veterans http://kbia.org en Poonam Inc. seeks rezoning to house Missouri veterans http://kbia.org/post/poonam-inc-seeks-rezoning-house-missouri-veterans <p>Many homeless Missouri veterans could soon have a roof over their heads.</p><p>Poonam Incorporated is requesting the rezoning of about four acres of land located on the south side of Business Loop 70 East near Old Highway 63 for the creation of a "Veteran's Campus".</p><p>A public information meeting was held at City Hall on Tuesday night to give members of the community more details about the site.</p><p>Project planner Clint Smith is confident that the housing would benefit a good cause.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:18:37 +0000 Nick Heheman 54781 at http://kbia.org Poonam Inc. seeks rezoning to house Missouri veterans U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt to visit St. Louis VA hospital, as Missouri politicians address VA complaints http://kbia.org/post/us-sen-roy-blunt-visit-st-louis-va-hospital-missouri-politicians-address-va-complaints <p>Republican Sen. Roy Blunt is scheduled to be in St. Louis today to meet with officials at the VA hospital about concerns raised over mental health care. The visit comes amid calls from several Missouri politicians to address complaints about VA services. U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, visited the University of Missouri campus Friday to <a href="http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-announces-results-veterans-survey-mu">announce the results </a>of her survey of veterans' satisfaction with VA services in Kansas City, St. Louis and Columbia. Wed, 28 May 2014 12:59:34 +0000 Associated Press 53650 at http://kbia.org U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt to visit St. Louis VA hospital, as Missouri politicians address VA complaints McCaskill announces results of veterans survey at MU http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-announces-results-veterans-survey-mu <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Senator Claire McCaskill&nbsp;(D-MO) spoke at the Veterans War Memorial on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia on Friday, where she announced the most recent results of her Veterans Customer Satisfaction Program, an unscientific, confidential survey of veteran’s experiences at VA facilities in Kansas City, St. Louis and Columbia.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 23:31:04 +0000 Katie Hiler 53467 at http://kbia.org McCaskill announces results of veterans survey at MU McCaskill, Blunt Demand Better Care For Military Veterans http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-blunt-renew-calls-improving-care-military-veterans On Friday, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is releasing the latest results of a survey of Missouri military veterans who have received care at Veterans Administration’s facilities around the state, including Cochran and Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis.<p>While not disclosing any details, McCaskill told reporters Tuesday that “every year we’ve done it, the VA has done a little better. Wed, 21 May 2014 13:01:18 +0000 Jo Mannies 53295 at http://kbia.org McCaskill, Blunt Demand Better Care For Military Veterans Missourians to vote on new veterans lottery ticket http://kbia.org/post/missourians-vote-new-veterans-lottery-ticket <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>Missouri voters will decide whether state lottery officials should create a separate ticket to fund veterans' programs.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 22:12:41 +0000 The Associated Press 53022 at http://kbia.org Missourians to vote on new veterans lottery ticket New shelter proposed to combat homelessness among veterans http://kbia.org/post/new-shelter-proposed-combat-homelessness-among-veterans <p>As homelessness among veterans in mid-Missouri continues to increase, organizations in Columbia are looking to combat this growing problem.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 21:53:43 +0000 Madeleine Daily 52104 at http://kbia.org New shelter proposed to combat homelessness among veterans Veterans Campus planned in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/veterans-campus-planned-columbia <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Three organizations are discussing building a 4.2-acre campus for veterans in northeast Columbia.</p><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:08:47 +0000 Associated Press 52058 at http://kbia.org 'Tribune' FOI request turns up report detailing murder at veterans hospital http://kbia.org/post/tribune-foi-request-turns-report-detailing-murder-veterans-hospital <p>A report says Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital failed to provide a safe environment for a 78-year-old man beaten to death last year at the Columbia facility.</p><p>The report for the Veterans Affairs Heartland Network was included in materials released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request by <a href="http://bit.ly/1kwukiy">The Columbia Daily Tribune</a>.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:58:30 +0000 Associated Press 46565 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 Why veterans have a hard time returning to civilian life http://kbia.org/post/why-veterans-have-hard-time-returning-civilian-life <p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Watch the show and join the conversation on the&nbsp;<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Intersection website.</a></strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 23:49:27 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 43994 at http://kbia.org Why veterans have a hard time returning to civilian life MU donation recognizes student veterans http://kbia.org/post/mu-donation-recognizes-student-veterans <p>The University of Missouri has received a major gift donation to fund a scholarship for military veterans.</p><p>Confidential benefactors donated the $1 million gift to create full academic scholarships for veterans attending the University of Missouri. The new Col. Dwight B. Shannep U.S. Army Air Corps Veterans Scholarship Fund is named in honor of a World War II veteran from Versailles.</p><p>MU leaders announced the gift Wednesday morning in Memorial Union following a color guard ceremony in full military dress.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 14:59:22 +0000 Colin Hope 43765 at http://kbia.org MU donation recognizes student veterans Central Missouri Honor Flight completes 25th flight http://kbia.org/post/central-missouri-honor-flight-completes-25th-flight <p>Central Missouri Honor Flight took 64 veterans to visit national memorials dedicated to their service on Tuesday, despite the government shutdown. Later that night, the veterans returned home with the guide of the Patriot Guard to a crowd of family members and friends.</p><p>Dane Gregg served in the Marines during the Vietnam War. When he came home, he saw the support of family members and friends, all wearing blue shirts stating &ldquo;Team Dane.&rdquo; The shirts were made to support their vet who has survived two heart attacks and is currently battling cancer.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 21:46:07 +0000 Michael Losch 42236 at http://kbia.org Central Missouri Honor Flight completes 25th flight Shutdown impacts veterans' trip to DC http://kbia.org/post/shutdown-impacts-veterans-trip-dc <p>As the federal government shutdown enters its second day, it continues to cause headaches for many, including for a group of Missouri and Kansas veterans flying to Washington, D.C.</p><p>KSHB reports that the nonprofit Heartland Honor Flight organized the trip. Its first stop today was the closed National World War II Memorial. The group was hopeful it would get inside after a Mississippi veterans group did on Tuesday.</p><p>Several federally run Missouri attractions also are closed, including Mark Twain National Forest.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:55:57 +0000 Associated Press 41473 at http://kbia.org Shutdown impacts veterans' trip to DC Nixon Signs Several Bills Impacting Military Veterans http://kbia.org/post/nixon-signs-several-bills-impacting-military-veterans <em>Reporting by Jacob McCleland of KRCU.</em><p>Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed several pieces of legislation Wednesday related to veterans.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One bill requires licensing boards to accept military training and education for licensing requirements.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At a press conference in Cape </span>Girardeau<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Nixon said many members of the military have skill sets that are very transferable to the workplace, like truck drivers and emergency medical technicians - or EMT's.</span><p><span style="line-he Thu, 11 Jul 2013 13:07:14 +0000 Jacob McCleland & KRCU 36862 at http://kbia.org Nixon Signs Several Bills Impacting Military Veterans Nixon signs bill to help vets afford higher education http://kbia.org/post/nixon-signs-bill-help-vets-afford-higher-education <p style="line-height: 200%; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">&nbsp;</p><p style="line-height: 200%; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed seven bills into law today help military veterans. One bill allows veterans to receive lower in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities in the state of Missouri after they leave the military.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 20:56:56 +0000 Associated Press 36828 at http://kbia.org Nixon signs bill to help vets afford higher education Five former high-ranking veterans visit Truman VA Hospital http://kbia.org/post/five-former-high-ranking-veterans-visit-truman-va-hospital <p>Five of the former highest ranking members of the U.S. Armed Forces visited veterans at the Truman VA Hospital today. The five enlisted military advisors are known as the Pinnacle Five.</p><p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 23:49:53 +0000 Tony Nochim 24479 at http://kbia.org Five former high-ranking veterans visit Truman VA Hospital MU held moment of silence to honor veterans http://kbia.org/post/mu-held-moment-silence-honor-veterans <p>The University of Missouri took part in the National Roll Call project, holding a moment of silence to honor American service men and women this afternoon.</p><p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 22:21:53 +0000 Meredith Albair 24401 at http://kbia.org MU held moment of silence to honor veterans Nixon to sign job-training bill for veterans http://kbia.org/post/nixon-sign-job-training-bill-veterans <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is preparing to sign legislation intended to help more military veterans receive on-the-job training for private-sector employment.</span> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 15:20:42 +0000 Associated Press 16889 at http://kbia.org Nixon to sign job-training bill for veterans Carnahan, McCaskill respond to report on veterans’ care at John Cochran http://kbia.org/post/carnahan-mccaskill-respond-report-veterans-care-john-cochran <strong>Updated 8:50 am Tuesday with statement from Sen. Blunt.</strong><p>The US Veterans Administrations Inspector General has issued <a href="http://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/VAOIG-11-02314-196.pdf">a report</a> following complaints that a nurse did not act appropriately when treating two patients receiving hemodialysis treatment at the John Cochran VA Medical Center. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:01:56 +0000 Tim Lloyd 15723 at http://kbia.org Carnahan, McCaskill respond to report on veterans’ care at John Cochran Veterans home funding bill sent to Mo. governor http://kbia.org/post/veterans-home-funding-bill-sent-mo-governor <p>Missouri lawmakers have sent the governor a measure providing a dedicated funding source to veterans&#39; nursing homes. Thu, 10 May 2012 19:43:50 +0000 Associated Press 13928 at http://kbia.org Veterans home funding bill sent to Mo. governor Stalemate over state budget talks causes a Missouri veteran's hunger strike http://kbia.org/post/stalemate-over-state-budget-talks-causes-missouri-veterans-hunger-strike <p>A final vote awaits on a bill that would include solidifying funding for veteran&#39;s homes. Up to $30 million would be shifted within a casino entrance fee&nbsp;fund from early childhood education and put forward to veterans homes. While this awaits a vote in the Senate, one Missouri veteran is on a hunger strike. Wed, 09 May 2012 14:20:02 +0000 Cole Karr 13825 at http://kbia.org Stalemate over state budget talks causes a Missouri veteran's hunger strike Newscast for May 2, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-2-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>A Republican member of the Missouri House announces he is gay, opposes &quot;don&#39;t say gay&quot; legislation.</li><li>The Missouri House passes a funding plan for veterans homes.</li><li>Toughened anti-bullying legislation endorsed in the Missouri House.</li></ul> Wed, 02 May 2012 22:50:25 +0000 Nick Gass 13453 at http://kbia.org Mo. House passes funding plan for veterans homes http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-passes-funding-plan-veterans-homes <p>&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Missouri House has passed legislation that could provide an earmarked funding stream for state-run nursing homes for military veterans.</p><p> Wed, 02 May 2012 21:43:32 +0000 Associated Press 13448 at http://kbia.org Mo. House passes funding plan for veterans homes Mo. lawmakers approve veteran job training measure http://kbia.org/post/mo-lawmakers-approve-veteran-job-training-measure <p>Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that could help military veterans receive on-the-job training for private-sector jobs. Tue, 01 May 2012 14:05:49 +0000 Associated Press 13331 at http://kbia.org Mo. lawmakers approve veteran job training measure Mo. House members want to move funds away from state lottery http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-members-want-move-funds-away-state-lottery <p>Missouri House members are seeking to boost funding for veterans&#39; homes by diverting more of Missouri&#39;s lottery proceeds to the state budget &mdash; leaving less for prizes. Mon, 26 Mar 2012 13:59:45 +0000 Associated Press 11232 at http://kbia.org Mo. House members want to move funds away from state lottery Stitching for a cause http://kbia.org/post/stitching-cause <p sab="1906">When wounded veterans return from combat, some face challenges doing things most of us take for granted. KBIA&rsquo;s&nbsp;Charles Minshew&nbsp;has this story on&nbsp; a&nbsp;sewing&nbsp;group&nbsp;in Columbia is working to &nbsp;make things a little easier. Fri, 09 Mar 2012 17:35:12 +0000 Charles Minshew 10260 at http://kbia.org Stitching for a cause Missouri casino operators resist tax to fund state-operated veterans' homes http://kbia.org/post/missouri-casino-operators-resist-tax-fund-state-operated-veterans-homes <p>Missouri casino operators say they should not be solely responsible for boosting funding to state-operated veterans&#39; homes.</p><p>Missouri House members have suggested adding $1 to the $2 per-patron entrance fee that casinos already pay the state. Gov. Jay Nixon&#39;s administration has said the fresh revenue could provide a dedicated funding source for the seven existing veterans&#39; homes and possibly pay for one more.</p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 16:21:27 +0000 Associated Press 7661 at http://kbia.org Missouri casino operators resist tax to fund state-operated veterans' homes Newscast for November 11, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-november-11-2011-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Columbia Implements a new city campaign.</li><li>Veterans Day Across Mid-Missouri.</li><li>Lake of the Ozark Dispute.</li></ul> Sat, 12 Nov 2011 00:05:39 +0000 3487 at http://kbia.org Veterans Parade Across Downtown Columbia http://kbia.org/post/veterans-parade-across-downtown-columbia <p>Today many cities across Mid-Missouri are observing Veterans Day. Columbia is celebrating the service of men and women in the armed forces. Fri, 11 Nov 2011 23:27:21 +0000 3482 at http://kbia.org MU Rededicates Memorial in Celebration of Veterans Day http://kbia.org/post/mu-rededicates-memorial-celebration-veterans-day <p>MU rededicated a restored memorial during a campus Veteran&rsquo;s Day ceremony today. The stone memorial honors the 117 MU students who were killed during World War I. Fri, 11 Nov 2011 23:11:09 +0000 3479 at http://kbia.org