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2001 Transport & Safety Stories
Newspaper Story - Calling smallpox "a major threat to our homeland security," Gov. Bob Holden has asked response teams in Missouri to respond to any smallpox outbreak.
Newspaper Story - the Dept. of transportation says it may not be able to cover a proposed $4.5 billion bond sale, so a tax increase may occur.
Newspaper Story - A bill to legalize prevention of flag desecration could include assault
Radio Story - Many commercial insurance companies in the state are mailing out nonrenewal and cancellation notices on policies that cover terrorism effective January first according to Missouri's Department of Insurance.
Radio Story - MoSTA has asked lawmakers for a salary increase in order to retain experienced troopers
Newspaper Story - The Transportation Department Director presents lawmakers with a plan for $1 billion in extra spending.
Radio Story - Transportation Director Henry Hungerbeeler was chastised by the Senate Transportation committee for hiring a new public relations director at a salary of $96,000 per year.
Newspaper Story - MoDOT's hiring of a $100,000 communications director has raised the ire of some state legislators.
Newspaper Story - The first of four Missouri security panel meetings convened Tuesday to propose ways of safeguarding the state from terrorist attacks.
Newspaper Story - The Missorui Department of Transportation told the General Assembly's Joint Oversight Committee that Missourians' investment in the state's highways is being managed well.
Radio Story - Lieutenant Tim Hull says travel is usually high over the holidays, but the events of September 11th may increase the number of drivers on Missouri highways.
Newspaper Story - With Missouri feeling like spring-time, the much anticipated deer hunting season opening Saturday may be a big disappointment for some area hunters.
Radio Story - Governor Holden criticized the Department of Energy in its transportation of nuclear waste through the state.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Holden activated 30 national guardsmen on Thursday to boost up protection at Missouri nuclear facilities.
Newspaper Story - Missouri Could Be More Prepared for Bioterrorism Says State Health Official
Radio Story - Director Maureen Dempsey said Missouri is prepared in many areas against a bioterrorist attack, but improvements in the system still can be made.
Radio Story - Mail room employees for the Missouri House of Representatives aren't wearing gloves or any other protective gear, even in light of Anthrax spores discovered 120 miles away.
Newspaper Story - The bacterium anthrax which is getting global attention is no stranger to farmers and ranchers in the western half of the country--including Missouri.
Radio Story - McCaskill released an audit critical of MoDOT's training programs, known as "roadeos."
Radio Story - Claire McCaskill released an audit saying that the state water patrol needs better accountability of its records.
Newspaper Story - Price tag for increased security released
Radio Story - $163,000 will be given to the department to add staff members to investigate and analyze bioterrorism.
Newspaper Story - Despite the state's tight budget, Gov. Bob Holden gave the Missouri Department of Health a small chunk of money to hire eight new people to investigate bio-terrorism and disease reports around the state.
Radio Story - Homeland Security Advisor Tim Daniel says his job will be easier because of natural disaster coordination steps already in place.
Newspaper Story - New Mail Opening Procedures in Capital
Radio Story - The Governor of Kansas blocked all incoming mail to his capitol office while a spokesman from Governor Holden's office said he doesn't want to take that route.
Newspaper Story - Anthrax Anxiety Could Cause Post Traumatic Stress
Radio Story - New Mail Opening Procedures in Capital
Radio Story - The Missouri Department of Revenue has not changed security at offices that issue state IDs, even after some equipment was stolen last month.
Radio Story - The thirty cases of suspected Anthrax have tested negative for the disease.
Radio Story - The Police Department and City Hall will be closed until Thursday. A resident found an envelope with suspicious material on it and now the State Healt Department is investigating.
Radio Story - Postal workers contacted local authorities when they encountered a white substance on a bundle of packages.
Radio Story - The State Health Lab is testing about 30 samples for anthrax.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Bob Holden said Tuesday that state buildings across Missouri will have more armed officers, bag checks, metal detectors, and restrictions on vehicles and visitors at loading docks and in mail rooms.
Newspaper Story - The state capitol today hosted the annual "Put the brakes on fatalities day", a national event aimed at promoting safety on the nation's roads.
Newspaper Story - Missouri won millions after a 1998 suit against tobacco won. Debate has ensued over how this money has been spent in the past and will be spent in the future.
Radio Story - The State Capitol has armed guards and a metal detector at the door.
Newspaper Story - A metal detector and three highway patrol officers greeted visitors and workers alike at the Capitol doors on Tuesday, bringing a new visibility to security concerns around the state.
Newspaper Story - Security for Hazardous Waste Transport Beefed Up
Newspaper Story - A table showing how Missouri is spending its tobacco settlement funds.
Radio Story - The FBI wants all international student records from the University of Missouri and Columbia College.
Newspaper Story - Secretary of State Matt Blunt will report for active duty on Oct. 9 in the U.S. Navy.
Radio Story - Jay Nixon says 48 gas retailers from across the state will pay $60,000 in penalties for violating Missouri regulations on price gouging.
Radio Story - No specifics are determined, but Holden is planning to make final decisions soon.
Radio Story - Missouri Highway is looking for suspicious vehicle carrying hazardous materials in light of the terrorist attacks.
Newspaper Story - Missouri National Guard to be Used for Airport Security
Radio Story - Missouri Governor bob Holden says he is still evaluating how to use the National Guard to protect the state's commercial airports.
Missouri's Health Department is stepping up security measures in response to Gov. Bob Holden's proclamation of Missouri's vulnerability as a terrorist target.
Radio Story - Governor Holden has hired a new terrorism czar to oversee Missouri's preparation for terrorist activities.
Radio Story - Materials used to make drivers licenses was stolen from a fee office in Overland, MO. Authorites are worried the equipment can be used in conncection to further terrorist attacks in the US.
Newspaper Story - After a Sunday break-in that resulted in the theft of ID-making equipment, burglar alarms are still not mandatory for licensing centers.
Radio Story - The FAA lifted its flying restriction on crop-dusters Tuesday, but the temporary grounding may have caused trouble for cotton farmers.
Radio Story - A new law goes into effect Saturday that lowers the legal blood alcohol content for driving from .10% to .08%.
Radio Story - Regulations on flying
Radio Story - A computer worm, W32.Nimda, did reach many Missouri state agencies and the capital. The Director from the Division of Informational Services says computers are now clear and clean.
Missouri's Transportation Department was faulted for inadequate perfomance standards in a report released by Missouri's state auditor.
Radio Story - A little more than a week after one of the bloodiest terrorist attacks in our nation's history, Missouri got a new leader of its National Guard.
Radio Story - State Auditor Claire McCaskill issued a report early this week detailing improvements that need to be made within the five year program.
Radio Story - Missouri's Attorney General Jay Nixon announced he would demand $1,000 in penalties from gas stations that dramatically increased their prices after the terrorist attack.
Newspaper Story - The attorney general demanded Wednesday that some of the gas stations involved in price gouging on Sept. 11 pay $1,000 or face law suits
Radio Story - Skelton says there will be no draft and the military budget must be increased to support the war on terrorism.
Newspaper Story - The only Missouri member of the House Armed Services Committee said Tuesday the state's draft-age men may not be called to action to fight a war on terrorism.
Newspaper Story - A spokesman with the Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed a report from the Boston Globe that law enforcement officials believe Columbia, Missouri is one of six U.S. cities with ties to Osama bin Laden.
Radio Story - The St. Louis Salvation Army has helped St. Louis residents through this tragedy by comforting stranded travelers at Lambert airport on Tuesday and establishing a phone network for residents to reach family members in New York.
Newspaper Story - The Pentagon today announced plans to call up several thousand reservists. In Missouri, 30 National Guardsmen were activated to state duty.
Radio Story - The Missouri Highway Patrol confirms reports that there is a group of Osama bin Laden sympathizers in Columbia, Missouri.
Radio Story - Missouri's Highway Patrol confirms a national report that sympathizers of Osama bin Laden are located in Columbia, Mo.
Radio Story - High Prices mean long lines, low supply, and "panic buying" mean trouble for consumers and gas retailers in the wake of the terrorist attack in New York and Washington D.C.
Radio Story - Gas Prices soared at some pumps throughout Missouri, but no immediate supply shortage is seen in the near future as America recovers from terrorist acts.
Radio Story - Missouri State Agencies have offered assistance to rescue efforts in New York. Lists of volunteers and firefighters are ready to work if more workers are needed.
Radio Story - Missouri Law-makers say, the safe trip is worth long hour waiting at the airports.
Radio Story - With prices as high as five dollars per gallon in some parts of the state, the Missouri Attorney General launched an investigation.
Newspaper Story - One day after the nation's greatest terrorist attack, Missouri government officials vowed the business of government would continue today. The legislature's special session plans to keep its schedule.
Radio Story - The violence in New York and Washington D.C. have increased security throughout the United States and in Missouri. While Govenor Holden announced to keep the capital open, Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder decided to let Senators leave for the day.
Newspaper Story - Military bases throughout Missouri were put on a heightened state of alert today after the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C.
Radio Story - Lawmakers give their responses to the events of New York and Washington D.C.
Radio Story - Missouri's governor put forces on alert at state offices and the legislature's session continued after the terrorist attacks.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's Transportation Department ranks urban areas as the most accident-prone sections of Missouri's I70.
Radio Story - The legislature cleared a bill that will tighten the standard for drunk drivers.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's General Assembly wrapped up this year's session Friday, swiftly passing two major bills while failing to address proposals on roads and prescription drug coverage.
Radio Story - Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder says the governor's name-calling is ridiculous.
Newspaper Story - The Senate majority floor leader, Sen. Bil Kenney, said one of the biggest issues of the legislative sessions is dead.
Radio Story - Sen. Bill Kenney, R-Lee's Summit, says the governor's $500 million transportation plan will not be brought up on the Senate floor this session.
Newspaper Story - A vote along party lines couldn't get the GOP what it wanted - that more study be dedicated to transportation.
Newspaper Story - Republicans from St. Louis fought the current Senate restricting map--they want changes within the First and Second Districts. In the House, legislators passed a bill that fines bar owners for serving obviously drunk patrons.
Newspaper Story - As lawmakers debate transportation funding for better roads, Highway 61 is a deadly highway in northeast Missouri
Radio Story - The Senate transportation committee passed a resolution that would make a vote allowing for toll roads and bridges public.
Newspaper Story - Less than an hour after Gov. Bob Holden criticized a GOP transportation plan as "hocus pocus," "dirty tricks" and a "monster," the Senate's top Republican said such comments might jeopardize plans to fix Missouri's roads.
Newspaper Story - Missouri would suspend the driver licenses of those convicted of driving away from a gas station without paying.
Radio Story - Sen. Peter Kinder says because of the governor's actions he will not help move any of the governor's legislation.
Radio Story - The Senate approved the House .08 bill Wednesday.
Radio Story - Lawmakers, The St. Louis Commerce and Growth Association and cab companies are working on a bill creating a uniform taxi commission between St. Louis City and St. Louis County.
Newspaper Story - State Senators overwhelmingly passed a bill to change the legal blood alcohol content for Missouri drivers from .10 to .08 on Wednesday. Now, the bill goes to a conferernce committee made up of members of the House and Senate.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri House approved a plan Tuesday that would allow drivers to keep a loaded weapon in their glove compartment, prompting opponents to complain of a push to chip away at the state's gun restrictions.
Radio Story - The House approved a measure to restructure the Highway Commission and allow the Commission to study and develop toll roads.
Radio Story - During debate on airline safety an amendment to do a real time study of the airport expansion plan is debated and then defeated by the Missouri House.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's legislature is moving a bill that would protect bar owners from lawsuits for damages caused by drunken patrons.
Radio Story - Guns could be hidden in auto glove compartments under a measure approved by Missouri's House.
Radio Story - The Senate Ways and Means Committee is urged to approve the governor's tax increase package of transportation.
Newspaper Story - A bitter dispute emerged late Thursday when the top Senate Republican accused Gov. Bob Holden of offering a seat on the redistricting commission in return for GOP support of a $747 million transportation plan.
Newspaper Story - Rep. Marsha Campbell, D-Kansas City, has proposed a bill that would ban talking on a wireless phone without a hands-free device while driving.
Radio Story - The Senate voted to impose restrictions on construction of new billboards along Missouri highways.
Newspaper Story - While state lawmakers scramble for ways to fund transportation, toll roads have been forgotten by Gov. Bob Holden.
Radio Story - The House wants the Senate to remove its amendments to the .08 bill. If the Senate doesn't agree, a committee will have to be set up to reach a consensus.
Newspaper Story - The House approved Gov. Bob Holden's "One Missouri Transportation Plan" in a near party-line vote Thursday that followed last-minute arm twisting to ensure its passage.
Radio Story - Gov. Bob Holden's sweeping transportation plan cleared the House Thursday.
Radio Story - Democratic members of the Black Caucus voiced their opposition to the transportation plan in a meeting with the governor before eventually voting in favor of his bill.
Newspaper Story - Although Gov. Holden's transportation plan passed by a narrow margin, and a near-straight party-line vote, the next battle will be in the Republican controlled senate.
Newspaper Story - Two top leaders of the Missouri House are working to revive the issue of allowing citizens to carry a concealed weapon two years after voters rejected a ballot issue to do just that.
Radio Story - The Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission says it can't appropriate funds in which the state is held jointly liable with another defendant.
Newspaper Story - Several lawmakers have unveiled transportation plans which they say would make the Missouri Department of Transportation more accountable to the governor, legislature and taxpayers.
Newspaper Story - Sen. Ken Jacob introduced legislation that would allow Missourians to carry concealed weapons, provided they adhere to strict regulations.
Radio Story - One state senator is pushing the idea of toll roads coming to St. Louis county.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Holden and state lawmakers are responding to urgent requests for funding from the department of transportation.
Radio Story - The Missouri of Department of transportation is not taking a position on Senate bill 565, regarding rest stop contracting, but is currently doing a study in regards to rest stops.
Newspaper Story - A proposal to remove state regulations that bar employees from drinking alcohol within their establishment.
Newspaper Story - House Democrats begin quick action on the governor's package of tax hikes for transportation.
Newspaper Story - A campaign to allow Missourians to carry concealed weapons found a surprise, but accidental supporter from one of the leading concealed weapons opponents.
Radio Story - An anti-gun senator is sponsoring a bill that would bring the issue of carry concealed weapons back to Missouri voters.
Newspaper Story - Leading Republicans were not supportive of the tax increases in Gov. Bob Holden's $620 million transportation plan.
Radio Story - A month after he said he would take the lead in developing a transportation plan, Gov. Holden unveiled a tax plan to fund the state's transportation.
Newspaper Story - Firearm legislation dominated the attention in the state Wednesday as the Senate debates shutting down the St. Louis lawsuit against the firmearms industry.
Radio Story - Mexican truckers have less restrictions to obtain a license.
Newspaper Story - Sen. Betty Sims has proposed regulating commercial hay rides in St. Louis County. She had previously proposed statewide regulations.
Radio Story - Missouri's Senate gave first-round approval to .08 Wednesday.
Newspaper Story - Hundreds converged on Missouri's statehouse to urge lawmakers to boost funding for transportation.
Radio Story - Consistent rates and better quality are the driving forces behind a bill aimed at establishing a taxicab commission for the St. Louis area. Senator David Klarich of Clayton offered the legislation as a way to keep safety and service standards high among city and county taxi companies.
Newspaper Story - The House passed a bill to lower the drunken driving threshhold from .10 to .08 despite a current of partisan debate.
Radio Story - Democratic Senator Jim Mathewson stepped down from the committee because he says he can't accomplish what he wanted now that Republicans are in control of the Senate.
Radio Story - On Tuesday Missouri's House perfected the bill that would lower the legal blood alcohol content to .08.
Newspaper Story - Missouri moved closer to lowering the threshold for drunken driving to .08.
Radio Story - Lawmakers are not sure how much money should be spent on preventative programs in schools.
Radio Story - The state highway commission approved the location and design of Missouri's first highway tunnel.
Radio Story - Safety lobbyists say that the repeal of a law requiring motorcyclists wear helmets would force taxpayers to pay for injuries.
Newspaper Story - House Republican proposes banning the introduction of wild elk into Missouri
Newspaper Story - A leading Republican senator has offered an amendment to the .08 blood alcohol content drunk driving bill that was declared by the bill's sponsor as a "killer amendment" to .08's passage of the Senate.
Radio Story - House Republicans propose a constitutional amendment for replacing the Highway Commission with a governor-appointed Secretary of Transportation.
Newspaper Story - House Republicans have proposed removing one of the constitutional protections of the state Transportation Department by putting the department under the control of a secretary named by the governor.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Transportation Committee gave its unanimous approval Wednesday that would lower Missouri's blood alcohol legal limit from .1 to .08.
Radio Story - The Senate Transportation Committee passed a bill to lower the blood alcohol content level to .08 from .10.
Radio Story - A resolution heard in a House committee would ask voters to authorize toll roads.
Radio Story - St. Louis city roads are the state's only county roads that are not repaired by MoDOT.
Newspaper Story - While calling on legislators to act on the state's growing transportation problems, Missouri's new governor came under legislative attack Tuesday for not offering a single proposal upon which legislators could act.
Newspaper Story - Key state senators say an effort to boost taxes for highway construction is all but dead as a result of the GOP capture of the Missouri Senate.
Newspaper Story - A Senate bill to pay for a funding shortage will cost Missourians $650 million.
Radio Story - Rep. Mike Reid wants to ban introduction of wild elk in Missouri.
Newspaper Story - Rep. Mike Reid has proposed a 10-year moratorium on the importation of wild elks, voicing concern that the animals may carry a dangerous disease.
Radio Story - Tax proposal for transportation would increase sales tax by one cent on the dollar and fuel tax by two cents per gallon.
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