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12:00 am
Mon October 3, 2011

GOP Businessman Brunner Enters Mo. Senate Race

St. Louis businessman John Brunner entered Mo. Senate race Monday.
Brunner campaign

The Republican race to challenge Senator Claire McCaskill in 2012 is officially a three-way contest.

By Rachel Lippmann (St. Louis)

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12:00 am
Fri September 30, 2011

Moberly Requests Economic Development Project Funds

Lt. Governor Peter Kinder wants the Missouri Development Finance Board to review the way it approves financing for economic development projects. The  request comes in the wake of the Mamtek fiasco in Moberly.

By Marshall Griffin (Jefferson City, Mo.)

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12:00 am
Fri September 30, 2011

Derrick Washington’s Defense in Court Again

The defense attorney for former University of Missouri football player Derrick Washington was back in court again Friday for the second time in two weeks.

By Ryan Williams (Columbia, Mo.)

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12:00 am
Fri September 30, 2011

Columbia to Assess Proposal of Transit System

A transit task force is preparing to meet next week to discuss restructuring Columbia’s bus system.

By Alexandra Olgin (Columbia, Mo.)

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12:00 am
Thu September 29, 2011

Nixon Wants Special Session to End

Missouri governor Jay Nixon reiterated his push Thursday for lawmakers to wrap up their more than three week Special session that’s cost tax payers more than $100,000 dollars.

by Elana Gordon (Kansas City, Mo.)

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12:00 am
Thu September 29, 2011

Postal Workers Rally in Columbia in Support of U.S. House Legislation

Postal workers rally outside of Blaine Luetkemeyer's office on Tuesday, September 27 to voice their opinions about the challenges facing the United States Postal Service.
Ryan Schmidt KBIA

Postal workers staged a rally outside U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer’s office Tuesday in Columbia, in an attempt to gain support for legislation making its way through the U.S. House.

By Ryan Schmidt (Columbia, Mo.)

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12:00 am
Thu September 29, 2011

Missouri House and Senate Debate Tax Credit Bill

The full Missouri House will reconvene next week and take up their version of the wide-ranging tax credit bill.

by Marshall Griffin (Jefferson City, Mo.)

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12:00 am
Wed September 28, 2011

Columbia Holds First “Neighborhood Congress”

Sherry Lantz , a member of The Comprehensive Planning Task Force, present their groups main ideas for community development during the Neighborhood Congress on Sept. 27, 2011.
Emily Kaiser

Access to transportation, population growth, and rental housing are key topics of discussion that Columbia neighborhood associations are making efforts to address.

By Emily Kaiser (Columbia, Mo.)

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12:00 am
Wed September 28, 2011

Multi-Million Dollar Courthouse Opens

The ribbon was cut Tuesday on a $68 million federal courthouse in Jefferson City, named for former Missouri Governor and U.S. Senator Kit Bond.

By Marshall Griffin (Jefferson City, Mo.)

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12:00 am
Tue September 27, 2011

Columbia Reapportionment Plans Set Back

At its meeting Monday night, Columbia City Council members discussed how to re-approach the redistricting matter after the city staff pulled one of the reapportionment committee’s two final recommendations. City staff says Trial D is not contiguous due to complications with its border along the MKT Trail.

By Elizabeth Miller (Columbia, Mo.)

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12:00 am
Tue September 27, 2011

Ed Robb, 1942-2011

In the wake of Former Presiding Commissioner Ed Robb’s death on Saturday, Boone County Commissioners Skip Elkin and Karen Miller will rotate on a weekly basis to fill the void he left.

By Matt Norris (Columbia, Mo.)

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12:00 am
Fri September 23, 2011

Deaton Refuses Big 12 Realignment Details

University of Missouri (MU) Chancellor Brady Deaton held a press conference Thursday to address growing concerns about the stability of the Big 12 Conference.�

By Eric Staszczak (Columbia, Mo.)

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12:00 am
Thu September 22, 2011

Columbia Police Officer Terminated Over Incident in Holding Cell

Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton has announced the termination of a Columbia police officer, following an incident in a holding cell. By Rehman Tungekar.

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12:00 am
Wed September 21, 2011

Columbia Police Department Addresses Racial Profiling Issues

Police Chief Ken Burton listens as a Columbia resident voices her concerns about his department Tuesday night at a meeting on policing racial profiling.
Chris McDaniels

In Columbia, African Americans made up 20 percent of the traffic stops conducted by police, yet they make up only 10 percent of the population.  What’s more, Columbia police officers are three times more likely to try to search the car of a black driver than a white driver.

By Chris McDaniel (Columbia, Mo.)

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12:00 am
Wed September 21, 2011

Columbia Police Officer Fired after Incident

A Columbia police officer was terminated from employment Wednesday following an incident in one of the department’s holding cells.

By Rehman Tungekar (Columbia, Mo.)

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12:00 am
Wed September 21, 2011

State Auditor Releases Two Audits

State Auditor Tom Schweich has released two audits Wednesday – one dealing with the merger of the Missouri State Water Patrol with the Highway Patrol, and the other with the now-defunct Tour of Missouri bicycle race.�

By Marshall Griffin (Jefferson City, Mo.)

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12:00 am
Wed September 21, 2011

Columbia Police Officer Fired after Incident

A Columbia police officer was terminated from employment Wednesday following an incident in one of the department’s holding cells.

By Rehman Tungekar (Columbia, Mo.)

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12:00 am
Tue September 20, 2011

Columbia City Council’s New Budget Draws People and Opinions

A crowded room of people attended Columbia's city council meeting on Monday, September 19, 2011 to voice opinions about items in the fiscal 2012 budget passed by council members later that night.
Camille Phillips KBIA

Columbia’s city council has passed the city’s annual budget for fiscal year 2012. KBIA’s Camille Phillips has this story on the impact.

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12:00 am
Mon September 12, 2011

Week Two of Special Legislative Session Begins

Members of the Missouri Senate have returned to Jefferson City to begin week two of the special legislative session.�

By Marshall Griffin (Jefferson City, Mo.)

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12:00 am
Fri September 9, 2011

Nixon Decides Not to Renew Mo Cuts

Governor Nixon has announced some cuts to the University of Missouri System won’t be renewed next year.

By Adam Smith (Columbia, Mo.)

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12:00 am
Fri September 9, 2011

State Committee Votes to Push Back Primaries

The Missouri House Elections Committee passed a bill Thursday that will push back the presidential primary elections.

By Ashley Massow (Jefferson City, Mo.)

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7:18 am
Tue April 12, 2011

Columbia's New City Councilmembers Take Their Seats

Councilmember Helen Anthony is sworn into office of Monday April 10th, 2011. She will represent the Fifth Ward in Columbia.
Melanie Gibson KBIA

Helen Anthony and Fred Schmidt were sworn into office at a special city council meeting Monday.

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5:45 am
Tue April 5, 2011

Mid-Missouri Heads to the Polls

Polls are open this election day, until 7 this evening.
Kyle Stokes KBIA

It’s Election Day in mid-Missouri. Polling stations throughout Boone County and Cole County opened at 6 this morning, and remain open until 7 tonight.

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12:00 am
Mon October 11, 2010

Boone County Drug Court Serves As Mentor Court

 

Over the past 12 years more than 650 people graduated from the Boone County Drug Court. Drug court graduates and county drug court officials talk about the process.

By Rachel Levin (Columbia, MO)

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