In recent years, there has been a concerted push at the local and national levels to make healthy food more widely available, particularly in low-income areas. This is one focus of Food Day, which food groups and advocates celebrated across the U.S Wednesday. But while programs and systems are gradually putting fresh food front and center, changing eating habits can be even more complicated.
Missouri School of Journalism Dean Dean Mills acknowledges the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and other contributors who have helped fund and run the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute today at the University of Missouri in Columbia.
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Missouri School of Journalism Executive Director Randy Picht introduces a video on the Reynolds Journalism Institute today at the University of Missouri in Columbia.
Numbers released by the Missouri Secretary of State’s office show 65.7 percent of registered voters across the state, or approximately 2.7 million people, turned out for this year's presidential election. That’s a decrease from the record number of participants in the 2008 presidential election, where a record 2.9 million voters (69.4 percent of registered voters) turned out.
In the August primary, Boone County had the lowest voter turnout rate of any county in Missouri at 16.7 percent.
Missouri congressman Todd Akin called it his "six-second mistake." But his brief remark about "legitimate rape" was more than enough to sink his U.S. Senate campaign.
Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill defeated her Republican challenger with nearly 55 percent of the vote to Akin's 39 percent in Tuesday's election. It was the largest margin of victory in a Missouri Senate race since 1994.
Boone County voters Tuesday passed Proposition 1, a quarter cent sales tax increase in response to problems outlined in an assessment of local mental health services for youth in Boone County. Supporters say the goal is to diminish the stigma around mental health issues by providing early intervention and prevention services.