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Your Opinion: Reply on discrimination

Mr. Horstmann regales us again with his wisdom on May 15 complaining that the poor Christians are being vilified and discriminated against because the LGBT community will deny the Christians of their constitutional rights.

Our Opinion: United Way volunteers meet goal behind scenes

The United Way of Central Missouri is most visible in the community during the fall months when it conducts its annual fundraising campaign.

Chronic offenders seek early release

Missuri Supreme Court hears 2 cases on same issue

Lawyers for two prison inmates told the Missouri Supreme Court this week their clients should be released from prison now that they successfully completed a state-run one-year treatment program — even though a different law says they must stay in prison at least two years.

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Parts of Lincoln University graduation speech plagiarized

Several inspirational ideas, words in 20-minute speech lacked attribution

Lincoln University’s 2015 commencement speaker appears to have used the wit and wisdom of others — without using attribution.

Eight parts of speech were said previously

The News Tribune found eight parts of Patricia Russell-McCloud’s Lincoln University commencement speech that appear to originate elsewhere.

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Ukrainian pastor to tell story at two area churches

The pastor of a Ukrainian church burned by Russian separatists is spending a week in Jefferson City and the summer in the United States.

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Proposed Jefftran fare increase advances

Open house set for today

A proposed fare increase for Jefferson City’s transit system is moving forward, with the City Council expected to consider it next month.

Man gets 7 years for 2013 shooting

A Columbia man has been sentenced to seven years for his role in a 2013 Jefferson City shooting.

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Advisory: Use U.S. 50 during westbound I-70 work

MoDOT has issued a travel warning for motorists heading westbound on I-70 in western Missouri over the Memorial Day weekend.

New Bloomfield school board updated on bond projects

The New Bloomfield R-3 School Board approved an architectural contract with Porter, Berendzen & Associate at its meeting Thursday.

Credit agency settlement nets $150K for state

Missouri will receive more than $150,000 in a settlement agreement with the three major credit reporting agencies.

Abuse charge against St. Louis man dropped

Due to issues with witnesses and/or victims not willing to testify, an abuse case against a St. Louis man has been dismissed.

Helias girls fall in district soccer title game

CAMDENTON — It was one of those prototypical “They won everywhere but on the scoreboard” games.

Jamestown beats St. E for district baseball title

Jamestown’s goal of winning the district tournament is now complete, but Eagles’ coach Jordan Hoecker isn’t ready to celebrate his team’s successful season just yet.

Secretary of State candidate files voter ID measure

A Republican candidate for Missouri secretary of state on Thursday filed an initiative petition that would allow the Legislature to require voters to present photo identification at the polls.

Fatima baseball blanks Dixon for title

WESTPHALIA — A big first inning helped the Fatima Comets capture a 5-0 win against the Dixon Bulldogs in Thursday night’s championship game of the Class 3 District 9 Tournament.

Ferguson suffers budget fallout from Michael Brown shooting

Ferguson city leaders project a $2.5 million budget shortfall during the current fiscal year and a similar shortage in fiscal 2016, largely due to the unrest and fallout after the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, the town’s mayor said Thursday.

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Permanent Brown plaque installed in Ferguson

A plaque and metallic likeness of a dove have been installed in Michael Brown’s memory near the spot where the unarmed, black 18-year-old was shot and killed last summer by a white Ferguson police officer.

Environmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill

The latest oil spill on the Santa Barbara coast is just a drop in the bucket compared with the area’s catastrophic blowout in 1969, but it has become a new rallying point for environmentalists in their battle against drilling and fossil fuels.

Prep Baseball: Area teams at districts

Here are results for area high school baseball teams competing in district tournaments.

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