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2010 Children & Family Stories
Radio Story - A look at what's next for the school districts in the St. Louis metro area making failing grades.
Radio Story - A lack of Missouri foster care parents while rates of children in foster care increase
Radio Story - Concussions can cause permanent injuries, but Missouri high schools are trying to be proactive in protecting their student athletes.
Newspaper Story - Missouri WIC participants are less likely to be vaccinated for recommended childhood vaccinations compared to the national average of vaccinations.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's Supreme Court heard a plea by an illegal foreigner to return her son to her custody.
Radio Story - The Guatemalan ambassador sat in on a Missouri Supreme Court argument on adoption to show his support of immigrant parental rights.
Radio Story - The Missouri Children's Services Commission says Missouri needs to change legislation to protect children.
Radio Story - Major health insurance companies nationwide dropped their child-only policies
Newspaper Story - Now forbidden from denying coverage to children with pre-existing conditions, companies eliminate the option to create single-child policies.
Radio Story - The average score for a Missouri student on the ACT has not changed in five years.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's insurance industry predicts few problems with the federal law expanding child health coverage.
Radio Story - Attorney General Chris Koster created a task force to examine Missouri's domestic violence laws.
Radio Story - The Missouri School Boards' Association hosted 80 Missouri school districts for the first of several meetings planned during the year.
Radio Story - A record 122,000 Missourians are investing in the state's college-savings plan.
Newspaper Story - Overview of legislative progress on May 12, 2010
Newspaper Story - Columbia school programs aim at combating childhood obesity.
Radio Story - The House General Laws Committee heard a bill that would require women to receive more information before getting an abortion.
Newspaper Story - Senate bill increasing informed consent for abortion passes out of House committee
Radio Story - Six-year-olds in St. Louis and Kansas City would be required to start kindergarten before the age of 7 if this bill passes.
Radio Story - The law extends specific protection to a mother defending an unborn child.
Radio Story - With the need for a balanced budget looming, Missouri Senators look at cutting summer schooling and Career Ladder
Radio Story - The Senate gave approval to a bill that might require some teachers to change their Facebooks.
Newspaper Story - Insurance companies express concern with Senate's autism bill, feel parred down House version is tolerable
Newspaper Story - Legislators deny ballroom dancing and question open enrollment amendments.
Newspaper Story - By overwhelming approval, the House passed new abortion regulations
Newspaper Story - Home-schooled students would be allowed to play high school sports in their home district under a Senate bill heard Wednesday
Radio Story - The amendment takes $105 million away from secondary and elementary schools.
Radio Story - The House votes to require a doctor tell the local prosecutor when a minor seeks an abortion.
Radio Story - The Senate approved a bill that requires health insurance to cover autism diagnosis and treatment.
Newspaper Story - Senate committee heard bill that would alter the state's bullying policies
Radio Story - A synthetic marijuana-like substance goes to the House for debate.
Radio Story - The Senate passed a slew of bills, including one which fines pedophiles for downloading child pornography.
Radio Story - Public universities could be prohibited from charging out of state tuition for children of illegal aliens.
Radio Story - The Missouri House voted Thursday to pass a bill that would require insurance companies to cover autism.
Radio Story - Missouri House passes autism insurance legislation in a late Tuesday evening session
Newspaper Story - 'Synthetic marijuana' could be banned if Senate has its way
Newspaper Story - A proposed Senate bill would allow K-12 students to enroll across public school district lines
Radio Story - Nearly everyone at a Senate education committee hearing agreed that Missouri's public schools are in bad shape, but, how to fix the problem was up for debate.
Radio Story - The use of force could be justified for caregivers in the case of self-defense.
Radio Story - A House committee heard why student athletes who suffer concussions should be kept off the field at least briefly
Newspaper Story - A new bill in the House would give students the choice to take a ballroom dance class instead of P.E.
Radio Story - The Dropout Prevention Task Force discussed the content of its report.
Radio Story - An proposed amendment that would include welfare recipients in autism care stalled a Senate vote.
Radio Story - Education spokesperson says schools need more money than the state can afford.
Newspaper Story - A bill to require drug screening for welfare applicants is getting fast-track treatment in Missouri's legislature.
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