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After offseason knee surgery in February, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston will start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list on Tuesday, which means he will miss at least the first six games of the 2016 NFL season. In his six years in the league, Houston has amassed 264 tackles, 56 […] Tue, 30 Aug 2016 21:01:46 +0000
Governor Jay Nixon addressed a state sponsored cybersecurity summit Tuesday in Jefferson City. Several hundred people representing local governments, law enforcement, business and education gathered at the event intended to strengthen protection of electronic information. Nixon told the audience that it’s a very transitional time for cybersecurity. “The bottom line is we have a joined […] Tue, 30 Aug 2016 19:09:43 +0000
The Governor and the Missouri Public Defender’s office square off today in Cole County. Brian Hauswirth Reports. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:16:24 +0000
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Following up their Sunday night performance in Boston, when the Royals scored eight runs in the sixth, they tacked on five runs in the seventh on Monday night for an 8-5 win over the Yankees to open this three-game series. The Royals scored three in the first inning on three RBI singles, and Alcides Escobar connected […] Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:30:52 +0000
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri held a campus-wide public forum today to discuss new recommendations on how public spaces should be regulated on campus.
Mizzou's Ad Hoc Joint Committee on Protests, Public Spaces, Free Speech and the Press released the recommendations at the end of May. The recommendations outline how public spaces could be regulated on campus while the university protects safety, free inquiry and free expressions. It also lays out how the university might resolve future conflict concerning the use of public spaces on campus.
The policy recommendations incorporate a number of existing rules on free speech and recommend new rules for free speech on campus.
"The proposed policy says that the university will not interfere with the expressive activities," Robert Jerry, a professor of law of the University of Missouri, announced.
Jerry also said spontaneous, unscheduled expressive activities are allowed in any outdoor area on campus including Carnahan Quad and Francis Quadrangle.
"The purpose of this forum is to look at the policy on protest and use of public spaces. The goal is to have as much freedom of expression as possible on this university," Sandy Davidson, the curator's distinguished teaching professor of the University of Missouri, said. "Of course, preserving the central purpose of the university, which is the education."
Davidson said the recent concern is the safety issue, meaning how we can both safely protest and still allow the maximum freedom of the expression.
"I think the benefit of the policy will be to provide guidelines to people who are wanting to protest." Davidson said.
A second forum will be held September 19 on campus.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 6:59:12 PM
COLUMBIA - A constitutional amendment on the November ballot would ban state and local governments from putting a new sales tax on any services that aren't currently taxed.
Amendment 4, also known as The Taxpayer Protection Amendment, applies to services that weren’t subject to a similar sales/use tax as of January 1, 2015.
Missouri does not currently have a broad sales tax on services and the Missourians for Fair Taxation coalition is hoping to keep it that way.
"We are trying to be pro-active, get out in front of this, and for the first time prohibit future taxes on services in the Missouri Constitution,” said John Sebree, the CEO of Missouri Realtors.
The group said it created the fair tax coalition to protect Missourians from new taxes on services.
According to Sebree, the amendment would protect services such as haircuts, manicures, lawn services, banking, and funeral services.
Stephanie Murray, a barber and part-owner of Clean Cut Barbershop in Columbia, said a sales tax on the shop's services would have a negative effect on her business.
“If people who are on fixed income have to pay taxes on their services, haircuts are going to be one of the first things, in my opinion, to go, because it is kind of a luxury item. You know its something that makes you feel really good,” Murray said.
With states like North Carolina and Washington imposing new sales taxes on services this year, Sebree said there is a real threat to Missouri consumers.
“There have been efforts in the Missouri legislature the past seven legislative sessions that could have led to attacks on services,” Sebree said.
Currently, there is no organized opposition to the amendment. Sebree said he believes it is a bi-partisan issue.
More information on Amendment 4 can be found on its website.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 6:02:22 PM
JEFFERSON CITY - The state auditor is urging the legislature to look into a loophole in Higher Education Student Funding Act, which gives universities and colleges a cap on tuition, but that does not limit supplemental fees.
Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway said, "Supplemental fees are charged to students when you take a certain course, or enter a certain program. So these supplemental fees has increased at a rate of about 138 percent over 2009 to 2015."
The supplemental fees can increase whenever a university or colleges chooses to, which creates the loophole.
University of Missouri student Jonathan Coleman said, when college students are looking into different schools they are looking at the set tuition. Students are not thinking of supplemental fees in addition to the set rate, he said.
"I think when students come in they really do get overwhelmed with all these extra fees on top of that," Coleman said.
MU student Sophie Kilgiriff said it would be a lot more convenient to have additional fees included in tuition.
"As a college student, no one wants to pay extra costs or have to deal with it.
Galloway is asking the General Assembly to look closely at the current law and, "consider supplemental fees as required fees in the calculation trying to keep college affordable and accessible."
This is the second in a series of four higher education audits.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 5:41:18 PM
COLUMBIA - The Boone County Commission voted Tuesday night, on a bond project that could create more than one hundred new jobs in the mid-Missouri advanced manufacturing industry.
The bond would go to Dana Light Axle Products, a Columbia branch of a national firm that manufactures car axles. Dana would get $39 million equipment upgrade, which it said could provide as many as 135 jobs. The bonds would abate property taxes placed on equipment used by Dana for the next seven years.
Gov. Jay Nixon's office released a report Monday by the Brookings Institution, which said Missouri is a nationwide leader in growth for the advanced manufacturing industry. The report said Missouri currently leads the Midwest in manufacturing growth, with more than 26,000 advanced manufacturing jobs created statewide since 2010.
Amy Susan, Director of Communications for the Missouri Department of Economic Development, said she thinks the recent growth is rooted in Missouri's history.
"Manufacturing has always been part of Missouri, it's one of our top industries and always has been. Going back to the industrial revolution. we made brown shoes, we made actually the first vehicles," Susan said.
Dana, Pertech, 3M and Kraft are all mid-Missouri businesses that fit under the umbrella of advanced manufacturing. They provide an array of services that go to improving both the product and the process of manufacturing using technology.
Local business owner and REDI secretary, Dave Griggs said he thinks there are many factors contributing to the success of this industry in Columbia.
"Interstate 70, US Highway 63, two major east-west roads in the heart of the country, about 60 percent of the population is within 600 miles of Columbia Missouri," Griggs said.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 4:52:24 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri has seen an increase in the number of workers killed while on the job.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says 24 workplace deaths have been reported since October.
The agency's acting area director Todd Sieleman tells KOLR-TV that he doesn't know of another point where there have been as many fatalities in such a short period of time.
Sieleman says most of the deaths could have been prevented.
According to the agency, it is important for employers to examine work zones and equipment. The agency says employers need to use a wide range of tools and strategies to be more effective in preventing injuries.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 4:17:52 PM
Columbia Daily Tribune - news/local
Boone County hopes a new radio antenna site will boost communications in downtown Columbia, but a location for the antenna is not yet final. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:00:00 -0500
Controversy is brewing in northern Columbia between the owner of Kitty Hawk Manor Apartments and nearby homeowners opposed to an expansion of the rental housing complex. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:00:00 -0500
With one day left for the public to offer thoughts about a 10-year management plan for Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area, the Missouri Department of Conservation has gotten just 10 comments. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:00:00 -0500
The Columbia Police Department in a news release Monday evening gave more details of a Sunday wrong-way crash on Highway 63 and corrected some details the department released earlier Monday. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:00:00 -0500
Part of I-70 Drive S.E. near Route Z was shut down temporarily Tuesday morning after a tractor-trailer overturned and blocked the road. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:50:00 -0500