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DNR Earth Day event promotes conservation

Focusing on the future

Friday, youth from schools across the area came to the Capitol grounds and went through various exhibits where they could test their knowledge of nature, make crafts from recycled materials as well as get young trees to plant at home.

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Math for Girls Day encourages teens to nurture STEM skills

A formula for success

Abby Kluttz and Madeline Wilson were worried about their egg. They were two of 70 middle and high school girls who gathered Friday morning at LU to learn how mathematics is related to potential careers.

City looks to revamp website

Update to site focuses on being user-friendly

Cole County Grand Jury indicts several on weapons, drug charges

The Cole County grand jury handed down indictments in several cases this week after finding there was enough evidence to send them on to the circuit courts for possible trial.

Missouri House OKs allowing aspiring doctors to retake exam

A Republican lawmaker who is an orthopedic surgeon said a measure moving forward in the Legislature would help alleviate the shortage of physicians in the state.

PSC leaning toward Noranda subsidy

Lawmakers complain Nixon backing compromise at expense of consumers

The five-member PSC tentatively voted last Wednesday to give Noranda Aluminum Co. another break in the rates it pays for the electricity to operate its aluminum smelter in the Missouri Bootheel, potentially leading to higher rates for other Ameren customers.

2 JC teens hurt in Friday afternoon wreck

Two Jefferson City teens were treated Friday afternoon, after they were hurt in a one-car accident in Callaway County, just east of Jefferson City.

Teen charged with selling drugs at Blair Oaks

A Cole County teenager has been charged with selling drugs at Blair Oaks High School.

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Environmentalists appeal nuclear plant extension

MCE challenges NRC fuel storage rule

No state employees’ pay raise in new budget

Most Missouri state government employees got a pay raise on Jan. 1 , but they won’t be getting another in the new budget the Legislature sent Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday.

Missouri Legislature passes $26 billion spending plan

Missouri lawmakers passed a $26 billion budget plan on Thursday for the next fiscal year that would increase basic aid for K-12 public schools while holding spending for social services stagnant — a sticking point that garnered criticism from lawmakers concerned it could hurt services for low-income families and others.

A look at Missouri's $26 billion budget passed by lawmakers

A look at the department spending totals authorized in the 2016 fiscal year budget passed Thursday by the Missouri Legislature, compared with the amounts included in the 2015 budget.

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Rotarians help Project CURE get medical gear ready for developing nations

Volunteers for Project CURE (Commission on Urgent Relief and Equipment) and the Rotary Club of Jefferson City spent Thursday afternoon collecting dated medical supplies from St. Mary’s Hospital to send them to impoverished areas across the world.

Drug bust lands JC man on probation

A Jefferson City man has been placed on five years supervised probation in connection with a marijuana operation that was busted last November.

JC man gets probation for Taos park damage

A Jefferson City man has been placed on five years supervised probation for pleading guilty to charges in connection with vandalism at Countryside Park in Taos last June.

Jefferson City revises 2015 street overlay list

Two streets added, three removed

The annual street overlay list for 2015 has received minor changes in the last month, with two streets added, three removed and one changed.

Mo. House OKs changes to municipal court practices

Missouri lawmakers moved forward Wednesday with changes to municipal court practices, lower limits on revenues from traffic violations and restrictions on public access to police camera footage as part of a legislative response to unrest in Ferguson.

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Support building for Renegades

Social media interest in semi-pro baseball outpaces funding

A push to bring minor-league baseball back to Mid-Missouri is advancing, as the potential team owners now believe they have enough community support to start financing the project.

Holts Summit signs 5-year contract for trash service

After about a year and a half of seeking input and discussion, the City of Holts Summit signed an agreement with Republic Services, previously Allied Waste, for residential trash service last week.

Remains of Centralia soldier killed in 1970 return home

The remains of a Missouri soldier killed more than four decades ago when his Army helicopter crashed in Cambodia during the Vietnam War are back home.