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2009 Safety Stories
Radio Story - The Missouri National Guard will not be sending extra troops to Afghanistan
Newspaper Story - Texting while driving, as well as other issues, will be addressed during the upcoming legislative session.
Newspaper Story - One Missouri legislator says that private prisons may be a good thing for the state to help keep prisoners safe and communities afloat.
Radio Story - Person called Sonitrol, who then called police.
Radio Story - Police searched all ten floors of the Governor Office Building, no hostage found.
Newspaper Story - Timeline of events as the Jefferson City hostage situation unfolded
Newspaper Story - Reports of a hostage situation in state government offices closed portions of downtown Jefferson City on Tuesday.
Newspaper Story - To some workers in Jefferson City, reports of a hostage situation were not a big deal.
Radio Story - The Natural Resources Department could learn valuable lessons from other Missouri lakes in keeping the Lake of the Ozarks clean
Radio Story - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources points to animals as the cause of E. coli contamination but septic tanks are also a culprit.
Newspaper Story - Links to the week-long series on the history and causes of Ecoli pollution in Missouri
Newspaper Story - Gov. Jay Nixon made opening remarks at a conference aimed at strengthen DWI laws
Radio Story - State agencies not talking to each other leads to harmful substances staying in the Lake of the Ozarks
Radio Story - How E. coli really affects you if you come in contact with it
Radio Story - The Lake of the Ozarks' development boom led to warning signs of possible water quality issues.
Radio Story - The first two weeks of flu season show rapid increases than previous years.
Newspaper Story - From St. Louis to Kansas City, Missouri cities differ on use of red light cameras
Radio Story - Gov. Nixon blames a former DNR deputy director for withholding vital E. coli infomation
Radio Story - State representataives have started discussing the possibility of a new committee that would provide oversight over a controversial government agency.
Newspaper Story - City efforts to stop meth production face attacks from the ACLU
Radio Story - Senator Brad Lager, leader of the investigation of E. coli at the Lake of the Ozarks, said he is sure there is a coverup underway.
Radio Story - Missouri citizens have no reason to worry about the storage of fly ash.
Radio Story - In response to ongoing controversy surrounding E. coli levels at the Lake of the Ozarks, officials say there was a cover up within the Department of Natural Resources
Newspaper Story - Gov. Jay Nixon has suspended the Department of Natural Resources director and has ordered an investigation into the department.
Radio Story - In a news conference Wednesday, Gov. Jay Nixon blamed the Department of Natural Resources for not closing Ozark beaches, thus endangering Missourians.
Newspaper Story - This morning the first red light camera case was dismissed.
Radio Story - Governor Jay Nixon details plan with Department of Natural Resources on how they will clean up the Lake of the Ozarks.
Newspaper Story - State legislators were unable to override any of Gov. Nixon's vetoes Wednesday
Newspaper Story - Legislative leaders expect Gov. Nixon's vetos to be sustained Wednesday
Radio Story - House members argue how best to govern MIAC five months after the agency had a report leaked on militias in the United States.
Radio Story - Department of Corrections prepares for possible Swine Flu outbreak
Newspaper Story - Officials across the state are making preparations for the spread of H1N1
Radio Story - Swine flu hits Jefferson City.
Radio Story - The University of Missouri is now seeing cases of H1N1 virus
Newspaper Story - As a Missouri law banning texting for drivers under 21 takes effect today, law enforcement and government officials question whether enforcement will be possible.
Newspaper Story - The Senate passes abortion legislation stripped of coercion language.
Radio Story - The Missouri Senate held a late night debate on abortion and passed a bill that would place stricter limitations on abortions.
Radio Story - The House passed a bill which gives public defenders the right to turn down a trial.
Radio Story - A possible ban on texting while driving is back in play in the State Capitol.
Radio Story - Cigarette house fires cause about 800 deaths a year, and a House bill aimed at decreasing that number has reached the governor's desk.
Radio Story - There is no safe cigarette, but the Missouri Senate has adopted a bill could make cigarettes safer for those who smoke in bed.
Radio Story - A bill to protect motorcyclists from police harassment passed through the House and Senate unscathed...almost.
Newspaper Story - Nixon announces probable case of swine flu in Missouri
Radio Story - A four bullet survivor of the Virginia Tech shooting spoke out against handguns on college campuses in the state Capitol Wednesday
Radio Story - Governor Nixon announces Missouri's first possible swine flu case.
Newspaper Story - The conceal and carry provision that would allow guns on Missouri campuses is unlikely to get passed, some senators say.
Radio Story - One Missouri Senator says he doesn't think concealed guns will be allowed on college campuses.
Radio Story - Recent outbreak of the swine flu has the Department of Health and Senior Services implementing their plan to respond to pandemic flu.
Radio Story - Persons who deal drugs in front of children would face mandatory prison time under a measure approved by Missouri's House Tuesday.
Newspaper Story - The House passed a bill today with an attached amendment allowing concealed carry of handguns on college campuses on the anniversary of the Va. Tech massacre
Radio Story - Missouri's House approves a measure to expand DNA sampling of persons arrested.
Radio Story - On the second anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings, the Missouri House passed a bill that would allow 21 year olds to carry concealed weapons on college campuses.
Radio Story - A slew of bills from Missouri's House and Senate are trying to protect one thing: your identity. A college student found out the hard way that the state has no law requiring businesses to tell you if hackers break into your account.
Radio Story - Missouri House votes to put a cap on salaries with tips
Newspaper Story - House adopts amendment that allows guns in college classrooms
Radio Story - The Missouri House adopts an amendment to allow guns on campuses
Radio Story - In reports obtained from a Sunshine law request, MIAC cites a publicly edited online database as a source.
Radio Story - Identity theft is on the rise, and some are attributing this statistic to Missouri's lax identity theft laws.
Radio Story - Missourians may have the chance to vote on whether to expand the state sex offender registry now that a joint resolution has passed the state Senate.
Newspaper Story - Joint Resolution to expand state sex offender registry passes Senate
Radio Story - Two Senate Appropriations committee members call for more oversight of the Missouri Information Analysis Center, MIAC, more than a week after it released a report on U.S. militias.
Newspaper Story - A proposed constitutional amendment would force thousands of more Mo. sex offenders register with the state
Radio Story - A Senate Joint Resolution would put nearly 5,000 Missouri sexual offenders back on the sex offender registry.
Radio Story - The Missouri State Highway Patrol refuses comment on a report that claims third party political supporters are dangerous and violent.
Radio Story - House members want to put out the number of house fires caused by cigarettes.
Radio Story - A bill giving teacher's the right to use force, including spanking has been introduced to Missouri's Senate. Alex Rozier has more from the State Capitol.
Newspaper Story - Bill passed Senate which would allow motorcyclists to run red lights under certain conditions
Newspaper Story - The state Senate passed a bill which would regulate private prisons for the first time
Radio Story - One man's tractor parade is another man's comic relief. The Missouri House voted to ease restrictions banning some tractors from parades, but the debate wasn't completely serious.
Radio Story - Despite Governor Jay Nixon's opposition to anti-abortion legislation, the House passed such a bill to the Senate with over two thirds majority.
Newspaper Story - House committee passes fiscal year 2010 budget bills
Newspaper Story - Hearing held today for bill introduced by Columbia's state senator which would limit the damages an individual could receive for injury or death incurred by improperly stored carbon dioxide.
Radio Story - An issue sparked by the City Utilities of Springfield, MO lead to a discussion by the state's Senators of the possibility of pumping carbon dioxide into the ground, some witnesses saying it could kill many people.
Radio Story - For the eleventh year in a row, witnesses lined up Tuesday to ask Missouri lawmakers to do something about drivers who refuse to strap on their seat belts.
Radio Story - The House Privacy Committee heard a bill Tuesday that will make it illegal to force someone to have a personal identification chip put under their skin.
Radio Story - A proposal to cap liability for carbon sequestration projects in Missouri raised concerns that it could lead to unsafe methods in this new clean coal technology.
Newspaper Story - Seeking to avoid 'Octo-mom' in Mo., measure filed that would limit how many eggs a doctor could implant in a woman.
Radio Story - A St. Louis area law-maker urged her colleagues Wednesday to let Motorcyclists run red lights.
Radio Story - A personal testimony of rape was told to the Senate Education Committee today.
Radio Story - The state's most powerful gun lobby urged legislators to allow individuals the right to kill if threatened anywhere on their privately owned property.
Newspaper Story - A new bill introduced would increase penalties for those caught on camera running a red light to the same as being caught by a police officer
Radio Story - If you leave your car on the side of the road it could be gone after 10 hours if one central Missouri Senator gets his way.
Radio Story - Red light cameras around Missouri won't be removed any time soon.
Newspaper Story - Criminal sentences would be closer to reality under a proposal filed by Columbia's senator.
Radio Story - A man who represents drunk drivers urged legislatures to continuously monitor them for booze.
Radio Story - Putting red light cameras to a stop had lawmakers' wheels turning Wednesday.
Radio Story - State Senators agree the amount of nuclear waste traveling through this state needs to decrease.
Newspaper Story - Despite four recent cell-phone-related traffic fatalities in Missouri, several state representatives said a bill restricting handheld cell phone usage while driving will likely not be passed into law this session.
Radio Story - Missouri is one of only six states that has no law telling people if their personal information has been stolen.
Radio Story - A dozen states have laws that restrict drivers from using their hand-held cell phones. One lawmaker says Missouri should too.
Radio Story - Missouri's Transportation Department Strongly Opposes A Potential Change In a Motorcycle Helmet Law. Alex Rozier has more from the Capitol.
Radio Story - First round approval was given to a House bill that would give teachers the power of knowledge.
Newspaper Story - Senate Committee hears testimony on dogfighting bills
Radio Story - Missouri's emergency management chief says life for many southeast Missourians is back to normal, although some remain in the dark.
Radio Story - A Missouri House Committee heard testimony in favor of a bill that would impose fire-safety regulations on cigarettes
Radio Story - A bill letting teachers use force, including spanking, to protect and to discipline students cleared the House Education Committee Tuesday.
Newspaper Story - Public safety officials urged the state Tuesday to find funds to finance a statewide emergency communication system.
Radio Story - Officials say an upgraded public communication system could save lives.
Newspaper Story - Five bills have been introduced seeking to restrict handheld phone usage while driving
Radio Story - Dixon appointed Chair of House Committee on Transportation
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