Pre-kindergarten efforts can carry big return on investment
Proponents of early childhood education pushed lawmakers to expand state funding for pre-K programs at hearings in both chambers over the past week, and provisional and unaccredited districts could see additional pre-K money this budget cycle.
Snow, ice and bitter winds may be outside, but miniature waterfalls, woods and fantasy homes bring warmth to the entrance at Longfellows Garden Center in Centertown.
U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey this week dismissed the Jefferson City Public School District and two of its high school administrators as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed last summer.
Willy Vlautin, author of “The Free” will sign copies of his book at Missouri River Regional Library at noon April 18.
A Jefferson City man charged with robbing the McDonald’s restaurant on Jefferson Street last November has been placed on five years supervised probation.
A vote on whether the Cole County Commission should demolish the old County Jail and Sheriff’s House has been moved to April 16.
Jefferson City Convention & Visitors Bureau named Cyndy Schnieders and Steve Bohiken, both of Jefferson City, to its board of directors.
Cole County commissioners have let state officials know they would like to move the county health department into part of the current St. Mary’s Health Center between Missouri Boulevard and Bolivar Street.
A fire and flooding of the gymnasium at St. Elizabeth School canceled classes Wednesday, but teachers and students will be back in the classroom today.
A Jefferson City man charged with breaking into the U.S. Marine Corps League building in Apache Flats in June 2013 was placed on five years supervised probation.
Helias Catholic High School is producing the classic musical “Fiddler on the Roof” both as a form of entertainment and also as a learning experience for the students.
Stained Glass Theatre in Jefferson City is presenting a play written by Mike Upshaw, who is a member of Stained Glass Theatre in Ozark.
Jefferson City police officially have identified a body found found yesterday near the Chamois River Access as Randy Chugg, 21, of Jefferson City.
Jefferson City High School graduate Samuel Turpin, 22, was one of 46 students from the four UM System campuses sharing their research with lawmakers, staffers and visitors beneath the Capitol Rotunda.
Print makes a comeback
The Missouri “Blue Book” is making a comeback.
Missouri lawmakers presented several firearm-related bills Tuesday that pertain to school protection officers, landlords and tenants, a firearms safety training course and testing requirements for concealed carry weapons (CCW).
Moving Missouri’s primary election date from August to June would give candidates more time to campaign against their rival party’s counterparts, but it would shorten the time they have to distinguish themselves from rivals within their own party before nominees are picked.
A ceasefire to a costly war has been asked for, not in Syria or in Ukraine, but in an economic war between Kansas and Missouri.
Missouri’s prosecuting attorneys and representatives of several victims’ advocate groups spent Tuesday afternoon visiting with Missouri senators — urging them to support the proposed rewrite of the state’s entire criminal code.
Missouri payrolls grew in January while the state’s unemployment remained unchanged at 6 percent.