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Thursday | Missourian

Guest Commentary: Citizens deserve another option to save Boone County fairgrounds

About 15 years ago, Boone County bought the fairgrounds for $2.8 million. There was controversy then, but the county assured us it would be fixed up soon and never use general revenue funds to do so.

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Related Topix: Audrain County, MO, Hallsville, MO, Columbia, MO

Thursday | Missourian

Missouri hitches future road work to proposed statewide sales tax

Scrivner, the general manager for Babbo's Spaghetteria on Grindstone Parkway, remembers when the area was forested before the four-lane thoroughfare was built in 2003 and turned the corridor into a commercial and residential hub.

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Related Topix: Missouri Government, Missouri, Scrivner, MO, Columbia, MO, Airport Drive, MO, Jefferson City, MO

Thursday | Missourian

A short guide to obtaining residency for out-of-state students

Consider this: the approximate cost of tuition during the entire 2013-14 school year at MU for an in-state, undergraduate student taking 14 credit hours per semester was $9,430; the approximate cost of tuition for an out-of-state, undergraduate student taking the same course load was $22,822.

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Related Topix: Missouri

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Missourian

Photo Gallery: Scenes from the Boone County Fair

Jarrod Borland of Hallsville sprays down Whiskers, a bull that his daughter Allie, 11, showed Wednesday at the Boone County Fair.

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Related Topix: Hallsville, MO, Game of Thrones, Entertainment, Television

Sedalia Democrat

Teen disputes fair's rule on mules5:55 pm | 0

Submitted photoMariah Murphy, 16, of Harrisburg, and her mule, Esther, have competed in several 4-H horse shows this summer, but will not be allowed to compete in the 4-H and Future Farmers of America Horse Show at the Missouri State Fair, which starts today.

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Related Topix: Harrisburg, MO

Missourian

Missouri's 4th Congressional District primaries see some new faces

Republican John Webb will challenge U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler with a more conservative platform for the GOP nomination in the 4th Congressional District primary election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Vicky Hartzler, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Missouri, Cass County, MO, Missouri State University, University of Central Missouri

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Missourian

Youngsters show and tell at Boone County Fair

Bucket Calf grand champion Kaylie Ensor, left, 8, of Centralia, looks on as runner-up reserve champion Zach Schnarre of Centralia observes her cow during a competition Monday night at the Boone County Fair.

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Related Topix: Centralia, MO, Columbia, MO

Missourian

Air curtain destructors to be required for open burns in Columbia

Developers clearing land in Columbia will now be required to use devices known as air curtain destructors when performing open burns.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MO, Fire

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Missourian

Panel aims to clear confusion, drum up support for county parks tax

Proponents of a proposed county parks sales tax aimed Monday to increase transparency and clear up misunderstandings about the plan.

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Related Topix: Thompson, MO, Rocheport, MO, Harrisburg, MO, Columbia, MO

Missourian

Ham curing tradition alive and well at Boone County Fair

Stan Lynn, right, checks in Nolan Schnupp's cured ham at the Central Missouri Events Center on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Family, Kids

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Missourian

5 judicial candidates vie for Division V seat on Circuit Court

Five candidates have filed to be on the ballot to replace retiring Division V Associate Circuit Judge Larry Bryson in the Aug. 5 primary.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Rocheport, MO, Columbia, MO, Criminal Defense Law, Law

KMIZ

Woman acquitted of trespassing at Columbia clinic

A mid-Missouri anti-abortion advocate has been found not guilty of trespassing at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia.

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Related Topix: Abortion, New Bloomfield, MO, Jefferson City, MO

Tue Jul 15, 2014

KRCG-TV Jefferson City

Right-to-farm supporters rally in Ashland

Farmers at a Tuesday night rally for a farming rights ballot measure said they feared outside interests would curtail animal agriculture in Missouri.

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Related Topix: Ashland, MO, Agriculture, Science, Activism, Columbia, MO

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Missourian

Man accused of murder pleads guilty to reduced charge

A man who was previously charged with second-degree murder in connection with drug-related homicide last summer, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge Monday.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Missourian

Council to vote on ballot issues to increase property taxes, development fees

Revenue from the proposed property tax would be used to make inroads into the 50 new police officers Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton wants, as well as additional firefighters.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MO

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Missourian

Martha Jane Baker, Feb. 8, 1921 - July 6, 2014, of Orlando

Mrs. Baker was born February 8, 1921, in Warsaw, Missouri, to Samuel Richard and Leitha Haden Estes.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Warsaw, MO, Columbia, MO, University of Missouri, Stephens College

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Missourian

Winds topple 80-foot electric poles on west side

Some of the worst damage to the city electric system from storm's Monday night were six 80-foot poles on Fairview Road that were broken off near the base by high winds.

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Related Topix: University of Missouri

News Tribune

Severe storms hit Mid-Missouri, cut power for many

A long line of severe thunderstorms rolled through Mid-Missouri overnight, prompting thunderstorm warnings to be issued around midnight in multiple counties stretching from the Lake of the Ozarks into central and northeast Missouri to Quincy, Illinois.

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Related Topix: Weather, Missouri, Cole County, MO, Fulton, MO, Columbia, MO

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Missourian

Hunters invited to share thoughts on deer management at meeting

In recent years, deer were so abundant in Missouri that hunters in some areas were allowed to purchase an unlimited number of tags to kill antlerless deer.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MO

Sat Jul 05, 2014

KMBC-TV

Woman accused of knowingly exposing others to HIV

A 20-year-old Columbia woman has been charged with knowingly exposing people to HIV while working as a prostitute after being caught in an undercover sting last month.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MO

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