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Water line work to close streets Thursday in JC

Missouri American Water Company will be conducting repair work at the intersection of Jefferson and Dunklin Streets, Thursday.

Lawmakers, state officials to receive pay raises

Lawmakers and statewide elected officials will be getting a pay raise, after two senators launched a mini-filibuster blocking the resolution that would have blocked the raises.

Your Opinion: Move forward, together, on Rock Island Trail

I recently attended the Rock Island corridor meeting, which Representative Tom Hurst hosted at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Westphalia.

Your Opinion: Prosperous community does not need grants

I am submitting this letter to an issue which I feel is very pertinent in part to the financial woes and rapidly growing debt waste problems that this country is due to and how it continues to pile up.

Your Opinion: Abortion indicates loss of moral compass

I have read Sue Gibson’s very lengthy letter in the Jan. 22 Opinion page. So “two brave feminists demonstrated on Sunday” at St. Peter’s Church “in celebration of Roe v. Wade.”

Our Opinion: Time to ground excessive state flights

When verbal barbs are flying, keeping your head down is advisable.

Lafayette Street to Be Closed on Thursday

Contractors working for MoDOT will close a section of Lafayette Street in Jefferson City on Thursday.

Man arrested after standoff with Jefferson City police

One man is in custody following a standoff with Jefferson City police overnight that lasted for about 90 minutes outside an apartment complex.

Missouri Attorney General endorses body cameras for police

Missouri's attorney general says police should wear body cameras more frequently but that the public and media shouldn't have unfettered access to the recordings.

Board examines Jefferson City Public Schools strategic goals

3 primary problems surface in strategic planning focus groups

The Jefferson City Board of Education learned more about the status of the district’s strategic planning efforts at a work session Monday.

JC Parks-Rec approves facility cost-share proposals

The Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission has approved two proposals to cost-share work for the planned multipurpose building with Lincoln University.

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Osage County commissioners seek Dixon ouster

The Osage County Commission wants Sheriff Michael Dixon out of office after the state Public Safety department on Monday revoked his license to be a law officer.

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Jays prevail in battle of Indiana commits

With a future Indiana Hoosier on each team effectively canceling each other out, it was going to be up to the remaining eight players to decide who would win Tuesday’s basketball game between Jefferson City and Waynesville.

Kander proposes expanding privacy rights for human trafficking victims

Victims of human trafficking may soon be able to qualify for heightened privacy, thanks to legislation supported by both parties in the House and Senate, as well as the secretary of state.

Town hall meetings scheduled for Rock Island Trail proposal

Sessions on tap today in Eldon, Meta

Four town hall meetings are set this week for Missouri landowners whose properties are affected by the potential conversion of the Rock Island Line Railroad into a recreational trail spanning the state.

Rural prosecutors oppose bills to restructure offices

State Sen. Bob Dixon wants to give counties the option of joining together and sharing one full-time prosecutor rather than having part-time prosecutors with private law practices.

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Spence works to help Ferguson recovery

A St. Louis County businessman who was the Republican nominee in a losing 2012 campaign for Missouri governor is quietly working to influence the economic recovery in Ferguson.

Field takes two in Helias win

Mason Field took the long road, then the short road, to the same result Tuesday night for the Helias Crusaders.

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Coach, teammates stand up for Clark

Wes Clark had a solid statline against Arkansas on Saturday. He scored eight points, four of which came unanswered in a crucial second-half stretch. He had six assists and five rebounds, and his team can live with his two turnovers against a heavy-pressing Razorbacks defense.

Royals, Dyson avoid arbitration

The Royals and outfielder Jarrod Dyson have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract for $1,225,000.

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