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Brad Boeckmann

Lawmakers Consider Ending Tax Breaks for Seniors Who Rent

Some Republican lawmakers want to end a state tax break for low-income senior citizens who live in rental housing. Republican Senator Wayne Wallingford is sponsoring a measure to make the so-called “circuit breaker” tax credit only available to homeowners during the 2019 tax year. The proposal would save the state …

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Columbia City Council Against Conversion Therapy for Minors

Columbia City Council supports legislation to ban gay conversion therapy for minors. The council members voice their support Monday for the Youth Mental Health Preservation Act, which was introduced last month in the House. More than a dozen states have already enacted laws prohibiting licensed therapists from trying to change …

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Columbia Planned Parenthood Reopens

Columbia’s Planned Parenthood clinic has re-opened. It was closed for more than a week, after a fire started there early on Sunday the 10th. No one was hurt. Local police and the FBI have called the fire suspicious, and are investigating it as a hate crime. There’s a 10-thousand dollar …

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MU Health and SSM Talks Continue

The Conversations between MU and St. Mary’s continue, albeit rather slowly. MU Health CEO Johnathan Curtwright told hospital staff that while both parties remain committed to the process of MU taking control of the Mexico and Jefferson City hospitals, the complex work is taking longer than expected. He also says …

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MU Student is Diagnosed with TB

A Mizzou student is diagnosed with tuberculosis. That’s according to a statement by the university, which also says students considered high risk will also be advised to get tested. Specifics about the student can’t be released due to federal privacy laws. The student has since voluntarily left the campus.

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Columbia Man Missing

A Columbia man is missing. Aaron Brantley was going to the lake area on February 8th, according to his family, and hasn’t been seen or heard from since. He’s described as a while male with brown hair, standing 6 feet tall and weight around 200 to 225 pounds.

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Death Investigation Underway at Columbia Store

A death investigation is underway at a Columbia store. Police say they found a dead body inside ABC Chinese on I-70 Drive Southeast a little east of the connector this morning. No details yet on what happened to the person, or the person’s name.

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