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2 barred from hog farm appeal

Published Jul. 28 2016

When two members of Missouri's Clean Water Commission took an impromptu look at a proposed Callaway County combined animal feeding...

Estes, Rollins duke it out over money

Published Jul. 28 2016

Challenger Greg Rollins' money-raising and spending is more than double the amounts incumbent Chris Estes has reported in the Republican...

Jason Kander's bus tour swings into Mid-Missouri

Published Jul. 27 2016

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander wants to replace Roy Blunt in the U.S. Senate.

Combs leads public administrator money race

Published Jul. 27 2016

Rik Combs has raised and spent the most money among the three Republican candidates for Cole County's public administrator.

Three in sheriff's race hoping to make a difference

Published Jul. 27 2016

Three men with similar — but not the same — backgrounds and ideas faced each other for about 75 minutes...

Scheperle leads Ousley in spending and fundraising

Published Jul. 26 2016

Incumbent Kris Scheperle is leading in both fund-raising and spending in his primary campaign for Cole County Western District commissioner...

Opponents question numbers used in cutting LU degrees

Published Jul. 24 2016

Even as Lincoln University's curators were discussing the administration's recommendation to cut LU's history degree program in three years, opponents...

Brunner looks to expand economic growth as governor

Published Jul. 23 2016

Republican John Brunner talks a lot about helping his family's business, Vi-Jon Industries, grow in the face of increasing government...

Hill, Wheeler answer questions at Cole Democrat meeting

Published Jul. 22 2016

Two of the three Republican candidates for Cole County sheriff answered questions Thursday night from about three dozen people at...

Cookies, pizza and lots of love for cops

Published Jul. 21 2016

By 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, representatives of Jefferson City's Primrose Senior Living Center — with the help of some area preschool...

UPDATE: No troubles on Wednesday night road repair

Published Jul. 20 2016

Westbound traffic heading to the Missouri River Bridge into Jefferson City was reduced to one lane about 7 p.m. Wednesday....

Ag secretary in Missouri to promote fight against opioid addiction

Published Jul. 20 2016

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, a former Iowa governor, will be in Missouri on Thursday and Friday as part of...

Lincoln curators to cut history degree

Published Jul. 19 2016

New Lincoln University students won't be able to earn a history degree or a degree in music education or sacred...

McNeal still married, still in prison

Published Jul. 18 2016

After more than four years — and 31 pages of Supreme and appeals court opinions — John William McNeal still...

Sieberts remember daughters lost in TWA tragedy

Published Jul. 17 2016

Chrisha Siebert, 28, and Brenna Siebert, 22, — and their cousin, Stephanie Gaetke, 32, and her husband, Dan Gaetke, 32...

Remembering Sam Cook

Published Jul. 17 2016

Intelligent. Knowledgeable on many different subjects. Interested in the arts, architecture and the community. Visionary. Those are just some of...

Dixon fined $1,000 for probation violation

Published Jul. 15 2016

Former Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon pleaded to a probation violation for being in an establishment that served alcohol.

3 lawmakers plan bills to undo state abortion restrictions

Published Jul. 15 2016

Three Missouri lawmakers — all women and Democrats — said this week they'll sponsor bills to remove some of the...

Holste to be Nixon's communications director

Published Jul. 14 2016

Today is Channing Ansley Grate's last day as Gov. Jay Nixon's communications director.

Cole County officials due back pay

Published Jul. 14 2016

Cole County government owes back pay to 10 elected officials whose salaries were lower than they should have been.