disability http://kbia.org en Columbia City Council Candidates Meet to Discuss Disability Issues http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-candidates-meet-discuss-disability-issues <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Candidates for the Columbia City Council and School Board met today to discuss disability issues at a Forum at city hall.</p><p>Multiple Mid-Missouri disability services agencies hosted the forum to get the candidates talking about accessibility in the city. Community members submitted questions online, and the candidates discussed a range of issues, from playground accessibility, to inclusive hiring processes and expansion of the para transit system.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:22:13 +0000 Kate Grumke 49431 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council Candidates Meet to Discuss Disability Issues Mo. Home Care Union hopes for first contract http://kbia.org/post/mo-home-care-union-hopes-first-contract <p>A union representing 13,000 workers who provide in-home care to the disabled says it hopes a decision by the Missouri Supreme Court can clear the way for negotiations with the state on a contract.</p><p>The Supreme Court declined Tuesday to hear an appeal of a May ruling upholding a vote by the workers to be represented by the Missouri Home Care Union. The union says that clears the "last legal obstacle delaying negotiations" on its first contract.</p><p>The workers are paid by the state to help the disabled in their homes with daily tasks such as bathing and cleaning.</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 13:54:39 +0000 Associated Press 23724 at http://kbia.org