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Madeleine Leroux

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Jefferson City Council to consider revisions to Environmental Quality Commission

EQC’s focus would expand, focus on community wellness

The Jefferson City Council will consider a bill to change the scope of the Environmental Quality Commission, after proposed changes were approved by a council committee.

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Shelbys return to JC this week

10th anniversary Shelbyfest celebration runs through Saturday

Shelbys will be on display this week as the annual Shelbyfest returns to Jefferson City.

Jefferson City receives award for 2016 budget

The Jefferson City Finance Department was recognized Monday for receiving the Distinguished Budget Presentation award for its 2016 budget.

$20,000 spent promoting Cole County sales tax

Meanwhile, Jefferson City council candidates report their campaign expenditures

Nearly $20,000 was spent promoting the renewal of the Cole County half-cent capital improvement sales tax, which was approved last month by almost 80 percent of voters.

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Executive Q&A — Faye Edwards: Keeping things moving forward

From #jcmo Inside Business

Faye Edwards loves the role she plays in helping get books into the hands of young readers. But, as she’s quick to point out, her role as senior vice president of operations and general manager at Scholastic really is to guide the many employees she oversees to complete their goals and missions in the best, most efficient way possible.

Deadline extended for Training for Life fundraising goal

An initial deadline of April 15 to raise the needed funds for a new Training for Life campus in Jefferson City has been extended another six weeks.

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Mayor looks to change scope of environmental panel

Commission’s focus would broaden to overall community wellness

Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin is looking at how to transform an existing city commission into one with a broader focus on community wellness.

Scrivner offers parting lessons from eight years on council

After eight years, 3rd Ward Councilman Bob Scrivner attended his final meeting as a member of the Jefferson City Council last night.

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Serving her hometown

City’s finance/IT director looks to give back in public service

For Margie Mueller, working for Jefferson City allows her to combine her interest in finance with her desire to give back to her hometown.

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City gets ready for sales tax push

Jefferson City looks to start half-cent capital improvement sales tax renewal campaign

With the renewal of Cole County’s half-cent capital improvement sales tax secured earlier this month, Jefferson City officials are now looking to begin the push of the city’s own sales tax renewal campaign.

Jefferson City sales tax receipts up for year

Jefferson City’s sales taxes were close to the mark this month, with only one category falling below projections.

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JC Home Educators Teen Club presenting ‘Pride and Prejudice’

Continuing this weekend and next, the Jefferson City Home Educators Teen Club is bringing “Pride and Prejudice” to the stage in what the director calls a faithful adaption of the classic novel.

Parks looks to keep Ice Arena open year round

Jefferson City residents may have more opportunity to ice skate starting in 2017.

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Jefferson City council outlines reasoning behind Hayselton vote

‘Facts vs. emotions’

In approving a set of bills related to a controversial development off Hayselton Drive, a majority of the Jefferson City Council said they voted based on fact and the expertise of staff, but those who opposed the development say the concerns of a neighborhood were ignored.

Cole County sales tax sails to win

Prop. A renewed with nearly 80 percent approval

Cole County voters approved an extension of the half-cent capital improvement sales tax Tuesday by what might be the largest percentage since it started.

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Jefferson City Council incumbents keep seats

Ward 2, 4 incumbents retain seats against challengers

Though two wards saw contested races, the Jefferson City Council will change very little at its next meeting.

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Council OKs Hayselton project over neighbors' objections

Despite continued neighborhood opposition, the Jefferson City Council approved three bills Monday related to a controversial development off of Hayselton Drive.

Committee approves recommended appointments for Parks Commission

Two new faces will join the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission, pending approval from the full City Council.

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Habitat blesses 96th build in Jefferson City

Taking a break from the ongoing construction, River City Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson City blessed the building of a new home on Gateway Drive on Saturday morning.

Jefferson City candidates talk role of council, parks

Municipal elections are Tuesday, and seven candidates are vying for five seats on the Jefferson City Council.

JCFD seeks aid agreement during bridge construction

Agreement would provide for simultaneous response in North Jefferson City

With the westbound U.S. 54/63 bridge over the Missouri River in Jefferson City set to begin closing April 15, the Jefferson City Fire Department is looking to ensure all areas of the city see no delay in response time in an emergency.

Casey’s liquor license suspended for day

Casey’s General Store on Eastland Drive will have a one-day suspension of its liquor license after a clerk sold alcohol to a minor.

Council candidates outline thoughts on infrastructure, funding

With a little more than one week until the April 5 elections, candidates for Jefferson City Council sat down with the News Tribune to discuss the various issues.

Committee approves 2016 overlay list

Jefferson City is preparing for another season of street overlay work.

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Hough family speaks against selling beer at Oak Hills

Relatives of the late Arthur Hough are looking at available options after the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission opted to move forward with selling beer at the Oak Hills Golf Center.

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Revised Bolivar Street bike lanes to move forward

‘Advisory bike lanes’ to be used in 200, 300 blocks of Bolivar Street

The Bolivar Street bike lanes are once again moving forward, though a revised plan would not affect existing parking on the 200 and 300 blocks.

Show-Me Wine Competition mixes tasting, food, music

Event to benefit the Buddy Pack program

With more than 400 bottles from 11 different wineries, the 2016 People’s Choice Show-Me Wine Competition is ready to start next week.

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Council candidates talk issues at forum

Candidates running for Jefferson City Council discussed a variety of city issues Tuesday, two weeks before voters head to the polls.

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Council approves MSP resolution

City will explore potential partnerships for development of old prison site

The Jefferson City Council unanimously supported a resolution to allow further discussion on a potential long-term lease for a portion of the old Missouri State Penitentiary site.

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Roadblock to dangerous curve

Hayselton residents remain driven to stop access point to development project

Residents along Hayselton Drive are gearing up for the next battle against a proposed development they say would have a dangerous access road and lower property values in their historic neighborhood.

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Missouri State Penitentiary redevelopment talk resurfaces

Mayor: State officials willing to consider long-term lease of old prison site

Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin believes the city is closer than ever to successfully redeveloping a portion of the old Missouri State Penitentiary (MSP) site as officials seek to further discussions with the state.

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City: Abandoned building program is working

Staff looks at other ways to address issue

Jefferson City’s abandoned buildings program is in its fourth year of implementation, and staff is starting to see results.

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City looks at new zoning plans for east side

Jefferson City is considering new zoning plans for the city’s east side.

Sales tax G could fund new fire station

The Jefferson City Council is looking at the possibility of using capital improvement sales tax funds to replace one of the city’s aging fire stations.

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Finding purpose in helping others

Salvation Army shelter director says job has changed her life

Tyreka Brandon has found her purpose in working at The Salvation Army.

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Cub Scouts host annual Pinewood Derby

The annual Five Rivers District Pinewood Derby attracted hundreds of Cub Scouts, eagerly looking to race their handmade cars.

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Controversial Hayselton plans approved

Recommendation goes to full Jefferson City Council in April

Despite neighborhood opposition, the Jefferson City Planning and Zoning Commission has approved plans for a new development off of Hayselton Drive.

City Hall staffing reviewed

Stems from Fire Dept. request to add two firefighters

A request from the Jefferson City Fire Department to add two firefighters is resulting in a conversation about overall staffing levels at City Hall.

City sales taxes exceed projections

Jefferson City’s sales taxes have exceeded projections every month in the 2016 fiscal year.

Bolivar Street bike lanes dropped

Commission rescinds previous vote after neighbors come out in opposition

A plan for new bike lanes on Bolivar Street has been rescinded after several residents and business owners objected to the loss of parking.

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Commission approves alcohol sales at Oak Hills

Jefferson City golfers may soon see beer sales begin at Oak Hills Golf Center.

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Hayselton Drive proposal resurrected

A familiar proposal will be discussed at Jefferson City’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting for a development off Hayselton Drive.

Where the money goes

Chamber gives annual report on economic development efforts

The Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce says Jefferson City and Cole County have seen an anticipated economic return of more than $667,000 in 2015.

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Jefferson City Hall deals with low morale

For some, it’s due to stagnant pay, benefits; for others, it’s because of leadership issues

City Hall is facing a morale problem. For many employees, it’s the result of tight budgets that led to a stagnation in salaries and benefits.

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Scouting for Food collects thousands of pounds for Samaritan Center

Thousands of pounds of food were collected and sorted Saturday as Boy Scouts and volunteers continued a nationwide tradition.

Meet the candidates for Jefferson City Council

On the April 5 ballot

The 2016 candidates for Jefferson City Council will appear on the April 5 ballot.

Jefferson City Council to consider new residency requirements

Bill would leave policy to department directors

The Jefferson City Council will consider changes to the city’s residency requirements to give department directors flexibility to create their own policies.

JC Council plans for sales tax G campaign

Capital improvement sales tax renewal to be on August ballot

Jefferson City officials are getting ready for a sales tax renewal of their own later this summer.

Jefferson City Fire Department looks to add two firefighters

Addition would bring department back to minimum staffing levels

The Jefferson City Fire Department is looking to add two entry-level firefighters, but the requested positions would really only bring the department to the bare minimum staffing levels.

Wellness center forums continue in March

Plans have not changed since last fall

After months of planning and discussions, the general public had its first opportunity to look over plans and designs for the planned wellness center at the first of three forums in Jefferson City.