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Business
9:57 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Vintage arcade reopens in Columbia under new owner

Popular games, such as the golf game GoldenTee Live catch the eye upon entering Gunther's Games.
Credit Casey Morell / KBIA

In a room with a checkered floor that glows eerily under blacklights, games ranging from Pac-Man to newer, shooter games line the walls.

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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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PM Newscasts
6:01 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Newscast for March 29, 2013

 Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Mo. Senate passes prescription reform bill
  • Missouri to observe Vietnam Veterans Day
  • Gov. Nixon signs tax incentive bills
Politics
8:37 am
Tue March 26, 2013

As Jefferson City officials propose new high school, some criticize 'mega high'

Credit Jefferson City High School / Jefferson City Public Schools

On April 2, Jefferson City residents will vote on whether to approve a $79 million bond issue that would fund the construction of a new elementary school and a new high school. But, the proposal for a new high school has drawn opposition from some members of the community.

Opponents of the bond issue believe Jefferson City students would be ill served in what they call a “mega high school.” While they want a new high school to be built, they think the existing campus should remain open, making the population at each school smaller.

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Politics
2:29 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Debate over Jefferson City's new high school campus continues

An artist's rendering of the proposed new Jefferson City High School.
Credit Jefferson City Public Schools

On April 2, Jefferson City residents will vote on whether to approve a $79 million bond issue that would fund the construction of a new elementary school and a new high school. But, the proposal for a new high school has drawn opposition from some members of the community.

Opponents of the bond issue believe Jefferson City students would be ill served in what they call a “mega high school.” While they want a new high school to be built, they think the existing campus should remain open, making the population at each school smaller.

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Weather
6:00 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Live blog: Second winter storm hits Columbia

Aimee Appel stands on College Avenue.
Credit Andrew Nichols / KBIA

Follow this blog for regular updates on Columbia's second storm in two days.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:48 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Meals on Wheels deals with winter weather

The charity Meals on Wheels delivers roughly 100 meals a day to the elderly and the disabled throughout Columbia. Inclement weather, like last week’s snowstorm, forces the charity to reorganize its efforts.

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Weather
5:56 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Live blog: Winter storm hits mid-Missouri

Credit Andrew Nichols / KBIA

Follow this blog for live, continuing coverage of the winter storm affecting mid-Missouri.

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