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Secondhand vapors

E-cigarettes pose health concerns, too, study says

Business owners and offices are divided on how to address use of electronic cigarettes as part of their tobacco policies, as studies continue to examine their potential health effects and potential for secondhand side effects.

Schreiber ready to serve the 5th Ward

Newcomer to City Council unopposed on April ballot

Mark Schreiber believes he’s ready to do his part and serve Jefferson City as a member of the City Council.

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Lace them up: it’s time for the ice show

Jefferson City area skaters are lacing up their boots to perform in the 53rd Annual Washington Park Ice Show Friday through Sunday.

Baseball booster club holding fundraiser

Jay Baseball Boosters are holding a Grand Slam event as a fundraiser beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Martin’s Knights of Columbus Hall.

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Music therapists seek state recognition, funding for kids

Just weeks after birth, Taylor Suprenant spent two months in pediatric intensive care with symptoms of shaken baby syndrome. Step-grandmother Johnna Carrender soothed him with recordings of instrumental and classical music.

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Hundreds take part in annual Pinewood Derby

Hundreds of Cub Scouts gathered together Saturday to race in the annual Five Rivers District Pinewood Derby. The 2015 Pinewood Derby was at the Blair Oaks Middle School, a new location for the annual event.

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Candidates discuss school board policies

Reader asks how each would change current board policy, procedure

With the April 7 election less than three weeks away, four challengers and an incumbent are vying for two open seats on the Jefferson City Board of Education.

School board candidates detail views on academies

This week, candidates for the Jefferson City Board of Education respond to questions submitted by a News Tribune reader concerning academies.

Current, former city administrators discuss role of position

Personality of next mayor can have huge effect on job

Jefferson City voters will go to the polls in less than three weeks to choose a new mayor, and whoever gets the job will need to work with the city administrator to get things done.

Study: Jefferson City is best small city for working women

Jefferson City was ranked as the best small city for women in the workforce, based on criteria including women’s median earnings, monthly rent to indicate cost of living, difference in workforce participation between men and women and the overall employment rate.

10 venues joining Roaring Twenties Downtown Dinner Dash

Ten venues are partaking in the Dash this year, which is more than double the participating restaurants a year ago.

Mid-Missouri lawmakers pleased with session, so far

Mid-Missouri lawmakers generally are pleased with the progress made so far, in the General Assembly’s 2015 session.

No early learning center for MCR2 South school

Disappointment hit some in the Morgan County R-2 (MCR2) Middle School library Monday following a 5-2 school board vote that will keep South Elementary as is, not turning it into an Early Learning Center as previously proposed.

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Missouri Farm Bureau celebrates 100-years of ‘neighbors working together’

When a Johnson County farm advisor stood up to tell more than 300 Missouri farmers about controlling hog cholera through anti-hog cholera campaigns in the spring of 2015, he probably wasn’t aware the same convention would be repeated annually for a century.

BizBeat: Cookie monsters welcome at Capital Mall

Meanwhile, Claire’s shifting locations

Capital Mall in Jefferson City will welcome a sweet shoppers’ favorite when Great American Cookie opens in April.

BizBeat: Holts Summit losing last video rental store

A sign of the digital times, Holts Summit will say goodbye to its last video rental store by mid-April.

BizBeat: Sam’s Club opens hiring center

Sam’s Club has opened a temporary hiring center in Jefferson City at 1406 Missouri Blvd. in Jefferson Plaza.

BizBeat: Tech-Know shuts down

A consumer technology repair shop that opened in Jefferson City last November has closed after about four months in business.

Jefferson City restaurant inspections for February 2015

Jefferson City’s Food Code requires food-service establishments be inspected at least once every six months. Here are the findings of the February 2015 inspection report.

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Legislators aim to curb abuse of pharmaceuticals

In 2012, Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, vowed to stand on the floor until his legs gave out in opposition of a bill that would establish a statewide program created to track prescribed controlled substances.