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Representative Todd Akin, the Republican challenging Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill in this election, was on the defensive again today in Kansas City.

Political endorsements and the promise of PAC dollars have come streaming back to Representative Todd Akin, who’s challenging incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill for the U.S. Senate seat in Missouri. 

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Many pundits and pollsters say that this year's Presidential race is already over: polls show Democratic President Barack Obama with a commanding lead over Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.

You might have noticed a few changes while driving along US 71 Highway. For instance, you may have realized while traveling south that the sign for Grandview has been replaced with a sign for Joplin. This is but one of several changes that will take place over the next few months for US 71, which will soon become Interstate 49.

Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich released a harsh audit of the Missouri Governor’s office on Wednesday. The findings accuse the governor of overspending his appropriation by $1.7 million.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Missourians have less access to healthcare and tend to be less healthy than the general population. That’s according to a new report by the Missouri Foundation for Health.

The day after GOP leaders called for Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin to withdrawal, his opponent, Claire McCaskill, didn't have much to say on the topic.

Arguments were heard on Friday about whether a temporary restraining order should be issued against Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan over language she approved for a ballot initiative regarding health care exchanges. 

For the first time, a Kansas Governor is actively campaigning against members of his own party. Governor Sam Brownback is hoping to replace moderate Republicans with more conservative members of his party.

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On Tuesday, Missouri citizens will vote on Amendment 2, the so-called “right to pray” ballot measure

Next Tuesday Missouri Republicans will vote for one of three candidates seeking to unseat incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill. 

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The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld the State Auditor’s authority to prepare fiscal notes and summaries for citizen-initiated ballot questions. 

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You'll be hard-pressed to find someone who wouldn't welcome a rain shower after weeks of heat and drought in the region.

KC History: Forgotten Tales of Missouri

Jul 5, 2012

Coming up on Central Standard Friday, join host Monroe Dodd for a history of the Show Me State rarely shown, including the chamber pot war of 1812, Long’s Dragon Boat, and wind wagon technology from 1846.

Unemployment Down, Jobs Up In Missouri

May 16, 2012
Elana Gordon / KCUR

At 7.3 percent, unemployment in Missouri has dropped to its lowest level in 40 months.  That’s according to the latest monthly report from the state’s Department of Economic Development.

If there was any doubt about the hold of the political right in the Heartland then wonder no more.  A recent survey shows Kansas has the most conservative congressional delegation in the nation.

Missouri is the only state where someone could donate $1 million to a political campaign, cover it up, and not have broken the law. It is one of only four states that have no limits on campaign contributions.

If you’ve visited the Missouri State Capitol building you probably saw his work. If you’ve spent time in midtown, you might have driven by his house.

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Back in 2004, the health and economic status of Missouri women was rated a C- by Women's Policy Research. Have we made progress since then?

Kansas City, MO – Missouri's high risk insurance program has announced it's dropping premiums by as much as twenty five percent.

The state launched the pool this summer as part of the federal health law. But state insurance director John Huff says only a couple hundred people have enrolled in it so far. Huff says lowering the monthly premiums, which range from about $250 to $1,000, will hopefully change that.

"I hope it makes health coverage more affordable and accessible for Missourians - that's the intent," says Huff.

Missourians Among Most Likely to Smoke

Nov 7, 2010

Kansas City, MO – New Public Health Data shows Missourians are among the most likely Americans to smoke.

The state ranks fifth in the country for its adult smoking rate, according to new information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Drive Of A Lifetime

Jun 10, 2010
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Kansas City, MO – A Missouri man has just finished a task that has driven him for the last twelve years. He's traveled every mile of every state highway. He was on the last leg of the journey this week, up in Kansas City's Northland, on Missouri Route One. It's better known as Antioch Road in Clay County. KCUR's Dan Verbeck was in the passenger seat and filed this account.

A Thousand More Show-Me State Jobs Will Go

Apr 6, 2010
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Kansas City, Mo. – Another 1,000 Missouri state employees are going to lose their jobs in the coming weeks. Governor Jay Nixon spoke of the cuts as he met with UMKC faculty and students.

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