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Columbia officials are working on changes to local rules governing tents after a collapse in St. Louis last month killed one person and hurt 100 more.

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Members of the Columbia Board of Education are considering a proposal that would change how student transportation operates within Columbia Public Schools.

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The University of Missouri-Kansas City is considering changing its name to the University of Kansas City.

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A suspected bank robber who was shot following a chase in Columbia confessed to police that he robbed another bank last month.

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The City Council passed Resolution 20-12A to declare some parts of Columbia as “blighted” in February. While the blight decree caused a large amount of backlash from Columbia residents, it was the legality of the resolution that caught the council’s attention. 

Newscast for May 8, 2012

May 8, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

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Columbia area residents and officials have started developing recommendations for cleaning up a local waterway.

A 10-year-old vision took its first step toward reality at Columbia College.

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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.

Columbia Independent School names new director

May 3, 2012

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

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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.

Columbia aims to bring natural gas to residents

Apr 30, 2012

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.

Newscast for April 30, 2012

Apr 30, 2012
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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.

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

Columbia residents dispute fate of troublesome trees

Apr 27, 2012
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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.

Communications company expands Columbia coverage

Apr 24, 2012
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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.

Newscast for April 24, 2012

Apr 24, 2012
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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.
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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.

Newscast for April 19, 2012

Apr 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.

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

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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.

High school artists star in Perlow-Stevens exhibit

Apr 16, 2012

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

Police Review Board backs new policy for off-duty cops

Apr 13, 2012
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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. 

Newscast for April 13, 2012

Apr 13, 2012
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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.
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Conservation officials are still trying to determine what killed an estimated 14,000 fish in a central Missouri creek.

Newscast for April 12, 2012

Apr 12, 2012
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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 

Thousands of fish die in Columbia creek

Apr 11, 2012
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Thousands of fish from several different species were found dead in Flat Branch Creek on Monday.

MU Law welcomes new dean

Apr 10, 2012
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The University of Missouri has a new dean of its law school after a search that began last summer.

Columbia says no to multi-space parking meters

Apr 9, 2012

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.

Columbia's new tax levy to maintain programs and staffing

Apr 9, 2012
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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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