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8:43 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Governor's budget withholdings felt by higher education

UM system spokesperson says "every dollar is important" when it comes to meeting the university's mission.

Governor Jay Nixon’s withholdings announced Friday are expected to be felt by Missouri’s higher-education institutions. Nixon announced the removal of $9 million from the budgets of Missouri’s public colleges and universities, effective July 1st. It’s part of $15 million withheld from a budget Nixon says is $50 million out of balance. 

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Business
8:34 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Columbia regional airport moves toward goals

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Columbia Regional Airport is getting close to its goal of raising a half a million dollars from the private sector. The money would be used to try to land another connecting flight to the airport.

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Politics
5:18 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Nixon signs and cuts budget

Missouri’s state budget for next year has been signed into law, but Governor Jay Nixon also carved $15 million out of the spending plan that takes effect July 1. 

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Off the Clock
4:40 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Croquet in Mexico, gardening in Columbia and 'My Life, My Town'

"Bored in Lawson" is a multimedia portrait featured in this week's "Off the Clock" on KBIA. To view more portraits, go to www.mylifemytown.org.
Katie Currid KBIA/Columbia Missourian

On this week’s show: It’s summer. We’ll look at stories about playing croquet in Mexico (Missouri, that is), gardening in Columbia (Missouri, also) and life as a teen in a small town.

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Education
4:40 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

More Missouri districts could struggle under new system

New state projections show more Missouri school districts would have their accreditation come under extra scrutiny under a new evaluation system.

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Politics
4:21 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Bukowsky drops out of District 47 race

Just 24 hours after she was nominated as the Republican candidate to the Missouri House representing the newly created District 47, Columbia, Mo. Defense Attorney Jennifer Bukowsky has decided to drop out of the race.

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Education
3:26 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Two Southern Boone County school leaders resign following scathing letter

A school district official says Southern Boone Middle School Principal Bob Simpson released a letter of immediate resignation this morning. The move comes after Simpson was placed on paid administrative leave Thursday morning.

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Arts and Culture
1:24 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Columbia's community garden kicks off growing season

The Unite 4 Health Community Garden brings together gardeners to promote healthy eating. The garden kicked off its season, Thursday, June 14th.
Alle Pawelsky KBIA

The Unite 4 Health Community Garden is home to 25 different community owned plots filled with anything from carrots to cantaloupe.  The garden is a result of a public-private partnership aimed to make fresh fruits and vegetables more abundant in the community.    

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CoMo Weekender
11:32 am
Fri June 22, 2012

CoMo Weekender: Summer is here ft. the Beatles, Heritage Days Festival and film

The Classical Mystery Tour plays this Saturday at the Missouri Theatre

Embrace the warmth this weekend--Summer has officially begun! Check out shows from the Hot Summer Nights series. Take a trip to Boonville Heritage Days. Drink wine for puppies or catch a few flicks. Celebrate my favorite season. Here’s how:

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Crime
9:31 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Columbia Police release internal complaint numbers

Lorri Auer Flickr

The Columbia Police Department is moving toward more transparency in dealing with internal complaints within the department. Earlier this month police voluntarily released a list of internal complaints against officers for the past year -- the first time they've done so. 

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Faith/Religion
9:03 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Yahweh's Restoration Ministry to broadcast on national television

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A Holts Summit-based ministry is about to make its debut on Dish Network television.

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Politics
8:16 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Nixon to address 2013 budget

Jacob Fenston KBIA

Administrators of Missouri universities and social services programs may soon learn whether their budgets will be cut for the upcoming year. Governor Jay Nixon plans to announce today whether he is making any reductions to the state's budget and, if so, which programs will be targeted.

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Global Journalist
6:39 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Political division in Ukraine

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko shows bruises on her body in Kachanovskaya prison in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Some European leaders have boycotted the Euro 2012 soccer tournament as a result of her imprisonment.
AP Images/UKRAINIAN PRAVDA

The month of June was Ukraine’s time to shine.  The former Soviet satellite is co-hosting the European soccer championships. The event is bigger than the Super Bowl, more comparable to the Olympics. 

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Science, Health and Technology
6:15 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

A plot in the middle

Eric Neill hopes at least one of his two sons – perhaps Carter, pictured with him here – will settle down on the farm.
Frank Morris Harvest Public Media

 

A few years ago, things were going smoothly for Eric Neill and his family. Neill was making good money as a construction superintendent for a commercial contractor in Kansas City, traveling the country, running challenging job sites. But he wasn’t satisfied.

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Education
5:22 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Investigation coming into allegations in Ashland-area schools

Southern Boone County School District is preparing to investigate a long list of accusations of administrative deficiencies.

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