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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

Today's Show

Views of the News
7:34 am
Wed October 19, 2011

This week's story links

Room for Rock Center?

David Carr, The New York Times: "NBC Anchor Broadens His Portfolio"

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Politics
6:44 pm
Tue October 18, 2011

Dudley sole "no" vote on Trial E

The Columbia City Council has chosen Trial E for the city’s new ward reapportionment plan.

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Intersection
10:57 am
Tue October 18, 2011

Unemployment, incentives and job creation

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

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Politics
12:00 am
Tue October 18, 2011

Discussion Series Presents Diversity in France

Tara Dickman talks about race and diversity in contemporary France at the MU campus Monday.
KBIA

Of all the countries in Europe, France has the largest number of minorities. It’s population also has the most Muslims, Jews and Buddhists. With this in mind, a group promoting international human rights put together a presentation at MU Monday that focused on issues related to race and diversity in contemporary France.

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Politics
12:00 am
Tue October 18, 2011

Columbia City Council Approves Trial E Redistricting Plan

Columbia's city council has approved the ward redistricting plan known as Trial E. In a 6-1 vote at the council’s meeting Monday night, Trial E was agreed to be the most favorable option, with Fourth Ward Councilmember Daryl Dudley opposing.  KBIA’s Robert Partyka reports.

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Intersection
5:37 pm
Mon October 17, 2011

New Columbia ward boundaries

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

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Politics
12:00 am
Fri October 14, 2011

Occupy Movement Hits Mizzou Campus

David McRae displays a sign while wearing a Guy Fawkes Mask Thursday for the Occupy Mizzou protest at Speakers Circle.
Peter Yankowsky

While most of Columbia is getting ready for homecoming, about a dozen students gathered at MU’s Speakers Circle yesterday. Along with over 130 colleges around the county, Mizzou students joined the national student solidarity protest, known as Occupy Colleges.
By Scarlett Robertson (Columbia, Mo.)

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Politics
12:00 am
Thu October 13, 2011

Carnahan Requests Primary over Caucus

Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan says lawmakers should not dump the state’s presidential primary in favor of a caucus system.

By Marshall Griffin (Jefferson City, Mo.)

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Politics
12:00 am
Wed October 12, 2011

Renew Missouri Pushes for Higher Sustainable Energy Standards

The advocacy group Renew Missouri filed a ballot initiative Friday aiming to strengthen Missouri’s renewable energy standards.

By Camille Phillips (Columbia, Mo.)

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Politics
12:00 am
Wed October 12, 2011

Columbia Police and Community Seek Public Input on Bias in Policing

Negar Rezvani, with the Department of Public Health &Human Services, talks about bias stops by Columbia traffic police. Rezvani, who is of Iranian origin, discussed her own experience at a meeting of the Columbia Police Department and BFC Tue Oct 12, 2011

The Columbia Police Department and a coalition known as the Bias Free Columbia Coalition are seeking public input on the issue of racial bias in traffic stops.<!--more-->

The two groups hosted on the issues Tuesday night.

KBIA’s Amrita Jayakumar has this report.

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Politics
12:00 am
Wed October 12, 2011

Legislators' Last Chance to Rectify Tax Credit Bill

The leader of the Missouri Senate said he’ll make one last-ditch effort to reach an agreement with the House on an economic development bill.  President Pro Tem Rob Mayer and other Senate leaders remain pessimistic about their chances for success.

By Marshall Griffin (Jefferson City, Mo.)

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Politics
12:00 am
Tue October 11, 2011

Nixon Appoints New Presiding Commissioner

A new Boone County Presiding Commissioner has been sworn in to replace former commissioner Ed Robb.

By Allie Hinds (Columbia, Mo.)

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Politics
12:00 am
Tue October 11, 2011

Kahler Sentenced to Death

Former Columbia Water and Light director Kraig Kahler has received the death penalty for the murders of his wife, two daughters, and his wife’s grandmother in rural Kansas in November 2009.  Osage County, Kansas judge Phillip Fromme sided with the state and sentenced Kahler to death Tuesday.

By Ryan Schmidt (Columbia, Mo.)

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Politics
12:00 am
Tue October 11, 2011

CPS Amends Bullying Policy

The Columbia Public School District is amending its bullying policy. The school board voted to make the change in Monday night's meeting.

By Matt Norris (Columbia, Mo.)

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Politics
12:00 am
Tue October 11, 2011

Columbia Police Department to Host Racial Profiling Discussion

Representatives from a local social justice coalition are hosting a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Columbia City Hall to discuss racial profiling in the Columbia Police Department.

By Thomas Koll (Columbia, Mo.)

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Politics
12:00 am
Tue October 11, 2011

Ashland Police Ban Teens from City Park

The Ashland City police department is tightening supervision of the town’s youth. KBIA’s Anna Burkart reports people under the age of 18 are no longer permitted to be in the Ashland City Park without adult supervision.

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Politics
12:00 am
Fri October 7, 2011

Boone County Commissioner Appointment Process Questioned

A Boone County Republican Party official is questioning the governor’s process in finding a new Boone Country Presiding Commissioner.

By Allie Hinds (Columbia, Mo.)

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Politics
12:00 am
Thu October 6, 2011

Missouri House Ignores Senate Demands

The Missouri House has passed its version of a wide-ranging tax credit bill.

by Marshall Griffin (Jefferson City, Mo.)

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Politics
12:00 am
Wed October 5, 2011

Mid-Missourians 'Occupy CoMo'

Residents protest outside of Columbia City Hall as part of Occupy CoMo, a sister peaceful protest to Occupy Wall Street in New York.
Robert Partyka

As the Occupy Wall Street movement enters its third week of protests in New York, more and more Missouri residents are getting involved in a sister protest.

By Christian Bryant (Columbia, Mo.)

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Politics
12:00 am
Tue October 4, 2011

Scholastic Plant Closes in Moberly

Economic development in Moberly is taking another hit with the closing of the city’s Scholastic packaging plant.

By Ari Alexander (Columbia, Mo.)

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Politics
12:00 am
Tue October 4, 2011

New Parking Garage to be Built on Short Street

Columbia’s City Council approved plans last Monday night for a slightly larger parking garage downtown. The new structure on Short Street is set to be built with 410 spaces, an increased size from the original design.

By Robert Partyka (Columbia, Mo.)

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Politics
12:00 am
Mon October 3, 2011

Blunt Tours Flood-Ravaged Communities

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt met with levee district officials Monday morning from Holt and Atchison counties—two of the hardest-hit areas from Missouri River flooding.

By Kirk Wayman (Maryville, Mo.)

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Politics
12:00 am
Mon October 3, 2011

GOP Businessman Brunner Enters Mo. Senate Race

St. Louis businessman John Brunner entered Mo. Senate race Monday.
Brunner campaign

The Republican race to challenge Senator Claire McCaskill in 2012 is officially a three-way contest.

By Rachel Lippmann (St. Louis)

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Politics
12:00 am
Fri September 30, 2011

Derrick Washington’s Defense in Court Again

The defense attorney for former University of Missouri football player Derrick Washington was back in court again Friday for the second time in two weeks.

By Ryan Williams (Columbia, Mo.)

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Politics
12:00 am
Fri September 30, 2011

Columbia to Assess Proposal of Transit System

A transit task force is preparing to meet next week to discuss restructuring Columbia’s bus system.

By Alexandra Olgin (Columbia, Mo.)

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