8:45 pm
Sat February 15, 2014

Hundreds form human wall in support of Michael Sam

A group of students hold signs in support of MU football player Michael Sam, who recently came out as gay. The students were part of a counter-protest, in response to Westboro Baptist Church.
Rickelle Pimentel KBIA

Hundreds of Michael Sam supporters lined up along Stadium Boulevard with frozen fingers and toes on Saturday (Feb. 15). Some brought signs, some brought hand warmers, but one thing they all brought was a united front to stand up for Sam.

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Arts and Culture
12:17 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Clark Lane residents campaign for sidewalks on Halloween

Kate Shannon rallies on Oct 31. for sidewalks to be built on Clark Lane. She says pedestrians are in constant danger of being hit by cars without them.
Credit Sam Richmond / KBIA News

A group of Clark Lane residents spent their Halloween rallying on sidewalks near Woodland Springs holding signs asking for drivers to honk for sidewalks to be built on both sides of Clark Lane.

The residents said they disagree with City Council’s current plan to build asphalt extensions on Clark Road instead.

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8:41 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Columbia City Council authorizes the building of a natural gas fueling station

File photo KBIA

The Columbia City Council authorized a license agreement with a California-based fuel company to build and operate a compressed natural gas fueling station on City-owned property Tuesday night.

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Global Journalist
4:39 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

How the media covered mass protests in Brazil and Egypt

Supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi hold a large-scale rally at Tahrir Square in Cairo on July 8, 2013.
Credit Jun Yasukawa / Associated Press

There aren’t too many similarities between the mass street protests in Egypt and those in Brazil, aside from the fact that many large media outlets took sides in the disputes.

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8:03 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Akin repeatedly arrested at 1985 abortion protests

Andrew Yost KBIA

A newly published report says Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin was repeatedly arrested during anti-abortion protests in 1985.

Akin recently acknowledged being arrested once, about 25 years ago, but has declined to discuss additional details.

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6:25 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Occupy supporters gather outside City Hall

Occupy Columbia Protesters hold up signs in front of City Hall. They are trying to raise awareness about income inequalities and government corruption.
Robert Abel KBIA

Supporters of the Occupy Movement gathered outside of City Hall  to kick off what they are calling a state-wide Occupy event.

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5:35 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Rally against president's contraceptive mandate held at Mo. Capitol

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 5:28 pm

Around 200 people rallied at the Missouri Capitol today against President Obama’s mandate that employers provide coverage for contraceptive services.

Churches are exempt from the mandate, but religious non-profit organizations, such as schools and hospitals, are not.  John Gaydos is bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City.

“Religious freedom is not merely about our ability to attend church on Sunday," Gaydos said.  "It is impossible to exercise that religious freedom and at the same time compromise the faith that inspires us to action.”

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Global Journalist
6:30 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Hungary's constitution sparks controversy

Hungary’s Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, has been vilified this month from both inside and outside the borders.

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