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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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Politics
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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