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University of Missouri
1:37 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton announces retirement

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton steps to the podium in Jesse Hall just before announcing his retirement. UM System President Tim Wolfe makes his way onto stage. June 12, 2013
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

Originally published on Wed January 29, 2014 3:06 pm

University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton announced today that he will step down as chancellor effective November 15 of this year.  

Deaton says the time was right.

“(The decision to retire) did not happen quickly, let me say, I looked at a range of issues. The success and the coming together of the planning that we have been engaged in has been a very big part of it. And frankly the lack of absence of any major crises as I see them right now, you don’t want to choose that time,” Deaton said.

Deaton says there are no negative motivations behind his retirement.

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Science
8:44 am
Fri December 28, 2012

University Of Missouri Researcher To Receive National Medal of Science

Credit Adam Procter / Flickr

A University of Missouri researcher is one of only a dozen recipients of this year’s National Medal of Science, announced by President Barack Obama Thursday.

Frederick Hawthorne is the director of the International Institute of Nano and Molecular Medicine at MU, and will be receiving the nation’s highest honor for scientists.The University says the Institute “was created largely to facilitate Hawthorne’s research” with the chemical element Boron.  

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Highway fatalities
4:42 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Fatalities On Missouri Roads Up Over 2011 Totals

Credit (via Flickr/Ziggy_Mo)

Janet Saidi contributed reporting from Columbia, Mo.

The number of people killed on Missouri roads is expected to be up slightly in 2012 compared with 2011.

The Missouri Department of Transportation says:

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National Debt
2:13 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

National Debt Group Opens Missouri Chapter

Officials gather at the Missouri Capitol for an event announcing the formation of "Fix the Debt Missouri."
Ryan Famuliner/KBIA


Updated 4:30 p.m. with copy from KBIA's Ryan Famuliner.


A bipartisan group of Missouri leaders is trying to put pressure on Congress to address the national debt – and says tens of thousands of Missouri jobs are at stake.

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Morning round-up
9:21 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Morning headlines: Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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Illinois to offer programs for those affected by drought

Gov. Pat Quinn says Illinois will offer an array of debt restructuring and loan programs to farmers and ranchers affected by the drought. He visited a family farm in the southern Illinois area Monday, where much of the corn crop is wilting.

Quinn says the state has also launched a website to help.

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Morning round-up
5:54 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Morning headlines - Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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Hot forecast brings heat advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the St. Louis area.

The advisory is in effect starting at noon on Thursday, and extending to at least 7 p.m. on Saturday. And the forecast from the National Weather Service shows why.

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Jumping Jacks / From KBIA
6:35 am
Fri January 20, 2012

'Jumping Jacks;' the new Mo. state exercise?

It's not official yet. But still good exercise.
(Jacob Fenston/KBIA)

Jacob Fenston, KBIA

In all the political coverage lately, you may have missed Missouri House Bill 1063: it would make "the exercise commonly known and referred to as 'jumping jacks'" the official exercise of the state of Missouri. In this week's Health & Wealth update, could getting more kids jumping help reduce childhood obesity?

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Morning roound-up
9:29 am
Tue January 3, 2012

Morning headlines: Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Sen. Dick Durbin, (D-Ill.) says he wants the Defense of Marriage Act repealed as it relates to federal benefits.

Durbin supports calls for repeal of Defense of Marriage Act

Some U.S Senators will be looking to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act this year.

The law prohibits federal recognition of same-sex marriages.

Ill. Democratic Senator Dick Durbin says he wants it repealed as it relates to federal benefits.

"I believe that we should have marriage equality in this county, that we should treat people fairly, that we should not discriminate against them in this circumstance," said Durbin.

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Water resources
6:28 am
Tue January 3, 2012

Mo. funding for streamflow gauges likely to remain consistent

Fox River at Montgomery, IL streamflow gaging station and control
USGS photo

Hundreds of streamflow gauges that are used to monitor rising water levels across the nation are in danger of being shut down because of budget cutbacks, but Missouri's gauge stations may avoid that fate.

Streamflow gauges monitor rising water levels connected with flooding, and they have other uses such as monitoring the availability of water as a resource.

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Gary Pinkel / University of Missouri
3:59 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

Mizzou's Pinkel on DWI arrest: "When you're wrong, you're wrong."

Gary Pinkel.
(Provided by Boone County Sheriff's Office)

Reporting by KBIA's Sarah Redohl used in this report.

MU head football coach Gary Pinkel held a press conference with his lawyers this afternoon to apologize for his DWI arrest Wednesday night. Pinkel says he is sorry for letting down his players and fans.

"When you’re wrong, you’re wrong," Pinkel said. "I had to stand up to them and tell them how I felt and how I’d failed them."

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