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Olivia Ingle

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Dispute over petitions at library to yield policy change

Petitioner's attorney threatens to sue over policy

Missouri River Regional Library board members are drafting an updated facilities use policy in response to petitioners collecting signatures under the library’s front awning.

Local artists compete in cancer art competition

Two local artists submitted paintings in the Lilly Oncology on Canvas Art Competition, which honors the journeys individuals face when confronted with a cancer diagnosis.

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First osteopath named to Missouri's hall

Andrew Taylor Still — the founder of osteopathic medicine — was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians Wednesday at the state Capitol.

Fashion show planned

The Strut Your Style fashion show and luncheon is May 5 at the Jefferson City Country Club.

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Designer picked for new Fulton State Hospital

Gov. Jay Nixon announced Monday that the state has selected design firm Parsons Brinckerhoff to plan and design a new Fulton State Hospital.

Mowing down expenses

The lawn care and landscaping business is moving in a different direction — using propane-powered lawn mowers to get the job done more efficiently.

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St. Mary’s, JCMG opening Cancer Center

One-stop shop for cancer patients opens Monday

St. Mary’s Cancer Center at JCMG (Jefferson City Medical Group) will open its doors to cancer patients Monday.

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Rachel Bauer - Keeping the House running smoothly

Rachel Bauer loves that her job as chief of staff for Missouri House Speaker Pro Tem Denny Hoskins allows her to be on the inside track of what’s going on at the Capitol.

Habitat for Humanity celebrating 20th anniversary

5K, variety of activities planned today

River City Habitat for Humanity is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the sale of its first home today with a 5K fun run/walk, lunch, games and a magic show at Jefferson City’s North Pavilion, 927 Fourth St.

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Nixon: State pushing to protect crime victims

Standing up for crime victims can help energize the justice system and make sure it’s held accountable, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon told a group of crime victims’ rights advocates at a Capitol ceremony Thursday.

Week of good health

Today marks the beginning of National Public Health Week, which runs through April 13.

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Public health a perfect fit

In her previous role as administrator for the disease prevention section at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Kristi Campbell missed the environmental side of things.

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Rise in autism cases raises concerns

Experts: Ratio could be tied to increased awareness

James and Heather Brewer dream about the day they can communicate with their son Maddox.

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Graduating to Manhood

Eight boys graduated Friday from the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital City’s Passport to Manhood program.

Early childhood program promotes positive behavior

The United Way of Central Missouri’s Early Childhood Advisory Committee is working to implement a program at child care facilities to help children deal with social and emotional issues.

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Duo says Big Brothers Big Sisters changed their lives

'Everything just kind of snowballed'

Brad Scroggs walked into Lucas Schwaller’s childhood home Monday, carrying a small wrapped gift for the father-to-be and his wife, Courtney. “Bradleigh Jo” was written across the gift’s tag.

Parkinson's support group raises awareness of disease

'A fellowship of people'

John Sander wants the public to be more tolerant and understanding of Parkinson’s disease.

Agencies look ahead to next ACA enrollment

Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace ended at midnight Monday, and the White House announced Tuesday that sign-ups exceeded the administration’s goal of 7 million.

YMCA continues addition plan

Officials with the Jefferson City Area YMCA hope to move forward with plans for a new $3 million addition to the West YMCA within the next few months.

Apartments continue to suffer bed bug infestation

Treatment continues at Dulle-Hamilton Towers

Bed bugs have been a problem at the Jefferson City Housing Authority’s Dulle-Hamilton Towers for nearly two years, but Housing Authority Executive Director Allen Pollock said the problem has recently escalated.

Survey: Funding cuts have led to hospital reductions

A recent survey by the Missouri Hospital Association (MHA) found that federal funding cuts, high uncompensated care costs and changing patient utilization patterns at Missouri hospitals have led to reductions in the state’s health-care workforce and a hiring freeze for many positions.

Committee hears testimony on abortion-related bill

Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue, told a Missouri House Health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday that a proposed abortion-related bill would strengthen abortion requirements in the state and prevent women from crossing the state border to Kansas to receive care.

Couple who defrauded SSI could still receive benefits

In late 2012, the Jefferson City Social Security Administration (SSA) contacted federal authorities regarding a scheme that had been uncovered to defraud the SSA of disability benefits.

Food pantry donations qualify for tax credits

Missourians who made monetary donations to food pantries in 2013 may claim a tax credit on their 2013 tax return, because of a bill passed during Missouri’s 2013 legislative session.

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Book sale nets estimated $40,000

Carol Davidson credits volunteerism, spirit and cooperation for last week’s successful Missouri River Regional Library and Adult Basic Literacy Education annual used book sale.

Library's electrical system a critical issue

The Missouri River Regional Library (MRRL) board’s renovation plans have changed since reviewing a Capital Renovation Projects study of the MRRL building completed late last year by Kansas City engineering firm Clark Enersen Partners.

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Enrollment dates set for health insurance

March 31 marks the end of the six-month enrollment period for individuals to enroll in health coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Jones: Change authorization for medical procedures

Rep. Caleb Jones, R-California, has proposed two bills that seek to change how physicians receive authorization to perform certain radiology procedures, as well as to change the timeline to get authorization from insurance carriers.

Petitions circulating in Capital City

Two statewide petitions — one for early voting and one relating to teacher performance evaluations — are making their way around Jefferson City.

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Truman health clinic to open March 17

State employees enrolled in the Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan (MCHCP) will have access to a convenient health-care clinic located on the fourth floor of the Truman Building, beginning March 17.

Declining in-patient volumes lead to furloughs

Experts: Staff adjustments common in medical field today

Due to a decreased in-patient volume in January, Capital Region Medical Center has required its non-nursing and non-clinical staff to take time off over a six-week period as a cost-savings measure.

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Donna Seidel - Keeping the public healthy

Prior to joining the Cole County Health Department as assistant director of nursing a little more than a year ago, Donna Seidel worked part time in a doctor’s office for nearly 12 years while her children were young.

Study: Hospice saves money

A recent study by the Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association found that Missouri Medicaid recipients who choose end-of-life hospice care have lower Medicaid costs than those who don’t.

Bill would arm school protection officers

Missouri lawmakers presented several firearm-related bills Tuesday that pertain to school protection officers, landlords and tenants, a firearms safety training course and testing requirements for concealed carry weapons (CCW).

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Redeem Project relocates

The Redeem Project will open its doors Wednesday at a new home in the basement of KNLJ-TV at 311 W. Dunklin St.

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Ready to deploy

Don Barnett wanted a volunteer position with the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter that didn’t involve a lot of paperwork.

Memory Day intended to give lawmakers a jog on Alzheimer’s

“From the get-go, I knew I had to educate myself on this disease just to find out what we’re in for,” Niemeier said.

Art auction raises money for orphans

The HALO Foundation’s Sixth Annual Artreach Auction is from 7-11 p.m. March 7 at the Community Room at Capital Mall.

Lincoln students, staff to perform ‘Vagina Monologues’

Lincoln University will present “The Vagina Monologues” March 6 as part of a fundraising event to honor V-Day, a global movement that began 15 years ago to end violence against women and girls.

ACA requires chronic care coverage

The Community Health Center of Central Missouri has established a Chronic Care Program to help patients with chronic disease management for conditions such as diabetes, asthma and depression.

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Advocates for Governor's Mansion celebrating anniversary

Redesigned website, interactive children’s website planned

Friends of the Missouri Governor’s Mansion (FMGM) is marking its 40th anniversary with a new name, a redesigned website and a new interactive children’s website.

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CRMC breaks ground on $37M expansion

'Our journey to adapt, be agile'

Capital Region Medical Center (CRMC) is moving forward with an expansion project intended to put more focus on outpatient services and patient-centered care.

Tackling the issue of dangerous patients

Riddle wants to expand restraint, isolation authority at FSH

Rep. Jeanie Riddle, R-Mokane, presented a bill Wednesday to a House Health Care Policy committee that she says is one small step in helping Fulton State Hospital (FSH) become a safer place.

Lawmakers look to tweak term limits

On the same day that candidate filing opened for elected offices, state lawmakers debated term limits in a Missouri House General Laws committee.

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House pitches new plan for Fulton state hospital

Plan for 5 years of $47M payments could save $120M over Nixon proposal

House lawmakers revealed Monday an alternative bonding proposal to fund a new Fulton State Hospital (FSH) that when compared to Gov. Jay Nixon’s proposal, reduces the length of bonding by 20 years, and saves Missouri taxpayers nearly $120 million.

Changes sought in welfare system

Barnes eyes tighter rules, access to farmers markets

Two lawmakers presented bills to the House Government Oversight and Accountability committee Monday that seek to change various aspects of the state’s welfare system.

New Fulton State Hospital funding plan to be unveiled

Legislative plan expected to have shorter timeline, lower interest costs

House Budget Chairman Rick Stream plans to unveil Monday an alternative funding proposal to rebuild Fulton State Hospital (FSH), which he says will protect taxpayers and finish the project on a similar timeline as Gov. Jay Nixon’s bonding proposal.

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Kids work against hunger

It took 21 50-pound bags of rice at Memorial Baptist Church to pack 10,000 meals on Saturday afternoon which are destined for Haiti.

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Nominations sought for Red Cross Lifesaver Award

Who are your heroes?

The Red Cross Heart of Missouri’s Lifesaver Awards are all about recognizing heroes, and the chapter is calling on community members to submit nominations for who they consider local heroes.

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Nixon, Barnes add voices to mental health rally

Less than a day after a House budget committee voted to strip funding for Fulton State Hospital from the supplemental budget, Gov. Jay Nixon, lawmakers and Missourians rallied Wednesday at the Capitol for the expansion of mental health services in the state.

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