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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.

Missouri lawmaker says colleague's move was political

A Missouri lawmaker says he's pleased that a colleague dropped a restraining order against him, but says the man was trying to hurt his reputation.

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Follow Route 36 for a cross-state Valentine’s vacation

Weekend trip just for two or for the whole family

With President’s Day on Feb. 15, Valentine’s Day falls in the middle of a four-day weekend for many.

Hy-Vee becomes more environmentally responsible

Jefferson City store also opens Quick Care clinic

Hy-Vee Inc. announced in a recent news release that 100 percent of its fresh and private label frozen seafood now comes from responsible sources.

Caring for tropical plants in winter, spring

If you kept your indoor plants outside so they could enjoy our tropical summer or just keep them inside year-round, most of them are going to need some serious attention by now.

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From the Stacks: Cosmic powers clash in ‘Leviathan Wakes’

Mankind has moved beyond Earth, colonizing Mars and the asteroid belt.

Be cautious about college scholarship search services

By now, many high school seniors have finished their college applications and are waiting for results. It’s time to start thinking about how a family or individual is going to pay for it.

4 treated for accident injuries

Four Mid-Missourians were treated for injuries they received in two separate traffic accidents Friday and early Saturday.

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Russellville Middle School current events class produces weekly videos

Learning on camera

“Indian Report” deadline day means studio silence when the iPad video camera is recording student-prepared segments in front of the green screen.