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City Administrator’s Email Under Scrutiny

The Jefferson City Council will hold a special meeting Friday to address an email City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus sent to city staff late last week. Nickolaus’ message included details about the proposed Fire Department sales tax. The email didn’t ask city staff to vote for or against Proposition Two, but …

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Voter Turnout Less Than Expected in Cole Co.

Cole County voters posted a respectable turnout in Tuesday’s election, but not a great one. County Clerk Marvin Register had predicted 42% of voters would cast a ballot, but only 29% actually did…. [display_podcast] Register says there was some ballot confusion in the newly drawn state House districts, where several …

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The Primary Returns are In

Proposition 2 is rejected by Jefferson City voters. It would have changed Fire Department funding from a property tax base to a new dedicated sales tax. 57% of voters said ‘no’ to the measure. You’ll see Jefferson City’s annexation issue again. Proposition 1 was an annexation of homes and businesses …

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Your Local Ballot Explained

If you need a refresher before heading to the polls, here are the biggest local ballot issues you’ll vote on: Proposition ‘2’ is on ballots inside Jefferson City. It would switch fire department funding from property taxes to a new dedicated sales tax. Proposition ‘1’ is an annexation of homes …

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Holts Summit Stabbing Overnight

**UPDATE 3:20 pm** Police have arrested a 33-year-old Holts Summit resident in connection with the overnight stabbing. The suspect’s name won’t be released until charges are filed by the Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney. **ORIGINAL STORY** Police search for a suspect after a Holts Summit stabbing overnight. The 32-year-old victim showed …

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JCFD Sales Tax to be Decided Tuesday

The supporters and opponents of the proposed Fire Department sales tax in Jefferson City are gearing up for Tuesday’s election. Proposition Two would replace a property tax with a quarter-cent sales tax if it passes. City Councilman Dr. Bryan Pope supports the measure, and says it spreads out the tax …

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After 48 Years, Library Wants Tax Hike

If you head to the polls in Jefferson City on Tuesday, you’ll have to decide on more than just the Fire Department sales tax. The Missouri River Regional Library last asked for a property tax hike in 1964, but it’s asking again this year… [display_podcast] Supporter Lyle Rosburg says the …

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Friday Night Chase Leads to DWI Arrest

A Moniteau County man faces charges after a car chase with Jefferson City Police. 34 – year old Charlie Walters led police on a chase after they tried to pull him over Friday night. The chase led across the Missouri River Bridge. Walters was caught when he crashed into a …

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Candidate Wants Responsible Zoning

If zoning comes to Cole County, a candidate for Western District Commissioner says it should remain responsible. Republican Kevin Kelly says the concerns of landowners shouldn’t be forgotten if zoning goes on the books… [display_podcast] Kelly is running against incumbent Cole County Commissioner Chris Wrigley and fellow challenger Kris Scheperle …

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Cole Co. Cost Savings One Candidate’s Goal

Would closer cooperation between Cole County and its cities lead to cost savings? Western District Commissioner candidate Kris Scheperle thinks so… [display_podcast] Scheperle says the savings are needed in an environment where internet shopping can cause a drag on county sales tax revenue. He’s running against incumbent commissioner Chris Wrigley …

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