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Politics
12:04 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Boone Co. coalition to evaluate health concerns stemming from urban growth

The Boone Co. Smart Growth Coalition is looking into potential health concerns due to urban growth.
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The Boone County Smart Growth Coalition is planning a Health Impact Assessment to evaluate the effects of urban growth on public health.

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Education
11:53 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Columbia Independent School names new director

The Columbia Independent School recently added new leadership to their staff.

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Politics
8:59 am
Tue May 1, 2012

Proposed housing development worries north Columbia residents

A housing development in north Columbia has area residents worried about the future of their neighborhood.
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Members of a neighborhood association in north Columbia are expressing concern about how their neighborhood will be affected by a planned multiple-unit development on the corner of Walnut Street and College Avenue. At a meeting Monday the North Central Columbia Neighborhood Association requested the developers put $1 million in a form of a trust to give back to the community.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:13 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Columbia aims to bring natural gas to residents

Columbia could be the next city in Missouri to bring natural gas fuel to residents.  The city is also considering purchasing new natural-gas-powered garbage trucks.

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AM Newscasts
9:04 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Newscast for April 30, 2012

Missouri lawmakers are considering legislation aiming to prevent failed business ventures in the state.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Columbia banks work together to help low-income earners.
  • Columbia looks to bring natural gas to the city.
  • Missouri state Senate examining legislation preventing aiming to prevent failed business ventures.
PM Newscasts
6:00 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Newscast for April 27, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • A local Kirksville grocer shuts down for good
  • Missouri lawmakers considering allowing casinos to loan money to their patrons
  • Columbia residents unsure of future of neighborhood trees
  • Kirksville shows highest growth of any NE Missouri city
  • University of Missouri hosting Rwanda symposium for public
Politics
5:38 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Columbia residents dispute fate of troublesome trees

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Residents of Columbia’s Westwood Avenue neighborhood are split on the City’s decision to remove troublesome trees in the area.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:01 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Communications company expands Columbia coverage

Charter Communications representatives say further expansion in Columbia will help increase Internet speeds.
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Columbia Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Monday for Charter Communications. The company already operates communication servers in North Columbia, but they’re ready to expand.

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AM Newscasts
8:30 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Newscast for April 24, 2012

Missouri GOP senators filibustered the passage of the proposed 2013 state budget late into the evening Monday.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Missouri Senate Republicans block passage of state budget.
  • Charter Communications expands coverage in Columbia.
  • One Columbia bus route experiences rider shortage.
Business
5:18 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Columbia Farmers Market bus route has yet to gain popularity

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The new bus route that goes from the M-U student center to the Columbia Farmers Market has yet to attract many passengers.

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AM Newscasts
8:57 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Newscast for April 19, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Continuing updates on a new hearing for Ryan Ferguson.
  • Columbia schools placed on lockdown.
  • MoDOT wants input on a billion dollar plan for state-wide rail service.
Business
9:13 am
Wed April 18, 2012

March Missouri unemployment numbers steady

Missouri added about 4,800 jobs in March as its unemployment rate remained steady.

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Politics
8:52 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Boone Co. officials discuss renaming government center

Officials are mulling over whether to change the name of the Boone Co. Gov. Center.
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Boone County officials have yet to decide whether to remove the name of former Missouri Gov. Roger Wilson from the county government center.

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Arts and Culture
8:55 am
Mon April 16, 2012

High school artists star in Perlow-Stevens exhibit

Generation Next is an unusual exhibit at the Perlow-Stevens Gallery in downtown Columbia.  All pieces are coming from local high school artists.

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Politics
9:02 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Police Review Board backs new policy for off-duty cops

The new policy would require police officers to wear their uniforms when performing off-duty security work.
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The Columbia Citizens Police Review Board has unanimously voted to back a city policy requiring police officers to wear their uniforms while performing off-duty security work. 

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AM Newscasts
8:52 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Newscast for April 13, 2012

Fmr. Mo. Gov. Roger Wilson was indicted in federal court on Thursday.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • A former Missouri governor is indicted on money laundering charges
  • A state Senate committee endorses its own version of the 2013 budget
  • Controversy surrounds a policy requiring  Columbia police officers to wear their uniforms while performing off-duty security work.
Science
8:57 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Reasons behind deaths of thousands of fish remain elusive

Thousands of fish were found dead in Columbia's Flat Branch Creek.
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Conservation officials are still trying to determine what killed an estimated 14,000 fish in a central Missouri creek.

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AM Newscasts
8:49 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Newscast for April 12, 2012

Missouri House members approved a measure rewriting a bill requiring voters to show photo ID at the polls.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Ryan Ferguson to appear in court next week
  • Reasons behind the deaths of thousands of fish in Columbia remain elusive
  • A Missouri woman wins thousands from lottery 
Science, Health and Technology
8:50 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Thousands of fish die in Columbia creek

Scientists are still unsure what exactly caused the death of nearly 14,000 fish in Columbia's Flat Branch Creek.
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Thousands of fish from several different species were found dead in Flat Branch Creek on Monday.

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Education
11:20 am
Tue April 10, 2012

MU Law welcomes new dean

The University of Missouri School of Law hired Gary Myers as its new dean.
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The University of Missouri has a new dean of its law school after a search that began last summer.

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Business
5:52 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Columbia says no to multi-space parking meters

The City of Columbia Public Works Department recently decided to end the trial period for multi-space parking meters on Ninth Street from between Broadway and Locust.

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Education
8:53 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Columbia's new tax levy to maintain programs and staffing

A new tax levy passed by Columbia voters helps fund school programs.
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Columbia public schools are $7.5 million dollars richer after voters approved a 40-cent tax levy in Tuesday’s election.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:30 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Columbia opens household waste facility

April means spring cleaning for many Columbia residents. To the city of Columbia, that means lots of hazardous waste.

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Politics
8:53 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Blind program cuts still cause for debate

The fate of a program for blind Missourians still hangs in the balance.
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A State Senate panel spent several hours Wednesday putting together their version of Missouri’s state budget for next year.  But the fate of a program for blind residents is still up in the air.

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Education
9:32 am
Wed April 4, 2012

King, Cushing claim Columbia school board seats

Paul Cushing celebrated his victory at Flat Branch Pub and Brewing with friends and family. He picked up 21 percent of the vote, finishing second to Christine King, who led with 42 percent. Cushing said any of the candidates would have been worthy.

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Politics
9:23 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Voters approve bond measures for school improvements

Columbia voters passed the school bond issue by a margin of 23 percent. This means a twelve cent increase on every 100 dollars a Columbia resident pays in property taxes. School board member Jonathan Sessions says this bond will go towards building a new elementary school and eliminating trailers at the elementary level. School board members attribute the success of the bond issue to the board’s communication with voters.

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Politics
9:11 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Trapp takes 2nd ward race

Michael Trapp celebrates victory in 2nd ward race.
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Columbians elected Michael Trapp as the next Second Ward Councilman. Trapp led with 44 percent of the votes against candidates Bill Pauls and Mike Atkinson who came in second and third respectively.

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Elections
8:55 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Hoppe dominates Sixth Ward race

Supporters of Barbara Hoppe congratulated her for her victory in the 6th ward council race at her watch party in downtown Columbia. After hearing the final results, Hoppe said her victory shows what kind of campaign the citizens want.

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AM Newscasts
8:25 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Newscast for April 4, 2012

A bill in the general assembly would deny access to tanning beds for 18-year olds.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Results from Tuesday's municipal elections.
  • Gov. Nixon touts merits of Brazil trip
  • Access to tanning beds can be denied to kids under 18 in Missouri.
AM Newscasts
9:11 am
Tue April 3, 2012

Newscast for April 3, 2012

The Missouri legislature will start looking into budget bills later this week.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • A look at how Missouri fared in the recent Mega Millions drawing.
  • The state general assembly starts looking at budget bills
  • Bats with white nose syndrome come to Missouri.

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