shelters http://kbia.org en Missourians more likely to volunteer, less likely to talk politics http://kbia.org/post/missourians-more-likely-volunteer-less-likely-talk-politics <p>Missourians are more likely to volunteer and to do favors for a neighbor than the average American. But their level of civic engagement depends greatly on their circumstances.</p><p>A new <a href="http://www.ncoc.net/MOCHI2013">report on the state’s civic health</a>, issued by six Missouri universities and the National Conference on Citizenship, found that Missouri largely aligns with the rest of the nation on community involvement.</p><p>The report measured political activity, but also whether residents volunteered, helped their neighbors, or attended public meetings.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:06:15 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 46883 at http://kbia.org Missourians more likely to volunteer, less likely to talk politics Joplin orders creation of new storm shelters http://kbia.org/post/joplin-orders-creation-new-storm-shelters <p>Joplin residents are getting an extra layer of security in storms thanks to their approval last week of a $62 million school bond issue. Mon, 09 Apr 2012 13:45:08 +0000 Associated Press 12074 at http://kbia.org Joplin orders creation of new storm shelters