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John Marsh

No more ‘The Donald’ — Now it’s President Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging to empower America’s “forgotten men and women,” Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington. His victory gives Republicans control of the White House for …

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It’s Donald Trump’s BIG DAY!

The inaugural festivities are underway in Washington D.C. and a few mid Missourians have made the trip. Local Republican committeemen Ron Fitzwater and Sara Walsh are in D.C. in support of Donald Trump. Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin is there as well in support of the chorale from Missouri State …

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Higher tax ballot issue for JCMO

Jefferson City residents could be voting on a new storm water utility fee in August. The fee would go to fixing several stormwater drainage issues in the city. The fee would cost typical single family homeowners about 3-dollars and-50 cents a month and generate about 2 million dollars a year. …

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State worker pay raises — or cutbacks?

State Rep Jay Barnes doesn’t think the Governor is talking tough about state government employees. In fact, he feels Governor Greitens is aware of the state worker pay situation … As for higher education withholdings announced by the Governor, Barnes fears colleges like Mizzou and Lincoln face some difficult years …

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JCMO Council races

Two Jefferson City Council seats are up for grabs this year. Incumbent Jim Branch meets challenger David Kemna in the 1st Ward. While Leonard Steinman, Ron Fitzwater and Charles Jackson have filed in the city’s 4th Ward. That seat was vacated by the resignation of Glen Costales who’s moving out …

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Senator Kehoe says Senate is moving on budget plans

Governor Greitens may have not ‘shown his hand’ on his proposed budget .. but it isn’t slowing down the Missouri Senate … They’ve moved over 250 – bills to committee. Senator Mike Kehoe says, by law,  the Governor has to have his budget ready shortly after he takes office. Kehoe …

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Fatal shooting in Columbia – sketchy details so far

The Missouri Highway Patrol is trying to nail down details in a traffic stop that turned deadly Wednesday in the northern part of Columbia. Police chased and pulled over a car about 2 oh clock on Oakland Gravel Road near Alfalfa Drive. Investigators say two women jumped out of the …

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Governor talks tough during State of the State

Governor Eric Greitens called on state lawmakers to send him a right to work bill during his first State of the State speech at the State Capitol Tuesday night. Greitens also called for bills dealing with ethics and reducing lawsuits against businesses. It sounded like the Governor may threatening new …

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Cole County Jail ‘skivvy’ suit continues

A three judge judicial panel gives the green light to lawsuit filed by federal prisoners who say the Cole County Jail makes them go naked while their jail uniforms are washed. Three former inmates filed suit against the sheriff’s department in 2015. They said the jail’s policy of laundering the …

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Child dies in tractor accident

A nine-year-old Miller County boy died Tuesday evening after his father’s tractor rolled over with him inside. The Highway Patrol says 40-year-old Roy Rush was crossing a pond dam on his land when he lost control of the tractor. The vehicle overturned. Chesney Rush was pronounced dead at the scene. …

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