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Newscast for March 14, 2012

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House Budget Chairman Ryan Silvey responds to Gov. Jay Nixon's criticism over a proposed cut in state aid for the blind.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: 

  • MU’s Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute will cease to exist. The nuclear engineering department has been split in two, with the transition expected to be finalized by July 1. KBIA’s Nick Gass gauged the reaction among student and faculty researchers.

  • Three Missouri communities will share more than $62,000 in federal grants for historic preservation projects.

  • Missouri House Budget Chairman Ryan Silvey striking back against Gov. Jay Nixon's criticism over a proposed cut in state aid for the blind.

  • Branson city officials are trying to make it harder to manufacture methamphetamine. The Board of Alderman voted Tuesday night to require a doctor's prescription for some medications that contain ephedrine and pseudoephedrine. The medications are often used to make methamphetamine.