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  • Luetkemeyer downplays run for Missouri governor in 2016
    Two Republicans are now running for their party’s nomination to be the candidate for Missouri Governor in 2016. East-Central Missouri Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-St. Robert) is downplaying the possibility he will be a third. Luetkemeyer says as he has earned more seniority in Washington D.C. it is becoming more appealing to stay there. “At this point […]  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:40:40 +0000

  • Lawmaker who left Missouri House Democrats says more could follow
    The lawmaker that left the Missouri House Democratic Caucus this week says he wouldn’t be surprised if he isn’t the last. Representative Keith English (Florissant) switched parties this week from Democrat to Independent. He is the second representative to leave the House Democrats since the November election. English says he thinks there could be more. […]  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:35:21 +0000

  • Alden ready to pass to baton to a new leader. Coaches react to the news of Alden’s departure from the Athletic Department (VIDEO)
    Citing a speech Dr. Martin Luther King gave over 50 years called “Drum Major Instinct,” outgoing Missouri Director of Athletics Mike Alden, spoke about how all of us wanting to be the one who runs the parade. “You’ve got to humble yourself to make sure that you’re allowing other people to lead,” said Alden at […]  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:54:51 +0000

  • Nixon says could, doesn’t want to, go it alone on stadium bonds
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) says acting without the approval of the legislature to pay for a new NFL stadium in St. Louis is a possibility, but suggests it’s not the route he wants to take. Republican lawmakers have expressed alarm this week at the Nixon Administration’s assessment that it could act without the legislature […]  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:15:51 +0000

  • Mizzou gets a little more physical with Kentucky, but in the second half Wildcats showed their strength
    The final score was much better than the last meeting, but the Missouri Tigers were still concerned about another one in the loss column.  Mizzou lost 69-53, to No. 1 ranked Kentucky on Thursday night at Mizzou Arena. The top-ranked Wildcats proved to be too much as Missouri ran into foul trouble, having three players foul […]  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:14:10 +0000

  • KOMU.com

  • Education per student spending in Missouri lagging
    Education per student spending in Missouri lagging
    Missouri among lower states for spending in education

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      Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:18:36 CST

  • CoMo Energy Challenge kicks off
    CoMo Energy Challenge kicks off
    COLUMBIA - Columbia's bid win a $5 million prize entered its next phase Friday at the CoMo Energy Challenge Kickoff.

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      Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:45:39 CST

  • Missouri-Kansas gun legislation unlikely to pass
    Missouri-Kansas gun legislation unlikely to pass
    Representatives from Kansas and Missouri proposed gun bills to their respective state governments, but lawmakers say it's they're unlikely to pass.

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      Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:20:24 CST

  • Fulton project will let residents monitor electric usage
    Fulton project will let residents monitor electric usage
    A new electric system in Fulton will allow residents to check on their energy usage more frequently and allow them to know more precisely how much they are using before their utility bill comes out.

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      Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:14:56 CST

  • Proposed bill will change car title laws relating to scrap metal
    Proposed bill will change car title laws relating to scrap metal
    Senate Bill 249 will require scrap metal companies to receive a title with a car purchased no matter the year it was made

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      Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:11:21 CST

  • Columbia Daily Tribune - news/local

  • Columbia man arrested on suspicion of promoting, possessing child porn
    A 36-year-old Columbia man was arrested Friday by the Boone County Sheriff’s Department Cyber Crimes Task Force on suspicion of promoting and possessing child pornography.  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600

  • Fire damages trailer in east Columbia
    A trailer that had been vacant for one day was damaged by a fire on Friday.  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600

  • Burton talks use of force and body cameras with Muleskinners
    Speaking to the Columbia Muleskinners Friday, city police Chief Ken Burton touted the changes he has made to the department since his arrival while conceding his choices were not always popular and al  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600

  • Mayor signals caution over decrease in building permits
    Columbia’s Building and Site Development Division issued 27 percent fewer building permits last year than it did in 2013, a decrease driven by a number of factors, but one Mayor Bob McDavid laid at th  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600

  • Teacher collective bargaining sessions to begin
    The first collective bargaining session between the negotiating teams of the union representing Columbia’s teachers and that of Columbia Public Schools is set for 5:30 p.m. Monday.  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600


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