Columbia

Arts and Culture
6:04 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Where cultures come together: Columbia group seeks to ease transition for refugees

A sign welcomes people from all over the world to Columbia's World Refugee Day celebration.
Jon Ingram KBIA

As a refugee from Bosnia, Senad Music knows firsthand how difficult it is to get acclimated to a new culture. He says when he came to America 16 years ago he found it difficult to adapt to the culture, and he is trying to make the transition easier for newer refugees. On a recent weekend at Columbia's World Refugee Day, that means manning the grill during the World Refugee Celebration.

“My mission today is kind of cook food, you know, be on the grill, and welcome people from the community and other refugees," said Music.

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Politics
4:21 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Bukowsky drops out of District 47 race

Just 24 hours after she was nominated as the Republican candidate to the Missouri House representing the newly created District 47, Columbia, Mo. Defense Attorney Jennifer Bukowsky has decided to drop out of the race.

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Business
5:24 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Home sales up in May in Columbia, Jefferson City

AKZOPhoto Flickr

The Columbia Board of Realtors Boone County home sales statistics for May show a turn in the housing market.

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Politics
9:04 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Columbia stormwater changes sent back to the drawing board

Thirteen of Clubs flickr

Proposed changes to a stormwater ordinance in Columbia are not happening, after years of discussion.  

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Politics
8:20 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Columbia group aims to recall first ward councilman

A Columbia group wants to collect signatures on a petition to remove First Ward Councilman Fred Schmidt from his post.
File KBIA

The group Keep Columbia Free has started a campaign to recall First Ward Representative Fred Schmidt.

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Business Beat
5:26 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Farmers stick with corn despite challenges

Clay Masters Iowa Public Radio

This week on the show: Columbia’s City Manager talks about the direction of the local economy. Plus, farmers continue to plant corn despite failing efforts to combat rootworm.

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Business
9:03 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Columbia poverty rate above national average as Matthes delivers state of the city report

Columbia's poverty rate stands at 23 percent--nine percent above the national average.
File KBIA

The latest Columbia state of the city address reports mixed emotions about the city’s economic situation.

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Education
8:57 am
Wed May 30, 2012

School districts get annual state aid estimates

Columbia public schools received a decrease of 1.4 percent in state funding.
File KBIA

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has informed each school district in the state of its annual aid estimates.

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Business
5:58 pm
Mon May 28, 2012

Construction to resume on burned apartments

Mark Nanneman paints the rubble of the burned Brookside on College apartment complex on Monday. Nanneman says he paints “en plein air,” a French style where the artist paints outdoors.
Lukas Udstuen KBIA

Columbia Fire Department investigators are looking into the cause of a three-alarm fire at the Brookside on College apartment complex. Sunday’s fire caused millions of dollars in damage, destroying most of the still-under construction apartments, but the owners plan to rebuild.

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Memorial Day
5:46 pm
Mon May 28, 2012

Parade draws patriotic crowds

Decked out in red, white and blue along Broadway.
Salute to Veterans

The balmy weather didn't deter the thousands of people who gathered along Broadway this morning for the city’s 24th annual Memorial Day parade.

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Politics
4:01 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Missouri Council of the Blind trying to establish Columbia chapter

The Missouri Council of the Blind hopes to foster improvements for the visually impaired in Columbia by establishing a new chapter. The council hopes to identify key people in the community and  is searching for leaders to run the Columbia council. With MU being a large part of the state Columbia community, executive director of the Council of the Blind, Chris Gray says the chapter would benefit the area.

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AM Newscasts
9:00 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Newscast for May 24, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

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Politics
9:02 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Columbia City Council creates new EEZ Board

The columbia City Council unanimously passed a measure creating the EEZ Board.
File KBIA

The Columbia City Council approved a measure Monday creating a board that reviews the economic potential of underdeveloped city neighborhoods.

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AM Newscasts
8:58 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Newscast for May 22, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

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Politics
9:16 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Columbia lawmakers to consider new tent regulations

The city is hosting a public input session at 5 p.m. tuesday at City Hall to discuss proposed changes to tent regulations.
File KBIA

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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