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AM Newscasts
8:27 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Newscast for May 10, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

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Politics
9:06 am
Wed May 2, 2012

Mo. Senate approves amendment to appellate judge selection process

The Missouri Senate has approved a proposed constitutional amendment revising the selection process for appellate judges.

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Politics
8:58 am
Wed May 2, 2012

Mo. senators continue budget negotiations

Mo. senators are deciding which aspects of their 2013 state budget they should "bind" to before negotiations with House begin.
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The Missouri Senate took the next step Tuesday toward beginning final negotiations with the House on next year’s state budget.  Senate members struggled with whether to bind themselves to various positions they support.

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AM Newscasts
9:01 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Newscast for March 5, 2012

A 39 year-old man was killed in Columbia during the weekend.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA news room, including:

  • A shooting in Columbia during the weekend leaves one man dead.
  • A Missouri state senator proposes legislation protecting the elderly from financial exploitation.
  • Marching Mizzou to go to Ireland for St. Patrick's Day.
AM Newscasts
8:56 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Newscast for February 28, 2012

State senators face uncertain future after a recent version of the legislative district lines was refused by the state Supreme Court.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • State senators face uncertain future after Mo. Supreme Court tosses redrawn district lines.
  • The Missouri Supreme Court hears testimony over a redistricting of House seats.
  • An Oscar-winning film and its directors are coming to Columbia.
Politics
8:20 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Mo. senators face uncertain filing date

State senators have no idea when they should file for office after the Missouri Supreme Court threw out a new version of the state redistricting lines.
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The Missouri Supreme Court threw out the Senate redistricting map, leaving Senators questioning whether to file early or not.

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PM Newscasts
5:59 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Newscast for February 27, 2012

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Politics
8:57 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Commission redrawing state senate districts reaches accord

A ten-member commission chosen by Gov. Jay Nixon to draw a new map for Missouri’s State Senate districts has reached a tentative agreement.

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AM Newscasts
11:10 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Newscast for February 21, 2012

Legislation in the Missouri general assembly requires English to be the sole language on driver's exams.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • The UM Curators approve tuition increases.
  • Missouri legislators push law making English the only language on driver's license tests.
  • A law in the general assembly punishing unruly behavior at religious centers.
Politics
9:08 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Mo. Senate passes workplace discrimination reform bill

Mo. Senate Democrats tried to filibuster the workplace discrimination reform bill last week.
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The Missouri Senate has passed legislation that would redefine what constitutes discrimination in the workplace. The vote was a mere formality following last week’s battle to kill the bill.

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AM Newscasts
9:02 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Newscast for February 9, 2012

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon says he knew about a possible settlement of a nationwide mortgage fraud lawsuit for some time.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Alyssa Bustamante sentenced to life in prison
  • A workplace discrimination reform bill passes the Missouri Senate
  • Gov. Jay Nixon on his recent decrease in cuts to higher education
Politics
1:27 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Republican Senate hopefuls square off in Branson

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Two of Missouri's three Republican senatorial candidates are expected to meet in a debate in Branson.

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin and former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman both have committed to participate in Monday night's debate. The third candidate — St. Louis businessman John Brunner — is not planning to attend.

All three Republicans are seeking to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in the November elections.

Monday's debate is to be held at the Branson High School Auditorium, which has room for several hundred people.

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