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Today Paul Pepper chats with Columbia Art League's DIANA MOXON about their summer camp for children - it's a little different this year, so pay attention! Diana also touches on the popular Art in the Park event that happens every June; it'll be here before we know it! At [4:06] PAULA SCHULTE, Marketing Director at Missouri River Regional Library, invites everyone to two different book talk events: the first features food author NINA FURSTENAU; and the second features NYT best-selling author Lisa McMann ("The Unwanteds"). March 26, 2015

Fulton Public Schools has launched an investigation into a teacher-led activity referred to as a "survey" that has upset participating students and parents.

The Fulton Sun reports that during a Fulton Middle School physical education class on Friday, teachers conducted an activity called "Claim It," in which students were read various statements about their identity. If the statement applied to a student's life, he or she stepped forward in a line, according to the "Claim It" activity materials.

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The attorney for a man accused of shooting and wounding two police officers during a demonstration in Ferguson says his client had nothing to do with the incident and police should be searching for the real shooter. 

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The Columbia College Board of Trustees will vote in April on a proposal to split the college into separate schools.

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The police chief of the University of Missouri in Columbia is retiring after more than four decades with the department. 

Business Beat: A conversation with Columbia business owner and city council candidate Sal Nuccio

Mar 25, 2015
Courtesy of Sal Nuccio

On April 7, Columbia will see a competitive city council race, with nine candidates running for the First Ward seat alone. One candidate in particular has a unique pulse on the community. Sal Nuccio has owned Eastside Tavern on West Broadway for the past seventeen years. Now he’s making his second run for local office, after running for mayor in 2010. Nuccio spoke with KBIA’s Emerald O’Brien on his perspectives on the community from behind the bar.     

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Representative Jay Barnes of Jefferson City is sponsoring a bill this legislative session that would help develop health clinics at underserved Missouri schools.

House Bill 320 is still in committee, but this is the second year that Valley Middle School in House Springs, Mo. has served students in their in-school health clinic


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Here Say is a project in community storytelling. We travel to a new place each week and ask people to share true stories about things we all experience: love, family, learning and more. To see where we've been, check out our interactive map


An audit of federal funds says Missouri's Medicaid program failed to recover as much as $27 million in medical expenses from deceased participants in the program. 

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Only three Missouri municipalities remain defendants in a lawsuit filed by the attorney general over a law capping the percentage of revenue from traffic fines. 

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  One of about two dozen journalists arrested while covering the unrest in Ferguson plans to fight the charges at trial. 

Boone County authorities are looking for two stolen camels. 

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The drunken driving case against a mid-Missouri prosecutor will be heard in Shelby County. 

Afternoon Newscast for March 23, 2015

Mar 23, 2015

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: 


   A Missouri Republican lawmaker says a legislative fix is needed to ensure the state's prohibition on felons carrying guns won't be thrown out.

Rep. Kevin Austin, of Springfield, says the Legislature should move quickly to remedy a problem created by a court ruling involving Amendment 5, which expanded Missouri's constitutional protections for gun rights.

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  A Republican donor has revised his recollection of a comment that he says the state GOP chairman made against an auditor who later killed himself.

David Humphreys said Monday that he had gotten the date wrong when he released an affidavit last week asserting Missouri Republican Party Chairman John Hancock told him State Auditor Tom Schweich was Jewish.

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  Two bills sponsored by Republican lawmakers address privacy concerns in an attempt to pass a long-unsuccessful proposal for a prescription drug database. 

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  A group working to restore historic buildings in Arrow Rock is celebrating a successful fundraising campaign.

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The Boone County Muleskinners hosted a forum Friday for the three Columbia Board of Education Candidates. Christine King, the current president of the school board and Darin Preis, another incumbent were both present. However, the third candidate, Derek Wade was not present.

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The MU School of Medicine held its annual Match Day event Friday, which is part of the National Residency Matching Program. Graduating seniors receive their residency invitation letters all at once at the event.

Missouri Senate Passes $200 Million Bond Repurpose

Mar 20, 2015
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200 million dollars in bonds originally meant for the construction of a new mental health facility will now be used for state building repairs.

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  Missouri hunters may soon have a new weapon in their arsenal -- the crossbow. The Missouri Department of Conservation is asking citizens for their thoughts on possible rule changes for the 2016 hunting season. Besides allowing crossbows, the department is looking to shorten the length of the hunting season after a decrease in the deer population over the last few years.

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A Republican donor and operative have different recollections about whether the Missouri GOP chairman made negative religious remarks about a state auditor who killed himself. 

Missouri Governor's Office

Former Joplin Police Chief Lane Roberts has been appointed as Missouri's new public safety director. 

Columbia Public Schools

Columbia Public Schools Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education Ben Tilley began his presentation to the Columbia Public Schools Board of Education with a little physics. Every action the board makes in drawing boundary lines, he said, with have an equal, but opposite, reaction.

The University of Missouri student conduct office has suspended a student for making threatening comments toward another student.  The comments were aimed at the author of a letter to the editor that was published in the Maneater. Farah El-Jayyousi wrote a letter to the paper explaining why the movie, “American Sniper” should not be shown on campus.

The student will be suspended until the formal conduct process is complete. 

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A new Joplin hospital that replaces one destroyed by a deadly tornado is opening its doors to patients Sunday. 

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Governor Jay Nixon will consider a new version of a tax incentive for data storage centers he vetoed last year over concerns about effects on local and state revenue. 

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A measure supporters say will protect religious student groups at Missouri universities is headed to the Senate after a House vote. 

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