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6:28 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

MO Lawmakers Start Pre-Filing Period for January Session

The Missouri House floor
File Photo KBIA News

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

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Global Journalist
5:13 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

Financial crisis rattles European governments

Guests discussed the severity of the euro zone crisis and what it could mean for European governments.

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.

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Politics
4:56 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Apartment complex for homeless youth breaks ground for spring completion

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

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Politics
3:26 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Senator Blunt votes in favor of horse meat inspections

Senator Roy Blunt.
KBIA

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

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Politics
3:22 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Senator McCaskill seeks permanent ban on pork barrel projects

Senator Claire McCaskill
KBIA

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

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Media Talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
9:47 am
Wed November 30, 2011

Views of the News: Sports Sex Abuse; Media Effects on GOP Candidates; J-School Limits Tweets

Media Decisions Questioned in Sex Abuse Cases

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Politics
6:06 pm
Tue November 29, 2011

Moberly and Mamtek hearings begin

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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Politics
4:09 pm
Thu November 24, 2011

Derrik Sweeney to be released Sunday

Derrik Sweeney
Photo courtesy of the Sweeney family

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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Politics
7:28 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Family waiting for information on Jefferson City student arrested in Cairo

Derrik Sweeney, from Jefferson City, was arrested in Cairo, Egypt for allegedly throwing fire bombs
Provided by the Sweeney family

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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Politics
5:34 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Occupy COMO Items Removed from City Hall

Spencer Vyrostek, an Occupy COMO protester, stands in front of city hall hours after police and city workers removed items belonging to the activist group.
Rehman Tungekar

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.

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Politics
10:16 am
Tue November 22, 2011

Council Approves Regency Rezoning

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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Politics
9:19 am
Mon November 21, 2011

Occupy CoMo Protestors Face Deadline from City

Occupy COMO organizers continue protests in front of Columbia's city administration building
Robert Partyka KBIA

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.

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Politics
5:22 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Kinder Seeks Re-election

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

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Global Journalist
10:00 am
Thu November 17, 2011

Better This World

Panelists spoke about the FBI's current counter-terrorism efforts.

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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Politics
5:30 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

Derrick Washington Found Guilty of Sexual Assault

Boone County Circuit Judge Kevin Crane sentenced former Missouri Running back Derrick Washington to 5 years in prison. Washington was found guilty in September of sexually assaulting his tutor.

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Politics
6:21 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

Jefferson City Council Approves Tax Ballot Measure

Jefferson City residents could see a half-cent sales tax increase as early as February of next year.

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Politics
6:15 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

I-70 a Toll Road?

The Missouri Department of Transportation says it will support legislation to turn Interstate 70 into a toll road.

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Politics
6:11 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

Tilley Drops Out of 2012 Lt. Governor's Race

Steven Tilley has dropped out of the race for Missouri Lt. Governor, catching his fellow Republicans by surprise.

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Politics
4:44 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

Senate to Replace Law Withholding Payments with Tax Credits

Senator Roy Blunt said the Senate is expected to move forward Wednesday and eliminate a law requiring the federal, state and local government to withhold 3 percent of their payments to contractors starting in 2013.

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Politics
4:39 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

McCaskill Sees Improvement of Arlington National Cemetary Management

Arlington National Cemetary.
nmchisholm Flickr

 Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill said she’s cautiously optimistic that management problems at Arlington National Cemetery have been solved.

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Politics
4:14 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

Nixon Praises Bill Helping Growth in Science and Tech Industries

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon stopped in Kansas City Wednesday for a bill signing ceremony promoting research and technology businesses.

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Politics
3:59 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

Douglass Park Organizes Neighborhood Association

Residents in Columbia’s Douglass Park neighborhood are coming together to create a neighborhood organization to better serve the needs of their community.

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Views of the News
3:15 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

Views of the News for November 9, 2011

Politics
5:44 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Village of South Gifford in Jeopardy

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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Politics
5:40 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Eviction Process Changes Approved by City Council

Tom Check Flickr

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

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Politics
4:51 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Jefferson City Discusses Annexation Options

Arial view of Jefferson City, Mo.
Landsat

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

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Politics
4:46 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Man Files Suit Over Holding Cell Incident

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

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