:10 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Gov. Nixon sees off MO National Guard team

Members of a Missouri National Guard Agribusiness Development Team have received a sendoff from Gov. Jay Nixon as they prepare for deployment to Afghanistan.

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Politics
4:49 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

State lawmakers take spring break

Missouri lawmakers have left Jefferson City for their annual spring break.  House leaders touted their first-half accomplishments while downplaying controversy over Speaker Steven Tilley’s decision to induct Rush Limbaugh into the Hall of Famous Missourians.

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Politics
9:41 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Columbia power plant undergoes testing, before new EPA rule

The Columbia Power Plant has been serving the energy needs of Columbia residents in some capacity since 1914. The EPA will soon enforce a rule that will require the plant to cut emission levels.
Matt Veto KBIA News

The Columbia power plant will soon get a check up ahead of an Environmental Protection Agency rule that will be enacted in the coming years.

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Politics
5:47 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Missouri lawmakers back corrections overhaul plans

Both the Missouri House and Senate have passed bills that could shorten the sentences of some criminals who are placed on probation or parole.

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Politics
5:42 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Missouri House passes legislation adding gun owners to protected minority groups

Legislation that would add gun owners to the state’s list of protected minority groups has passed the Missouri House. 

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Politics
11:11 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Good news and bad news on Missouri's gender gap

This map shows the good news: more women are getting college degrees.
Women's Policy Alliance

In Missouri, women still earn just 74 cents to the dollar, compared to men – one of the worst ratios in the nation. But a report released yesterday also has some good news on gender equality in Missouri, especially in higher education. 

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Politics
10:01 am
Thu March 8, 2012

House budget would cut services to the blind, restore higher education dollars

Jacob Fenston KBIA

Budget writers in the Missouri House have approved their version of the 13 bills that make up the state's budget for next year.  Committee members eliminated $28 million for a program that aids the blind, but then put 6 million back into it from another source. 

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Politics
8:25 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Hotel tax would help fund airport expansion

The Tiger Hotel in downtown Columbia.
KBIA

Out-of-town visitors may soon have to pay more to stay in a Columbia hotel.  The Missouri House of Representatives approved a measure by a voice vote this week allowing the city to charge an additional three percent tax on hotel stays.

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Politics
4:55 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Mo. bill bars race from consideration in adoptions

The sponsor of the bill, Sen. John Lamping (R-St. Louis County), says barring race from consideration could help increase the number of adoptions in Missouri.
File KBIA

The Missouri Senate has endorsed legislation prohibiting race from being a factor in adoptions of children in the state foster care system.

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Politics
3:06 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Schweich looking at US Senate bid

State Auditor Tom Schweich filed paperwork on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, to explore a political campaign for U.S. Senate.
State of Missouri

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich has set up a political committee to test the waters for a U.S. Senate campaign.

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Politics
2:46 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Mo. Senate endorses Iran contracting legislation

Missouri senators endorsed legislation restricting public contracts for investors in Iran on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

Missouri senators have endorsed legislation restricting public contracts for investors in Iran.

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Politics
2:42 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Workers' comp bill goes to Nixon

Missouri lawmakers have sent the governor a bill that would prohibit employees from suing co-workers for injuries they sustain on the job.
File KBIA

Missouri lawmakers have sent the governor a bill that would prohibit employees from suing co-workers for injuries they sustain on the job.

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Politics
10:17 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Views of the News: Rush Apology/Boycott; James Murdoch Resigns, Apple Announcement; Tribune On Lupo

Hurtful Words and Party Politics: The Rush Boycott

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Police Review
2:34 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Report says Columbia Police Department environment is "approaching toxicity"

Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes has announced plans to implement 14 recommendations made in a report highly critical of the Columbia Police Department. The report outlines problems within CPD, saying the department's reputation in the community has been steadily dropping.

"The community has lowered the report card of the police department from a B to a D over the past six years," said City Manager Mike Matthes.

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Politics
9:27 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Missouri GOP leaders stand behind Limbaugh Hall of Fame induction

Republican leaders in the Missouri General Assembly are standing behind conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh's induction into the Hall of Famous Missourians.
j.stephenconn Flickr

Missouri state Senate leadership and other Republican legislators did not disagree with the House Speaker's choice to honor Rush Limbaugh.

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Politics
9:20 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Missouri insurance group foresees premium increases

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

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Politics
5:08 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Neighbors stress community involvement after shooting

One Columbia man died Sunday afternoon after being shot on North Eighth Street. The shooting is one of many that have recently occurred in Columbia. Police have increased the number of patrollers downtown.

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Politics
4:42 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Judge mulls lawsuit over Mo. prayer measure

A central Missouri judge is considering a legal challenge over a state constitutional amendment dealing with prayer.

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