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University of Missouri Graduate Student Workers Can Unionize, Judge Rules

Three years after a high-profile dispute over school-paid health insurance subsidies, graduate students at the University of Missouri System’s flagship campus in Columbia have won a key victory in their fight to unionize. In May 2016, about nine months after University of Missouri graduate student workers had their health insurance subsidies removed - a decision that was quickly reversed - the university notified graduate students that it would not recognize their subsequent attempts to...

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All it took was one Facebook post and it seemed the whole Internet, or Twitter at least, knew what happened at The Red Hen in Lexington, Va., on Friday night.

The Facebook status update posted by a server at the small farm-to-table restaurant in the Shenandoah Valley, read "I just served Sarah huckabee sanders for a total of 2 minutes before my owner asked her to leave." The post has since been deleted.

Third District Councilman Quinton Lucas is entering the crowded race to be Kansas City, Missouri’s, next mayor.

Lucas is the sixth current city council member to announce a mayoral bid, and the ninth person to enter the race.

Sources confirmed to KCUR that former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander is also eyeing the race, but Kander has not yet officially announced.

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Third District Councilman Quinton Lucas is entering the crowded race to be Kansas City, Missouri’s, next mayor.

Lucas is the sixth current city council member to announce a mayoral bid, and the ninth person to enter the race.

Sources confirmed to KCUR that former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander is also eyeing the race, but Kander has not yet officially announced.

Neena Patel tells the kinds of stories that make your mouth hurt. She’s a dentist with Miles of Smiles, a nonprofit organization offering free services to low-income kids in Clay and Platte counties who don’t have access to dental care. She regularly sees young patients who haven’t been to the dentist in years – or ever.

This interview will be on "St. Louis on the Air" at noon on Monday; this story will be updated after the show. You can listen live.

On Monday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh will discuss river and floodplain policy in the region.

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Curator punches back at Wall Street Journal editorial criticizing MU

Jun 22, 2018
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A UM curator has written a response to a Wall Street Journal editorial slamming the university for allowing protests in the fall of 2015 to dictate its course.

"Indulging protesters can be expensive," the editorial began, going on to say "Apparently fewer parents want to send their kids to a school where activism eclipses academics."

Mike Parson has signed his first five bills into law as Missouri's governor, including one that exempts small farms from parts of the state's clean water law.

That bill, whose signing was announced in a press release Friday, also restricts when the Department of Natural Resources can regulate toxic coal ash in some landfills.

Proponents say the changes remove needless regulation. Critics say the coal ash provision could endanger Missouri's groundwater.

Fresh off a trip to the Albuquerque Folk Festival, CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA are here to perform "I Drew My Ship." [2:43] See them in concert next Saturday night in Alma, Missouri. (They're on right before the fireworks!) June 22, 2018