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A federal lawsuit accuses a St. Louis County school district and the state of failing to comply with laws requiring they help homeless students. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that two teenagers, their mothers and the community groups Metropolitan Congregations United and Empower Missouri filed the lawsuit Monday in Jefferson City. The lawsuit says the Riverview Gardens School District has violated the rights of homeless students for years by delaying or preventing their enrollment. The suit also... [Read More]
A federal lawsuit accuses a St. Louis County school district and the state of failing to comply with laws requiring they help homeless students. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that two teenagers, their mothers and the community groups Metropolitan Congregations United and Empower Missouri filed the lawsuit Monday in Jefferson City. The lawsuit says the Riverview Gardens School District has violated the rights of homeless students for years by delaying or preventing their enrollment. The suit also says the district failed to... [Read More]
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The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is revising standards by which charter school sponsors are judged. During a recent Missouri Board of Education... [Read More]
Fear of a depleting Jefferson City Police Department fleet potentially affecting the community, the city's Budget Committee proposed funding several replacement police vehicles Monday evening. [Read More]
Mary SchantzJefferson CityDear Editor:Thanks to Parks and Rec and the City of Jefferson for bringing the bike share program to Jefferson City. [Read More]
Jefferson City Public Schools' Chief of Learning Brian Shindorf told the district's Board of Education on Monday night that he agreed with the motivational speaker earlier in the day that... [Read More]
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About 60 Jefferson City residents were shown first-hand Monday afternoon how a nonprofit organization is helping those around them. [Read More]
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Jefferson City Public Schools opened its academic year with an aim to energize its teachers to take on some of the stark realities the district's students deal with, but the opening session's key note speaker also advocated for remembering that many students are just looking for hope and validation through human connections. [Read More]
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Missouri's Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill and her Republican challenger, Attorney General Josh Hawley, do agree on one thing - they're both against privatizing the U.S.... [Read More]
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A ballot measure attempting to limit union powers helped drive Missouri's largest voter turnout for a primary election in over a decade. One-third of registered voters statewide cast ballots on Proposition A in last week's election. That was the highest primary turnout since August 2004, when nearly 36 percent of voters cast ballots. The measure seeking to outlaw mandatory union fees was defeated overwhelmingly. Proposition A received a combined total of almost 1.4 million votes,... [Read More]
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Some college football players aspire to win the Heisman Trophy. Others covet various awards given to the best player at their position. Hale Hentges, Alabama's tight end from Jefferson City, Missouri, was elated to see his name on a watch list last month. And while he was listed as a candidate for the Mackey Award for the best player at his particular position, it was his recognition on the preseason list for the Wuerffel Trophy that most excited him. "Definitely a surprise," [Read More]
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A Camdenton woman was injured when her vehicle struck a cow standing in Highway 54.  Jessica M. Boyert received injuries described as minor in the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report. The 39-year-old was taken by ambulance to Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. The crash occurred around 9:50 p.m. Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Route BB in Callaway County. Boyert was driving a 2017 Ford Explorer west  in the westbound lane at the time of the accident. The report... [Read More]
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Missouri's senior senator and her GOP opponent in November both oppose privatizing the United States Postal Service (USPS). [Read More]
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When Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City decided to name a new director of communications for the diocese, he turned to a woman he'd worked with in Washington, D. [Read More]
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If you've ever learned, practiced or competed in tennis in Jefferson City over the past four decades, there's a good chance you've come across David Steinmeyer. [Read More]
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Former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander will be back in Jefferson City on Tuesday, autographing copies of his new book,... [Read More]
Jefferson City issued 41 business licenses in July 2018 as follows:Vines on Broadway, 510 Broadway St. [Read More]
Cole County issued seven merchant's licenses in July 2018, as follows:Choose, 3628 Shawn Drive, Jefferson City. [Read More]
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Orscheln Farm & Home soon will move its Jefferson City store at 3104 S. Ten Mile Drive to a new location at 2304 Missouri Blvd. [Read More]
Jefferson City Jays head coach Terry Walker is bringing some small-school football with him to one of the largest schools in the state. [Read More]
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