PM Newscast for October 24, 2014 By Maureen Lewis-Stump • Oct 24, 2014 TweetShareGoogle+Email Listen Listening... / 6:09 Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including: Provost candidate speaks to MU students and faculty "People's Visioning" promotes voting and ballot education New leader for MU soybean breeding efforts Tags: chamber of commercesolar eclipsefulton state hospitalragtagTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread. Related Content A growing number of Columbia businesses shows growth in commerce By Ye Han • Oct 24, 2014 KBIA The President of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce says recent growth in Columbia is the reason many major chain restaurants have begun opening their first locations in the city recently. MU observatory hosts viewing party for partial solar eclipse, prepares for total eclipse By Jenna Middaugh • Oct 24, 2014 Jenna Middaugh A partial solar eclipse on Thursday has people looking forward to a total solar eclipse in the coming years. MU Department of Physics and Astronomy hosted a viewing party Thursday afternoon at Laws Observatory so the community could catch a glimpse of the partial solar eclipse. Ten-year-old Samuel Kingsley was at the event with his family and said he’s seen a blood moon before, but never a solar eclipse. “It looked like someone bit the corner off the sun,” he said. Samuel was just one of over 50 people who came out to watch the eclipse. Funding for Fulton Mental Health Facility approved By Associated Press • Oct 24, 2014 jodimarr / Flickr A Missouri board has approved a bond issuance to finance a new mental health facility at the Fulton State Hospital.