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Deaf rally makes its case heard

With impassioned shouts and raised hands, a crowd reacted Wednesday to stories of discrimination against people who are deaf or hard of hearing and applauded to speeches detailing efforts to end it.

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Senator targeted with sign of discontent

Blunt criticized over Senate’s failure to consider Obama’s Supreme Court nomination

For a while Wednesday morning, a video billboard parked on High Street between the Capitol and state Supreme Court Building urged Missourians to tell U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt to do his job and let President Barack Obama’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee come to a Senate vote.

Nixon vetoes bill to lower K-12 state aid target

Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill to make it easier to fully fund K-12 education by lowering the bar for what’s considered full funding.

Jefferson City man accused of stealing $8,000 worth of TVs

A Jefferson City man is facing multiple charges for stealing several large TVs from Sam’s Club on Stoneridge Parkway.

Cole County seeking ‘Agri-Ready’ designation

The Cole County Commission has applied to be part of a new program aimed at agriculture economic development.

Jefferson City Council to consider revisions to Environmental Quality Commission

EQC’s focus would expand, focus on community wellness

The Jefferson City Council will consider a bill to change the scope of the Environmental Quality Commission, after proposed changes were approved by a council committee.

Missouri voters could decide on campaign contribution limits

Missouri voters could decide whether to re-impose limits on the large amounts of money flowing to political candidates and committees.

MU projects low freshman enrollment

The University of Missouri will have the smallest class of new students this fall since 2006, according to recent projections that show the loss of new enrollments could be 50 percent or higher than previous predictions.

Murder trial begins in Jefferson City

The trial of a Jefferson City man accused of an April 2015 murder in the Capital City started Wednesday.

Missouri Legislature passes photo ID requirement for voters

The Missouri Legislature has passed a requirement for voters to show photo identification.

Nixon vetoes Missouri legislation to cap school funding goal

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a proposal to rein in the amount of money lawmakers aim to provide to K-12 schools.

Missouri House votes to override veto on public union dues

Two-thirds of the Missouri House has voted to change how public union members pay dues, the first step to overriding a veto by Gov. Jay Nixon.

Healthy Life: Soy for health

A wealth of conflicting reports seems to promote and then refute the use of soy and soy products for health. So what is the true story on soy?

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Dining Wild: This cup (plant) runneth over with flavor

You probably wouldn’t guess that this plant is edible when you first glimpse it in the spring, but some of the earliest tasty greens of the year come from young cup plants.

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Rockin’ the United Way

To the 1980s hit song, “Come On Eileen,” children walked in a mini-parade Tuesday wearing sunglasses and carrying blow-up guitars to help announce the United Way of Central Missouri’s 2016 campaign theme: Rockin’ the ’80s.

State appeals court upholds sheriff’s retirement fund charges

A state appeals court ruled Tuesday that Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem correctly dismissed a lawsuit challenging a state requirement for municipal courts to collect a $3 fee for the sheriff’s retirement fund.

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Road opens for traffic after closure for 8 months

Work to repair the roadway slide on Lower Bottom Road in Cole County is nearly complete, and on Tuesday afternoon county public works officials announced the road was reopened for traffic.

Lack of funds leaves road unpaved

Landing Creek Road keeps getting rougher with truck traffic

Extending a pavement project might take place next year if the Cole County Commission and the County Public Works Department are able to find funds to do so.

Nuclear plant to be inspected

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will conduct a baseline inspection at the Callaway nuclear power plant’s Unit 1 from June 13-July 1, according to a letter from the commission that was forwarded to the Fulton Sun.

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Tale of first car told in book, screenplay

Local author to sign books Friday

Jefferson City’s Ed Neeley spent 16 years longing for a reunion with his first love, Chelsey. The pair had an untimely separation in Las Vegas back in 1995, when she was stolen.