veterans http://kbia.org en '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