News Tribune reporter
The United Way of Central Missouri reflected on its past year — the 90th in its history — and looked ahead to the next during its annual meeting on Friday, which attracted about 380 philanthropic business and community leaders.
Local men showed off their calves in high heels while boasting their biceps in women’s wear Friday night — all to benefit the Special Olympics of Missouri, an organization that provides year-round sports training for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Keeping track of meds
Efforts for Missouri pharmacists and physicians to track prescription drugs through a statewide database received majority support Wednesday from a House committee, passing it along to another scheduled to hear testimony today.
An adopted teenager from Owensville has been able to access her original birth certificate her entire life — what she calls a luxury that other adoptees in Missouri don’t have.
A recently introduced bill would give state lawmakers more say over what happens to the Capitol building and state-occupied spaces near it.
A local nonprofit organization is moving to a new location and expanding its services.
Deconstruction of the Rock Island Railroad continues in western Missouri, making way for a 144-mile trail that would join Kansas City and St. Louis.
A statewide organization dedicated to preventing child abuse is requesting Missouri lawmakers increase funding for added caseworkers investigating child-on-child sexual abuse.
A local lawmaker wants state employees to maintain their wages while taking time off after the birth or adoption of a new child.
Governor's budget hits close to home
Among the proposals in his last state budget proposal, Gov. Jay Nixon wants lawmakers to approve a 2 percent pay raise for all state employees, starting July 1, and add more money for education, mental health services and economic development programs.