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Jefferson City panel explores new storm sirens

At Thursday morning’s meeting of the Jefferson City Public Safety Committee, item No. 1 on the agenda was an issue that has been on the minds of many Missourians for almost two weeks — tornado sirens.

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Jefferson City Council to discuss rising river levels

Concerns about the release of historic amounts of water from upstream dams on the Missouri River will surface at the Jefferson City Council’s meeting Monday.

Paving the way to going green

After more than nine months of planning, meeting and organizing, Jefferson City residents had the opportunity Thursday afternoon to see the fruits of their labors with the Greening America’s Capitals project.

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Festival district debuts in downtown Jefferson City

Participants in Jefferson City’s Thursday Night Live event will have something new to which they can raise a glass tonight — the fact they have a glass.

A lasting impression for interns

For many college students, summer is the time to focus on gaining valuable experience — and if they are lucky, a little money — at an internship.

Documents can be saved multiple ways to prepare for disaster

Expert: Cataloging belongings also important in emergency preparations

No one ever thinks a natural disaster is going to happen to them — but they should. While the statistics for a major natural disaster like last week’s tornado in Joplin are low, there are still steps that everyone can take to make recovering from such a tragedy a little easier.

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Millbottom action team considers development

There is a phrase that the Greek philosopher Plato kept at the center of his teachings: “Know thyself.”

City staff’s duties shift after firing

The city cannot slow down for anything — even a firing.

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Rasmussen fired as city administrator

The City Council has terminated City Administrator Steve Rasmussen’s contract, effective immediately, Jefferson City officials announced Monday.

Jefferson City Parks-Rec panel looks at ‘bare bones’ plan

It’s time to think small.

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