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Columbia opens household waste facility

Apr 9, 2012

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

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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.

King, Cushing claim Columbia school board seats

Apr 4, 2012

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.

Voters approve bond measures for school improvements

Apr 4, 2012

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.

Trapp takes 2nd ward race

Apr 4, 2012
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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.

Hoppe dominates Sixth Ward race

Apr 4, 2012

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.

Newscast for April 4, 2012

Apr 4, 2012
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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.

Newscast for April 3, 2012

Apr 3, 2012
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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.

Columbia 6th ward council race gets contentious

Mar 27, 2012
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This week on Talking Politics we investigate the claims and accusations made during a surprisingly contentious race for Columbia's sixth ward city council seat.

Columbia Police to beef up security during spring break

Mar 21, 2012
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The Columbia Police Department is stepping up security during spring break and asking residents to do the same with their homes.

Newscast for March 16, 2012

Mar 16, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Repeat of last year's flooding unlikely
  • Military Academy names new president
  • City of Columbia implements new parking meters

Stitching for a cause

Mar 9, 2012
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When wounded veterans return from combat, some face challenges doing things most of us take for granted. KBIA’s Charles Minshew has this story on  a sewing group in Columbia is working to  make things a little easier.

City takes aim at energy efficiency in rental units

Mar 8, 2012
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The City of Columbia wants rental property owners to make their units more energy efficient. The city's first step is to find out just how efficient – or inefficient – those houses and apartments are.

Regency tenants face lawsuit over rent

Mar 6, 2012
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Regency of Columbia is suing several tenants of Regency Mobile Home Park for unpaid rent. The company has filed 22 rent and possession lawsuits and intends on evicting the tenants.

Columbia man arrested for Sunday shooting

Mar 6, 2012

Larrell Banks, 18, of Columbia was arrested early Monday morning for shooting and killing a man on North Eighth Street Sunday afternoon.

Newscast for March 6, 2012

Mar 6, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • A man is arrested for Sunday's Columbia shooting.
  • Missouri Republicans stand up for under-fire conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh.
  • Washington University researchers make new discovery regarding Alzheimer's disease.

One Columbia man died Sunday afternoon after being shot on North Eighth Street. The shooting is one of many that have recently occurred in Columbia. Police have increased the number of patrollers downtown.

Columbia police are looking for a suspect in the shooting death of a 39-year-old man.

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What happens when four self-proclaimed parking violators get together for True/False Film Festival's annual March March Parade? They get dressed up as meter maids. The theme for this year's festival is "the influencing machine," and the four women picked parking meters as their chosen apparatuses. Ann Breidenbach, Jacquelyn Sandone, Barbie Reid and Elizabeth Bergman say they want to remind out-of-town filmgoers to watch out for parking tickets. KBIA's Harum Helmy bring us an audio postcard from this year's parade. 

Newscast for March 1, 2012

Mar 1, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • More coverage of storms in southern Missouri.
  • Missouri unemployment rate falls.
  • Gov. Jay Nixon releases millions for K-12 budget.
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Plans for more student aimed housing in Columbia are being discussed.

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Columbia Transit is looking to cut around $1 million from its budget in fiscal year 2013.

Newscast for February 27, 2012

Feb 27, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Analysis of an agreement reached over new state Senate districts.
  • Columbia Transit is looking to cut costs from its 2013 budget.
  • Some Missourians will have to pay more out-of-pocket for Medicaid coverage under new state plan.
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Stephens College is reorganizing, in a move that won’t cost more money, but will shuffle departments and faculty.

The rising interest in eating locally grown food throughout the state has sparked the Missouri Department of Agriculture to begin a local food grants program. In its first year, the program has awarded a grant to the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture.

Water temperatures in the mid-30’s didn’t stop people from plunging into Stephen’s Lake in Columbia on Saturday for the Polar Plunge.

Columbia College will begin construction on a new science building starting this spring.

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University of Missouri students, city officials and MU’s transit consultant will visit Ames, Iowa to look at their public transportation system on Friday (Feb. 17).

Newscast for February 14, 2012

Feb 14, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

The Columbia Board of Education has given final approval to the district’s attendance boundaries.  Tweaked from out of 182 possible scenarios, the Board Monday approved Approach B, which divides Columbia Public School’s Secondary Boundaries into six intermediate schools for grades 6-8 and three high schools for grades 9-12.

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