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5:49 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

One-Minute Film Festival “Unogirardeau” Coming To Cape Girardeau

Unogirardeau logo

Unogirardeau, a one minute film festival, will be held in Cape Girardeau on December 12.

Film buffs, burgeoning filmmakers and amateurs are welcome to create and submit their own one minute film. Submissions are open through December 5.

Festival co-founder Dustin Carter said Unogirardeau’s goal is to provide an outlet and opportunity for filmmakers or for anyone who wants to express themselves.

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Scam alert
4:00 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Stay Alert For IRS Scam Phone Calls

Phone call scams keep being reported throughout the country.
Abdulrahman Al-Eissa Flickr

No one is shielded from being the subject of a scam, not even the Internal Revenue Service. While it is time to start thinking about the 2014 tax return, phone call scams keep being reported throughout the country and the IRS is reminding people how they can identify scams and report them.

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study
11:11 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Study: Mo. Government Discriminates When Issuing Contracts

A study conducted by the Missouri Office of Administration found Missouri’s government discriminates against race and gender when issuing state contracts.

The study looked at the contracts the state offers and who they are sold to, and took an in-depth look at women-owned and minority-owned businesses. The goal is 10 percent for minority-owned businesses (MBE) and 5 percent for women-owned businesses (WBE).

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Politics
10:30 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Liasson Tells Show Me Center Crowd That Midterm Election Hinges On Turnout

Midterm elections are coming up and NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson presented "Let's Talk Politics" at the University Speaker Series on Oct. 28 at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Liasson discussed topics like potential impacts for the upcoming midterm election, the presidential election and voter turnout.

"This is what we call a turnout election, " Liasson said. "There are very few swing voters in America. Mostly there are people who made up their minds but it's just a question of getting them out to the polls."

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Education
5:36 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Southeast Extends Benefits To Same Sex Spouses Of Employees And Retirees

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Jessica Penland KRCU

Southeast Missouri State University’s Board of Regents voted in favor of changing their benefit plan to include same-sex spouses of employees and retirees on Tuesday, Oct. 28. They also approved a list of renovation projects to submit to Governor Jay Nixon.

The state of Missouri expanded their benefit plan to include same-sex spouses of state employees who have a valid marriage certificate. Kathy Mangels, Vice President of Finance and Administration, said Southeast is following their lead.

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