Katarina Sostaric

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Katarina Sostaric is a student newscaster.

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Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Missouri Lawmakers Face Last-Minute Load Of Bills, On Topics Old and New Michael Sam drafted by Rams, becomes first openly gay active NFL player USDA to use rural development money for local food connections MU intellectual property policy change could attract research investors

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Democrat loses committee spots after tax cut vote Climate change: short-term benefits, long-term worries for farmers Michael Sam to receive Arthur Ashe Courage Award Missouri lawmakers pass funeral protest law change

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Missouri House Joins Senate To Override Veto Of Tax-Cut Bill House, Senate Negotiators Finish Work On Missouri Budget Missouri Senate debates 3-day abortion wait period Missouri Senate considers limits on union fees

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Missouri Senate Overrides Veto Of Tax Cut Bill; House Delays Vote Until Tuesday Bill introduced in Columbia City Council would mediate between developer and petitioners Missouri budget negotiators face Friday deadline Lawmakers endorse March presidential primary

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Morgan County R-2 School District has finalized plans for a new auditorium that will double as a safe room for tornadoes. KBIA’s Marissanne Lewis-Thompson tells us the district will use a grant from the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency ( SEMA) to help finance the project.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Kinder, Kelly debate future of Ozark National Scenic Riverways ACLU and anti-death penalty group ask Gov. Nixon to suspend executions Boone County judge grants divorce for gay couple Petition fails to repeal Columbia's deal with downtown developer

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Mo. House Amends, Then Passes, Student Transfer Fix Impeachment Hearings Against Nixon Wrap Up, No Vote Yet Missouri Senate passes gun nullification bill Missouri GOP lawmaker advances Medicaid expansion

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Developer "Opus Group" drops threat of legal action against Columbia City Council Mo. Senate Passes Scaled-Backed Transportation Sales Tax Proposal Missouri House passes payday loan changes

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Missouri Senate Passes Budget Bills For K-12, Higher Education Nixon Proposes New Medicaid Expansion Program, Catching Legislators Off Guard Big City Mayors Speak Out Against Gun Nullification Bills At Missouri Capitol Mizzou names Kim Anderson men's basketball coach

chinese language matching game
Heather Adams / KBIA

Foreign languages classes are highly encouraged for high school students in Missouri, and many colleges require them for admission. French, German, Spanish, Latin, Japanese and Chinese are all offered to students at Columbia Public Schools. KBIA’s Heather Adams explores how students pick the language they're going to learn. In May of 1970, the Ohio National Guard shot and killed four students who were protesting the Vietnam War at Kent State University. The Kent State shootings set off a wave...

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Budget, Student Transfers, Transportation Tax Fill Missouri Lawmakers' Plates This Week Private school option spurs opposition ed. bill City Council approves extended hours for bars and restaurants Ben Tilley named new CPS assistant superintendent

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Missouri Gov. Nixon signs budget legislation Bond pending in Mo. legislature would help MU renovate STEM facilities House panel OKs Missouri student transfer bill Kirksville airport changes take flight

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Anti-death penalty vigils held in Missouri on eve of Rousan execution MU Students Breaking Out Their Favorite Blue Jeans in Honor of a Special Cause Missouri House panel endorses bonding plan House OKs use of cannabis extract for epilepsy

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Missouri continues to prepare for Rousan execution Nixon taking action on Missouri tax-cut measure Missouri mayor resigns after ant-Semitic remarks CPS partners with Mo. DNR for new nature school

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Analysis: Mo. business tax break has wide reach Columbia City Council members no longer volunteers Mo. mulls state funds to districts for preschool USDA makes PED reportable disease

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Missouri lawmakers pass e-cigarette legislation Trial delayed for former sweetener plant CEO Missouri farmers oppose power line construction Mo. Senate panel endorses penny transportation tax

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including: Mo. court expands legal rights for injured workers Ginny Chadwick sworn in as First Ward representative MU chancellor vows changes after assault report Missouri universities raise funding concerns

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Columbia school board discusses Common Core, attendance boundaries Design firm picked for Fulton State Hospital Ameren starts construction on natural gas pipeline Mo. Senate sets aside debate on ethics legislation

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The University of Missouri System Board of Curators held a press conference Friday aftern­oon to discuss a report investigating MU's handling of the Sasha Menu Courey case.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Kansas City gunman at Jewish center has history with hate groups Date set for Kelly-Kinder riverways debate 11 Missouri lawmakers in right-to-work spotlight University releases findings from the investigation in the death of MU swimmer Sasha Menu Courey

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Mo. Senate panel considers gay discrimination bill Missouri Medicaid may restore adult dental care Study evaluates transparency of Mo. spending Mo. House bill bans punishment for using toy guns

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: 2014 municipal election coverage Ginny Chadwick wins Columbia City Council’s First Ward Voters pass $50 million bond issue for Columbia Public Schools

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Missouri Senate Committee Begins Reviewing State Budget Passed By House Missouri Senate endorses criminal code overhaul Federal rule could dry up brewer-rancher relationship

Municipal elections are Tuesday, and there are a few education issues on the ballot. Paul Cushing, Jonathan Sessions, Joseph Toepke and Helen Wade are the four candidates running for three spots on the Columbia school board. Voters in Hallsville and Sturgeon face similar races for their school boards, and in Ashland, eight candidates are running for three vacant school board seats. The Harrisburg school district is asking for a $2 million bond issue for security and technology improvements.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Boone County Fire Protection District requests $14 million bond issue Boone County voters to decide on $2 million Harrisburg schools bond Medicaid change sought for disabled, elderly Ronnie White's Nomination Recalls Past Battles -- And Hard Feelings

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Nixon heads to U City to sign breast-feeding bill Task force takes inventory of UM system sexual, mental health resources Missouri bill aids absentee voting in emergencies Mo. House panel endorses payday loan legislation

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Faith Voices of Columbia kicks off with discussion of political moral issues Missouri senator sets aside domestic violence bill Missouri Senate endorses cellphone protections University Hospital receives national certification for environmental design

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Breast-Feeding Protection Bill, Sponsored By Ailing Lawmaker, Sent To Gov. Nixon RSVP Center hosts events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month Kinkade named Missouri social services director Gov. Nixon criticizes $620M Missouri tax cut plan

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The Minority Achievement Committee, or MAC Scholars, is a national program that supports academic achievement and community involvement for minority students. The nine programs in the Columbia Public School District encourage students to look to positive role models, whether they're in the community or another continent. KBIA’s Hope Kirwan caught up with the scholars at Lange Middle School at their recent tribute to Nelson Mandela, the former South African President and activist.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Lawmakers consider funding boost for Missouri 911 Republicans Vie To Keep Control Of Democratic-Leaning District New estimate puts Missouri tax cut bill at $620M Mo. Senate could resume debate on criminal code

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