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RC Flying Field issue comes down to oversight

Published Aug. 28 2016

An issue between two groups about an existing flying field for radio-controlled model airplanes and helicopters may be solved without...

JCFD looks to move forward on facilities' needs

Published Aug. 26 2016

The Jefferson City Fire Department is looking to move forward on needed station repairs, with the largest planned project being...

Ice arena to reopen Sept. 2

Published Aug. 25 2016

Roughly one month after floodwater melted ice and left debris all over, the Washington Park Ice Arena should be ready...

Committee finishes Jefferson City budget work

Published Aug. 19 2016

After less than a month, the Jefferson City Council appears ready to approve the draft 2017 budget with very few...

Study: East Capitol area meets blight, insanitary conditions

Published Aug. 17 2016

Jefferson City's East Capitol Avenue neighborhood meets the legal definition of blight, which could open options for the city to...

Repairs on the way?

Published Aug. 16 2016

After more than one year since the issue reached the road, the Jefferson City Council is moving forward with a...

Homeowners, RC Flying Club struggling to coexist

Published Aug. 14 2016

At Binder Park, right off Rainbow Lane, is a small section of the Joseph C. Miller Park where flying enthusiasts...

Truman Hotel TIF delayed further

Published Aug. 14 2016

An expected presentation to the Jefferson City Council on the proposed Truman Hotel Tax Increment Financing (TIF) plan has been...

Public Works, police budgets mostly funded

Published Aug. 14 2016

The Jefferson City Council is continuing its discussions on the draft 2017 budget, and further changes are expected. But, two...

Pink sheets detail unfunded requests from Jefferson City departments

Published Aug. 14 2016

The Jefferson City Council is continuing its work on the draft 2017 budget and a number of changes can be...

Council starts tweaking 2017 budget

Published Aug. 12 2016

The Jefferson City Council has started making its mark on the mayor's draft 2017 budget, but whether the changes will...

JC sales taxes continue to exceed projections

Published Aug. 12 2016

For the third month in a row, Jefferson City's sales taxes have exceeded projections in all three categories.

Dollars and defenders

Published Aug. 10 2016

State Public Defender Michael Barrett last week accused Gov. Jay Nixon of failing to support the public defender system "that...

Cole County becomes Certified Work Ready Community

Published Aug. 9 2016

After two years of efforts, Cole County leaders have finally earned the Certified Work Ready Community status, something they say...

Executive Q&A: Andersons talk about roasting success through free-trade coffee

Published Aug. 8 2016

Since opening Three Story Coffee on Dunklin Street four years ago, Tony and Sarah Anderson have seen their business grow...

Parks may not need city loan for Wellness Center

Published Aug. 7 2016

Once thought to be a needed contribution to get the desired facility, the Jefferson City Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department...

LU president meets US president

Published Aug. 6 2016

It's always a good opportunity to put the name of a local university in front of the United States president.

Council discusses public safety budgets

Published Aug. 5 2016

In less than two hours, the Jefferson City Council heard budget presentations on more than 10 city departments, asking few...

Estes retains Cole County assessor job

Published Aug. 3 2016

Incumbent Cole County Assessor Chris Estes will keep his seat after facing a challenge from Greg Rollins.

Jefferson City sales tax sails to a win

Published Aug. 3 2016

Jefferson City's half-cent capital improvement sales tax will stick around for another five years.