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4:53 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Lake Ozark Approves New Ordinance for Dock Inspections

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  The city of Lake Ozark unanimously passed an ordinance that will take more precautions against electrocutions involving boat docks at the Lake of the Ozarks. Lake Ozark is modeling their new ordinance after Osage Beach's inspection requirements. 

  Osage Beach's approach requires inspections when a new dock is installed, when a dock moves locations, when any addition is made to an existing dock or when electrical upgrades are made.

Lake Ozark City Administrator Dave Van Dee said the Lake Ozark Fire Protection District will carry out the inspections.

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Intersection
12:49 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Contributing to the Mayibuye Archives in South Africa

Devil’s Peak, right, is one of the mountains that form a dramatic backdrop to Cape Town, South Africa’s second-most populous city. Originally settled by the Dutch as a naval ship supply station, Cape Town today has a population of roughly 3.7 million and
Randy Smith and Team of Students

KBIA's Intersection, June 30, 2014.

 

It’s been 20 years since the fall of apartheid in South Africa in 1994. For the last year now, students and faculty here at the University of Missouri have been assisting the University of Western Cape in preserving an archive of thousands of photographs, films, artifacts, oral histories and other historical documents related to the struggle for freedom during apartheid. 

 

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Business
8:25 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Jefferson City fire station expected to open within weeks

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The construction of a new fire station in Jefferson City is nearly complete and is expected to be in use within a matter of weeks.

The fire station on Industrial Drive that had stood for almost 50 years will soon make way for a new $2.2 million facility on Rock Hill Road.

It will be called fire station number three.

Jefferson City Fire Chief Jason Turner said there are several benefits the new facility will offer, including bunk rooms for female firefighters. 

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Arts and Culture
8:21 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Keeping families, communities together key to refugees' success

Columbia's Refugee and Immigration Services celebrated World Refugee Day with a potluck, games, and crafts for immigrants and recent arrivals, Saturday, June 21, 2014.
Credit Brandon Kiley / KBIA

Dozens of Columbia residents and Columbia-based refugees were in attendance at the annual World Refugee Day Celebration in Columbia. The Refugee and Immigration Services of Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri hosted the events at the sixth annual celebration in Columbia, Saturday, June 21, 2014.

The World Refugee Day Coordinator for 2014, Hannah Lammers, said Columbia started the annual celebration six years ago.

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Views of the News
3:23 pm
Sat June 28, 2014

Sen. Claire McCaskill takes on Dr. Oz

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  Last week there was lots of talk about a hearing in which Dr. Mehmet Oz met his match in U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.). She's the chair of the Consumer Protection Committee.  Oz went before the committee to testify on the marketing of "miracle" weight loss cures. Missouri School of Journalism professors Jim Flink, Mike McKean and Amy Simons discuss the issue.

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Views of the News
8:14 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Al Jazeera journalists jailed for 7-10 years

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  Journalists around the globe are decrying an Egyptian court's decision to imprison three Al Jazeera English journalists on charges of making false news reports and aiding terrorists. Missouri School of Journalism professors Jim Flink, Mike McKean and Amy Simons discuss the issue.

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Health
5:09 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

MU Children’s Hospital Opens New Playground

The Ribbon cutting ceremony at the MU Childrens Hospital new playground
Tom Kackley KBIA

MU Children’s Hospital is trying to make getting better a little more comfortable.

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Agriculture
10:56 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Drought hammers winter wheat across the Plains

Farmer Jim Haarberg of Imperial, Neb., compares the heads of wheat from two different stalks to demonstrate the stunting effects of drought.
Credit Ariana Brocious / Harvest Public Media

 

Much of the Midwest and the Plains have been battling drought for years. And the current winter wheat crop looks like it will be one of the worst in recent memory, stressing farmers in the heart of the Wheat Belt – from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska.

In Nebraska, a full quarter of the winter wheat crop is rated poor to very poor, and Nebraska farmers are doing comparatively well. More than 40 percent of the wheat acres in Colorado are poor or worse; nearly 60 percent in Kansas and Texas; and an incredible 80 percent in Oklahoma.

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Politics
8:33 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Ann Wagner named to U.S. House senior deputy whip team

Rep. Ann Wagner
Credit U.S. House of Representatives

Missouri congressmember Ann Wagner has been named to the Republican House leadership team.

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Education
8:28 am
Fri June 27, 2014

RSVP Center funding to shift to MU Student Life

Administrative oversight of MU's Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center will officially switch from the Missouri Students Association to Student Life next week.

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Politics
8:21 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Springfield hospital blames layoffs on Mo. medicaid expansion delay

Ozarks Community Hospital says it will lay off up to 60 of its employees in the Springfield area.

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Sports
7:39 am
Fri June 27, 2014

MU's Clarkson taken in second round of NBA Draft

Missouri guard Jordan Clarkson brings the ball up the court in the second half against Davidson on Tuesday, March 18, at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo.
Credit Cody Mroczka / KBIA Sports Extra

Former University of Missouri basketball player Jordan Clarkson was selected as the 46th overall pick in the NBA draft last night, and ended up with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Education
6:22 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Providence Point property soon to become space for UM System events

The Providence Point hilltop mansion in central Columbia will no longer be reserved as the University of Missouri System President's residence. The system will soon be renting the property out to university businesses and organizations.

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Business
5:58 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

New Jefferson City fire station almost ready for use

The construction of a new fire station in Jefferson City is nearly complete and is expected to be in use within a matter of weeks.

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Business
5:55 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Airport fund untouched for 15th straight month

Credit Sam Lin / KBIA file photo

The City of Columbia and the Columbia Regional Airport announced that they didn't take money from the Air Service Revenue Guarantee fund for the 15th straight month. 

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Agriculture
5:29 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Drought hammers winter wheat across the Plains

Farmer Jim Haarberg of Imperial, Neb., compares the heads of wheat from two different stalks to demonstrate the stunting effects of drought.
Credit Ariana Brocious / Harvest Public Media

 

Much of the Midwest and the Plains have been battling drought for years. And the current winter wheat crop looks like it will be one of the worst in recent memory, stressing farmers in the heart of the Wheat Belt – from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska.

In Nebraska, a full quarter of the winter wheat crop is rated poor to very poor, and Nebraska farmers are doing comparatively well. More than 40 percent of the wheat acres in Colorado are poor or worse; nearly 60 percent in Kansas and Texas; and an incredible 80 percent in Oklahoma.

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Politics
4:26 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Cole County judge hearing ballot measure challenges

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A Missouri judge is considering challenges to a pair of proposed constitutional amendments slated for the August ballot.

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Politics
3:41 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Cambio de Colores conference addresses integration of immigrants in Midwest

A three-day conference is being held to address the integration of immigrants into the Midwest. The 13th annual Cambio De Colores conference started Wednesday night at the University of Missouri and runs through Friday.

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Politics
3:34 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Koster backs gay marriage but fights it in court

Credit Dan Verbeck / KBIA

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says he personally supports gay marriage but will defend the state's constitutional ban against it.

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Business
3:31 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

No health risk found at Bridgeton complex

The Environmental Protection Agency says preliminary radiation screening results showed no public health risk at the Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Second Chance & Bittersweet Garden Club

Today Paul Pepper chats with VALERIE CHAFFIN, Second Chance, about the need for volunteers to foster dogs and cats during these summer months. At [4:50] JEANNINE BRICKEY and MARCIA REED talk about the Bittersweet Garden Club's 15th Annual Garden Tour, happening this Sunday in Jefferson City! June 26, 2014

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Health
8:27 am
Thu June 26, 2014

University of Missouri to introduce new employee health care option

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A University of Missouri task force is finalizing the details of a new health care option that will be available to university employees in the Columbia area. The new option will be offered in 2015.

UM System Spokesperson John Fougere said the new option will have lower premium rates, deductibles, and co-pays than the two options currently available for employees. With the new plan, employees will be limited to medical care within the MU Health Care system.

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Views of the News
7:06 am
Thu June 26, 2014

World Cup fever sweeps USA

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Bigger than baseball?

With ratings for Sunday's U.S.A-Portugal game tipping in at just more than 24 million television viewers, it's probably safe to say World Cup fever has swept the nation.  ESPN reports more than 18 million tuned in to its main, English-language broadcast -- an audience bigger than single games of both the World Series and the NBA finals.

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Views of the News
5:53 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Views of the News: The Supreme Court's Ruling on Aereo

Professor Amy Simons

A big week in legal news, as the U.S. Supreme Court decides on the Aereo case, verdicts are announced in the News of the World phone-hacking scandal and three Al Jazeera journalists are sentenced to more than seven years in an Egyptian prison. Also, Sen. Claire McCaskill takes on Dr. Oz, the St. Louis-Post Dispatch drops George Will, and hottest felon ever? From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Mike McKean and Jim Flink: Views of the News.

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Business
4:10 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Sustainable bus shelters are being discussed in Columbia

Credit Columbia Transit

The city of Columbia plans to begin its new configuration of bus routes on August 4. The expansion to the public transit system has the city looking into the possibility of adding new sustainable bus shelters along the new routes.

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Health
4:01 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Five Missouri hospitals team up for better care

Credit Shelby Mann

Five hospitals in Missouri have announced the formation of a collaborative network today. The network is an effort to improve health care and access to health care in Missouri.

The newly formed Health Network of Missouri is composed of Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Hannibal Regional Healthcare System, Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach and the University of Missouri Health Care in Columbia.

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Health & Wealth Update
9:37 am
Wed June 25, 2014

From home to hospital to home: closing the loop in healthcare

Credit Closed Loop Healthcare / Smart America

 Your medical record can be more than just the file in which your doctor scribbles notes during your appointment. With help from movement sensors similar to those in an Xbox Kinect, patient data can be recorded in the home and shared easily with your network of doctors and hospitals, creating a comprehensive and accessible medical file. 

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Arts and Culture
8:04 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Ashland officials look to expand 'livable streets'

Columbia 'bike boulevard'
Credit KBIA

The city of Ashland is looking into expanding non-motor transportation. This includes producing more sidewalks, pedestrian crossings and bike trails throughout the city. They city held an open meeting to talk about this expansion Wednesday. About 25 members of the community participated and voiced their concerns about where sidewalks and walkways should be placed.

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Views of the News
6:30 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Views Preview: Deciding the Aereo case

Credit via Jeff Weisbien

The Supreme Court of the United States found in favor of major broadcasters, and against Aereo, in a case over the streaming of copyrighted material on the Internet.

Jordan Crook, Tech Crunch: "Aereo loses in Supreme Court, deemed illegal"

Katy Bachman, POLITICO: "Aereo loses copyright fight at Supreme Court"

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Sports
5:01 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Missouri Supreme Court rules on mascot mishap

Kansas City Royals mascot Sluggerrr
Mike Kalasnik Flickr

The Missouri Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a Kansas City Royals fan injured by a hot dog tossed by the team mascot.

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