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A new ordinance to "Ban the Box" was passed with a unanimous vote by the Columbia City Council last week. The ordinance is designed to make it easier for people with prior criminal backgrounds to compete in the job market. KBIA's Ashley Reese sat in on the council meeting and has more on how the council came to their decision and what this new ordinance means for Columbia. 

Newscast for September 24, 2012

Sep 24, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Employment on the rise at Lake Regional Health System
  • Missouri SAT scores fall amongst high school graduates
  • Conservative group considers returning support to Akin

Employment on the rise at Lake Regional Health System

Sep 24, 2012
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Employment at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach has increased in the last four years. Its current payroll totals more than 70 million dollars with more than eleven hundred employees.

Missouri January unemployment numbers dip

Mar 1, 2012
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Missouri ‘s unemployment rate fell by half a point to 7.5 percent in January - the lowest level in over 3 years, according to the latest state report.