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ACLU sues ACT Missouri over Sunshine Law requests

Does Missouri’s Open Records law cover agencies that contract with the state and use state money for projects?

Missouri Republican leaders call hearing on Syrian refugees

State Republican legislative leaders have called a joint hearing that will review programs that could be used to provide assistance for refugee resettlement in Missouri.

Missouri's Catholic bishops support Syrian refugees

Bishops John Gaydos of the Jefferson City Diocese, James V. Johnston Jr. of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Thomas E. Reidy of Springfield-Cape Girardeau and Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis expressed their "solidarity with all those terrorized by ISIS and other violent extremists."

Million-dollar difference in Wellness Center bids

9 bids opened seeking contract to build new JC Parks-LU project

Eleven construction firms want the contract to build the planned Wellness Center on the Lincoln University campus, across Lafayette Street from the Jefferson City High School complex. Architects opened nine bids Thursday afternoon, ranging from a low bid of $11.376 million to a high of $12.628 million.

Blunt: Press ‘pause’ button on refugees

Senator says bringing Syrians to U.S. isn’t in best interest of anyone

Before letting more Syrian refugees into the U.S., Sen. Roy Blunt told reporters Thursday: “We definitely need to hit the ‘pause’ button here, until we can figure out a way that you can determine that the refugees don’t put Americans at risk.”

New ballot summary ordered for home care petition

A three-judge appeals court panel this week rewrote the summary statement for a proposed ballot initiative, but rejected the sponsors’ complaints the fiscal note and fiscal summary were wrong.

Druzenko sentenced for role in marriage fraud cases

Almost 8½ years after Oleksandr Nikolayevich Druzenko married Patricia Anne Ewalt in Jefferson City — so he could stay in the United States after his student visa expired — he was sentenced Wednesday to “time served” for his role in two federal marriage fraud cases.

Appeals Court dismisses Common Core suit

Because the Legislature last spring prohibited the state from paying dues to support the Common Core education standards, a state appeals court panel in Kansas City ruled Tuesday, a lawsuit challenging those payments now is “moot,” or no longer active.

LU Faculty Senate seeks changes to ‘program review’ policy

Lincoln University’s Faculty Senate voted Tuesday to seek changes in administrators’ plans for a “program review” of LU’s course offerings.

JC NAACP endorsed resolution backing MU protest effort

Jefferson City’s NAACP Branch approved a resolution Monday night supporting the efforts by University of Missouri student protesters seeking culture change at the state’s largest college campus.

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