Politics
11:18 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Proposition 1 passage provides relief for Emergency Management

Supporters of Proposition 1 celebrating victory
Casey Morell KBIA

After months of campaigning, members of the Boone County Office of Emergency Management were finally able to celebrate after Proposition 1 passed with a majority. Supporters filled Bleu Restaurant and Wine Bar all night as the votes came in. The proposition will increase the sales tax in Boone County by 3/8’s of a cent and the money collected will go towards upgrades for 911 emergency communication services. Operations Manager at the Office of Emergency Management Joe Piper was so stunned by the victory he was speechless.

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
10:29 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Views of the News: Coach Fired,Ware's Awful Injury, No More Illegal Immigrant, Sexist Scientist Obit

ESPN Helps Bring Down Coach

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Education
9:21 am
Wed April 3, 2013

"Mega high school" ballot measure defeated in Jefferson City

The Missouri River cuts through Jefferson City and the rest of mid-Missouri.
Missouri Department of Tourism flickr

Jefferson City residents who opposed a ballot measure for a new so-called “mega high school” are celebrating victory. 

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Politics
9:04 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Voters limit Columbia's eminent domain power

The Columbia City Council approved a measure leading to the eviction of Regency residents.
File Photo KBIA

Many Columbia property owners are cheering after City of Columbia Proposition One passed yesterday with nearly 70 percent of the vote. 

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Cathy Salter, Saturday Morning Book Talk

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back CATHY SALTER, Boone County Museum and Galleries, to talk about the upcoming authors taking part in the Saturday Morning Book Talk series held at the museum. This Saturday's author is William Least-Heat Moon.

Politics
8:49 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Schulte, Hussey emerge as victors in Jefferson City Council races

In Jefferson City, the downtown watch parties for the Second and Third Ward city council candidates were small, but the support was evident.

Ken Hussey hosted his watch party at J.P Fenny’s Sports Bar and Pub on High Street, where friends and family gathered watching election results on television.

He emerged as the victor, with 70 percent of the vote according, to KRCG TV. Hussey said he’s glad to have the support of the Third Ward and he’s ready to get to work to help move Jefferson City forward.

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The Two-Way
8:22 am
Wed April 3, 2013

All Clear In Berlin After 220-Pound WWII-Era Bomb Is Defused

Safe and secure: The bomb after it was defused Wednesday in Berlin.
Tobias Schwarz Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Wed April 3, 2013 11:52 am

From Berlin, NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson tells us that:

An unexploded bomb from World War II was successfully defused Wednesday. Its discovery Tuesday night near the city's main railway station forced trains to divert and snarled traffic in the German capital.

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The Two-Way
7:49 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Job Growth Slowed In March, Survey Signals

The scene at a job fair in Manhattan on March 6.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

There were 158,000 more jobs on private employers' payrolls in March than in February, the latest ADP National Employment Report estimates.

The gain was less than economists expected, Reuters reports. They thought ADP would say there had been a 200,000-jobs increase.

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Health Care
7:19 am
Wed April 3, 2013

White House Delays Part Of Health Care Law

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

The Obama administration is delaying the start of a key piece of the Affordable Care Act - the national healthcare law. Workers in small businesses will have to wait an additional year to be able to choose from more than one plan in the new online marketplace that start next January. NPR's Julie Rovner reports that the change might dampen enthusiasm, at least at the start. But not everyone thinks that's a bad thing.

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