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Your Opinion: Urge Congress to take action on climate change

The significance of Pope Francis’ humble plea for Congress to simply have a conversation will likely become obvious soon.

Our Opinion: State faces penalty for diverting tobacco money

If Missouri forfeits $50 million in tobacco settlement money, state officials will have no one to blame but themselves.

Kander warns Missouri businesses about deceptive mailer

Missouri's secretary of state is warning business owners about a deceptive mailer that indicates they have a potential compliance violation.

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Yanis Coffee Zone named Small Business of the Year

'Hala, hala'

The 12-year anniversary of Taisir and Christina Yanis’ downtown Jefferson City coffee shop may have been the best one yet.

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‘SchmoozaPalooza’ boosts businesses, networking

Where can you earn $100, get a massage, grab lunch and dessert, and touch up your lipstick? Wednesday’s “SchmoozaPalooza” Business Showcase hosted by the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce at Capitol Plaza Hotel.

Refineries blamed for jump in gas prices

Motorists may be doing a double take at the pump this week as gasoline prices in the Midwest begin to spike as refiners shut down for maintenance or unplanned repairs, crimping gasoline supply.

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Capital campaign underway to complete monastery renovations

Contemplative revelry always came to the former Carmelite Monastery in Jefferson City on Oct. 1, the Feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. This year, construction workers spent the feast day preparing to transform the venerable place into a priest’s residence and adoration chapel for Cathedral of St. Joseph parish.

Missouri Bar Honors sisters

Jefferson City’s Millie Aulbur, director of citizenship education for the Missouri Bar, was honored along with her sister as Outstanding Graduates of Missouri’s Public Schools for 2015.

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Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival goers can expect new routes

An anticipated 25,000-50,000 will travel to the small Missouri town of Hartsburg with a population of 105 for its annual pumpkin festival this weekend.

Local diabetic woman raising funds for service dog

Hounded by disease

A Centertown woman is on a mission to purchase her key to a healthier life — a service dog.

Goodell, owners expect future vote on L.A. relocation

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expects owners will vote on franchise relocation to Los Angeles.

Rams enjoy breakout game from rookie running back Gurley

The Rams have been trying to get their run game going and have been waiting to see what first-round pick Todd Gurley can do.

Puig says he’s on Dodgers’ playoff roster for NLDS

Yasiel Puig says he was told he’s on the playoff roster for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who haven’t revealed their 25-man squad for the upcoming NL Division Series.

Carpenter’s career-high 28 homers boost Cardinals offense

Matt Carpenter really muscled up this season. The St. Louis Cardinals leadoff man hit 28 homers, more than his first three major league seasons combined.

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Royals, Astros have much in common as they begin ALDS

When the Houston Astros had recorded the final out in Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night, they flooded onto the field in a wild celebration, all their years of losing finally a memory.

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Monsanto to eliminate 2,600 jobs, posts 4Q loss

Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it will eliminate 2,600 jobs as part of a cost-saving plan designed to deal with falling sales of its biotech seeds and herbicides, which pushed its quarterly losses deeper into the red.

Vienna defeats Bourbon in district tourney matchup

Third-seeded Vienna defeated Bourbon 22-1 on Wednesday in Class 2 District 5 tournament play.

Blues sign Scott Gomez to 1-year contract

The St. Louis Blues signed forward Scott Gomez to a one-year contract Wednesday.

St. Louis' mayor seeks to expedite adding 80 new officers

St. Louis' mayor says he's looking to add 80 new police officers in the city as soon as possible to address concerns about St. Louis' rising number of homicides.

St. Joseph’s cross country wins titles

The St. Joseph Cathedral boys and girls teams both took first place in a PAL cross country meet hosted by St. Martins on Tuesday at Binder Park.


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