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Lots of candidates on JCMO spring city ballot

Jefferson City’s April municipal election looks to be a busy one. Several council seats and the Municipal Judge job are up for grabs. Dave Kemna is running unopposed in Ward 1. Laura Ward faces a challenge from former councilman Edie Vogel in Ward Two. Mary Schantz and Scott Spencer are …

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COVID – 19 cases

Callaway County reported its 34th COVID-19 death yesterday (tue). Active cases went down there. Cole County had 36 new positives.Boone County reports two more COVID-19 deaths. Health officials said yesterday (tue) both patients were older than 75. That’s now 67 total deaths from the illness. Boone reported 114 new coronavirus …

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Arming the ‘Sergeant at Arms’

The Missouri House is considering legislation to appoint House and Senate Marshals, to help provide physical security and perform other duties at the State Capitol. The Missouri House Crime Prevention Committee will hold a hearing next Monday on legislation from Joplin GOP State Representative Lane Roberts, a former state Department …

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Businesses in ‘uptown’ Jefferson City concerned about slowdown

(KMIZ) — Jefferson City’s downtown saw little foot traffic Monday, with a combination of a state holiday and enhanced security precautions around the Capitol keeping the area quiet. Some of those effects could linger this week: House lawmakers are pausing their session because of the number of coronavirus cases in …

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One person hurt in Monday Fulton fire

A Fulton man has life-threatening injuries after a house fire. Investigators say they learned about the fire early Monday morning at a single-story duplex on Green Street. Crews got an older man out of the duplex. He was taken to a hospital. No word yet on how the fire started. …

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Chiefs Won! You Won too!

(AP) — Just like so many painful playoff losses in their past, the Browns came up achingly short — inches from a game-swinging play, inches from a last chance. Cleveland’s turnaround season ended Sunday in heartbreak. “For now,” said quarterback Baker Mayfield. “It’s definitely going to sting.” Unable to take …

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Should the ‘other guys’ get to pick your candidate?

Should Missouri have closed political primaries? That would mean you could only weigh in on who should be the GOP or Democratic nominee for an elected office if you’re a registered member of that party. Republican state rep Dan Stacy is pushing the idea. Stacy says the open primary system …

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