Jason Hoffman

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Jason Hoffman is a student newscaster.

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • The Charter Public School Commission is starting out with less money than was expected. 
  • Proposed legislation could make insurance cover eating disorder costs.
  • Washington University in St. Louis is getting $30 million for Alzheimer's disease research. 
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As of this afternoon, people under 21 years of age will not be able to purchase tobacco products or electronic cigarettes within Columbia city limits. 

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Columbia City Council passed three new ordinances regulation tobacco and electronic cigarette products.
  • Kansas City has opened the first natural gas station open to the public.
  • Missouri unemployment at its lowest since 2008.

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • A proposed bill could require annual health inspections of abortion clinics.
  • A levee project in Missouri's bootheel is being opposed by conservation groups and community leaders.
  • Those who call for help for a drug overdose could receive legal amnesty.

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • It could become harder to amend the Missouri State Constitution.
  • One lawmaker wants to limit scholarships to illegal students.
  • The World War I Memorial in Kansas City could be getting a new national status.
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The Room at the Inn emergency winter shelter opened its doors for the first time this season on Thursday.   

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Nixon asks group to look into turning Interstate 70 into a toll road.
  • A group is trying to block a license extension for Callaway Nuclear Power Plant.
  • Columbia's fire chief announced his retirement.

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Lawmakers are busy proposing legislation before the new session begins in January.
  • Rex Sinquefield has made a large campaign contribution the same day lawmakers discussed campaign finance reforms.
  • Missouri is preparing for its tenth execution of the year.

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Uber drivers ticketed for giving illegal rides.
  • Columbia Public School to serve more locally grown food.
  • Missouri could lower the voting age to 16.

The University of Missouri is known for it’s School of Journalism. Every year, hundreds of freshmen from across the country come to school at MU to learn about news or sports broadcasting. But KBIA’s Jason Hoffman found one freshman who’s career in sports radio has an added challenge: He's blind.


Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • The Missouri Supreme Court is hearing a case over a gay couple trying to get a divorce.
  • The University of Missouri is investigating a threat made against the Black Culture Center.
  • More protests in St. Louis after another police officer won't face trial over the killing of an unarmed black man.
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The University of Missouri is investigating a threat made on the anonymous social network site YikYak against the on-campus Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center. 

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Students rallied at MU for Mike Brown.
  • The Missouri Supreme Court is hearing arguments over red light cameras.
  • Columbia Public Schools finalized a delayed start program for inclement weather.

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • St. Louis lawmakers want reform to police departments.
  • The Missouri Supreme Court is hearing arguments against traffic cameras.
  • Barack Obama wants trust between police and their communities.

Regional coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Columbia is launching a new recycling program.
  • Fulton State Hospital is getting a $92 million dollar facelift.
  • Some student in Columbia can now take physical education online.

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Gov. Jay Nixon is withholding funding from some education programs.
  • Missouri's senators are upset with the Keystone XL Pipeline vote.
  • Federal authorities are looking into the Ferguson Police Department.

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Gov. Jay Nixon issued a state of emergency for the Ferguson area.
  • The Columbia City Council will support an affordable housing initiative.
  • The Missouri Legislative Black Caucus is calling on Ferguson to drop charges against non-violent protesters.

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Farmland value has slowed down in its appreciation.
  • The number of republican women serving the Missouri House is more than twice what it was a decade ago.
  • Missouri schools were not safe for LGBT students in 2013.

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • The Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence has presented its recommendations.
  • A new law will change who can carry weapons.
  • The state will look into allegations against Attorney General Chris Koster.

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Gov. Jay Nixon hopes peace prevails after the grand jury decision over the Ferguson police shooting.
  • The Columbia City Council is debating on a tax increase for hotels.
  • Columbia Public Schools has decided on a new bus provider. 

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Former Mamtek CEO Bruce Cole sentenced to prison.
  • A Kansas City area federal judge ruled Missouri's ban on gay marriage violates the U.S. Constitution.
  • St. Louis County police are stocking up on riot gear in preparation of the possible indictment of Darren Wilson.
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Jurors have awarded $850,000 to a woman who alleged she was subjected to age and sex discrimination by the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Rick Stream may request a recount in the St. Louis County executive election.
  • The Missouri Legislative Black Caucus has chosen its next leader.
  • Communities brace for the decision on whether Daren Wilson will be indicted. 

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • An update on a St. Louis judge's decision that Missouri's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. 
  • More reaction from the midterm elections.
  • Gov. Jay Nixon is hoping a new plan can keep the Rams in St. Louis.
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Three local candidates ran unopposed for state legislature seats this election.  Democrat Stephen Webber will serve his fourth term representing Missouri’s 46th District.

Caleb Jones, a Republican will serve his third term representing the state’s 50th district.  He’s thankful for the support of his constituents through his first two terms. 

“I’ve tried to do what’s best for the district and keep the voters thoughts and desires in mind whenever we were making decisions down there,” he said.

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • An update on today's election.
  • A report from the Columbia City Council meeting.
  • The no-fly zone over Ferguson may have been approved to keep out media. 

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Allegations that Chris Koster was influenced by lobbyists.
  • Missouri environmental group sues over risks about nuclear waste.
  • A public forum was held to discuss common core in schools.

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • A report on the race for the seat in District 44.
  • The Supreme Court has stayed the execution of a Missouri man.
  • New parking meters in downtown Columbia will make paying more convenient. 

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • CMU received it's largest donation ever this weekend.
  • Missouri democrats are continuing to fund state campaigns in hopes of gaining seats.
  • The Camdenton school district could undergo a rezoning project.

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