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Candidates focus on role of public administrator in Cole County

Published Jul. 24 2016

All four candidates running for Cole County Public Administrator agree the position is not only full-time, but a 24/7 job....

Cole County assessor candidates focus on staff vacancies

Published Jul. 24 2016

Candidates for Cole County assessor share concerns over unfilled positions within the office, but they differ on why those spots...

Wedding expo highlights small businesses

Published Jul. 17 2016

Anything and everything an engaged couple could want for their wedding was inside Avenue HQ, an event space located on...

Fruit trees for adoption

Published Jul. 15 2016

The Jefferson City-area Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities (HSHC) collaborative hopes to provide more fresh fruit to low-income individuals through a...

Nuns on the Bus making rounds

Published Jul. 14 2016

Nearly 20 Catholic nuns traveling together by bus stopped in Jefferson City on Wednesday, advocating for social and economic change.

Developing interest in Missouri

Published Jul. 10 2016

At the Missouri Department of Economic Development, director Mike Downing's office is a reflection of his life both professionally and...

Anti-drug message expands into Osage County schools

Published Jul. 9 2016

Council for Drug Free Youth (CDFY) is bringing all of its programs to Osage County, expanding its reach to combat...

Hope lost for foster kids?

Published Jul. 8 2016

The Jefferson City-based Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association is searching for ways to financially support new programs dependent...

State funds slashed for Missouri children's services

Published Jul. 7 2016

Among Gov. Jay Nixon's $115 million line item restrictions to the state budget were increased funding for foster care, adoption...

Program helps area woman achieve more independence

Published Jul. 4 2016

Felicia Hudson has endured challenges that have tested her inner strength, but she said prayer led her through it all.

Wonderland Camp creates a positive atmosphere for those with special needs

Published Jul. 3 2016

For more than 40 years, Missourians of all ages with special needs have found a summer escape in Wonderland Camp...

Public gets look at draft plan for Historic Southside, Old Munichburg

Published Jun. 29 2016

Some 50 Jefferson Citians got a first look Tuesday at a four-phase plan to revitalize the Historic Southside and Old...

First portion of Fulton State Hospital complete

Published Jun. 24 2016

The first phase of the new Fulton State Hospital construction has been completed, state officials announced Thursday.

Joint effort keeps low-income residents cool

Published Jun. 23 2016

Area residents are receiving relief from the dangerous summer heat thanks to various organizations and public and private donations.

Juneteenth concludes with Heritage Festival

Published Jun. 19 2016

Hundreds of people flocked to Ellis-Porter Riverside Park on Saturday for the final day of Jefferson City's 15th annual Juneteenth,...

Costume play event draws nearly 1,000 to Capital City

Published Jun. 19 2016

The fourth annual Cosplacon wraps up today in Jefferson City, concluding a four-day event attracting cosplay enthusiasts from across the...

Andrew Branson shares favorite Missouri pastime

Published Jun. 19 2016

Andrew Branson takes seriously his responsibility of teaching Missourians about a popular summertime activity — fishing.

Advocating for 50/50 parenting in custody cases

Published Jun. 18 2016

Since Dontrell Thomas Sr. and his ex-wife divorced about five years ago, he has been gradually trying to gain more...

Stumping in Cole County

Published Jun. 17 2016

Jake Zimmerman, a Democratic candidate for Missouri attorney general, stopped in Jefferson City as a part of a six-county tour...

Getting a little healthier

Published Jun. 17 2016

A statewide organization leading an initiative to decrease childhood obesity released a progress report this week, showing how its efforts...