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Facing inner demons through her art

Published Jan. 22 2018

When Kate Johnson was 3, her parents and grandparents were shocked to see she already had the ability to stay...

Martin Luther King Jr. remembrance: It's time

Published Jan. 15 2018

Rabbi Doug Alpert said the theme for this year's Martin Luther King Jr. remembrance, "It's Time," is not an invitation...

At Bridal Spectacular: Wrapping up the details

Published Jan. 8 2018

The threat of icy roads didn't stop hundreds of brides-to-be (and the occasional fiancé) from looking over all the possible...

Dancing in the new year

Published Jan. 2 2018

Eating and drinking is pretty much essential at New Year's Eve gatherings, but some revelers were also working off calories...

Christmas: A reason to celebrate

Published Dec. 26 2017

Snow gently fell Sunday morning across Jefferson City as many churches across the city held the first of what would...

During Sunday outage: 'Plenty of light in the darkness'

Published Dec. 18 2017

As members of First Assembly of God filed into the 8:30 a.m. service, some used the light of their cell...

Sunday school students raise money for Central Missouri Honor Flight

Published Dec. 18 2017

For the past three months, children attending Sunday school at Faith Lutheran Church have been donating for one purpose: to...

Trusting News: Understanding the editorial page

Published Dec. 16 2017

We expect transparency out of our public officials, and you, the reader, should expect transparency out of us.

Leaf Relief supports veterans, active service members

Published Dec. 4 2017

Mary Lou Scott has hired the volunteers with Operation Leaf Relief to rake her lawn ever since the fundraiser started...

Missing teens went to 'various states' before returning

Published Nov. 27 2017

The pair of local teenagers who have been missing for nearly two weeks have been safety reunited with their families.

Hitting a high note with blues

Published Nov. 27 2017

The Mission is giving young and inexperienced musicians a chance to play the blues with seasoned pros — and live...

Jefferson City students win state essay contest

Published Nov. 26 2017

A pair of local students are statewide winners in the "It Can Wait" texting and driving op-ed essays, co-sponsored by...

Rally defies image of transgender 'monsters'

Published Nov. 20 2017

Activists rallied at the Capitol on Sunday in remembrance of transgender Missourians killed in hate crimes during the past year.

Golden day for Capital Arts

Published Nov. 13 2017

Art enthusiasts celebrated the 50th anniversary of Capital Arts with food, wine and an art exhibit of 28 area artists...

Camp Lillie unites Civil War descendants of Union troops

Published Nov. 6 2017

Jefferson City's only chapter of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War started Sunday with the induction of...

Historical Society honors Brooks

Published Nov. 6 2017

The Cole County Historical Society honored Michelle Brooks, a longtime Jefferson City News Tribune reporter, Sunday night for her contributions...

Treats keep coming without tricks

Published Oct. 30 2017

Ghouls and goblins mixed freely with princesses and superheroes Sunday at the annual Jefferson City Jaycees Trunk-or-Treat, just one of...

Stories of abuse, brutality shared at Capitol

Published Oct. 23 2017

About two dozen people listened to personal stories of abuse and brutality Sunday evening at a domestic abuse awareness event...

Quilts of Valor celebrates 11 veterans

Published Oct. 23 2017

In World War II, Charles Palmer's mission in the Air Corps was to fly planes in low visibility, drop supplies...

Walk-a-thon sheds light on blind issues

Published Oct. 9 2017

More than a dozen people walked around McKay Park on Sunday to raise money and draw attention to issues faced...