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School board rejects November vote

Jefferson City School District voters likely will be asked next year to approve building a second high school, a 12th elementary school and to add classrooms to Callaway Hills Elementary.

School board approves contract for Culinary Arts classrooms

By the end of October, Jefferson City’s Nichols Career Center will have three new, culinary arts classrooms.

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Camping with music and math

Taking note of equations adds up to sweet sounds

One group performed a tune, using a smart phone for the back-up music, plus a flute.

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Bringing home the bacon at the fair auction

Cole County 4-H and FFA students this year sold 65 cured ham and bacon projects for $21,175 total — an average of $325.77 per item — at the annual county fair Ham and Bacon Breakfast and Auction.

Capital Sand still working dredge removal

It’s been three weeks since Capital Sand Co.’s dredge, the “Kathy Lee,” took on water and rolled onto its side in the Missouri River, upstream from the Noren Conservation Access and the bridges between Cole and Callaway counties.

Trooper seeks to block Koster's office from disciplinary hearing

Because of a conflict of interest, the attorney general’s office should not represent the Missouri Highway Patrol and Superintendent Bret Johnson in a disciplinary hearing against an officer accused of misconduct, the officer’s lawyer said in a July 2 legal filing released to the media Thursday.

State begins work to plan Capitol renovations

The state is beginning its project to renovate the exterior stonework on the Missouri Capitol — part of a $40 million effort to rehabilitate the building and eliminate some water-leak problems, especially on the building’s south side.

Blunt pleased with US Senate budget work

The federal government’s business year begins Oct. 1, and U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt said Wednesday that Congress is moving forward on passing a budget to run the government in the new year.

McCaskill: Long-term transportation bill needed

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill told reporters Tuesday the Senate has worked hard to find some compromises on transportation funding.

Petition campaign launched to add Cole County to Nonpartisan Court Plan

If enough people sign the petitions, Cole County voters next year would be asked to decide whether to add the county’s 19th judicial circuit to the list of Nonpartisan Plan counties in the state.

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