Barnes: No raises for legislators while state employee wages lag
State Rep. Jay Barnes has promised to introduce a resolution to block proposed raises for lawmakers and statewide elected officials, calling it "an insult" to state employees who've received only modest raises in recent years.
A growing number of Jefferson City families are able to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal through the efforts of the Elks Lodge in Jefferson City.
Despite improvements in several state revenue categories, funding for Missouri’s public schools likely will continue to remain constrained. And it’s doubtful lawmakers will fully fund the formula that divides money among Missouri’s more than 500 school districts, something that hasn’t happened since 2009.
A magnet for controversy
As she enters her last month as education commissioner, Chris Nicastro has become a magnet for controversy in Missouri’s education system. But, she said, every one of the contentious decisions made during her tenure was made in the best interest of Missouri’s children.
Redevelopment of the former Ameren power plant in Jefferson City’s Millbottom area is nearing completion, with its first retail tenant under contract, after several years in the works.
Members seeking input from ward residents
Members of the Jefferson City Council are trying to decide how best to handle an upcoming vacancy on the council, and some are hoping to hear from residents on what should be done.
Nobody is for certain how long it’s been taking place, but once again many Jefferson Citians got their sweet tooth’s satisfied thanks to the annual Heisinger Bluffs Cookie Sale.
Santa Claus and his reindeer, an elf and even Mrs. Claus rolled into the streets of Eldon Saturday during the city’s Home of the Holidays Community Christmas Celebration.
Community raises $4,000; Bob Evans initiative provides Thanksgiving meal prep
Stating family names, heartfelt messages and even “Batman” as contributors, the leaves symbolize a monetary donation given this fall to the national restaurant chain’s “BE Kind” initiative, Hunger Free Communities.
Registered nurse Edna Berry saved the Missouri Department of Corrections thousands of dollars, while also protecting coworkers from a potential infection.
Baskin-Robbins closed its ice cream shop on Missouri Boulevard last week to make way for a future combination Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins shop, said Terry Haverkamp, Baskin-Robbins Midwest regional director.
Red Tail Lounge will breathe new life into a very old home when it opens in Jefferson City at 623 E. High St. on Dec. 1.
Owner Marinell Walz announced she plans to close specialty stationery shop My Sentiments Exactly on Jefferson City's High Street Wednesday after 29 years in business.
Jefferson City’s only bed and breakfast, Cliff Manor Inn, will close for the season at the end of November and potentially re-open under new management in the spring.
Jefferson City inspected 44 food-service establishments during the month of October.
Don’t deck the halls until after Thanksgiving —that’s how most people feel when Christmas festivities become a topic of discussion around mid-November.
Boone County commissioners want the ability to impose standards on rental properties outside the Columbia city limits.
At 8 a.m. Monday, the Jefferson City Department of Public Works and contractor SAK Construction will continue sewer main rehabilitation.
Don’t start your Christmas shopping without looking through the Thanksgiving edition of the News Tribune. The biggest of the year will include inserts from up to 30 different advertisers and hundreds of dollars in savings.
Twenty-five Jefferson City firefighters spent part of their Friday morning training for trench rescue situations at the department’s Hyde Park Training Facility.