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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

Ryk Neethling flickr

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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Politics
4:02 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

U.S. Senate passes farm bill, Missouri senators both on board

Wally Gobetz Flikr

The U.S. Senate passed a new half-trillion dollar farm bill today, funding programs from farm subsidies to food stamps for the next five years. Both of Missouri's senators voted yes on the bipartisan bill.

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Business
1:32 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Columbia nonprofit gets praise from Housing Authority

Located in and around the J.W. “Blind” Boone Community Center downtown, the Moving Ahead program aims to nurture resiliency to substance abuse and gang involvement in Columbia’s youth. Along with doubling their enrollment and receiving its State Licensing this year, teacher reports from April indicate impressive academic performance from the students. CEO of the Columbia Housing Authority, Phil Steinhaus says he attributes the program’s success to a grant they received from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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Politics
8:41 am
Thu June 21, 2012

County GOP 'pachyderms' discuss election-year strategies

Missouri Senator Brad Lager spoke with Boone County Republicans Monday about GOP focus points in an election year.
Dan Molloy KBIA

Members of Missouri’s GOP say private sector growth and working with Democrats across the political aisle are key focus points for Republican candidates this election year. More than 30 local Republicans gathered at a Columbia Hy-Vee Monday, where discussions at the Boone County Pachyderm Club focused on the state economy.

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Business
5:44 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Columbia's tech scene searches high and low for talent

"The lost little zombie," one of Rockupied's iOS games
www.rockupied.com

Compared to the rest of the country, Columbia’s economy is pretty good.  Unemployment is well below the national average.  But the numbers can also tell a different story, one where massive changes are already underway.

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Business
5:24 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Home sales up in May in Columbia, Jefferson City

AKZOPhoto Flickr

The Columbia Board of Realtors Boone County home sales statistics for May show a turn in the housing market.

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Health & Wealth
3:40 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Community health centers get new federal dollars

Jay Angoff, regional director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, announces the new grants in California, Missouri.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

Three community health centers in Missouri are getting new funding from the federal government. The grants announced today aim to help expand care for the medically underserved.

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Business
3:24 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Columbia startup Zapier launches publicly, moves to California

Zapier founders Wade Foster, Bryan Helmig and Mike Knoop
Zapier.com

The Columbia based tech company Zapier is less than one year old but it’s already caught the attention of Silicon Valley.

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