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JEFFERSON CITY — Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month by promoting his office’s Safe at Home address confidentiality program.
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Board of Pharmacy has launched a community public awareness program called RX Cares for Missouri, an initiative geared toward promoting medication safety in the state of Missouri.
CLAY COUNTY — More than five hours of debate about the county entering into nearly $50 million in bond debt for infrastructure and amenities projects was punctuated Monday, Oct. 15, by commissioner in-fighting and accusations, confusion and harsh criticisms hurled at the Clay County Commissi…
KEARNEY — City leaders are reviewing funding options for massive work at the sewer plant after learning the low bid was $1 million over budget.
LIBERTY — On Monday, Oct. 8, Liberty City Council approved accepting proposals for the animal shelter construction project, an undertaking decades in the making as the existing animal shelter is undersized and in need of expansion.
National Teen Driver Week is Sunday to Saturday, Oct. 21 to 27. The week is an opportunity for parents and driving instructors to emphasize the importance of young drivers learning good driving habits.
Missouri Department of Transportation was recognized for it's Buckle Up Phone Down campaign by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials for public involvement, according to a MoDOT newsletter.
LIBERTY — During the fall clean-up week starting Monday, Oct. 22, Liberty residents who use the trash service can get rid of excess trash, furniture, minor maintenance materials and carpet. Residents can place items at the curb or roadway on their regular trash day. With the exception of lar…
JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Mike Parson has proclaimed Oct. 19 BUPD Day in Missouri, and once again the Missouri Department of Transportation is throwing down its challenge for Missourians to buckle up and put their cellphones down, according to a press release.
CLAY COUNTY — The Missouri Department of Transportation will make the following traffic change as part of an ongoing Missouri Highway 210 and Interstate 435 interchange improvement project.
COLUMBIA — OATS Transit ridership numbers remain strong after 47 years in business and service continues to grow in popularity.
CLAY COUNTY — Nearly 30 Clay County residents attended a town hall meeting with Clay County Presiding Commissioner Jerry Nolte Thursday, Oct. 11, at Bridge View Hall, 1041 Burlington St. in North Kansas City, to express dismay, confusion and resentment about the County Commission’s potential…
KEARNEY — When the football season closes for both Kearney and Smithville with their Friday, Oct. 19, meeting at Kearney, a lot will be on the line.
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS — The Blue Jays exploded.
In a movie that must have been inspired by the widely rumored loyalty pledge demanded of our former FBI director by our current president, bleeding-heart liberals and far right wing conspiracy theorists clash over signing a similar presidential “Oath" in a not-so-alternative-reality holiday …
LIBERTY — While the title may seem appropriately scary for the approaching Halloween holiday, “The Cemetery Club” is far from a show full of frights. Rather it’s a comedy where there’s some dark humor.
LIBERTY — Getting a jump on Halloween a couple weeks early and with an environmental message or two in mind, Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary, 407 N. LaFrenz Road, offers the 33rd annual Fairy Tale Forest and the Walk of 100 Jack-O’-Lanterns.
KANSAS CITY — Clay County Family Court Deputy Juvenile Officer Tracey Mauna-Ridle, who works all over the county, had a whole year to grow stronger. She’s worked on her boxing and her cardio, so this year’s annual Guns N’ Hoses event will be even more memorable on Saturday, Oct. 27.
SMITHVILLE — Julia’s Warriors Run for Hope 5K and one-mile run returns to Smithville beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.
- District 16 challenger seeks more state money for law enforcement
- Note to readers: Election-related letter deadline nears
- Incumbent, challenger square off in District 17
- House District 12 candidates divided on marijuana legalization
- District 38 candidates discuss government transparency, road tax
- Senate District 12 candidates discuss local issues
- Democratic House District 18 candidate supports increasing minimum wage increase, legalizing medical marijuana
KEARNEY — City residents will be given the opportunity to dispose of items too large or heavy for the normal trash service during the bulky item collection at their residences Saturday, Oct. 20. Regular household trash will not be accepted. Storefront businesses are not included.
LIBERTY — More than 230 kids, teens and adults from St. Stephen Lutheran Church participated in the church’s third annual work day Sunday, Oct. 14.
LIBERTY — On Monday evening, Oct. 8, Bill Taylor, who has served on many planning committees which have brought significant changes to the city of Liberty, received his official 2018 Civic Leadership Award plaque and recognition from the council. Taylor’s wife Mitch stood beside him, beaming…
LIBERTY — On Oct. 11, four members of the Soroptimist International of Liberty organization sat down to talk about two programs for teen girls and women.
SMITHVILLE — Martha Parks embodied the title of public servant. Remembered by her children as someone who was always there for others and giving of herself, the community of Smithville will always remember the impact she had.
CLAY COUNTY — After two more appointments to the State Board of Education at the end of August — members Kim Bailey and Don Claycomb — the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education launched a search for a new education commissioner Sept. 19, a top priority according to local …
National School Bus Safety Week is Monday to Friday, Oct. 22 to 26. In recognition, the Missouri State Highway Patrol inspects every school bus in the state during this designated week.
LIBERTY — Liberty Public Schools Director of Assessment Christopher Hand said the district is promoting registration for Advance Placement exams earlier than ever, "to give our families the most notice possible." He said it promotes the idea of taking the test to students who may not have ot…
Grace Ericsson of Liberty North High School was named a finalist in the National Scholastic Press Association competition for Photo of the Year. The image she submitted is of the Cat in the Hat from the school's production of "Seussical the Musical." The top-five finalists in the country wil…
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