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6:16 pm
Thu November 3, 2011

Natural Disasters Costing Missouri $15 Million

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

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Politics
6:13 pm
Thu November 3, 2011

GOP Legislator Plans Election-Related Bills

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.

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The Two-Way
8:15 am
Thu November 3, 2011

Top Stories: Eurozone Crisis, 'Occupy Oakland,' Afghan Strategy

Originally published on Thu November 3, 2011 8:25 am

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Politics
3:53 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

Senator McCaskill to Visit Arlington National Cemetery

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.

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Politics
3:50 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

Senator Blunt Challenges Obama's Transportation Bill

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

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Politics
3:31 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

Kirksville Exploring Business Opportunities Along New Highway

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

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Views of the News
3:29 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

Views of the News for November 2, 2011

Politics
3:27 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

MU Schools of Nursing and Medicine to Start Drug Testing Incoming Students

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

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Views of the News
9:01 am
Wed November 2, 2011

Today's Topic Links

Herman Cain: Harasser or Harassed?

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

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Intersection
5:45 pm
Mon October 31, 2011

Occupy Wall Street and protest movements

Panelists examined Occupy Wall Street and other grassroots social movements.

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

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Politics
5:13 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

Columbia Conventional Property Zoning Challenged

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

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Global Journalist
6:08 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

Protests occupy the world

Demonstrations have spread to other cities since the Occupy Wall Street protests began in September.
David Shankbone/Flickr

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

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Politics
5:45 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

Missouri Fraternal Order Of Police Wants Rob Sanders Reinstated

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

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Views of the News
2:52 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Views of the News for October 26, 2011

Shots - Health Blog
9:58 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Supporters Of Health Overhaul Look To Reclaim 'Obamacare'

President Barack Obama greets people outside the Old Market Deli in Cannon Falls, Minn., on the Aug. 15, during a Midwest bus tour. The same day he said he likes the term "Obamacare."

Samantha Appleton The White House

Originally published on Wed October 26, 2011 11:33 am

"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.

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Politics
5:54 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

Missouri's Special Legislative Session Comes to an End

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.

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Planet Money
4:50 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

Somebody Wants To Trademark 'Occupy Wall St.'

USPTO

Originally published on Tue October 25, 2011 1:32 pm

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:

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Politics
4:12 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

State Representative Pushes for MoDOT to Complete Highway Project

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.

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Intersection
5:02 pm
Mon October 24, 2011

Thomas Hart Benton and art during wartime

Panelists discussed the life and work of Thomas Hart Benton.

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

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The Two-Way
9:53 am
Mon October 24, 2011

NPR's Michele Norris Stepping Away From Hosting Duties

NPR's Michele Norris.

Stephen Voss

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:

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The Two-Way
9:12 am
Mon October 24, 2011

WikiLeaks Suspends Operations, May Have To Close

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stood in front of a selection of inverted banking company logos as he spoke to journalists today in London.

Leon Neal AFP/Getty Images

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.

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Politics
6:25 pm
Fri October 21, 2011

Missouri Senate Leader Wants to End Special Session

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

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Job 1: Careers That Shaped The GOP Candidates
2:17 pm
Fri October 21, 2011

Bachmann Once Prosecuted Tax Evaders For The IRS

Rep. Michele Bachmann, shown speaking at a reception by the anti-tax group Iowans for Tax Relief, was once a prosecutor for the IRS. On the campaign trail, she's made that part of her resume a selling point. "I went to the inside to learn how they work, because I want to defeat them," she said in South Carolina.

Steve Pope Getty Images

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.

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Politics
6:33 pm
Thu October 20, 2011

Unclaimed Property Website Goes Live

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

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Politics
6:13 pm
Thu October 20, 2011

Libyans in Columbia react to Gadhafi’s death

Mohamed Gumati, the owner of the International Café in downtown Columbia, Mo., works on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2011, as news of Gadhafi’s death plays on Al Jazeera Arabic.
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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Global Journalist
1:34 pm
Thu October 20, 2011

The eurozone: in the red

Much has been written about the economics of the eurozone crisis — the credit default swaps, financial haircuts and bank recapitalizations. To complicate matters more, hurdles, such as Greece's economic debacle and bailout request, will take longer than a week to rectify.

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Politics
4:54 pm
Wed October 19, 2011

Upgrades Announced to Columbia's Parks and Rec Department

Columbia’s Parks and Recreation Department unveiled its new ten-year plan Tuesday during a public meeting at the Activity and Recreation Center.

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Politics
4:53 pm
Wed October 19, 2011

Gov. Nixon Taps New Mo. Supreme Court Justice

Governor Jay Nixon has named Judge George Draper the Third to the Missouri Supreme Court.  Draper will move to the state’s High Court from the Eastern District Appeals Court.

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Politics
4:51 pm
Wed October 19, 2011

State Auditor Wants Access to Finance Division Records

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich will push for legislation next year he said will enable his office to oversee the state’s Division of Finance without interference from state agencies or private entities.

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Views of the News
2:38 pm
Wed October 19, 2011

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