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  • PM Newscast for April 23, 2014

    News coverage from the KBIA news room including:

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  • Education
  • Westminster College to close Mesa campus

    Westminster College announced it will be closing its campus in Mesa, Az. at the end of the spring semester. Westminster opened the campus last fall as a partnership with the city of Mesa. It was one of four higher education institutions that partnered with the city to help boost the city’s economic development.

    Rob Crouse, director of Media and Public relations at Westminster College says due to competition, Westminster could not reach the necessary growth and demand. 

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  • Politics
  • Missouri Senate backs potential for preschool ratings

    Missouri senators have endorsed legislation that could lead to the development of a preschool rating system by private or nonprofit groups.

    The bill given initial approval Wednesday comes two years after a law was enacted barring the creation of a preschool rating system by the state, higher education institutions or quasi-governmental entities.

    The new legislation leaves intact the prohibition on government involvement but would allow publicly funded preschools to participate in a rating system run by a private or nonprofit group.

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  • Politics
  • Missouri House endorses June primary election date

    The Missouri House gave initial approval to legislation that would move the state's primary elections to June.

    Party primaries for Congress, the state Legislature and statewide offices are currently held in even-numbered years on the Tuesday after the first Monday in August. But the bill endorsed on Wednesday would move the primaries to the first Tuesday after the third Monday in June.

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  • Arts and Culture
  • Bonnie View Nature Sanctuary opens to city

    Bonnie View Nature Sanctuary officially opened to the public Tuesday—just in time to celebrate Earth Day.

    Located in the middle of the city, just five miles west of downtown, this park is designed to create a new experience for residents. Its paved paths accommodate large numbers of visitors while the prairies provide the open sanctuary feel.

    Mike Griggs, Director of Parks and Recreation, said that having the nature sanctuary dedication on Earth Day was a perfect fit.

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