• Myanmar refugees come to Columbia

    Posted on December 8, 2011 by in Student Work

    by Brook duBois and Hannah Myrick Dim Sion Kim, 2, lies next to her father on the floor of their apartment on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010 in Columbia, Mo. Kim has begun reading some children’s books in English, but still speaks what little she can with her parents in Burmese. Columbia Seeing Rise in Number […]

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  • Google sparks interest in Columbia

    Posted on December 7, 2011 by in Student Work

    by Jun Ma, Stevie Mathieu, and Nicole Thompson Modenia Burk, an information system team supervisor at Boone Hospital, explains how the hospital’s computer records are stored in the data room of the building’s basement in Columbia, Mo., March 4, 2010. The equipment behind her allows medical professionals to access records from remote locations. | JUN […]

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  • Subsidy cuts could affect families

    Posted on May 24, 2010 by in Student Work

    by Taein Park and Stacey Schutzman A proposed budget cut of 13.5 million dollars for childcare subsidies would reduce the number of children eligible for the program by up to 9 percent. KBIA’s Stacey Schutzman reports. Photos by Taein Park Proposed funding cuts will impact families and federal funding By Stacey Schutzman Every state in […]

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  • FEMA studies Missouri quake risk

    Posted on May 24, 2010 by in Student Work

    by Nich Gerhardt and Matthew Hibbard Haiti’s seven point zero magnitude earthquake reduced rows of homes and businesses into piles of concrete and so far has claimed two hundred thousand lives and counting. Cue the New Madrid fault line, one of the most volatile seismic zones in the united states. The state of Missouri, home to […]

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  • Google sparks interest in Columbia

    Posted on May 18, 2010 by in Student Work

    by Jun Ma, Stevie Mathieu, and Nicole Thompson Interest from Google Sparks Internet Progress in Columbia Boone Hospital representatives say they always try to stay on the cutting edge of technology, so Google’s plan to provide ultra high-speed fiber-optic Internet in select communities has them buzzing. And they’re not the only ones. Ultra-fast Internet “Would […]

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  • Endowed chairs tricky in tight times

    Posted on May 18, 2010 by in Student Work

    Establishing endowed chairs tricky in tight times By Eva Dou and Jessica Fly You’ve heard of the gift that keeps on giving. MU’s College of Engineering may have received the gift that keeps on taking. Alumnus Glen Barton and the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association gave a $1.1 million donation last November to establish an endowed […]

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  • Myanmar refugees come to Columbia

    Posted on May 18, 2010 by in Student Work

    by Brook duBois and Hannah Myrick Columbia Seeing Rise in Number of Myanmar Refugees Seated on the floor beneath a ceiling full of brightly colored balloons Vang Lon Cing faced a mountainous pile of baby gifts on Saturday, Feb. 13, in Columbia, Mo. The expectant mother chatted with those around her, sometimes in the Myanmar […]

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  • Ballroom dancing may count in school

    Posted on May 18, 2010 by in Student Work

    by Derrick Ho and Stevie Mathieu State lawmakers are working to pass a bill that could make children across the state feel like they’re on “Dancing With the Stars.” KOMU reporter Stevie Mathieu has more on how ballroom dancing might be an alternative to basketball or soccer in Missouri’s public schools.

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  • Steering drivers in a new direction

    Posted on May 18, 2010 by in Student Work

    by Stacey Schutzman and Denisha Thomas Parking experiment steers drivers in new direction COLUMBIA – When Columbia’s City Council approved a plan to implement back-in angle parking near the Boone County Courthouse, it put into place a parking setup that GetAboutColumbia hoped would make the city safer for bicyclists. Nine months into the pilot project, […]

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  • Data challenges Columbia safety plan

    Posted on May 18, 2010 by in Student Work

    by Ileana Llorens and Nicole Thompson Downtown Makes Up Small Portion of Columbia Assault Arrests Since 2009, the Columbia Police Department has implemented a special downtown unit, politicians have run their campaigns on increasing downtown safety and both politicians and residents have advocated for surveillance cameras downtown. These actions have led some Columbia residents to believe downtown […]

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