mitch richards

john wright

KBIA’s Jessica Reese recently interviewed Democratic candidate for State Representative in the 47th District, John Wright. He is challenging fellow newcomer to state politics, Republican nominee Mitch Richards, in the Nov. 6th election.

Newscast for June 29, 2012

Jun 29, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Missouri receives No Child Left Behind waiver
  • Fire in Mark Twain forest underscores heat threat
  • Republicans pick new nominee for 47th House District

Republicans pick new nominee for 47th District

Jun 29, 2012

The new 47th Missouri House district, which includes part of Boone County, may finally have a Republican nominee. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Mitch Richards was nominated by the Republican committee last night. He is the fourth nominee in less than one month. Richards is treasurer of the group Keep Columbia Free, and serves on the Citizens Police Review Board.

Columbia residents rally against EEZ plans

Jun 19, 2012
J. Evan Arnold / KBIA

In what continues to be one of the most divisive issues in Columbia, a proposed Enhanced Enterprise Zone was the topic of more public discussion and a rally at last night’s Columbia City Council meeting. 

Columbia residents rallied last night to express frustrations over the Enhanced Enterprise Zone and what they believe to be a nonresponsive municipal government.

Columbia residents have publicly voiced their opposition to the measure that is designed to bring jobs to Columbia through a series of tax credits for businesses that set up within the zone’s boundaries.