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    Your View: Roller Rink Accused of Discrimination "Newsworthy"

    Your View: Roller Rink Accused of Discrimination "Newsworthy"

    Posted 5:34 PM 4/11/2014 by Hailee Hopkins, William Joy and Samantha Granes Bezic, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - In late March, KOMU 8 News reported on a discrimination complaint filed against 'Empire Roller Rink' by an MU student.

    Some viewers thought the report was prejudiced and not newsworthy. We took a look at why KOMU 8 News decided to cover the story.

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    YOUR VIEW: Bus Driver Assault Fair and Newsworthy

    Posted 11:37 AM 4/2/2014 by Lexi Spivak and Eric Hilt, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - In March, KOMU 8 News reported a bus driver who was seen on surveillance footage hitting a child across the face with his bus route list.  Columbia Police arrested Robert Harris Braid, 55, on third-degree assault charges.  He was later released with a summons to (More)

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    Your View: Car Accident Picture on Website

    Posted 7:11 PM 3/21/2014 by Nathalie Granda and Maddy Glab, KOMU 8 News Reporters

    COLUMBIA - Earlier this month, KOMU 8 News reported on a car found in a creek that ultimately revealed the death 31-year-old John Clardy and 2-year-old Caeden Clardy. 

    John Clardy was reported to be missing with his son. The Missouri State Highway said the car traveled off the south (More)

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    YOUR VIEW: Breed Specific Questions

    Posted 2:27 PM 3/21/2014 by Courtney Doll and Taeler DeHaes, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - Earlier this month, KOMU 8 News reported on a bill about specific breeds of dogs.

    The bill being debated in the Missouri House would prevent cities from making laws discriminating against certain breeds of dogs. 

    The KOMU 8 social media team posed a question to (More)

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    YOUR VIEW: Weather Predictions for Storms

    YOUR VIEW: Weather Predictions for Storms

    Posted 7:22 PM 3/14/2014 by Devon Fasbinder, India Everett and Tine Rock, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - KOMU 8 weathercasters and meteorologists predicted a significant storm to hit mid-Missouri over the first weekend of March.

    As the weekend came to a close and the snow and ice accumulation didn't measure up to what the weather models indicated, some viewers reached out to us on (More)

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    YOUR VIEW: Different Newcast Headline Music

    Posted 5:29 PM 3/5/2014 by Nick Chabarria and Crystall Cho, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - In February, KOMU 8 News reported the abduction and death of a 10-year-old Springfield girl.

    Springfield police said Hailey Owens was snatched off the street blocks from her home by a middle school football coach Craig Wood as several neighbors unsuccessfully attempted to rescue (More)

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    YOUR VIEW: Covering Michael Sam's Coming Out

    Posted 8:23 PM 2/20/2014 by Hayley Buck and Taylor Barth, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - When former University of Missouri football player Michael Sam released a statement announcing that he was gay, the news made national headlines.

    KOMU 8 News chose to cover the announcement extensively, and the story led several newscasts. Coverage continued online and on-air as (More)

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    YOUR VIEW: Lack of Alcohol Enforcement

    Posted 5:32 PM 2/12/2014

    COLUMBIA- On January 30, KOMU reported about how certain budget cuts in Missouri could affect the state's public school system. We reported that budget cuts to Missouri's Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC)have left the state with almost no alcohol enforcement and lost revenue for its public (More)

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    Your View: Showing License Plates of Speeding Drivers

    Posted 7:27 PM 12/13/2013 by Jamie Ries & Ruohan Xu, KOMU 8 News Reporters

    COLUMBIA - Komu 8's Jim Riek's story about where drivers speed in Columbia caused quite a stir on our website. Some people complained about the newsworthiness of the story, others about the use of license plates.

    Columbia resident, Charles Willard, wrote to KOMU 8 in an email. He (More)

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    YOUR VIEW: How Fashion Affects the News

    Posted 7:20 PM 12/13/2013 by Lauren Bale and Michelle Clemens, KOMU 8 News Reporters

    COLUMBIA - Fashion has certainly changed over the years, and the wardrobe of news anchors and reporters is no exception. Some viewers say clothing and jewelry can be distracting and anchors should stick to wearing something more traditional.

    Laura Leach, a KOMU 8 viewer, wrote the station (More)

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Good journalism is about being accountable. It's bringing you the truth, covering both sides of a story, being accurate and making corrections if needed. As a news organization that teaches journalism, we hold ourselves to the highest standard and welcome your feedback. If you have questions or comments about KOMU 8's news coverage, we want to hear from you.

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