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Sports
4:44 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Presidential support for Michael Sam

Credit Karen Mitchell / KBIA

President Barack Obama is praising University of Missouri football player Michael Sam for announcing he is gay before the NFL draft.

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Politics
11:42 am
Wed February 20, 2013

What $9/hour minimum wage would mean for Mid-Missouri

The minimum wage in Missouri increased 10 cents to $7.35 cents to start the New Year.

That may go up in the near future.

In the State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said he wants to raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour.

“Today, a full-time worker making the minimum wage earns $14,500 a year. Even with the tax relief we've put in place, a family with two kids that earns the minimum wage still lives below the poverty line. That's wrong,” Obama said.

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Politics
8:16 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Analysis: Nixon's plan could boost pay for doctors

Alex E. Proimos FLICKR

Doctors and other medical professionals could be in line for a pay hike under Governor Jay Nixon's plan to expand Medicaid eligibility in Missouri.

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Education
7:57 am
Tue May 22, 2012

In Joplin, President Obama urges students to "pay it forward"

Originally published on Tue May 22, 2012 10:58 am

KSMU's Missy Shelton contributed reporting for this story.

A commencement address from President Barack Obama capped a difficult year for the Joplin High School class of 2012.

An EF-5 tornado struck the southwestern Missouri town a year ago today, killing 161 people and injuring hundreds more. The storm destroyed five school buildings, including the high school. Students attended their senior year classes in a converted big box store.

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