Author Archives: Warren Krech

  1. nixon talks education spending and ferguson

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    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says the state legislature needs to embrace policies that foster healing and hope in the wake of the unrest that erupted after the police shooting death of an 18 year old Ferguson youth. The governor delivered his sixth annual State of the State speech to a joint session of the Missour legislature last night. Nixon urged black and white members of the legislature to stand together when they could. Nixon also called for increased spending for state schools, although the increase of about 50 million dollars in the state’s foundation aid formula is not as large as some education groups were hoping for.

  2. somo center means big bucks for capital city

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    You may have a tougher time finding an empty restaurant table after the new Special Olympics training center comes to Jefferson City. Mayor Eric Struemph says those ‘sports tourism’ dollars are all – important .. He claims it will bring in 1 – million dollars a year in visitor spending.

    The complex will be built on a 15 – acre site near the south city limits. The center will bring in Special Olympians from across the state. Construction will start next year.

  3. roy viessman wants jcmo mayor job

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    You need a scorecard to keep all of Jefferson City’s mayoral candidates straight. And there are a lot of familiar faces. Roy Viessman served on the council in the 1980’s and again in the early 2000’s. He’s ready to knock on some doors …

    Viessman ran unsuccessfully for Congress against Ike Skelton. He shares the mayoral ballot with Dick Groner, Carrie Tergin, Edie Vogel, Bob Scrivner and Leonard Steinman.

  4. jcmo mayors race fills up

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    The ballots for municipal elections in Columbia and Jefferson City are now closed…and it will be a heavily congested race for Jefferson City mayor. Six candidates filed to get their names on the April ballot. Three candidates got in just under the wire…former councilmen Roy Viessman, Dick Groner and Edie Vogel join Bob Scrivner, Carrie Tergin and perpetual candidate Leonard Steinman in the race for Jefferson City mayor. It’s the only contested position on the ballot. In Columbia…the city council last night added two propositions to the ballot. One is for a 63 million dollar bond issue for electrical projects.

    The other deals with storm water issues.

  5. death row inmate gets appeal

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    A Missouri death row inmate who was supposed to be executed in October will get a federal appeals court hearing. Lawyers for Mark Christeson says his original attorneys were negligent because they missed a deadline for a federal appeals court hearing in 2005. Christeson was found guilty of killing a woman and her two children 16 years ago.


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    Governor Nixon delivers his “State of the State” speech tonight at the State Capitol. It marks the unofficial start to the legislative session. In his state of the state speech tonight, Governor Nixon is expected to ask for more funding for K-through-12 schools in the state. He also will introduce a bonding plan for repairs and renovations at public colleges and universities and state facilities, such as the Capitol building.


    We’ll stream Nixon’s speech LIVE here at

  7. A Healthy Conversation

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    Dr. Chris Link of Capital Region Medical Center’s Integrative Medicine Clinic has some healthy advice in his latest visit to KWOS Open Air:

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