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Radio Story - Missouri Education Commissioner Bob Bartman says education before students start school would close the test score gap.
Newspaper Story - Columbia's Rep. Vicky Riback Wilson said the committee on domestic violence that she co-chairs will prose legislation to create a seperate section for domestic violence under the assult statute.
Radio Story - President Clinton's proposal to increase paid parental leave is getting a negative reaction from the Associated Industries of Missouri. The trade group says the proposal would increase taxes.
Newspaper Story - The annual Mansion SPOOKtacular, hosted by Gov. Mel Carnahan, will take place Wednesday night at the Governor's Mansion
Radio Story - Governor and Mrs. Carnahan are hosting a "Spooktacular" open to the public, free of charge.
Radio Story - Citizens Against Rape and Domestic Violence spokesman says Missourians need to be educated about domestic violence in order to prevent it.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Mel Carnahan said this week that preschool helps better prepare students, especially from lower income families, for kindergarten
Radio Story - The Missouri Department for Higher Educations is giving all high school seniors a free copy of Life 101 magazine.
Newspaper Story - Carnahan offers eight recommendations for schools to counter possible violence.
Radio Story - Gov. Mel Carnahan unleashed eight recommendations to prevent school violence.
Radio Story - The Governor's school violence task force spent seven months working on this plan to keep kids safe in schools.
Newspaper Story - House Speaker Steve Gaw appointed a committee to study school violence and child safety on Tuesday
Radio Story - The bill, which passed both the House and Senate, goes to the Governor. Under the law, juvenile sex offenders under twenty-one would have to register with county officers.
Radio Story - Under a bill given final approval by the House, motorcycle riders over 21 won't have to wear helmets.
Newspaper Story - House passed a bill to lift helmet requirements for Missouri adults
Newspaper Story - In the wake of shootings in Colorado last week, Gov. Mel Carnahan created a task force to study school violence Tuesday.
Radio Story - Gov. Mel Carnahan says the task force on school violence will allow communities to speak out on ways to address this issue.
Radio Story - Eighty-four school districts across the state will receive grants that will help lower pre-school tuition costs for parents.
Newspaper Story - One or two of Columbia's schools will start up full-time preschools from the money awarded from a grant.
Radio Story - Senator Wayne Goode (D-St. Louis County) proposed a bill that would create a graduated driver's license system.
Newspaper Story - Nearly 300 students joined on Missouri's statehouse to rally legislators to lower the blood alcohol content from 0.1 percent to 0.08 percent.
Radio Story - Debbie Lundstrom lost her daughter to a driver with a .08 blood alcohol limit. But, critics worry a .08 limit targets social drinkers.
Newspaper Story - A judge would have the power to require children to attend counseling when parents file for divorce.
Radio Story - The fate of Missouri's state fruit now lies in the hands of the Senate.
Newspaper Story - By executive order Gov. Carnahan signed part of the Family Care Safety Act.
Radio Story - Missouri's Senate rejects a proposal to prohibit social promotion in schools.
Newspaper Story - A bill proposed would eliminate the age requirment for foster grandparents to receive financial assistance from the state.
Newspaper Story - Since there are not enough foster homes in Missouri, or Boone County, various efforts have been made to recruit more parents.
Newspaper Story - A bill to provide a toll-free phone line for background checks on child and elderly care providers passed in the Missouri House.
Newspaper Story - While most Americans may be tired of hearing about sex, the Missouri legislature just can't seem to get enough of it. Two lawmakers have proposed standards for sex education in recent weeks.
Radio Story - A House bill would allow parents to find out background information such as criminal records on childcare providers.
Newspaper Story - Legislation to register child-care workers ran into GOP resistance in Missouri's House.
Newspaper Story - If the bill becomes a law, drivers under 18 only could get an "intermediate" driving license, with some restrictions. For example, they would not be allowed to drive between 1 and 5 a.m.
Newspaper Story - Extended debate blocked Senate approval of a bill to require abstinence be stressed in sex education.
Radio Story - Sen. Wayne Goode proposed a bill that would require parents to supervise drivers under 18 for at least 10 hours before they can get a license.
Radio Story - Hundreds of home schooled students arrived in Jefferson City to protest Representative Bill Skaggs' bill that would require testing for home schooled students.
Radio Story - Missouri State Senator Steve Stoll introduces a bill that would require any student to read at his or her grade level.
Radio Story - The crowd of home-schooled students didn't need permission slips to skip class today. Their parents were right there with them, all on hand to protest one bill offered by a Kansas City lawmaker.
Newspaper Story - Hundreds of home-school families took a field trip to the Capitol on Tuesday. But they didn't come just to learn about state politics.
Newspaper Story - Stay-at-home moms would receive a $400 tax break if Rep. Kreider passes a bill in the General Assembly this term.
Radio Story - Brad Ketcher, the governor's Chief of Staff, said that Gov. Mel Carnahan supports requiring juvenile sex offenders to register.
Newspaper Story - Sen. Russell proposed two bills to require children to attend school. One would eliminate public assistance, and the other would require students under 18 to be in school in order to receive a driver's license.
Radio Story - Motorcycle drivers and riders over 21 would not have to wear a helmet if a new bill passes in the Senate.
Radio Story - Rep. Hollingsworth proposed a database for care providers to help families make a decision.
Newspaper Story - Two Columbia parents spoke in favor of a bill to provide a toll-free phone line to access background checks for elderly and child care providers.
Radio Story - Se. Ted House presented a bill that says Missouri schools should stress abstinence in sex education.
Radio Story - St. Louis representative proposes bill to legalize public breast feeding.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers are urged to legalize breast feeding in public.
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