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2006 Transport & Safety Stories
Radio Story - The Missouri Health Department has evacuated three of its buildings due to safety concerns. The department was worried about the amount of snow on roofs of the buildings.
Radio Story - The Missouri Department of Transportation says it bought less salt this winter than last year.
Radio Story - The southern Missouri nursing home where 10 people died early Monday morning had no sprinkler system. Rachel Bunning has more from the state Capitol.
Radio Story - Governor Matt Blunt added an education representative to the state's Reigional Homeland Security to help ensure school safety.
Radio Story - The chandelier in the state capitol rotunda is getting a lift.
Radio Story - Governor Blunt unveils an addition Sex Offender Registry
Newspaper Story - The governor unveiled an enhanced sex-offender registry that includes more physical descriptions and information on offenders in the state.
Radio Story - The recent Joplin school shooting fuels discussions about school safety issues
Radio Story - MU's Director of Service Learning Anne-Marie Foley says the capital internship program prides itself on its professionalism.
Radio Story - Franklin Country Sheriff Gary Toelke praised everyone involved in the Baby Abby rescue at a press conference held by Governor Blunt.
Radio Story - Governor Matt Blunt takes the next step in communicating the Amber alerts to government employees. Fanna Haile-Selassie has more from the Capitol.
Radio Story - The Colorado and Pennsylvania school shootings haven't led to security changes in Missouri schools. Fanna Haile-Selassie has more from the Capitol.
Radio Story - Missourians are buckling up less this year when they are on the road.
Radio Story - Illinios and Nebraska now report cases of E.Coli
Newspaper Story - Gov. Matt Blunt held a remembrance ceremony on the steps of the state capitol to honor those who lost their lives 5 years ago.
Radio Story - There was a tribute to September 11th with keynote speaker Governor Matt Blunt
Radio Story - Police chief Todd Hurt remembers September 11th and changes in security the day created
Radio Story - Friday is the last day of Missouri's legislative session and assisted living facilities issues are some of the many being discussed in Missouri's Capitol.
Newspaper Story - The Senate and the House passed tougher sex offender legislation.
Radio Story - President Bush's new bird flu preparedness plan gives responsibility to local government.
Radio Story - Missouri State Auditor Claire McCaskill discovered the Department of Corrections, Probation and Parole are doing an inadequate job of supervising criminals.
Radio Story - If bird flu were to hit Missouri, the state doesn't have the medical capabilities to keep up with the amount of outrbeaks.
Newspaper Story - McCaskill points to lax standards of the Dept. of Corrections
Radio Story - The bill will prohibit those who have performed abortions from playing a part in sex education.
Radio Story - Republican Senator Bill Alter is sponsoring a bill that would, among other things, train the Highway Patrol to enforce immigration laws.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Senate is moving on legislation to increase resources in an emergency fund for immediate use.
Radio Story - The Senate gave first round approval to a bill today that would increase dam regulation in the state.
Radio Story - In a 7-1 vote, members of the Senate Transportation Committee voted to move HB 1532, a bill on auto emissions in St. Louis, to the Senate floor for further debate.
Radio Story - The Missouri Department of Transportation is building a storehouse to hold ancient artifacts while struggling to fund building better roads.
Radio Story - The House will debate the bill Tuesday.
Radio Story - The House voted to pass a bill that repeals the Missouri's helmet law.
Radio Story - The House gave first round approval to a bill that would give immunity to those who shoot a home invader.
Radio Story - A house bill will give motorcyclists the option of not wearing a helment.
Radio Story - In a 132-23 vote Thursday, the Missouri House decided to send a bill to the Senate that allows Missourians to use force to protect themselves in the event of an intrusion on private property.
Radio Story - Fifty National Guard soldiers will help with security in Caruthersville Missouri.
Newspaper Story - National and local prosecuting attorneys say that broad minimum sentences can result in more offenders on the streets
Radio Story - Missouri lawmakers are considering legislation that would require seatbelts on all school buses.
Newspaper Story - As hunting seasons approach, hunters must stay abreast of bird flu activity in the U.S.
Radio Story - Four people died in Renick in tornados Sunday. The town just missed the cutoff for a grant that would give them tornado sirens.
Radio Story - Senator Cauthorn says cattle herds in Missouri are constantly tested for the disease. The herds are also tagged and given a number ID to ensure they can be tracked back to their producer.
Radio Story - Gov. Blunt spoke with President Bush Tuesday asking for federal money to help deal with damages from the weekend's severe weather.
Radio Story - A tornado killed four and injured 26 people in Renick, Missouri. The mayor's wife says the town has no warning sirens. She also says the town has been denied funding for sirens for three years.
Radio Story - The State Emergency Management Agency has asked President Bush for federal aid after tornadoes ripped through the state over the weekend.
Newspaper Story - A bill that combines several sex offender laws passed through the Senate on Tuesday and will now proceed to the House.
Radio Story - Senators in Missouri's General Assembly debated a long list of sex offense bills, including one to update and refine the Sex Offender Registry.
Newspaper Story - Rep. J.C. Kuessner, D-Eminence, sponsored the change.
Radio Story - Children weighing less than 80 pounds or younger than 8 to use a booster seat.
Radio Story - Senate President pro-tem Mike Gibbons proposes a bill to tax vehicles carrying radioactive waste on Missouri highways.
Radio Story - New bill would levy a tax on vehicles carrying nuclear waste on Missouri highways.
Radio Story - The actions of one rural fire department spark discussion in Missouri's General Assembly.
Radio Story - The bill also protects the person against lawsuits that could be brought by the criminal if they are harmed.
Radio Story - Monett Rural Fire Department charges a yearly fee for protection
Newspaper Story - Senate President Pro Tem Mike Gibbons, R-St. Louis County has sponsored a bill to compensate former inmates exonerated by DNA evidence.
Radio Story - A bill on auto safety inspections will head to the Senate floor for final vote next week.
Radio Story - Opponents to the closing of the St. Louis habilitation center say that moving patients out of their environment could cause their death.
Radio Story - The governor recommended that the facility be closed last year.
Radio Story - The governor recommended for the facility to be closed last year.
Radio Story - The Guard could assist with rescue and security in areas of Missouri hit by recent tornadoes.
Radio Story - Based off of a Department of Natural Resources study, Governor Blunt made recommendations on dam safety laws and regulations. Changes to the law could bring the total of dams inspected in Missouri from 600 to 5,000.
Radio Story - Governor Blunt's office is withholding a report that he requested from the Department of Natural Resources. A spokesperson says that Blunt wants to make his own recommendations first.
Radio Story - The survey was a result of the Taum Sauk reservoir flooding in December.
Radio Story - Governor Blunt has asked the Department of Natural Resources to file a report this week on the safety of Missouri dams.
Radio Story - The governor said Tuesday that the state needs new safety regulations for Missouri dams.
Radio Story - Senator Matt Bartle calls for a rare round-table in hope to coordinate the legislature's efforts in protecting against and prosecuting sexual offenders.
Radio Story - Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder says the closure of Highway 40 would hurt local businesses.
Radio Story - Under proposed legislation by Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, the penalty for commiting fraud against seniors would increase.
Radio Story - Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder says the closing would hurt local businesses.
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