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5:22 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Columbia City Council Candidates Meet to Discuss Disability Issues

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  Candidates for the Columbia City Council and School Board met today to discuss disability issues at a Forum at city hall.

Multiple Mid-Missouri disability services agencies hosted the forum to get the candidates talking about accessibility in the city. Community members submitted questions online, and the candidates discussed a range of issues, from playground accessibility, to inclusive hiring processes and expansion of the para transit system.

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9:15 am
Thu April 4, 2013

School board election results for Southern Boone County School District

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Incumbents Barrett Glascock and Ellen Kesterson were reelected to the school board for the Southern Boone County District on Tuesday. Only two of the seven school board positions were up for election.

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5:43 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Columbia school board selects new member

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The Columbia Board of Education chose Darin Preis to fill its vacant seat at a meeting on Tuesday. The position opened up when former board member Paul Cushing took a job out of state.

Preis served on the board from 2005 to 2008 and is the executive director of Central Missouri Community Action. He says he is excited and honored to serve on the school board again and plans to get to work quickly.

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Global Journalist
6:18 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

A conversation with director Scott Thurman

There is nothing unusual about political fights over public school curricula and the content of textbooks. The textbooks can influence how people think about history and social issues, sometimes for decades or more. So, the battles take place around the United States,  and they take place around the world.

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PM Newscasts
6:20 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Newscast for September 6, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Local Democrats to watch Obama accept the nomination
  • Deaths in Jefferson County likely murder-suicide
  • Paul Cushing to step down from the Columbia school board
5:40 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Cushing to step down from school board

Paul Cushing is stepping down from the Columbia Board of Education.

Columbia Public Schools announced Thursday that one of its board members, Paul Cushing, is stepping down to take a job in Minnesota.

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9:32 am
Wed April 4, 2012

King, Cushing claim Columbia school board seats

Paul Cushing celebrated his victory at Flat Branch Pub and Brewing with friends and family. He picked up 21 percent of the vote, finishing second to Christine King, who led with 42 percent. Cushing said any of the candidates would have been worthy.

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6:21 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Columbia municipal elections

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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