4:10 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

EPA Approval Of Enlist Duo Sparks Controversy

Genetically modified corn.
Keith Weller US Department of Agriculture

The Environmental Protection Agency is considering approving the herbicide Enlist Duo for usage in 10 states including Missouri. It has already been approved in Illinois and five other states.

Enlist Duo is used on genetically modified corn and soybeans. The crops are engineered to withstand the chemical while it kills surrounding weeds.

It is a combination of commonly used herbicides 2, 4-D and Glyphosate, also known as Roundup.

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4:38 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Cape Girardeau Voters To Consider Fire Tax Extension

Jacob McCleland KRCU

Cape Girardeau voters will have a chance to extend a 1/8 cent portion of a quarter-cent sales fire tax when they head to the ballot box on Nov. 4. The tax has been used to fund improvements at Cape Girardeau’s fire department facilities and for the purchase of new vehicles and equipment.

The tax was first passed in 2004.

A “Yes” vote will extend the tax to 2035.

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2:33 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Cape Girardeau Selected As Site For National Entrepreneur Mentoring Program, 1 Million Cups

1 Million Cups

Cape Girardeau has been selected as the next site for the Kauffman Foundation’s national entrepreneur mentoring program, 1 Million Cups. The first event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 12.

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9:57 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Local Candidates Talk About Issues At Cape County Tea Party Forum

Democratic candidate Gary Gaines discussed his platform at the Cape County Tea Party forum.
Jen Gradl

Candidates for the Nov. 4 election discussed their platforms at The Cape County Tea Party forum Tuesday at the Cape Girardeau Public Library in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

The candidates included nominees for the 147th Missouri State House District.

Incumbent Republican Kathy Swan discussed her activity on seven different committees involving health care, education and business.

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Harvest Public Media
4:19 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

At Harvest, Corn Huskers Still Pick By Hand

Competitor Harlan Jacobson races to pick rows of corn at the annual Illinois State Corn Husking Competition in September.
Abby Wendle Harvest Public Media

Dick Humes squinted and sweat as he moved down a row of corn. He sliced through the husk with a metal hook in his right hand, snapped the ear from its stalk with his left, and threw it over his shoulder into a wagon rolling alongside him.

Every other second, the corn hit the floor of the wagon with a thud. Humes was setting a steady pace for the men’s 50-and-older division at the 34th annual Illinois State Corn Husking Competition.

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