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JEFFERSON CITY — Bitterly cold temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills are forecasted for this weekend and next week. The National Weather Service is predicting temperatures getting as low as the single digits and wind chills well below zero degrees. The coldest temperatures are expect…
JEFFERSON CITY — After several years in which lawmakers have targeted higher education spending, core funding for Missouri’s colleges and universities would hold steady under Gov. Mike Parson’s proposed 2020 budget.
JEFFERSON CITY — In his first State of the State address, Gov. Mike Parson proposed borrowing $351 million to improve Missouri bridges as well as creating new job-training programs to assist workers throughout the state.
KANSAS CITY — The Kansas City Aviation Department reports that 11,850,825 passengers traveled through Kansas City International Airport in 2018, up 3.0 percent from 2017. December totals were up 3.6 percent from 2017 figures, with 947,120 passengers arriving and departing through KCI’s gates…
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Department of Transportation advises drivers to stay off the roads this weekend as bitter cold temperatures combined with another major winter storm will hit Missouri.
As Winter Storm Gia blew through the Northland, it brought with it a swath of snow and some ice from parts of the Plains, making travel in some areas a challenge and disrupting power to thousands.
SMITHVILLE — Jamie Erwin didn’t ever expect to work at the library, but after a fulfilling career as a Lathrop teacher, Mid-Continent Public Library in Smithville, 120 Richardson St., became a perfect fit for a post-retirement job option.
CLAY COUNTY — Multiple cities in the Northland are considering their options after the Clay County Collector’s and Assessor’s offices sent a joint letter to four county cities participating in the residential Property Clean Energy program notifying them the collector and assessor can no long…
KANSAS CITY — It was a wild finish.
Though it officially premiered Friday, Jan. 11, “The Upside” first played in the area during the Kansas International Film Festival in November 2017. If that sounds like a long time ago, it was. That’s because the film was originally developed by The Weinstein Co. and the fall of 2017 saw th…
GLADSTONE — Gladstone Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts and the Gladstone Theatre in the Park Advisory Board seek an artistic director for the program. Applications will be accepted until Jan. 23.
The previews for “Vice” make it look like as much fun as “The Big Short” (which won the same writer/director Adam McKay an Oscar for adapted screenplay in 2014), but in actuality, humor that clever only shows up sporadically in the entire film. To be fair, this subject matter may put “Vice” …
In early 70s Harlem, “If Beale Street Could Talk” starts as a universal story of young lovers full of hopes and dreams of a promising future just like any other couple in any other town. The soulful music and ambience form the sound version of soft-lighting for their meet-cute.
KEARNEY — Although only 14, Kearney High School freshman Jessica Riley is making a name for herself in the acting world, cultivating a resume that already has years of experience and landing her a gig with the youth cast in Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s production of the Charles Dickens cl…
The Missouri Department of Conservation offers free applications for Androids and iPhones.
GLADSTONE — Tri-County Mental Health Services invites Northlanders who work with youth to join others for a Youth Mental Health First Aid Training.
Elli Cunningham, 14, of Holt has zero tolerance for bullies. The Kearney School District student is in remission from stage four nephroblastoma, a malignant cancer also referred to as a Wilms’ kidney tumor. She was diagnosed at age 11, and upon returning to school during her treatment, said …
CLAY COUNTY — According to financial technology firm SmartAsset, Clay County ranks third on a list of 10 Missouri counties ranked as the best places to live to save money in the state.
SMITHVILLE — One of the strongest arguments in support of the Tobacco 21 initiative is it will remove tobacco purchasers from the high school crowd, city intern Angela Baker told aldermen during a December work session.
LIBERTY — Discovery Middle School Assistant Principal Courtney Dickerson was recognized by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, an agency of the Department of Defense, for her support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserves.
High schools around the country are invited to submit their creative designs to Vans shoe company as part of the footwear business' annual Custom Culture 2019 High School Shoe Customization Contest.
SMITHVILLE — With five students recognized by Missouri's All-State Band and Orchestra, three Smithville High School students will participate in an All-State performance later this month at Osage Beach's Tan-Tar-A Resort.
LIBERTY — Liberty Public Schools, one of many schools in the Northland to receive funding, received a $900,000 grant from the Clay County Children Services Fund. The district will use funds to contract with Synergy Services and Tri-County Mental Health Services to provide consistent mental h…
SMITHVILLE — Eighth-graders may be spotted in locals’ favorite businesses over the course of second semester learning about small business economy and providing community service. Teacher Kim Krueger of Smithville Middle School’s eighth-grade QUEST students, a gifted learning program, is lea…
It’s a new year and a new Congress. I was sworn in for another term as the congressman for Missouri's 6th District. It is an absolute honor to represent north Missouri and one that I don’t take lightly.
It was an exciting week here at the Capitol as many new faces walked through the doors. The members of the historic 100th General Assembly gathered in the State Capitol Wednesday (Jan. 9) for the opening of the 2019 legislative session. This session, the Missouri House of Representatives wel…
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Evening news briefing from CNN on Tuesday, January 22.
An attempt before the Supreme Court for a company to dodge a grand jury subpoena related to the Mueller investigation revealed a new twist Tuesday: that the company is wholly owned by a foreign government.
As Democrats enter into the 2020 presidential race, many are starting by apologizing for their past actions. CNN's Jeff Zeleny reports.