Kate Grumke http://kbia.org en Talking Politics: Petition initiatives and sunshine laws http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-petition-initiatives-and-sunshine-laws <p>Initiative&nbsp;petitions<span style="line-height: 1.5">&nbsp;touching on 19 different issues are circulating right now to get on the ballot in November. They range from allowing early voting to eliminating teacher tenure. Signature gatherers are out, clipboards in hand, to get the thousands of signatures necessary by May 4. The catch is this: Most of these initiatives won’t make it on the ballot. KBIA's Justin Paprocki&nbsp;found out just what it takes to get an issue on the ballot.</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:11:00 +0000 Kate Grumke 51418 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics: Voters head to the polls for municipal elections http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-voters-head-polls-municipal-elections <p>Mid-Missourians headed out to the polls today to cast their votes on school board, city council, and mayoral candidates and a range of issues on ballots in the municipal elections.</p><p>KBIA's news team captured some of the sights and sounds on election day in this edition of Talking Politics, hosted by Kate Grumke.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:38:26 +0000 Kate Grumke 50994 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics: Voters head to the polls for municipal elections Talking Politics: Right to Work and Missouri blue laws http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-right-work-and-missouri-blue-laws <p></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 22:38:00 +0000 Kate Grumke 49834 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics: Right to Work and Missouri blue laws Talking Politics: First Ward Candidates and Missouri's Possible Official Greeting http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-first-ward-candidates-and-missouris-possible-official-greeting <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>This week on Talking Politics, there are three candidates running for the First Ward Columbia City Council seat. Bill Easley, Ginny Chadwick and Tyree Byndom&nbsp;will be on the April 8 ballot.</p><p>Also on the show, a freshman state representative from St. Louis County wants to make the high five the official greeting of Missouri.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:45:23 +0000 Kate Grumke 49443 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics: First Ward Candidates and Missouri's Possible Official Greeting Columbia City Council Candidates Meet to Discuss Disability Issues http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-candidates-meet-discuss-disability-issues <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Candidates for the Columbia City Council and School Board met today to discuss disability issues at a Forum at city hall.</p><p>Multiple Mid-Missouri disability services agencies hosted the forum to get the candidates talking about accessibility in the city. Community members submitted questions online, and the candidates discussed a range of issues, from playground accessibility, to inclusive hiring processes and expansion of the para transit system.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:22:13 +0000 Kate Grumke 49431 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council Candidates Meet to Discuss Disability Issues Talking Politics: Missouri mulls LGBT changes http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-missouri-mulls-lgbt-changes <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Last week, it was hard to miss the huge news coming out </span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">of Columbia.</span></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:46:43 +0000 Kate Grumke 48375 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics: Missouri mulls LGBT changes Winter storm: Some school closings for Thursday, road crews move to residential routes [UPDATES] http://kbia.org/post/winter-storm-some-school-closings-thursday-road-crews-move-residential-routes-updates <p><em>UPDATE 5:00pm Thursday:</em> Columbia Public Schools will be closed again on Friday due to weather and road conditions. Jefferson City Public Schools will be in session Friday, although busses will run on snow routes in Callaway County in the morning and afternoon.</p><p><em>UPDATE 5:00 p.m. Wednesday</em>:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">University of Missouri officials <a href="http://mualert.missouri.edu/">announced</a> that&nbsp;the Columbia campus will be open Thursday for all regularly scheduled operations.</span></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 23:24:12 +0000 Kate Grumke & Margaux Henquinet & KBIA Staff 47599 at http://kbia.org Winter storm: Some school closings for Thursday, road crews move to residential routes [UPDATES] The State of the State, on social media [Storify] http://kbia.org/post/state-state-social-media-storify-0 <p></p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State was&nbsp;thoroughly&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">documented&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">on social media. We pulled the most interesting posts and put them together in a </span>Storify<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for you:</span></p><p></p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 03:37:14 +0000 Kate Grumke 46958 at http://kbia.org The State of the State, on social media [Storify] Nixon to promote training for mental health jobs http://kbia.org/post/nixon-promote-training-mental-health-jobs <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Jay Nixon has developed a proposal to help more Missourians pursue careers in mental health care.</p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:07:31 +0000 Associated Press & Kate Grumke 45471 at http://kbia.org Nixon to promote training for mental health jobs Columbia school board: Sessions and Cone file, Rose declines run http://kbia.org/post/columbia-school-board-sessions-and-cone-file-rose-declines-run <p></p><p>Tuesday was the first day candidates could file to run for the school board, and School board member Tom Rose has announced he will not run for reelection.</p><p>After seven years on the school board, Rose's term will expire in April. Rose plans to focus on his private veterinary practice, but he said he will still be involved with education.</p><p>“I'll still stay involved in the school, especially involved in early childhood education and those types of things but I also see that there are, can certainly give an opportunity for other people that had expressed interest in serving on the board as well," Rose said. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:36:46 +0000 Kate Grumke 45440 at http://kbia.org Columbia school board: Sessions and Cone file, Rose declines run Columbia to pay consultants $150,000 for zoning codes update http://kbia.org/post/columbia-pay-consultants-150000-zoning-codes-update <p>The Columbia City Council has appropriated $150,000 to pay a consulting company to update the city’s development codes.</p><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 14:44:58 +0000 Kate Grumke 45398 at http://kbia.org Columbia to pay consultants $150,000 for zoning codes update CPS redistricts Mill Creek Elementary area http://kbia.org/post/cps-redistricts-mill-creek-elementary-area <p>On Monday, Columbia Public Schools decided to redistrict the area around Mill Creek Elementary School, which means next year, about 100 students will be switching to either Grant, Paxton Keeley or Russell Boulevard Elementary Schools.</p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:27:09 +0000 Kate Grumke 45170 at http://kbia.org CPS redistricts Mill Creek Elementary area Columbia City Council changes definition of family for zoning purposes http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-changes-definition-family-zoning-purposes <p>The Columbia City Council Monday changed the definition of a family in the city code to include domestic partnerships.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 13:13:52 +0000 Kate Grumke 44739 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council changes definition of family for zoning purposes Military Voices: "Everybody was very happy and very sad at the same time" http://kbia.org/post/military-voices-everybody-was-very-happy-and-very-sad-same-time <p></p><p>5-year-old Kylie Journell’s father is in Japan with the Navy, and she lives with her grandmother Maria Oropello in Columbia, who cares for her as a mother. They came to story corps to talk about their family history and how the military has impacted it.</p><p>This story was produced by Kate Grumke for KBIA. Music by Chris Zabriskie</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:03:00 +0000 Kate Grumke 44057 at http://kbia.org Military Voices: "Everybody was very happy and very sad at the same time" Jefferson City Council moves forward with proposals for convention center http://kbia.org/post/jefferson-city-council-moves-forward-proposals-convention-center <p>The Jefferson City Council voted last night to move forward with two proposals for a new convention center, effectively putting off making a decision on which plan to choose.</p><p>The council plans to spend more than $9 million on the new convention center, but Fourth Ward City Council member Carrie Carroll said neither proposal is up to par. She was one of the four council members in the minority that voted against moving forward with both.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:16:35 +0000 Kate Grumke 44045 at http://kbia.org Jefferson City Council moves forward with proposals for convention center