mitch richards en Wright says education crucial for job growth [video] <p>KBIA’s Jessica Reese recently interviewed Democratic candidate for State Representative in the 47th District, John Wright. He is challenging fellow newcomer to state politics, Republican nominee Mitch Richards, in the Nov. 6th election.</p><p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 16:08:22 +0000 23348 at Wright says education crucial for job growth [video] Newscast for June 29, 2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Missouri receives No Child Left Behind waiver</li><li>Fire in Mark Twain forest underscores heat threat</li><li>Republicans pick new nominee for 47th House District</li></ul> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 22:34:34 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & Matt Evans 16802 at Republicans pick new nominee for 47th District <p>The new 47th Missouri House district, which includes part of Boone County, may finally have a Republican nominee. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Mitch Richards was nominated by the Republican committee last night. He is the fourth nominee in less than one month. Richards is treasurer of the group Keep Columbia Free, and serves on the Citizens Police Review Board.</p><p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 15:05:53 +0000 Dan Molloy 16757 at Columbia residents rally against EEZ plans <p>In what continues to be one of the most divisive issues in Columbia, a proposed Enhanced Enterprise Zone was the topic of more public discussion and a rally at last night&rsquo;s Columbia City Council meeting.&nbsp;</p><p>Columbia residents rallied last night to express frustrations over the Enhanced Enterprise Zone and what they believe to be a nonresponsive municipal government.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 14:15:36 +0000 J. Evan Arnold 16124 at Columbia residents rally against EEZ plans