construction http://kbia.org en Joplin rebuilding since tornado about $837 million http://kbia.org/post/joplin-rebuilding-tornado-about-837-million <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Joplin officials say about $837 million has been spent on construction in the city since the 2011 tornado.</p><p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:24:12 +0000 Associated Press 39853 at http://kbia.org Joplin rebuilding since tornado about $837 million Mo. sees little change in unemployment in February http://kbia.org/post/mo-sees-little-change-unemployment-february <p>Missouri's unemployment rate inched up slightly in February although the state also posted gains in the number of jobs.</p><p>Figures released Tuesday by the state Department of Economic Development show Missouri's unemployment rate was 6.7 percent last month, up one-tenth of a percentage point from January.</p><p>Seasonally adjusted, nonfarm payroll rose by 3,900 jobs in February, with gains in the construction industry offset partially by loses in food services.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 13:24:22 +0000 Associated Press 30708 at http://kbia.org Mo. sees little change in unemployment in February Schools evacuated following gas leak in Ashland http://kbia.org/post/schools-evacuated-following-gas-leak-ashland <p>Southern Boone School District students suffered no injuries after a gas leak in Ashland on Wednesday.&nbsp; Wed, 24 Oct 2012 22:38:32 +0000 Emily Potthast 23382 at http://kbia.org Mo. unemployment rate reaches lowest point in nearly 4 years [INFOGRAPHIC] http://kbia.org/post/mo-unemployment-rate-reaches-lowest-point-nearly-4-years-infographic <p>According to the latest jobs report from the state <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kbia/files/Industry_SEP12.pdf.pdf.pdf">[pdf]</a>, the number of jobs created in Missouri is going up, and the unemployment rate is at its lowest in nearly four years. Some of the greatest growth was in the construction industry.</p><p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:23:47 +0000 Charles Minshew 22947 at http://kbia.org Mo. unemployment rate reaches lowest point in nearly 4 years [INFOGRAPHIC] Proposed ground rules aim to maintain Kirksville's historic character http://kbia.org/post/proposed-ground-rules-aim-maintain-kirksvilles-historic-character <p>The <a href="http://www.kirksvillecity.com/content/74/394/681/default.aspx" target="_blank">Kirksville Historic Preservation Commission</a> is working to establish some ground rules for downtown construction to maintain Kirksville’s historic character.</p><p>The commission is conducting surveys of downtown properties with the hope of creating a “design and review” ordinance.</p><p>The commission wants to establish new guidelines for what buildings can and cannot be built in downtown Kirksville in order to preserve a cultural environment.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 13:17:46 +0000 Tom Casselman 22426 at http://kbia.org Proposed ground rules aim to maintain Kirksville's historic character Boone County exploring ways to fund Route Z bridge construction http://kbia.org/post/boone-county-exploring-ways-fund-route-z-bridge-construction-0 <p>Boone County is trying to find funds for a construction project to widen lanes on the Route Z bridge over Interstate 70. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 22:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Ingram 15984 at http://kbia.org Columbia College to begin science building construction http://kbia.org/post/columbia-college-begin-science-building-construction <p>Columbia College will begin construction on a new science building starting this spring. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 15:42:24 +0000 8850 at http://kbia.org