George Varney http://kbia.org en PM Newscast for June 2, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/pm-newscast-june-2-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">News coverage from the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KBIA</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> newsroom including:&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:08:13 +0000 George Varney 53946 at http://kbia.org PM Newscast for May 14, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/pm-newscast-may-14-2014 <p></p><p>Coverage from KBIA newsroom including:</p><ul><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/general-assembly-puts-early-voting-proposal-ballot-would-block-rivals">General assembly puts early-voting proposal on ballot that would block rivals</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/legislators-governor-spar-over-dues-governors-group">Legislators, Governor spar over dues to governors group&nbsp;</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/tax-limits-champion-honored-missouri-capitol">Tax-limits champion honored at Missouri's Capitol&nbsp;</a></li></ul> Wed, 14 May 2014 22:57:44 +0000 George Varney 52949 at http://kbia.org PM Newscast for May 7, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/pm-newscast-may-7-2014 <p>News coverage from the KBIA newsroom including:</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 22:19:50 +0000 George Varney 52612 at http://kbia.org PM Newscast for April 30, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/pm-newscast-april-30-2014 <p>News coverage from the KBIA newsroom including:</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 22:43:10 +0000 George Varney 52241 at http://kbia.org PM Newscast for April 23, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/pm-newscast-april-23-2014 <p>News coverage from the KBIA news room including:</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:55:59 +0000 George Varney 51859 at http://kbia.org PM Newscast forApril 9, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/pm-newscast-forapril-9-2014 <p> Regional coverage from the KBIA newsroom including:</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:52:50 +0000 George Varney 51070 at http://kbia.org PM Newscast forApril 2, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/pm-newscast-forapril-2-2014 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom including:</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:43:54 +0000 George Varney 50680 at http://kbia.org PM Newscast for March 12, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/pm-newscast-march-12-2014 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom including:</p><ul><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/house-bill-bars-points-traffic-camera-tickets">House bill bars points on traffic camera tickets </a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/columbia-residents-weigh-cps-superintendent-finalists">Columbia residents weigh in on CPS superintendent finalists </a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/honors-given-mu-diversity-work">Honors given for MU diversity work </a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/harsh-winter-could-impact-dock-safety">Harsh winter could impact dock safety </a></li></ul> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:46:40 +0000 George Varney 49525 at http://kbia.org PM Newscast for February 26, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/pm-newscast-february-26-2014 <p>News coverage from the KBIA newsroom including:</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:47:57 +0000 George Varney 48810 at http://kbia.org Newscast for January 29, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-january-29-2014 <p></p><p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom including:</p><ul><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixons-nominees-delayed-senate-panel">Gov. Nixon's nominees delayed in Senate panel &nbsp;</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/kc-business-leader-support-kci-changes">KC business leaders support KCI changes&nbsp;</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/new-farm-bill-may-be-sight">New farm bill may be in sight&nbsp;</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/mo-panel-probes-nixons-plan-mental-hospital">Mo. panel probes Nixon's plan for mental hospital&nbsp;</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/mu-criticized-handling-menu-courey-case">MU criticized for handling of Menu Courey case&nbsp;</a> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 23:53:50 +0000 George Varney 47387 at http://kbia.org PM Newscast for January 23, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/pm-newscast-january-23-2014 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom including:</p><ul><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/nixon-calls-protections-gay-workers">Nixon calls for protections for gay workers </a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/attorney-smulls-seeks-stay-over-drug-concerns">Attorney for Smulls seeks stay over drug concerns </a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/mo-lawmakers-mull-72-hour-abortion-waiting-time">Mo. lawmakers mull 72-hour abortion waiting time </a></li><li>Gov. Jay Nixon seeks support for new schools initiative</li></ul> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 18:13:36 +0000 George Varney 47039 at http://kbia.org Columbia public schools use new technology in classrooms http://kbia.org/post/columbia-public-schools-use-new-technology-classrooms <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Grants for laptops and </span>iPads<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in recent years have put more technology in the hands of Columbia Public Schools students .</span></p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 17:10:16 +0000 George Varney 45233 at http://kbia.org Columbia public schools use new technology in classrooms Boeing to add more St.Louis county jobs http://kbia.org/post/boeing-add-more-stlouis-county-jobs <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Jay Nixon announced in a press release Thursday that aerospace manufacturing company Boeing will add up to an additional 400 research and technology jobs at its St.Louis County campus.</span></p><p>The new jobs will be part of Boeing's plan to restructure its Research and Technology organization. The company, which employees approximately fifteen thousand workers in Missouri, is being helped in the St. Louis county expansion by the state of Missouri through a package of economic incentives. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:22:07 +0000 George Varney 45204 at http://kbia.org Boeing to add more St.Louis county jobs PM Newscast for December 5, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/pm-newscast-december-5-2013 <p>News coverage from the KBIA newsroom including:</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:03:55 +0000 George Varney 44880 at http://kbia.org Candidates prepare for 2016 statewide elections http://kbia.org/post/candidates-prepare-2016-statewide-elections <div><p>While statewide elections are still three years away, with the exception of auditor whose term ends in 2014, many candidates have already announced their intention to run.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:15:37 +0000 George Varney 44674 at http://kbia.org Candidates prepare for 2016 statewide elections PM Newscast for November 21, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/pm-newscast-november-21-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Regional news coverage from the </span>KBIA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> newsroom including:</span></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 19:43:09 +0000 George Varney 44222 at http://kbia.org Columbia Board of Education tours schools with new technology in classrooms http://kbia.org/post/columbia-board-education-tours-schools-new-technology-classrooms <p>The Columbia Board of Education visited three schools Thursday, two physically and a third virtually, to see how new technology is being used throughout the district.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; At Midway Heights Elementary it's the first year where there are classrooms have provided one mini iPad for each student.&nbsp; Midway is part of an elementary school iPad pilot program along with Shepard, Grant, and Russell Elementary.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 16:45:38 +0000 George Varney 44203 at http://kbia.org Columbia Board of Education tours schools with new technology in classrooms Military Voices: "I saw Sterling re-emerge in his compassion for people.” http://kbia.org/post/military-voices-i-saw-sterling-re-emerge-his-compassion-people <p>Sterling Wyatt, 21, was a soldier who lost his life in 2012 in an IED explosion while serving the US Army in Afghanistan. His mother, Sherry Wyatt, 55, came to StoryCorps to share the story of how she learned of her son’s character through his journals and stories from his brothers-in-arms.</p><p>Sterling Wyatt’s death while serving the US Army in Afghanistan in 2012 lead to the funeral that brought out thousands of Columbians dressed in red to show their support of the Wyatt family. &nbsp;</p><p>The story was produced by George Varney for KBIA. Music by Chris Zabriskie.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:08:00 +0000 George Varney 43676 at http://kbia.org Military Voices: "I saw Sterling re-emerge in his compassion for people.” Ryan Ferguson is free http://kbia.org/post/ryan-ferguson-free <p>After almost 10 years of high-profile court battles and an international media campaign led by his family and friends, Ryan Ferguson is free.&nbsp; The Ferguson family members and supporters greeted him at Columbia’s Tiger Hotel Tuesday night, following his release.</p><p>The Missouri Court of Appeals issued a bond order Tuesday releasing Ryan Ferguson from his near decade-long imprisonment at the Jefferson City Correctional Center.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 19:29:05 +0000 Ryan Famuliner, George Varney & Bridgit Bowden 43646 at http://kbia.org Ryan Ferguson is free PM Newscast for November 7, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/pm-newscast-november-7-2013 <p></p><p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom including:&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:53:21 +0000 George Varney 43571 at http://kbia.org Military Voices: “I was naïve to the concept of the military.” http://kbia.org/post/military-voices-i-was-na-ve-concept-military <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When 38-year-old Rhett Hartman joined the Marine Corps in 2002, he hadn’t considered death as a possibility—until he was asked by his sergeant to write a letter for home in case he didn’t come back.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 14:47:00 +0000 George Varney 43509 at http://kbia.org Military Voices: “I was naïve to the concept of the military.” PM Newscast for October 31, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/pm-newscast-october-31-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Regional coverage from the </span>KBIA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> newsroom including:</span></p><ul><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/cattlemen-say-mo-agriculture-chief-made-threats">Cattlemen say Mo. agriculture chief made threats </a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-leader-releases-new-gun-legislation">Mo. Senate leader releases new gun legislation </a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/sen-kehoe-says-he-will-run-second-term">Sen. Kehoe says he will run for a second term </a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/callaway-county-circuit-court-audit-reveals-misplaced-funds">Callaway County Circuit Court audit reveals misplaced funds </a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-committee-recommends-ways-downsize-state-government">Mo. House Committee recommends ways to downsize state government </a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/federal-grant-boosts-mu-biomedical-diversity-program">Federal grant boosts MU biomedical diversity program</a></li></ul><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 22:53:00 +0000 George Varney 43068 at http://kbia.org PM Newscast for October 24, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/pm-newscast-october-24-2013 <p></p><p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom including:</p><ul><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/nixon-withdraws-proposed-food-stamps-rule-change">Nixon withdraws proposed food stamp rule change</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/drug-take-back-program-visits-columbia">Drug Take Back Program visits Columbia</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/nixon-commits-increasing-public-school-funding">Nixon commits to increasing public school funding</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/columbia-violent-crime-task-force-discusses-criminal-risk-factors">Columbia violent crime task force discusses criminal risk factors&nbsp;</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/execution-drug-sources-no-longer-public-after-mo-rule-change">Execution drug sources no longer public after Mo. rule change&nbsp;</a> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 22:56:21 +0000 George Varney 42690 at http://kbia.org Former Columbia council member Almeta Crayton has died http://kbia.org/post/former-columbia-council-member-almeta-crayton-has-died <p></p><p>Former Columbia City Council woman Almeta Crayton passed away at Boone Hospital Monday morning after being admitted Oct. 8 with heart trouble.</p><p>“[Drill noises] what you’re hearing in the background, I’m putting up a veteran’s flag: 'Veteran’s Don’t forget to vote.'”</p><p>Almeta Crayton’s longtime friend Curtis Soul is drilling flags into the side of a bus. Soul and Crayton were supposed to ride this bus together at the Homecoming Parade Oct. 26.</p><p>Soul said veteran’s welfare was important to Crayton.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:02:42 +0000 Kristofor Husted & George Varney 42459 at http://kbia.org Former Columbia council member Almeta Crayton has died PM Newscast for October 17, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/pm-newscast-october-17-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Regional news coverage from the </span>KBIA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> newsroom, including:</span></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:54:05 +0000 George Varney 42334 at http://kbia.org Medicare enrollment open until December 7 http://kbia.org/post/medicare-enrollment-open-until-december-7 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tuesday is the first day of the Medicare open enrollment period that extends to December 7.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:28:57 +0000 George Varney 42265 at http://kbia.org Medicare enrollment open until December 7 PM Newscast for October 10, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/pm-newscast-october-10-2013 <p></p><p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom including:</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 18:53:29 +0000 George Varney 42077 at http://kbia.org Mo. households to face drop in SNAP benefits http://kbia.org/post/mo-households-face-drop-snap-benefits <p>The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP and formerly known as food stamps, will have its benefits reduced for every household across the nation for the first time in the program&rsquo;s history Nov. 1.</p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 13:47:57 +0000 George Varney 41902 at http://kbia.org Mo. households to face drop in SNAP benefits PM Newscast for October 3, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/pm-newscast-october-3-2013 <p></p><p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 18:17:24 +0000 George Varney 41591 at http://kbia.org Newscast for October 3, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-october-3-2013-0 <p></p><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 21.99652862548828px;">News coverage from the KBIA newsroom.</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 19:41:16 +0000 George Varney 41784 at http://kbia.org