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11:54 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Lincoln University President to retire

Carolyn Mahoney
Lincoln University

In a brief press release Tuesday, the Lincoln University Board of Curators announced that Dr. Carolyn R. Mahoney intends to retire from her position as President of the University on August 15th.

The press release says a search committee for her replacement will be appointed immediately.

According to the University's website, Mahoney has been President since February 2005. She's also a current Commissioner on the Midwestern Higher Education Compact.

Education
9:12 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Fulton High School to adjust scheduling system

Fulton High School is changing its scheduling system in an effort to raise graduation rates.  The school says the key lies in increased student-teacher face time.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:01 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Communications company expands Columbia coverage

Charter Communications representatives say further expansion in Columbia will help increase Internet speeds.
aranarth flickr

Columbia Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Monday for Charter Communications. The company already operates communication servers in North Columbia, but they’re ready to expand.

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Politics
8:48 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Mo. GOP senators block passage of 2013 state budget

Mo. GOP senators blocked the budget due its use of one-time funds to fill holes in the 2013 spending plan.
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The state budget for next year is being blocked in the Missouri Senate by a group of fiscally conservative Republicans.

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Intersection
6:00 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Engaging communities

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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The China Connection
5:58 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Missouri student’s music rocks Chinese online community

Briana Marsh, the Columbia native known as "Malina" to her online audience
Chenfei Zhang KBIA

A native Missourian’s videos of singing performances have spread rapidly online through the Chinese-speaking community in recent years. Some of her videos have been watched more than a quarter of a million times.

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Business
5:55 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Columbia could potentially use more natural gas fuel in the future

Columbia could be the next city in Missouri to bring natural gas fuel to residents.

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Jefferson City
5:47 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Ceremony honors fallen Missouri workers

File Photo KBIA

The state of Missouri paid tribute Monday to those who died while on the job last year. 

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Politics
5:40 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Animal shelters exempted from licensing fees

Humane Society

Some Missourians are upset about a recent bill that passed the Missouri House of Representatives that would exempt animal shelters from licensing fees.

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Education
5:30 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Westminster College looks to expand to Mesa, AZ

A concept rendering of the new Mesa campus building
Provided by Westminster College

Westminster College in Fulton is attempting to open a new branch campus in Mesa, Arizona.

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Business
5:18 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Columbia Farmers Market bus route has yet to gain popularity

Flickr Natalie Maynor

The new bus route that goes from the M-U student center to the Columbia Farmers Market has yet to attract many passengers.

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The China Connection
11:46 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Video: Missouri’s top export to China: Scrap metal

A pile of copper wire at Fusselman Salvage. Copper is the top type of scrap that Missouri exports in dollar value.
Eva Dou KBIA

At this scrap yard in north Columbia, it’s easy to think the piles of rusty metal and old machine parts are, well, just junk.

But these broken motors and tangled copper wire are actually one of Missouri’s biggest links to China. China may be a hot target these days for U.S. manufacturers looking for a market to sell their products, but the fastest growing American export to China last year was actually what trade experts call “waste and scrap.”

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Education
10:04 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Organ donors honored by MU School of Medicine

Gina Lee and her son, Jerrin, decorate a paper flower on Friday, April 20, 2012 at the MU School of Medicine in Columbia, Mo. The decorated flowers commemorating organ donors will be displayed in the lobby of University Hospital..
Marie French KBIA

April is Donate Life Month. Families of organ donors and organ recipients came together at a ceremony of remembrance at the MU School of Medicine this past Friday.

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Crime
9:35 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Jefferson City shooting leaves one dead

A shooting in Jefferson City Sunday left one man dead.
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Jefferson City police are searching for a second person of interest in the shooting death of a Columbia man.

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Politics
9:14 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Mo. legislation aims to limit sexual orientation discussion in public schools

The Missouri House is looking at a bill that limits discussion of sexual orientation in schools.
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Republican leaders in the Missouri House are backing legislation that would limit the discussion of people's sexual orientation in public schools.

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