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Two local runners making emotional run in Boston Marathon

Two Jefferson City runners will test their grit, strength and determination this morning in the 118th Boston Marathon.

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A humanitarian undertaking

The state militia — commonly referred to as the National Guard — not only augments the nation’s armed forces when mobilized by the president, but also responds to local emergencies under the authority of the state’s governor.

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At the roots of his music

With his knack for turning old trash into musical treasure, Travis Naughton is having way too much fun for a man who’s trying to sing the blues.

100 Man Luncheon looking for volunteers

Wanted: a few good father figures to spend time over lunch Tuesday with youngsters from Central Missouri Community Action’s (CMCA) Head Start program.

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Capital City Players put on ‘Lend Me a Tenor’

The fast-paced comedy by Ken Ludwig “Lend Me a Tenor” is a show that Capital City Players believe will snap audiences out of the winter blues.

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School, theater team up for ‘Tom Sawyer’

Lighthouse Preparatory Academy and Stained Glass Theatre are partnering to produce the musical “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”

Missouri business tax break has wide reach

Legislation awaiting a likely veto by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon would create a new tax break for the owners of local diners and downtown antique stores.

King Kat makes stop in Jefferson City

A total of 27 teams took part in the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail stop that took place Saturday on the Missouri River.

Program on human trafficking slated

Missouri River Regional Library and Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition will present a program on human trafficking at 7 p.m. May 8 at the library.

Pre-registration deadline for race nears

The pre-registration deadline for the Save A Baby 5K Walk/Run in Jefferson City is Wednesday.

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Lodge construction advances at Lake

Dozens of jobs created by development at Kinderhook

With a grand opening date in early 2015, The Lodge at Old Kinderhook construction has progressed significantly since breaking ground late last year.

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MU freshman pioneers art-lettering business

A freshman at MU majoring in journalism, Karen Spears, 18, owns an art business she calls The Korean Pears, making colorful, abstract paintings built around hand-lettered sayings or quotes.

Missouri Republicans outline new gun proposal

Missouri Republicans are considering a new approach to prevent federal agents from enforcing laws the state considers to be infringements on gun rights — barring them from future careers in state law enforcement agencies.

Missouri mulls state funds to districts for preschool

Missouri lawmakers are moving to put more of the state's money where their mouths are in supporting preschool and early childhood programs.

Missouri Senate readies for transportation tax debate

Bills should come up in next couple of weeks

After taking testimony on both bills Wednesday morning, a Missouri Senate panel last Thursday recommended the full Senate pass two proposed constitutional amendments to pay for transportation improvements around the state.

Ride the Bus event seeks to put transit back in spotlight

‘Time to move forward on public transit’

It’s been a year since Citizens for JeffTran requested a transit panel to make suggestions to the Jefferson City Council, and the group's preparing to revise the idea.

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Father, son receive Honorary Trooper awards

Men’s lifesaving efforts for two civilians involved in winter vehicle crash honored

On Jan. 1, Richard Miller's and his son Ian’s natural instincts to respond to a single-vehicle crash saved the lives of two of the car’s occupants.

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Jefferson City’s first color run a success

The bass beat was thumping through downtown Jefferson City as thousands of walkers and runners of all ages were jumping and waving their hands under wispy clouds of color Saturday morning.

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MSP tours set to resume Monday

Tours of the old Missouri State Penitentiary are ready to begin Monday, after months of the site being closed.

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Donations sought to aid goal of homemade nutrition

Pantry aims to offer simple recipes

When Stephanie Scott-Huffman heard Kolbi Ward could feed her family of five with $200 for a month, she knew her innovative food pantry concept was coming together.