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October 2005 Stories
Radio Story - State Senator Jon Dolan is in contract talks to become the next executive director of the Missouri Health Care Association.
News summary for the week of October 24, 2005
Radio Story - The Medicaid Reform Commission met to discuss how new technology and screening recipients for risk behaviors can save the program money.
Radio Story - The commission now has the nine members necessary to hold a meeting.
Radio Story - Audit criticizes Department of Social Services adoption database.
Radio Story - A new audit shows mismanagement and incomplete data.
Newspaper Story - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a plan that will induce two Missouri River Spring rises.
Radio Story - The Public Service Commission is investigating natural gas providers to ensure they are doing their part to hedge pricing.
Radio Story - Members of the commission discussed dozens of Medicaid reform ideas during their first work meeting. Commission member Margaret Donnelly wants the commission to make decisions on reform ideas that will be recommended to the governor next year.
Radio Story - SEMA sponsored an all-day training session for case workers of hurricane evacuees.
Radio Story - Marlin Gray, from St. Louis will be executed tomorrow for murdering two women in 1991.
Radio Story - As the bird flu continues to spread overseas, Missouri is taking precautions.
Radio Story - Missouri's state veterinarian says that since the avian flu has not yet hit US shores, it is not a significant threat to Americans.
Radio Story - MOSERS board votes to remove investments with terrorist links.
Newspaper Story - Medicare officials have designed a handful of online tools to allow people to search for and compare the first-ever prescription drug plans under the federal insurance program. Despite a promised mid-October unveiling, many are not yet available at the Medicare Web site, www.medicare.gov.
News summary for the week of October 17, 2005
Radio Story - A birth certificate or passport is needed before a driver's liscense is issued.
Newspaper Story - A welfare advocacy group filed a petition that would restore Medicaid benefits to thousands of Missourians.
Radio Story - It would restore benefits to more than 90,000 people.
Radio Story - The four hundred thousand dollar provides four counselors based in St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Cape Girardeau to advise approximately fifteen thousand evacuees throughout Missouri.
Newspaper Story - Missouri will recover $21 million from a $567 million multi-state settlement with Serono Laboratories, which illegally marketed the AIDS drug Serostim.
Radio Story - The Fort Zumwalt school district adopted a voluntary program to drug test it's athletes
Radio Story - The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to use cell phone signals to locate areas of heavy traffic.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Department of Transportation want to use data from cell phone signals to track traffic flow.
Radio Story - The disease is closely related to Mad Cow Disease and has been found in six states boardering Missouri.
Radio Story - Senator Matt Bartle says voters attitudes haven't changed
Newspaper Story - Missouri Corrections Department will transport a female prisoner for an abortion.
Radio Story - The Missouri Agriculture Department is allowing poultry companies to test their birds for avian flu. Other states have mandatory testing.
Newspaper Story - If approved by Missouri voters, the cigarette tax increase and stem-cell research protection measures would be immune to legislative tampering.
Radio Story - A Missouri inmate has been given the go ahead for her abortion after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the state's appeal to stop the abortion.
News summary for the week of October 10, 2005
Radio Story - The bird flu is a national concern, but the Department of Health says Missourians shouldn't be too worried.
Radio Story - SEMA has plans in place for a possible outbreak of Avian Flu in Missouri.
Radio Story - The Missouri Department of Agriculture say they are prepared if bird flu comes to the state, coordinating their efforts with Arkansas and Oklahoma
Radio Story - The Task Force heard testimony from farmers about the appraisal and condemnation process.
Newspaper Story - Rural democrats annouced a bill that would prohibit the government for taking private property for private development.
Radio Story - An earthquake bigger than the one that devastated Pakistan could shake Missouri. Yet State leaders are in no hurry to fill more than a half dozen vacancies on the earthquake preparation commission.
Radio Story - More than half a dozen positions remain open on the Missouri earthquake commission. The Governer's office says they are in no hurry to fill the vacancies.
Newspaper Story - Two Missouri congressmen heard from top Missouri farm leaders about agriculture crisis.
Radio Story - Katrina victims in Missouri are getting food stamps and Medicaid.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures proposed a constitutional amendment that would protect stem-cell research in the state.
Radio Story - U.S. Senator Jim Talent and Representative Jo Ann Emerson urge the Director of Homeland Security to schedule exercises for Missouri
Radio Story - Revenue from Missouri's 17-cent per gallon gas tax has not decreased with the rising price of gas at the pump.
Radio Story - A coalition supporting stem cell research wants to guarantee Missouri will not have any restrictions beside Federal law, but Senator Matt Bartle says Missouri should retain the right to make its own stem cell laws.
News summary for the week of October 3, 2005
Radio Story - Chair of the Coalition says Missouri can to more to support end-of-life issues.
Newspaper Story - Opposition to a proposed 80-cent cigarette tax increase is emerging from some groups that support a higher tobacco tax, but oppose the way the revenue would be allocated under the proposal.
Radio Story - An initial group has come out in opposition to a petition drive attempting to a get a tobacco tax increase on the ballot.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Task Force on Eminent Domain presented a list of considerations to the governor.
Radio Story - Monarch butterflies are passing through Missouri on their way south for the winter. They travel up to two-thousand miles for the migration.
Radio Story - Voters could see an amendment on the ballot in 2006.
Newspaper Story - Missouri State Auditor Claire McCaskill's office found approximately $5 million in Medicaid budget cuts could have been retained.
Radio Story - The governor is required to appoint Democrats and Republicans to some Boards.
Radio Story - State Auditor Claire McCaskill says competitve bidding for non-emergency transportation and medical supplies will save the state money.
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