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2004 Transport & Safety Stories
Newspaper Story - Missouri is one of only three states in the country to allow the use of video games in state correctional facilities.
Radio Story - The federal legislation to be voted on in Congress would make uniform standards for all state driver's licenses. One of the provisions would restrict illegal immigrants from getting a license.
Newspaper Story - Safety and smoothness rather than extended capacity for Missouri's roadways is how MoDot plans to spend its increased revenue from the passage of Amendment 3.
Newspaper Story - Higher education officials point to a tighter visa regulations as one of the reasons for the foreign student population decline in Missouri schools
Newspaper Story - The late warm weather doesn't affect MODOT, crops, deer hunting
Radio Story - State lawmakers say they will not change the testing process for Mad Cow despite a possible new case of the disease.
Radio Story - The Joint Committe on Hazardous Waste met today to discuss options for funding the program.
Radio Story - The chief spokesperson for the Missouri Department of Transportation said allowing large trucks to travel the same speed as passenger cars does not increase highway fatalities.
Newspaper Story - MoDot said it will use new revenue from Amendment 3 to improve 2,200 miles of highway.
Newspaper Story - Oct. 29 will mark the one-year anniversary since an execution has been fulfilled in this state. Some say the Missouri Supreme Court might be imposing an unofficial moratorium on the death penalty.
Newspaper Story - Tim Daniel, director of Missouri's Homeland Security office, said the state does not have the resources to screen most state employees.
Radio Story - Terrorism Committee Chairman John Griesheimer says his committee will discuss the use of employee background checks. The proposed hiring change is due to the FBI investigation of the Islamic American Relief Agency and its executive director, an employee of the Department of Natural Resources.
Newspaper Story - Mubarak Hamed, an economist for the Department of Natural Resources is the executive director of an Columbia-based charity organization that was raided by the FBI.
Radio Story - Mubarak Hamed is listed as the Executive Director of the Islamic American Relief Agency, which is under federal investigation. He's also an economist for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Newspaper Story - In a press conference Monday, Lt. Gov. Joe Maxwell defended Democratic gubernatorial candidate Claire McCaskill's record on nursing home reform.
Radio Story - A nationwide flu vaccine shortage influences Missouri.
Radio Story - New national guidelines to prevent school terror have not phased top Missouri education officials.
Radio Story - State agencies have no power to enforce flu shot guidelines
Radio Story - Missouri's director of homeland security says schools may not receive federal help in combating the threat of terrorism.
Radio Story - If gas prices continue to rise, Missourians might see less patrolmen on the road.
Newspaper Story - Trends show rural Democrats are losing votes and possibly Senatorial seats to Republicans due to the GAG issues, Guns, Abortion, and Gay Marriage.
Radio Story - The Missouri state capital police increase presence in the wake of the shooting of Illinois state capital security officer.
Radio Story - Kansas state and federal researchers have determined that the cause of a recent outbreak of bug bites is likely the straw itch mite.
Radio Story - State Auditor Claire McCaskill's office found state offices redistribution surplus computers to the public were not properly erasing data. The office retrieved Social Security numbers, bank records, and medical data from the computers.
Newspaper Story - Computers with sensitve information on them set to be donated were not properly cleared, according to State Auditor's Office
Radio Story - The Federal CDC has been called to assist the Kansas Department of Health and Environment in finding the source of a mysterious rash.
Radio Story - Gov. Bob Holden, in a speech kicking off Preparedness Month, commended the efforts of state emergency response agencies.
Radio Story - Missouri's director of homeland security says he cannot guarantee state schools will receive federal terror prevention money.
Radio Story - The State Health Department says more Missourians have been diagnosed with West Nile Virus than at this point in 2003.
Radio Story - With growing popularity and fatalities at the Lake of the Ozarks, the Missouri Water Patrol is understaffed.
Radio Story - State officlas gather at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Jefferson City Correctional Center... the replacement to the nation's oldest state penitentiary west of the Mississippi
Radio Story - 16 National Guardmen from Mid-Missouri are heading to Afghanistan. While the specifics of the mission are unknow, the National Guard says these men will be training the Afghan National Army.
Radio Story - Residents of the Evergreen Condominiums asked the Missouri Water Patrol to have their cove be a no anchor area. The patrol denied the request saying the cove is too big to restrict. The owners are trying to move the boat party that's famous for its x-rated behavior.
Radio Story - Circuit Judge Thomas Brown delayed the hearing on the state's gun control law because Attorney General Jay Nixon asked him to dismiss the suit altogether.
Radio Story - House passes bill to extend the state Water Patrol's power
Radio Story - Working late into the night, the senate approved legislation designed to improve the state's foster care system.
Radio Story - Legislature passes bill to require DNA samples from convicted felons and sex offenders
Radio Story - The Senate passed a bill that will make it a crime to remove or confine a child without consent from the parents or guardian.
Radio Story - Lawmakers honored three church groups that helped their communities after the storms tore through southwest Missouri.
Radio Story - A committee of lawmakers will decide if highway patrol officers get a salary adjustment phased in over five years.
Radio Story - Missourians over 21 would no longer have to wear a motorcycle helmet under bill passed by the House.
Radio Story - The House voted to require only riders under the age of 21 to wear a helmet.
Radio Story - A bill being pushed through the Senate grants immunity to small towns of deaths or injuries from local fairs and festivals.
Radio Story - House passes bill that would make it more difficult for minors to get an abortion
Radio Story - Under a bill passed in the Missouri House parent would be able to sue anyone helping an underage child to get an abortion in another state.
Radio Story - Under a bill passed in the Missouri House of Representatives parent would be able to sue anyone helping an underage child to get an abortion in another state.
Radio Story - Those who injure dogs that help the disabled survive would be subject to a class A misdemeanor
Radio Story - Warren County Rep. Mike Sutherland is sponsoring a bill to make large carnivore breeding illegal. Currently there are not laws regulating this.
Radio Story - The bill, sponsored by Represenatative Larry Crawford would give counties the power to use fees for permits towards related expenses. It comes as the Missouri Supreme Court rules the current law's funding violates the Hancock Amendment in the state Constitution.
Radio Story - McCaskill's audit on child abuse contains statistics she calls alarming
Radio Story - The bill passed in the senate allows police to pull drivers over for simply not wearing a seat belt. It also increases the fine from 10 dollars to 15 dollars.
Radio Story - Veteran Herman Smith recalls what life was like on a World War II submarine.
Radio Story - Bikers and other protesters of child abuse gathered on the lawn of the State Capitol to mark the beginning of Child Abuse Prevention month.
Radio Story - The bill would further limit where Missourians can carry a conclealed weapon.
Radio Story - Two bills would allow St. Louis police to live outside city limits caused dabte in the House Crime Prevention and Public Safety Committee meeting on Tuesday.
Radio Story - The Missouri State Water Patrol gains authority under a bill passed by the Senate Thursday.
Radio Story - Christine Ewing died last year falling twenty five feet from an unsafe rock wall. Her best friend shares testimony in front of a Missouri House Committee
Radio Story - A senate committee took testimony on a measure that would give law enforcement the power to pull you over for not wearing a seat belt.
Newspaper Story - Columbia legislators voiced disappointment over the state Supreme Court's ruling Thursday that would allow Missourians to carry concealed weapons.
Radio Story - State legislators want to lower the default speed limits in certain rural counties of Missouri from 60 mph to 50 mph.
Radio Story - The Missouri Supreme Court overturned the St. Louis Circuit Court decision, making it legal to carry a concealed weapon.
Radio Story - State legislators withdrew an amendment Thursday after being unable to agree on whether or not cell phone companies should be mandated to charge a 911 Emergecy tax or to consider it a cost of business.
Newspaper Story - U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft returned to the state capital for the first time since he joined the Bush administration.
Radio Story - House Speaker Catherine Hanaway has sponsored another bill to change the foster care system because Governor Holden vetoed a similar one last year.
Radio Story - State rep. Larry Crawford, California, sponsors transportation bill to restrict veils on license photos.
Radio Story - School buses in Missouri don't have to have seat belts because mandating them would require major redesigns and overhauls to the buses
Newspaper Story - Missouri legislators predict politics and budgets will dominate the legislative session that begins Wednesday.
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