Members of the public attended an open meeting of the Boone County Commission Tuesday evening for the next fiscal year’s budget. The public testimony was sparsely attended and yielded no comment on the proposed $65 million budget for the 2014 fiscal year, the county’s largest.
Missouri congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer says the CEO of Boeing has plenty of good things to say about Missouri — but he isn't tipping his hand about whether Missouri will get a new airplane assembly plant.
As part of Gov. Jay Nixon’s mental health initiative program, two hundred Missouri K-12 teachers, counselors and administrators gathered in Columbia this week to learn how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness.
Jermine Alberty is a mental health first-aid instructor. He says one of the first things he does in a session is ask his trainees to write down derogatory terms related to mental illness.
The University of Missouri plans to announce its next chancellor on December 5th, in the Donald W. Reynolds Alumni Center.
Former chancellor Brady Deaton retired on November 15th, and had served as chancellor of the university for 9 years. Many faculty members anxiously await the announcement of the new chancellor, especially those who have worked under multiple chancellors.
Professor of Biochemistry Frank Schmidt said he’s seen two types of chancellors at MU over the years.
The Department of Health and Senior Services has appointed Missouri’s first dental director in more than a decade.
Dr. Ray Storm is a dentist from the St. Louis area. He founded Give Kids a Smile, a nonprofit that holds annual free dental clinics for children in need. The Missouri Oral Health Coalition helped raise the funds to reinstate the position in the state. Gary Harbison, the coalition’s director, said he’s pleased with Storm’s appointment.