missouri http://kbia.org en A disappearing German dialect still spoken in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/disappearing-german-dialect-still-spoken-missouri <p>KBIA producer Ryan Schuessler visited with Terry Loehnig, a Missouri native who runs a farm outside McKittrick, Mo. Loehnig's parents and grandparents were born in or near Hermann, Mo., and he grew up learning a regional dialect of German at home called&nbsp;<em>Hermanndeutsch</em>. It's a mixture of Low and High German, and English.</p><p>These days, it's hard to find anyone who speaks&nbsp;<em>Hermanndeutsch</em>, and the dialect is quickly becoming a distant memory.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:11:03 +0000 Ryan Schuessler 51359 at http://kbia.org FBI looking into school district stipends http://kbia.org/post/fbi-looking-school-district-stipends <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Federal investigators are looking into questions about a northwest Missouri school district's finances.</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:58:36 +0000 Associated Press 51197 at http://kbia.org FBI looking into school district stipends Rep. wants Missourians to vote on repeal of gay marriage ban http://kbia.org/post/rep-wants-missourians-vote-repeal-gay-marriage-ban <p></p><p>A Missouri House Democrat has introduced legislation that would repeal the state's ban on gay marriage.</p><p>Mike Colona, a House member from St. Louis who is gay, filed a proposed constitutional amendment this week that would go before voters in November. Colona was joined by 30 of his Democratic colleagues as co-sponsors. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:37:19 +0000 Associated Press 50412 at http://kbia.org Rep. wants Missourians to vote on repeal of gay marriage ban For Election Junkies, 2014 Is A Great, Big Bust http://kbia.org/post/election-junkies-2014-great-big-bust <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201403/Mo__Capitol_in_FebMG__1_0.jpg" alt="" /><p>For all intents and purposes, the 2014 election season looks to be a great, big bust.<p>Nobody should be surprised, as 2014 was always a way station to 2016. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:58:47 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 50349 at http://kbia.org For Election Junkies, 2014 Is A Great, Big Bust From Brooklyn to Boone County, and back again http://kbia.org/post/brooklyn-boone-county-and-back-again <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When I was offered this job nearly two years ago, I jumped at the opportunity to move to Columbia, Mo., from Brooklyn, N.Y., to cover agriculture and food production in the Heartland.</span></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:02:37 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 49167 at http://kbia.org From Brooklyn to Boone County, and back again House approves bill proposing Missouri-Kansas business truce http://kbia.org/post/house-approves-bill-proposing-missouri-kansas-business-truce <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A proposed truce in the Kansas City business battle between Missouri and Kansas has gained another endorsement in Missouri.</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:43:50 +0000 Associated Press 49057 at http://kbia.org House approves bill proposing Missouri-Kansas business truce Iowa company pleads guilty to release of gasoline-contaminated water http://kbia.org/post/iowa-company-pleads-guilty-release-gasoline-contaminated-water <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">An Iowa company has pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from the release of thousands of gallons of gasoline-contaminated water into a sewer system in southwest Missouri.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:54:12 +0000 Associated Press 48925 at http://kbia.org Iowa company pleads guilty to release of gasoline-contaminated water Moberly ruled not responsible for Mamtek bonds http://kbia.org/post/moberly-ruled-not-responsible-mamtek-bonds <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A federal judge has ruled that the city of Moberly, Mo., and its industrial development authority are not responsible for bonds involved in a failed artificial sweetener plant project.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:49:14 +0000 Associated Press 48924 at http://kbia.org Moberly ruled not responsible for Mamtek bonds Number of military records believed lost increases http://kbia.org/post/number-military-records-believed-lost-increases <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The number of missing or destroyed military records at a federal government warehouse in St. Louis is significantly larger than initially believed.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:43:23 +0000 Associated Press 48923 at http://kbia.org Number of military records believed lost increases Online-based university students granted in-state status http://kbia.org/post/online-based-university-students-granted-state-status <p>Western Governors University-Missouri students are now eligible for the Access Missouri grant.</p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:09:52 +0000 Brandon Kiley 48148 at http://kbia.org Online-based university students granted in-state status Why it’s not a surprise the Michael Sam story is happening in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/why-it-s-not-surprise-michael-sam-story-happening-missouri <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Only one </span>Missourian<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has ever been President of the United States, and Harry Truman used to keep a sign on his desk that read “The buck stops here.”&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:40:18 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 47956 at http://kbia.org Why it’s not a surprise the Michael Sam story is happening in Missouri Missouri revenue up through first half of fiscal year http://kbia.org/post/missouri-revenue-through-first-half-fiscal-year <p>Missouri revenues have grown by slightly less than 3 percent through the first half of the state's budget year.</p><p>Figures released Thursday by the state Office of Administration show Missouri's general revenues stood at nearly $3.9 billion at the end of December. That was up more than $100 million from the same period a year earlier — a growth rate of 2.8 percent.</p><p>Missouri's 2014 fiscal year began last July and ends this coming June 30. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 22:36:18 +0000 Associated Press 46132 at http://kbia.org Missouri revenue up through first half of fiscal year Mo. unemployment rate falls; 15,000 jobs added http://kbia.org/post/mo-unemployment-rate-falls-15000-jobs-added <p>Missouri's unemployment rate declined in November while payrolls expanded by 15,000 jobs.</p><p>The Missouri Department of Economic Development reported Tuesday the jobless rate fell to 6.1 percent in November from 6.5 percent in October.</p><p>The leading gainer was educational and health services, which added 5,200 jobs last month. The construction sector grew by 2,300 and professional and business services increased by 2,000 jobs. The information, leisure and hospitality sectors each declined by 200 jobs. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:45:09 +0000 Associated Press 45448 at http://kbia.org Mo. unemployment rate falls; 15,000 jobs added Views of the News: 2013 Security Edition http://kbia.org/post/views-news-2013-security-edition <p><em>The past week has been a busy one for stories about national security and how the media have handled those stories. &nbsp;A judge rules the National Security Agency's phone records collection program is probably unconstitutional. &nbsp;Meanwhile, the plaintiff in that lawsuit gets into an on-air battle with a CNN anchor and analyst. &nbsp;60 Minutes&nbsp;airs what many critics consider a puff piece on the NSA. &nbsp;The AP and Washington Post publish a story connecting a missing American to a rogue CIA program in Iran. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:36:21 +0000 Mike McKean 45429 at http://kbia.org Governor Jay Nixon gives "Flag of Freedom" award to IBM http://kbia.org/post/governor-jay-nixon-gives-flag-freedom-award-ibm <p></p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 20:25:19 +0000 Jamie Ries 45247 at http://kbia.org Governor Jay Nixon gives "Flag of Freedom" award to IBM