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Local residents and businesses in rural Missouri are preparing to get updated internet technology.

The head of the Missouri Senate has announced he’s going to pull the plug on the special legislative session next week. 

Missouri Is First in Line for New Medicaid Money

Oct 21, 2011

For people with chronic conditions, getting Medicaid services can be a confusing, disjointed experience, shuffling from provider to provider. Under a provision of the Affordable Care Act, states can apply for federal money to help coordinate that care. Missouri did just that, and the news came today that the state will be the first to get this kind of funding under the ACA. Missouri’s application was aimed at helping people with chronic mental health issues. 

Poet Marc McKee received his MFA from the University of Houston and his PhD from the University of Missouri, where he lives with his wife, Camellia Cosgray. He is the author of What Apocalypse? (2008). McKee will celebrate the release of his new full-length book of poetry, Fuse, 7 pm Saturday at the Columbia Art League with Melissa Range.

Mexico’s DREAM Initiative is continuing to make a difference in the downtown community.

Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced Thursday it is pursuing a waiver that would exempt the state from certain requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

The University of Missouri’s Board of Curators met today in Kansas City.

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This week: we’ll go back in time  and revisit what could be considered the trial of the century. And you’ve probably heard of “Julie and Julia”—the novel-turned-movie where Julie Powell spends a year cooking her way through Julia Child’s "Mastering the Art of French Cooking." Well, we’re bringing you Columbia’s version…switch out French cuisine for in season and local food, and instead of one woman its a couple.

Boone County currently holds unclaimed property totaling more than $50,000.  County Treasurer Nicole Galloway announced Tuesday a new website where residents can now search and find unclaimed property they are owed. The website, ShowMeBoone.com/Treasurer, makes Boone County the first one in Missouri to implement such a tool for its residents. 

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The impact of longtime Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi’s death was felt across the world, even in Columbia. KBIA’s Nick Gass sat down with a couple of longtime Columbia residents from Libya to talk about what the end of Gadhafi’s reign means for their future and that of their home country.

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Another case of Listeria tainted cantaloupe has been identified in northwest Missouri.

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Chronic medical conditions are a huge problem for the homeless, unemployed, or uninsured. In an effort to address this problem, a group of University of Missouri medical students founded MedZou, a student staffed and managed medical clinic that provides free medical care to the uninsured. Though the clinic is a little ad-hoc – it sees patients in a donated meeting area a few nights a month – it provides the students with valuable practice and the patients with potentially life-changing care. KBIA’s Jessica Pupovac has this story.

  • Libyans in Columbia react to the death of Moammar Gadhafi.
  • Missouri farmers benefit from Free Trade Agreements.
  • University of Missouri Board of Curators approves a retirement plan for new employees.
  • The Missouri House tries to work out the differences over a wide-ranging tax credit bill.
  • Another case of Listeria tainted cantaloupe has been identified in northwest Missouri.
  • Boone County launches a new website, ShowmeBoone.com/Treasurer to help residents find out whether or not they have unclaime

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Local news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: legislation that would require the Missouri Bank Association to give confidential document access to the State Auditor, a new Missouri Supreme Court justice, updates to the  Columbia's Parks and Recreation Department plans,  changes in Camden County's ambulance dispatching services and legislation that would give Jewish veterans from World War I a chance to be honored battle awards.

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Officials said a change in dispatching procedure in Camden County will cut down emergency response times.

Columbia’s Parks and Recreation Department unveiled its new ten-year plan Tuesday during a public meeting at the Activity and Recreation Center.

Governor Jay Nixon has named Judge George Draper the Third to the Missouri Supreme Court.  Draper will move to the state’s High Court from the Eastern District Appeals Court.

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich will push for legislation next year he said will enable his office to oversee the state’s Division of Finance without interference from state agencies or private entities.

Business Beat: October 19, 2011

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This week: a Missouri auctioneer tries to prove his worth in the competitive business of auctioneering and a 106 year-old community sees the end of an institution.

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Oct 19, 2011
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This week: a discussion on the possible academic impact of athletic conference realignment. Plus, MU signs an agreement with a University in India to work with nanomedicine and nanotechnology.

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Oct 19, 2011

Room for Rock Center?

David Carr, The New York Times: "NBC Anchor Broadens His Portfolio"

KBIA Newscast for October 18, 2011

Oct 18, 2011

Missouri governor Jay Nixon is going to China on Friday for a trip he says will seal the deal on billions of dollars of exports between Missouri and China over the next three years.

KBIA Newscast for October 18, 2011

Oct 18, 2011

Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder is calling out Governor Jay Nixon’s administration for acting too slowly to provide in-home care services for seniors and disabled residents affected by the loss of Indiana-based Syncare.

KBIA Newscast for October 18, 2011

Oct 18, 2011
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Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder is calling out Governor Jay Nixon’s administration for acting too slowly to provide in-home care services for seniors and disabled residents affected by the loss of Indiana-based Syncare.

KBIA Newscast for October 18, 2011

Oct 18, 2011

One of U.S. Senator Kit Bond’s former aides is spending the afternoon in jail for accepting a trip to the World Series from lobbyists, and failing to report the trip as income on his tax return.

The Columbia City Council has chosen Trial E for the city’s new ward reapportionment plan.

Newscast for October 18, 2011

Oct 18, 2011
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