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Working his way up the ranks

After work as jailer and deputy, Lt. Aaron Bollinger leads key department for sheriff

In his 17 years at the Cole County Sheriff’s Department, Lt. Aaron Bollinger has held just about every position in the department.

Historian urges whites, blacks to understand each other’s history

A fundamental difference in history may be the cause of so many perceived differences between races, according to one local historian and author.

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Dick Gregory to speak at LU Tuesday

Almost from the beginning, controversy has followed St. Louisan Dick Gregory, and been a part of his career.

Keynote speaker chosen for Vitae event

Michelle Malkin, author and syndicated columnist, will be the keynote speaker at the 23rd Annual Jefferson City Pro Life event March 5.

New schedule allows JCHS students more flexibility

In order to provide Jefferson City High School students the opportunity to enroll in more classes, a new 10-block schedule has been created and will be implemented in the fall.

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Crowds get up close and personal with raptors at Runge’s eagle event

A group of 200 children and parents collectively oohed and awed as they observed the scale and sound of two live eagles Saturday morning at the Runge Conservation Nature Center.

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How many votes will it take to win Jefferson City mayor's race?

With no primary and six candidates, next mayor could be elected without a majority

It’s the first year Jefferson City is not holding a primary election, and six candidates will face off on the April ballot, each hoping to become mayor. Those two factors could mean the election is decided by a small portion of voters.

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Smart cars, smart roads dominate transportation conference

Upcoming technology for driverless cars and smart roads dominated discussion at the recent 2015 Missouri Chamber Conference on Transportation.

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Kehoe, Miller push back against EPA water regulation proposals

What are ‘waters of Missouri?’

Two Mid-Missouri lawmakers want the state Legislature — not the federal government — to define who owns and controls water and the nearby land in the state.

Mo. lawmakers propose civics test as high school graduation requirement

If Missouri lawmakers approve, all Show-Me State students will have to pass a civics test in order to graduate from high school or get a GED, starting Jan. 1, 2016.

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Holts Summit givers grateful to receive

“Your foreclosure is canceled” is the best sentence Sandy Sneller has ever heard. She and her husband, Bob, read it in a recent letter from her mortgage company after dozens of friends, family, veterans organizations, businesses, civic groups and helpful strangers contributed a significant amount of money to fulfill their past-due obligations.

Lisa Buckles — January 2015 State Employee of the Month

A registered nurse worked beyond her role with the St. Louis Region Quality Enhancement office with the Department of Mental Health to fulfill two clients’ wishes to go to camp. Lisa Buckles has worked for more than 15 years serving in consumer health, safety and rights.

Local author releases WWI-era book

Readers will see the World War I era through the eyes of a newlywed couple separated by military service in Jeremy Amick’s latest book, “Soldierly Devotion.”

Jefferson City School Board schedules two meetings

The Jefferson City Board of Education on Monday is holding two public meetings — a special open session and a work session.

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JCHS hosts Winter Sports celebration

Jefferson City High School celebrated Winter Sports this past week with an assembly, basketball game and dance.

Holts Summit man killed in collision

A Holts Summit man was killed in a two-vehicle collision in Moniteau County Friday morning.

Technology woes lead to low compliance on Title IX training

An online system used to train employees from the four-campus University of Missouri system to address violations of a federal law that bans gender discrimination in education has been fraught with problems.

Teacher training in Missouri facing stronger scrutiny

College programs that train Missouri's future teachers are facing an unprecedented level of scrutiny as the state overhauls how educators are certified.

MU: Nurses with post-graduate training can improve health

Researchers from the University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia say nurses with post-graduate training can help improve the quality of health care.

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Admirers reflect on Churchill’s life during 50th anniversary of his death

British ambassador, Churchill descendants travel to Fulton for ceremony

Sounds from a trumpet resonated inside the Church of St. Mary the Virgin Aldermanbury Saturday as international and state leaders and community members silently reflected on the life of Sir Winston Churchill.