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Gerry Tritz is opinion page editor for the News Tribune.

Rally defies image of transgender 'monsters'

Published Nov. 20 2017

Activists rallied at the Capitol on Sunday in remembrance of transgender Missourians killed in hate crimes during the past year.

Camp Lillie unites Civil War descendants of Union troops

Published Nov. 6 2017

Jefferson City's only chapter of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War started Sunday with the induction of...

Historical Society honors Brooks

Published Nov. 6 2017

The Cole County Historical Society honored Michelle Brooks, a longtime Jefferson City News Tribune reporter, Sunday night for her contributions...

Scores climb stairs to remember firefighters who died on 9/11

Published Sep. 11 2017

Gov. Eric Greitens, dressed in a firefighter outfit Sunday with the word "governor' on his back, carried an ax in...

'Death of civil rights'

Published Aug. 28 2017

More than 70 people representing several local organizations rallied Sunday afternoon outside the Governor's Mansion to mourn what the...

Weekend events prelude to 'icing on the cake'

Published Aug. 21 2017

With an estimated 2-hour line to enter NASA's Journey to Tomorrow exhibit in front of the Capitol, grade-schooler Maks Protzman...

Patriotic quilt could fetch premium price at picnic

Published Jul. 31 2017

Many area churches auction handmade quilts at their annual picnics. The key to fetching a premium price is making one...

Former foster child uses Eagle project to help other foster children

Published Jul. 24 2017

When Malachi Saint entered the foster care system at the age of 2, he had nothing more than a girl's...

Auction gives Mid-Missouri a taste of 'Storage Wars' mania

Published Jul. 10 2017

It was a scene similar to an episode of the TV show "Storage Wars" on Sunday morning just outside of...

Honor, dignity, integrity on display at Pow Wow

Published May. 30 2017

Sunday's Pow Wow for the People event drew Native Americans from across the state who came to enjoy socializing, dancing,...

151 Helias seniors told importance of truth

Published May. 22 2017

The Rev. Joshua Duncan on Sunday told Helias High School's 151 graduates they have been instructed in truth and must...

Wellness center's first event nets good marks

Published Feb. 13 2017

Sunday's Jr. NBA Skills Challenge was a low-key basketball competition hosted by the city's parks department.

Getting a read on local authors

Published Dec. 12 2016

Sunday's Local Author Showcase at Missouri River Regional Library was a chance for the public to get better acquainted with...

American Red Cross beginning centennial celebration

Published Nov. 25 2016

During its upcoming centennial celebration, the American Red Cross of Central and Northern Missouri will revisit its history — which...

Lighthouse Prep puts on 'Dessert with Disney' production

Published Nov. 17 2016

This weekend, Lighthouse Preparatory Academy will put on an interactive production, "Dessert with Disney," featuring about half of the school's...

Quick check

Published Nov. 14 2016

At this weekend's opening of firearms deer season, hunters were seemed happy to comply with the first-ever mandatory checks for...

Amick's history efforts deemed Hope-worthy

Published Nov. 7 2016

The Cole County Historical Society honored Jeremy Amick for bringing military history to life through his hundreds of newspaper articles...

Determined friend rescues dog trapped under family's home

Published Oct. 19 2016

For Angela Otiker's family, it was about the most horrific sound they could imagine: Their 7-year-old dog, Kay Kay, was...

Cole County Courthouse hit by vandals

Published Oct. 18 2016

Someone shot and damaged six windows in the Cole County Courthouse over the weekend, plus one in a nearby county...

'Gem' of museum gets weekend in limelight

Published Oct. 3 2016

If any more people discover the Missouri Military Museum, people will have to stop calling it a "hidden" gem —...