Business http://kbia.org en Blue Note, Mojo's sold to Wisconsin group http://kbia.org/post/blue-note-mojos-sold-wisconsin-group <p></p><p>After 34 years of owning and operating two of Columbia's major entertainment venues, Richard King announced Wednesday he is selling The Blue Note and Mojo's to Majestic Live LLC of &nbsp;Madison, Wisconsin. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:44:56 +0000 Lauren Langille 55931 at http://kbia.org Blue Note, Mojo's sold to Wisconsin group Hot Dogs And Socks: Exploring Crowdfunding In St. Louis http://kbia.org/post/hot-dogs-and-socks-exploring-crowdfunding-st-louis <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/kwmu/audio/2014/07/crowdfunding_2.mp3" class="asset-audio">Listen to the story here.</a><p>With items on the menu like the Storm Trooper Dog, the Al Hra-BRAT-ski and the Crazy Cajun Creole dog, it's clear that Steve’s Hot Dogs on the Hill considers its fare more than hot dogs.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Don Schroeder is a regular at Steve&#039;s Hot Dogs and recently gave to the restaurant&#039;s crowd-funding effort for a second location in Tower Grove East." data-attribution="Credit (Maria Altman/St. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 13:10:59 +0000 Maria Altman 55636 at http://kbia.org Hot Dogs And Socks: Exploring Crowdfunding In St. Louis Using fireworks sales to give back to Boonville ... with a bang http://kbia.org/post/using-fireworks-sales-give-back-boonville-bang <p></p><p>Fireworks for Life is an organization based out of Boonville that aims to give back to the community through the sale of fireworks.</p><p>Jim Edwards, founder of the organization, has been in the fireworks business for nearly his entire life. 7 years ago, his son needed a liver transplant that would cost $30,000. The local community came together and rose over $25,000 to help alleviate the burden and contributed to a successful operation. That's when Edwards came up with the idea to use his fireworks stand to help raise money for the community as a way to pay it forward.</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:57:47 +0000 Nick Komisar 55634 at http://kbia.org Using fireworks sales to give back to Boonville ... with a bang Ameren Missouri hoping to raise utility rates by 9.7% http://kbia.org/post/ameren-missouri-hoping-raise-utility-rates-97 <p></p><p>Missouri's largest power company is seeking approval for a $264 million rate increase. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:37:03 +0000 Associated Press 55619 at http://kbia.org Ameren Missouri hoping to raise utility rates by 9.7% Apple CEO outed on CNBC http://kbia.org/post/apple-ceo-outed-cnbc <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The gaffe came during a discussion with New York Times columnist Jim Stewart, who was on "Squawk Box" talking about his piece dealing with corporate culture and gay executives.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Co-anchor Simon Hobbs commented on what he believed to be public information, and turned out to be the opposite.</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px;">Missouri School of Journalism professors Amanda Hinnant, Jim Flink and Amy Simons discuss the issue.</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:54:09 +0000 Hope Kirwan 55582 at http://kbia.org Apple CEO outed on CNBC Compressed natural gas station should be finished by the end of July http://kbia.org/post/compressed-natural-gas-station-should-be-finished-end-july <p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; The end of July will bring natural gas to Columbia. Columbia’s first compressed natural gas, or CNG, station is expected to be completed late this month but not all are in favor of the impact the project will make.</p><p> The plan to build a natural gas station started last September when the Columbia City Council approved a 15-year contract with Clean Energy, a natural gas provider.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:52:50 +0000 Lina Young 55483 at http://kbia.org Compressed natural gas station should be finished by the end of July Jefferson City fire station expected to open within weeks http://kbia.org/post/jefferson-city-fire-station-expected-open-within-weeks <p>The construction of a new fire station in Jefferson City is nearly complete and is expected to be in use within a matter of weeks.</p><p>The fire station on Industrial Drive that had stood for almost 50 years will soon make way for a new $2.2 million facility on Rock Hill Road.</p><p>It will be called fire station number three.</p><p>Jefferson City Fire Chief Jason Turner said there are several benefits the new facility will offer, including bunk rooms for female firefighters.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:25:39 +0000 Nick Hehemann 55377 at http://kbia.org Jefferson City fire station expected to open within weeks New Jefferson City fire station almost ready for use http://kbia.org/post/new-jefferson-city-fire-station-almost-ready-use <p>The construction of a new fire station in Jefferson City is nearly complete and is expected to be in use within a matter of weeks.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:58:51 +0000 Nick Heheman 55246 at http://kbia.org Airport fund untouched for 15th straight month http://kbia.org/post/airport-fund-untouched-15th-straight-month <p></p><p>The City of Columbia and the Columbia Regional Airport announced that they didn't take money from the Air Service Revenue Guarantee fund for the 15th straight month.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:55:55 +0000 Jeremy Schrank 55245 at http://kbia.org Airport fund untouched for 15th straight month No health risk found at Bridgeton complex http://kbia.org/post/no-health-risk-found-bridgeton-complex <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">The Environmental Protection Agency says preliminary radiation screening results showed no public health risk at the Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:31:17 +0000 Associated Press 55232 at http://kbia.org Sustainable bus shelters are being discussed in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/sustainable-bus-shelters-are-being-discussed-columbia <p>The city of Columbia plans to begin its new configuration of bus routes on August 4. The expansion to the public transit system has the city looking into the possibility of adding new sustainable bus shelters along the new routes.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:10:22 +0000 Bailey Harbit 55152 at http://kbia.org Sustainable bus shelters are being discussed in Columbia Missouri to allow Sunday motorcycle sales http://kbia.org/post/missouri-allow-sunday-motorcycle-sales <p></p><p>Missouri&nbsp;consumers will soon be able to buy motorcycles on Sundays.</p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:43:25 +0000 Associated Press 55029 at http://kbia.org Missouri to allow Sunday motorcycle sales Native advertising works for Netflix, NYT http://kbia.org/post/native-advertising-works-netflix-nyt <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The New York Times has launched a multimedia report -- complete with video, audio and interactive graphics -- on what life is like for women in our federal prison system.&nbsp; It is native advertising, paid for by&nbsp;</span><a href="http://netflix.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;" target="_blank">Netflix</a>,<a href="https://www.netflix.com/?locale=en-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;" target="_blank">&nbsp;</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">as a promotion for its hit series,&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.netflix.com/?gclid=CIiv1JL2gb8CFXMR7AodHxYAZQ&amp;awdevice=c&amp;mqso=81070424&amp;locale=en-US&amp;awmatchtype=e&amp;awcreative=45628240259&amp;awposition=1t1&amp;cmlanding=true&amp;awkeyword=orange+is+the+new+black&amp;awnetwork=g" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;" target="_blank">Orange is the New Black</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">. Missouri School of Journalism professors Margaret Duffy, Mike McKean and Amy Simons discuss the issue.</span></p><p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 14:06:12 +0000 Hope Kirwan 54919 at http://kbia.org Native advertising works for Netflix, NYT President of Regional Economic Development, Inc. to retire http://kbia.org/post/president-regional-economic-development-inc-retire <p>The Columbia business landscape hasn't always been as commercial as it is now.&nbsp; Mike Brooks has been a fixture in the city's business outlook for five years, but that reign is coming to an end as Brooks announced his retirement from Regional Economic Development Incorporated (REDI) Wednesday.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:30:40 +0000 Jeremy Schrank 54865 at http://kbia.org Missouri unemployment unchanged last month http://kbia.org/post/missouri-unemployment-unchanged-last-month <p>A new report says Missouri's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.6 percent last month while employers expanded payrolls by a net of 3,700 jobs. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:11:27 +0000 Associated Press 54722 at http://kbia.org Missouri unemployment unchanged last month Missouri Development Finance Board Approves $15 Million In Tax Credits For Museum Under Gateway Arch http://kbia.org/post/missouri-development-finance-board-approves-15-million-tax-credits-museum-under-gateway-arch <span style="line-height: 1.5;">A state-run board has signed off on using tax credits to help cover the cost of renovating a museum on the grounds of the Gateway Arch.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Missouri Development Finance Board voted via conference call Tuesday for up to $15 million in incentives, which would be used to cover half the cost of private donations that total around $30 million. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:46:37 +0000 Marshall Griffin 54714 at http://kbia.org Missouri Development Finance Board Approves $15 Million In Tax Credits For Museum Under Gateway Arch Local nonprofit sends final shipment to Georgia (for now) http://kbia.org/post/local-nonprofit-sends-final-shipment-georgia-now <p>A Call To Serve International sent their final shipment of aid to the country of Georgia Thursday, unless it can find other funding. ACTS has been sending aid to the country for 22 years through the U.S. State Department’s Operation Provide Hope. ACTS has sent medical supplies and books, baby quilts, wheelchairs and food to Georgia since 1992, when Georgia was cut off from resources provided by the former Soviet Union.</p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:07:59 +0000 Bailey Harbit 54457 at http://kbia.org Local nonprofit sends final shipment to Georgia (for now) Lawsuit aims to halt development near Rock Bridge Memorial State Park http://kbia.org/post/lawsuit-aims-halt-development-near-rock-bridge-memorial-state-park <p>Hikers might see muddy streams and broken rock when they walk through Columbia’s Rock Bridge State Park.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:14:49 +0000 Jeremy Schrank 54466 at http://kbia.org Sudden closure of downtown Columbia venue could impact community music scene http://kbia.org/post/sudden-closure-downtown-columbia-venue-could-impact-community-music-scene <p>The sudden closure of a downtown Columbia bar has set off speculation on social media and raised questions in the community. The Blue Fugue, located on S. 9th St. in Columbia,&nbsp; has been a staple to the city’s music scene, hosting a variety of live bands and DJs, including its Friday night “Fire N Ice” Latin dance parties.</p><p>But the owners of the bar have yet to confirm that the venue has officially closed.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 13:07:18 +0000 Ashley Reese 54226 at http://kbia.org Sudden closure of downtown Columbia venue could impact community music scene Columbia Missourian's new survey pay model http://kbia.org/post/columbia-missourians-new-survey-pay-model <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px;">The Columbia Missourian announced it is dropping its paywall revenue model, replacing it with a new survey model. Readers will be able to access content -- and share it on social media -- after taking a short Google survey. Missouri School of Journalism faculty Amy Simons, Lynda Kraxberger and Jim Flink discuss the issue.</span></p><p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 02:22:33 +0000 Hope Kirwan 54103 at http://kbia.org Columbia Missourian's new survey pay model Area Southeast of Town Set for Rezoning http://kbia.org/post/area-southeast-town-set-rezoning <p>Columbia residents might start noticing some changes in the land southeast of town.</p><p>The planning and zoning commission approved a zoning request from Crockett Engineering last night at City Hall.</p><p>The motion of approval will now be forwarded to the City Council.</p><p>The request asked the city to annex roughly 130 acres of mostly woodlands at the southeast corner of Route K and Old Plank Road.</p><p>Crockett applied for permanent zoning for the land for a large one-family dwelling district and a planned unit development.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:21:08 +0000 Nick HeheMann 54192 at http://kbia.org Area Southeast of Town Set for Rezoning Missouri Innovation Center CEO announced http://kbia.org/post/missouri-innovation-center-ceo-announced <p></p><p>The Missouri Innovation Center has appointed a new leader. The MIC hired Bill Turpin as president and CEO to take over for retiring CEO Jake Halliday June 23.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:37:57 +0000 Jeremy Schrank 54130 at http://kbia.org Missouri Innovation Center CEO announced Intelligence agency to replace St. Louis site http://kbia.org/post/intelligence-agency-replace-st-louis-site <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A secret government agency that helped coordinate the hunt for Osama bin Laden plans to build a new facility in the St. Louis area to replace its aging home south of downtown.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:12:08 +0000 Associated Press 54129 at http://kbia.org Intelligence agency to replace St. Louis site Columbia Missourian to drop paywall, move to surveys http://kbia.org/post/columbia-missourian-drop-paywall-move-surveys <p></p><p>The Columbia Missourian has ended its 24-hour viewing paywall and moved on to a new survey format created through a program by Google. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:15:31 +0000 Lindsey Pulse 54017 at http://kbia.org Columbia Missourian to drop paywall, move to surveys Missouri revenues falling short of projections http://kbia.org/post/missouri-revenues-falling-short-projections <p>Missouri appears increasingly likely to finish its budget year with less revenue than had been expected. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:04:01 +0000 Associated Press 53981 at http://kbia.org Missouri revenues falling short of projections City of Columbia Files Eminent Domain Request http://kbia.org/post/city-columbia-files-eminent-domain-request <p align="center">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The city of Columbia wants to expand Columbia Regional Airport, but one landowner is refusing &nbsp;to sell some of the land the airport needs. The city requires 58 acres to expand the runways at Columbia Regional. They successfully came to terms to purchase 53 acres from other owners.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 22:52:39 +0000 Tom Kackley 53694 at http://kbia.org City of Columbia Files Eminent Domain Request Snapchat CEO's Emails Didn't Disappear, Come Back To Shame Him http://kbia.org/post/snapchat-ceos-emails-didnt-disappear-come-back-shame-him We are in the midst of a realignment in the global economy, a <a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Second-Machine-Age-Technologies/dp/1480577472">new machine age</a> in which technology is disrupting nearly every industry in the world. And who are the hot young stars of this great realignment? Wed, 28 May 2014 19:57:00 +0000 Elise Hu 53669 at http://kbia.org Snapchat CEO's Emails Didn't Disappear, Come Back To Shame Him Columbia attempts to acquire farmland through eminent domain, in planned airport expansion http://kbia.org/post/columbia-attempts-acquire-farmland-through-eminent-domain-planned-airport-expansion <p>The city of Columbia has filed a petition for eminent domain to acquire about 5 acres of farmland it needs to extend the main runway at the Columbia Regional Airport.</p><p>Assistant City Counselor Cavanaugh Noce says the city was unable to negotiate a selling price with the trustee of a fund that owns the land northeast of Columbia.</p><p>The <a href="http://(http://bit.ly/1kjZrwk">Columbia Daily Tribune reports</a> the parcel is part of about 58 acres the city is acquiring for the project. The city has been able to negotiate a selling price with the owners of the rest of the land.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 13:10:38 +0000 Associated Press 53579 at http://kbia.org Columbia attempts to acquire farmland through eminent domain, in planned airport expansion Ameren progresses in cleanup of downtown Columbia site http://kbia.org/post/ameren-progresses-cleanup-downtown-columbia-site <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Crews have removed about 18,000 tons of contaminated soil from a downtown Columbia site contaminated with possible carcinogens from a former manufactured gas plant.</p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 21:43:18 +0000 Associated Press 53401 at http://kbia.org Ameren progresses in cleanup of downtown Columbia site New Columbia Transit System, CoMo Connect Explained http://kbia.org/post/new-columbia-transit-system-como-connect-explained <p><object data="http://www.scrollkit.com/s/ra5QhBx" height="2000" width="580"><embed height="2000" src="http://www.scrollkit.com/s/ra5QhBx" width="580"></embed></object></p><p></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 13:00:19 +0000 Mark Bergin 51842 at http://kbia.org New Columbia Transit System, CoMo Connect Explained