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Politics
2:04 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Democrats Webber, Wright win state house seats

Elected Missouri State Representatives John Wright and Stephen Webber double-check the election results. Columbia, Missouri.
Meredith Turk KBIA

Two Democratic candidates celebrated their victory to the Missouri State House of Representatives at Shakespeare’s South in Columbia Tuesday night. 

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Politics
6:08 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Planned Parenthood bus holds rally in Columbia

Planned Parenthood Action Fund

A crowd of 120 supporters greeted the Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s “Women are Watching” bus tour as it rolled into Columbia Thursday evening. The Action Fund has been holding rallies across the country to energize voters in support of candidates who back Planned Parenthood health centers.

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Politics
6:18 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Legislative measure would bar Jayhawks specialty license plate

A depiction of the Jayhawk, the symbol of the University of Kansas.
ensign_beedrill Flickr

The Missouri House has approved language designed to bar the creation of a Kansas Jayhawks specialty license plate.  The measure was added onto a larger higher education bill passed by the House Tuesday.

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Politics
8:25 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Hotel tax would help fund airport expansion

The Tiger Hotel in downtown Columbia.
KBIA

Out-of-town visitors may soon have to pay more to stay in a Columbia hotel.  The Missouri House of Representatives approved a measure by a voice vote this week allowing the city to charge an additional three percent tax on hotel stays.

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Business Beat
2:21 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Business Beat: February 15, 2012

An architectural rendering of the proposed NBAF lab in Manhattan, Kan.
Courtesy Department of Homeland Security

This week: State representatives agree Missouri needs to find better ways to get more jobs in Missouri. Plus, how a disease laboratory in Kansas has citizens worried.

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Intersection
6:30 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Job creation in Missouri

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

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Politics
9:10 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Voter ID bill raises ire between House members

A bill requiring voter ID at the polls caused heated debate at the Missouri House of Representatives Monday.
File Photo KBIA

Debate began Monday in the Missouri House on legislation to require voters to show photo identification at the polls.  As Marshall Griffin tells us from Jefferson City, the back-and-forth got pretty heated at times.

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