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Winter thaw triggers sap run in maple country

A winter thaw in the Northeast has triggered sap to flow in maple trees, launching an early start to the syrup season for some producers in parts of New England who have already decided to tap their trees.

Your Opinion: Another government make-work scheme

The annual deadline for purchasing Obamacare approved insurance will have passed by the time this is printed. Remember the promises about not raising taxes on the middle class?

Your Opinion: Why landowners oppose Rock Island trail

So why is the majority of the landowners against the Rock Island trail?

Your Opinion: Senator joins witch hunt, micromanagement of MU

I voted for Mike Kehoe in 2010. I believed that he had a resume that simply demanded respect and could bring a voice of reason to that dysfunctional mess called the Missouri Senate.

Your Opinion: In appreciation of motherhood

To continue the Sunday discussion of motherhood, also characterized, “pregnancy takes a terrible toll on the female body.”

After suicide attempt, Missouri lawmaker speaks out

Missouri state Rep. Genise Montecillo said nothing publicly for more than six months about the June day she tried to kill herself.

Our Opinion: Expedite bill to intercept Rx drug abuse

News Tribune editorial

Prescription drug abuse has become a scourge in Missouri, and a statewide monitoring program is needed to address addiction and overdoses.

Perspective: Why I oppose a dragnet prescription monitoring program

The Supreme Court has called the right to privacy both a “fundamental human right” and “the right most valued by civilized men.” It finds support in the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.

State employee pay top priority for Jefferson City lobbyist

City outlines priorities for legislative session

Jefferson City Administrator Steve Crowell said officials met with the city’s lobbyist, former Mayor Tom Rackers, at the end of January to go over the legislative priorities of the city.

Gun ban proposed for domestic abusers in Missouri

While there's consensus in some other Republican-dominated states to ramp-up laws to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers, a Missouri proposal to do that appears to have little chance in the GOP Legislature.

Missouri Legislature eyes expanding Conservation Commission

Proposed constitutional amendment would add 2 members

Missouri voters could be asked this fall to expand the Missouri Conservation Commission from four members to six.

JCPS principal demoted, transferred

Reasons for Belair principal change unclear

A Jefferson City Public School principal has been demoted and transferred to a different elementary school for reasons district officials would not comment on Friday.

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Three legislative bills address dyslexia disorder

Some dyslexic students read entire sentences backward, invert words while reading or writing, and mix up letters and numbers. The most common characteristic, though, is difficulty breaking down the letters of written words into distinct sounds.

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VFW praises Blunt’s support for veterans

Missouri’s Veterans of Foreign Wars gave U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, their 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Saturday.

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State Fair Director Mark Wolfe stays busy year-round

When he was in college, Mark Wolfe didn’t think sales would be for him, so he went into the agriculture business.

Richard: Speaker better than pro tem

State Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard is the first Missourian in 194 years of statehood to serve as the top official in both the House and Senate.

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BizBeat: ValetLuxe offers luxury limo experience

If you’re looking to arrive in style, ValetLuxe is on its way — already here, actually.

BizBeat: Roofing business cleans up after Mother Nature

Mitch Wideman is putting his 15 years of experience in roofing to use in his own Mid-Missouri business.

BizBeat: Jamey’s Club under new ownership

Jamey’s Club, at 900 W. McCarty St. in Jefferson City, is under new ownership as of Dec. 1, 2015.

Building permits issued in January 2016

In Jefferson City

Jefferson City issued 37 building permits during January 2016, as follows.

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