Columbia

Education
9:23 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Columbia School Board examines new transportation methods

The Columbia School Board could eliminate 50 buses from current fleet.
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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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Education
3:53 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

University of Missouri-Kansas City eyes new name

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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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Crime
9:23 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Kansas City man arrested for Columbia bank robbery

A Kansas City man was arrested after an attempted robbery of a Columbia bank.
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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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Politics
8:55 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Columbia City Council votes to rescind blight decree

The Columbia City Council originally passed a measure in February declaring some parts of the city "blighted."
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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. 

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AM Newscasts
8:49 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Newscast for May 8, 2012

Debate in the Missouri Senate lasted for nearly 12 hours Monday night.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

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Science, Health and Technology
8:26 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Federal, state, and local officials agree to reduce Hinkson Creek pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency has called for reducing stormwater runoff into Hinkson Creek by nearly 40 percent.
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Columbia area residents and officials have started developing recommendations for cleaning up a local waterway.

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Education
4:42 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Columbia College breaks ground for 14 million dollar science building

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

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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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