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A new standard in learning for Missouri students

New K-12 standards include change to when state history is taught, addition of cursive writing

Now that the Missouri Learning Standards have been stripped from the Common Core label, they’ve been well received by the public even though they aren’t drastically different.

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Historic Preservation chairman eyeing MSP as key to Jefferson City history

Like losing the World War II veterans, losing connections to Jefferson City’s history is just as concerning, said Art Hernandez, chairman of the city’s Historic Preservation Commission.

Lincoln Faculty Senate seeks pay raises, course changes

Lincoln University’s Faculty Senate did more last Thursday than discuss disagreements with the provost’s office over proposed operations changes.

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Jefferson City woman wins Apple Festival logo contest

Jefferson City resident Shelby Patterson took first place in the 2016 Olde Tyme Apple Festival Logo Contest.

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BizBeat: New entertainment, event venue open on Industrial

Jefferson City has a new option for venues to host weddings, meetings and events in Windstone Entertainment.

BizBeat: Scene One preparing for new location

When Scene One crew members set up for the East High Street black-box theater’s production of “Talking Things Over with Chekhov” at May 12, it will be for the last time.

BizBeat: Five Below to open Friday

National chain Five Below is set to open its Jefferson City store Friday.

Press Box: Excited to start my next adventure

News Tribune sports reporter Brandon Foster says hello and goodbye

In this, my final column for the News Tribune, I’d like to say something that I probably should have said a long time ago.

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Former Tiger Bowers to host camp this summer at Helias

Basketball has taken Laurence Bowers around the world. It was his ticket to the University of Missouri, where he was a part of the winningest four-year class in Tigers history.

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Jays pick up wins against Camdenton, Sedalia S-C

After his team’s first game Saturday, Jefferson City coach Brian Ash lamented the Jays’s struggles with baserunning and situational hitting. In the second game, the Jays took a commanding lead with stellar baserunning and erased any doubt with situational hitting.

Missouri Democrats see scant progress on police oversight

Taped on the office door of Rep. Brandon Ellington, the chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus, is a cutout of the House public safety chairman's smiling face, topped with the words "This is what bigotry looks like!"

Law officers launch youth alcohol enforcement campaign

It’s no big secret: Spring time means high school proms and high school and college graduations.

Cole sheriff’s drugs takeback successful

Cole County Sheriff’s deputies collected about 16,500 pills and about 1.5 liters (about 3.17 cups) of liquid drugs Saturday in Taos.

March 2016 home sales statistics

March 2016 home sales statistics from the Jefferson City Area Board of REALTORS and Missouri REALTORS are as follows.

Falcons split pair of baseball games

The Blair Oaks baseball team split a pair of games Saturday, losing 4-3 to South Callaway before beating Wellsville 14-2.

Girls Soccer: Lady Jays tie in tournament

The Jefferson City Lady Jays finished in a tie at 1 with Lemont (Ill.) at the Tournament of Champions in Burlington, Iowa.

Prep Track: Jays, Lady Jays win

The Jefferson City Jays and Lady Jays captured team honors Saturday at the Midwest Team Challenge.

Prep Track: Helias sweeps titles

The Helias Crusaders and Lady Crusaders captured team honors Saturday at the Warrenton Invitational.

Prep Track: Blair Oaks at Invitational

The Blair Oaks Lady Falcons were second and the Falcons were third Friday at the Battle Invitational.

Be wary of itinerant contractors

Tips from Better Business Bureau

Good weather often brings out itinerant contractors offering to give homeowners a price break on work around their homes.

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