wanda brown Eliot Battle, a long-time Columbia educator and leader in desegregation, has died By Ryan Famuliner & Janet Saidi • Jun 12, 2013 MU Cooperative Media Group A little more than a week after celebrating with his family and community the opening of Columbia's Battle High, long-time Columbia educator Eliot Battle, has died. Columbia Public Schools spokesperson Michelle Baumstark says Battle died last night, Tuesday, June 11th, from injuries sustained after a car crash Friday. Battle had been hospitalized following the accident. Mo. House passes another gun rights bill By Marshall Griffin • Apr 30, 2013 ~Steve Z~ / flickr The Missouri House has passed yet another bill that would expand the rights of gun owners and reduce the role of the state Department of Revenue. Mo. House Committee Considers Bill To Revoke Public Assistance To Some Immigrants By Marshall Griffin • Apr 15, 2013 Legislation that would repeal public assistance for some immigrants is being considered by a Missouri House committee. Columbia's Battle honored in documentary MU Cooperative Media Group MU Extension will premiere a documentary about the life of Eliot Battle, a long time educator and counselor for Columbia Public Schools. Macon high schooler leads thousands By Ryan Famuliner • Dec 26, 2011 Elizabeth Trovall / KBIA This week: The latest on the CPS redistricting process. Plus we’ll introduce you to a high schooler in Macon who has already started ‘climbing the ladder.’ CPS redistricting hearings bring out numerous concerns Columbia’s Secondary Enrollment Planning Committee recently completed a series of eight public forums where Columbia residents could gather and share opinions about the redistricting of Columbia Public Schools.