jumping jacks

kids jumping
Jacob Fenston / KBIA

The jumping jack is about to become Missouri's official state exercise.

Gov. Nixon signed legislation Thursday adding the jumping jack to a list of more than two dozen official symbols and things.

Newscast for March 30, 2012

Mar 30, 2012
Jacob Fenston / KBIA

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • House unlikely to override veto on workers' comp bill
  • Jumping jacks one step closer to officialdom
  • House passes medical conscience bill

Jumping jacks one step closer to officialdom

Mar 30, 2012
Jacob Fenston / KBIA

The Missouri House voted this week to adopt jumping jacks as the official state exercise of Missouri. But don't start jumping just yet: the bill still has to pass the Senate.

The exercise commonly known as 'jumping jacks'

Jan 18, 2012
kids jumping
Jacob Fenston / KBIA

In all the political coverage lately, you may have missed Missouri House Bill 1063: it would make "the exercise commonly known and referred to as 'jumping jacks'" the official exercise of the state of Missouri. In this week's Health & Wealth update, could getting more kids jumping help reduce childhood obesity?