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House Budget Committee hearing March 2014

House budget writers have passed Missouri's state budget for Fiscal Year 2015, which begins July 1st. Marshall Griffin reports.

Christian County Sinkhole

A southwest Missouri lawmaker has renewed his push this session for legislation to require every insurance provider in Missouri to offer sinkhole protection. KSMU’s Julie Greene has more.

Swine!

A rapidly spreading virus called porcine epidemic diarrhea, or PED, has been making its way across Missouri pig farms. As KSMU’s Julie Greene reports, hog experts predict the virus will cause an increase in pork prices this summer.

Meth disclosure

Landlords would not be required to disclose if a property was contaminated through the manufacture of controlled substances, given the site is properly cleaned, according to a bill filed by a Springfield lawmaker. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has details.

"Achieving the Dream Life Better Fair"  / Photo Credit: Shannon Bowers

More than 60 organizations participated over the weekend in a seminar to help local citizens gain employment, learn new skills, and connect to resources. As KSMU’s Shannon Bowers reports, the first “Achieving the Dream Life Betterment Fair” is part of an ongoing commitment to reverse the rising poverty trend.

Colon

Mercy and the American Cancer Society are partnering with supermarket Hy-Vee to host a free, “Know Your Colon” event tomorrow, Saturday, March 8.  It’s an effort to educate the public about colon health and cancer prevention.  KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson spoke with a local specialist about what it means to “Know Your Colon.”

General Colin Powell / Photo Credit: Washington Speaker's Bureau

Officials are Missouri State University say they expect up to 9,000 people to attend this month’s Public Affairs Convocation, featuring former US Secretary of State Colin Powell. KSMU's Shannon Bowers has this report. 

Kander and Kincaid

Missouri’s Secretary of State stressed the importance of homegrown entrepreneurship while visiting the Missouri State University eFactory in Springfield Thursday. As KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports, Jason Kander’s stop was part of a statewide innovation centers' tour.

Medicaid Map

Tonight, supporters of Medicaid expansion in Missouri will host a town hall meeting in Springfield.  As KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports, the groups hoping to enlarge the government health care program for the poor are directly focusing their message on state lawmakers.