Regional news from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Mo. House GOP Defeats 2nd Effort By Democrats To Ban Smoking In Lawmakers' Offices
  •  Columbia Public Schools unveils electronic reading program
  • Mo. lawmakers want to nullify federal gun limits
  • Chairman of Mo. utility regulatory panel to resign

students in classroom
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Columbia Public Schools announced Wednesday an expansion of an electronic reading program throughout the district.  With the myON reader program, students can log on to a website and have access to thousands of free electronic books.

Superintendent Chris Belcher calls it “amazon.com” for kids. He says the district has purchased a password to access the site for every 4-year old in the district.