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Brittany Ruess (Reporter, Photographer)

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Nonprofit Profile: Club strives to help youth reach potential

Published Aug. 6 2016

Since 1995, the Boys & Girls Club of the Capital City has been serving Jefferson City's youth and helping them...

Candidates focus on role of public administrator in Cole County

Published Jul. 24 2016

All four candidates running for Cole County Public Administrator agree the position is not only full-time, but a 24/7 job....

Democrat Schwaller vows to protect clients

Published Jul. 24 2016

Jean Schwaller, the lone Democrat running for Cole County public administrator, said she decided to run for the position to...

Chaney eyes job that truly helps people

Published Jul. 24 2016

JoDonn Chaney said being the owner of a rental property company is a 24/7 job, taking care of tenant issues...

Combs stresses clients' independence

Published Jul. 24 2016

Rik Combs, a retired U.S. Air Force officer and command pilot for 21 years, said his military experience sets him...

Kuensting stresses listening, accessibility

Published Jul. 24 2016

Joe Kuensting, a retiree from the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH), said his combination of knowledge, compassion and dedication...

Cole County assessor candidates focus on staff vacancies

Published Jul. 24 2016

Candidates for Cole County assessor share concerns over unfilled positions within the office, but they differ on why those spots...

Forum shows divide between Cole County Commission candidates

Published Jul. 20 2016

Cole County's two Western District commissioner candidates differed at a Tuesday forum on several issues, including whether the county should...

Candidates make pitch for Cole County public administrator post

Published Jul. 20 2016

Candidates campaigning for Cole County public administrator discussed how they view the position and their reasoning for running during a...

Liquor store's license suspension eased

Published Jul. 19 2016

A Jefferson City liquor store on Monday successfully appealed a three-day liquor license suspension down to a one-day suspension.

Dream job

Published Jul. 18 2016

Since May, a Jefferson City native has been leading the Helping Art Liberate Orphans (HALO) organization in the Capital City.

Assessor candidates talk about office's role in Cole County

Published Jul. 17 2016

An incumbent and a newcomer to county politics are vying for the Cole County Assessor's office.

Estes looking to serve another term

Published Jul. 17 2016

In 2007, Gov. Matt Blunt appointed Chris Estes to be the Cole County Assessor when then-Assessor Shawn Ordway went to...

Rollins hopes to give back as assessor

Published Jul. 17 2016

As a lifelong Cole County resident, Greg Rollins said he's always looked for way to give back to the community.

New JCPD officer pursues lifelong dream of law enforcement career

Published Jul. 17 2016

When researching police departments in the area, Christina Greenwalt said JCPD was at the top of her list based on...

Wedding expo highlights small businesses

Published Jul. 17 2016

Anything and everything an engaged couple could want for their wedding was inside Avenue HQ, an event space located on...

Fruit trees for adoption

Published Jul. 15 2016

The Jefferson City-area Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities (HSHC) collaborative hopes to provide more fresh fruit to low-income individuals through a...

Nuns on the Bus making rounds

Published Jul. 14 2016

Nearly 20 Catholic nuns traveling together by bus stopped in Jefferson City on Wednesday, advocating for social and economic change.

Setting the pace

Published Jul. 13 2016

Representatives from more than 30 area businesses joined together Tuesday morning to start the United Way of Central Missouri's Pacesetter...

Developing interest in Missouri

Published Jul. 10 2016

At the Missouri Department of Economic Development, director Mike Downing's office is a reflection of his life both professionally and...