nebraska http://kbia.org en Business Beat: Missouri's best cities for LGBT; water efficiency http://kbia.org/post/business-beat-missouris-best-cities-lgbt-water-efficiency <p>Our neighbors in St. Louis and Kansas City are two of 25 cities in the U.S. to get a perfect score on the 2013 Municipal Equality Index, or MEI. Columbia and Jefferson City fell further down the list. The MEI is conducted by a national organization working for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. The study looks at equality issues including nondiscrimination policies in cities and states.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:20:00 +0000 Kristofor Husted 44774 at http://kbia.org Nebraska outbreak of rare horse disease puts Missouri horse owners on alert http://kbia.org/post/nebraska-outbreak-rare-horse-disease-puts-missouri-horse-owners-alert <p>Missouri horse owners are on alert for signs of a rare horse disease after an outbreak in 12 horses in Nebraska earlier this month.</p><p>Equine infectious anemia, or EIA, is a viral disease spread by biting insects and the sharing of medical needles between horses. While the virus is related to HIV in humans, EIA can only be contracted by horses, donkeys, and mules.</p><p>Dr. Phillip Johnson is a professor of equine medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri. He says the most common outcome for an infected horse in North America is euthanasia.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:20:52 +0000 George Varney 36008 at http://kbia.org Nebraska outbreak of rare horse disease puts Missouri horse owners on alert New data shows drought intensifying, with slight reprieve expected in coming week http://kbia.org/post/new-data-shows-drought-intensifying-slight-reprieve-expected-coming-week <p>The ongoing drought has intensified slightly in Missouri over the past week, according to new data released by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 13:14:14 +0000 Marshall Griffin 19961 at http://kbia.org New data shows drought intensifying, with slight reprieve expected in coming week Recovering from historic flood http://kbia.org/post/recovering-historic-flood <p>Scott Olson is getting ready to plant corn and soybeans, but he wonders if anything will grow. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 19:05:56 +0000 13023 at http://kbia.org Recovering from historic flood