ebook http://kbia.org en Newscast for January 16, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-january-16-2013 <p></p><p>Regional news from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Mo. House GOP Defeats 2nd Effort By Democrats To Ban Smoking In Lawmakers' Offices</li><li>&nbsp;Columbia Public Schools unveils electronic reading program</li><li>Mo. lawmakers want to nullify federal gun limits</li><li>Chairman of Mo. utility regulatory panel to resign</li></ul> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 00:11:08 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 27401 at http://kbia.org Columbia Public Schools unveils electronic reading program http://kbia.org/post/columbia-public-schools-unveils-electronic-reading-program-0 <p>Columbia Public Schools announced Wednesday an expansion of an electronic reading program throughout the district.&nbsp; With the myON reader program, students can log on to a website and have access to thousands of free electronic books.</p><p>Superintendent Chris Belcher calls it “amazon.com” for kids. He says the district has purchased a password to access the site for every 4-year old in the district.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 00:00:30 +0000 Kristofor Husted 27397 at http://kbia.org Columbia Public Schools unveils electronic reading program