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Master Gardener plant sale slated for May 6

Published Apr. 30 2017

Can't wait to start gardening this season or need the perfect Mother's Day gift?

MDC discourages invasive ornamental pear tree

Published Apr. 30 2017

The Bradford pear: a tree that has decorated American yards for more than 60 years.

From the Stacks: Magic, drama mix in Haitian immigrant's story

Published Apr. 30 2017

In "American Street" by Ibi Zoboi, Fabiola's move from Haiti to the United States proves anything but easy.

Shelbyfest powers big tourism draw for city

Published Apr. 30 2017

Hundreds of Mustangs will roll into Jefferson City next weekend during the 11th edition of Shelbyfest.

For brunch, what could be easier than a versatile frittata?

Published Apr. 29 2017

Think of a frittata as a crust-less quiche, which is great since the crust is the hard part — the...

'13 Reasons' sparks criticism of teen suicide depiction

Published Apr. 28 2017

It's a scene as painful to watch as it is graphic: A 17-year-old girl climbs into a bathtub with a...

Facebook gearing up to fight political propaganda

Published Apr. 28 2017

Facebook is acknowledging governments or other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to influence political sentiment in ways...

Jefferson City Cantorum celebrates 50 years in song

Published Apr. 28 2017

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Jefferson City Cantorum's annual spring concert, "Come to the Music," will begin at 7 p.m....

Poll: Most teens have taken social media break

Published Apr. 27 2017

The common stereotype has teens glued to their phones 24-7.

Jefferson Muzzle 'awards' take aim at free-speech offenders

Published Apr. 27 2017

A Tennessee sheriff accused of deleting atheists' comments on a county Facebook page, a school chief who dismissed a teacher...

WWII combat cinematographer Norman Hatch dies at 96

Published Apr. 27 2017

Maj. Norman T. Hatch, a Marine combat cinematographer during World War II whose harrowing footage became the basis of an...

US students satisfied with life, but some foreigners happier

Published Apr. 27 2017

The good news: American high school students are generally satisfied with their lives.

Special Consensus to perform during Show-Me Music Up Close

Published Apr. 27 2017

The Show-Me Music Up Close bluegrass concert series will celebrate its one-year anniversary this Friday, as it hosts its last...

Bad beasts, good treats: Feral hog slaughterhouse takes off

Published Apr. 26 2017

In a region that takes food seriously, feral hogs are despised as destructive, but their rich, dark meat is winning...

JFK diary written in post-WWII Europe sells for $718,000

Published Apr. 26 2017

A diary kept by a young John F. Kennedy during his brief stint as a journalist after World War II...

Dining Wild: Missouri's little wine cup: purple poppy mallow

Published Apr. 26 2017

Our plant this month is purple poppy mallow, or winecup.

Boosting the workforce and economy: State Tech plays big role in state's economic development

Published Apr. 26 2017

Economic development leaders say Missouri needs more skilled workers helping manufacture goods within the state's borders.

Morels and Microbrews in Brick District Saturday

Published Apr. 26 2017

The fifth annual Morels and Microbrews Festival kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday, with a beer and wine tasting from...

Researchers find unique US Declaration of Independence copy

Published Apr. 25 2017

A unique copy of the U.S. Declaration of Independence has been discovered in an unexpected place — England.

Overcoming Opioids: The quest for less addictive drugs

Published Apr. 25 2017

This growing dependence on opioids has mushroomed into a national health crisis, ripping apart communities and straining police and health...

Trans fats ban linked with fewer heart attacks, strokes

Published Apr. 25 2017

Local bans on artery-clogging trans fats in restaurant foods led to fewer heart attacks and strokes in several New York...

Prostate cancer tests now OK with US panel, with caveats

Published Apr. 25 2017

An influential U.S. government advisory panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening in favor of letting men...

Germ in raw milk, poultry now tops food poisoning list

Published Apr. 25 2017

The U.S. government's latest report card on food poisoning suggests that a germ commonly linked to raw milk and poultry...