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Science and Technology
10:12 am
Fri March 21, 2014

What the heck is net neutrality? A primer for Monday's Intersection

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Intersection on Monday will focus on the issue of Internet (or "net") neutrality — a tussle at the crossroads of law and technology that could end up affecting Americans' wallets.

To prepare you for the show, we've pulled together a short explanation of the topic, including a timeline of key dates.

What is net neutrality?

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Politics
3:26 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Mayor Bob McDavid asks for an apology for offensive Facebook post

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Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid said he would like the Columbia Police Officers Association to issue a formal apology after an offensive status update was posted on the organization’s Facebook page this week.  

The Wednesday Facebook status joked about the police department’s possible acquisition of an armored Mercedes— and about the reaction from the “boys in the hood.”  The post has since been taken down.

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Agriculture
9:18 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Mo. officials use Facebook to share drought info

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Missouri agriculture officials are using social media to share information about this summer's lack of rain, extreme heat and wildfires.

The University of Missouri Extension is encouraging people and groups to post on a Facebook page devoted to the drought. It's the latest effort to use Facebook to respond to disasters.

Facebook pages also were set up after last year's flooding and the tornados in Joplin and Branson.

Crime
9:32 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Truman State student's Facebook profile used in Kirksville investigation

One Truman State University student was surprised when her private Facebook status went public.

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AM Newscasts
9:08 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Newscast for February 23, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • A commission set to redraw state senate districts reaches accord.
  • The Missouri House debates Pres. Obama's contraception mandate.
  • Controversy over the privacy of Facebook at Truman State University.