Missouri hunters disagree over The Department of Conservation’s actions to combat Chronic Wasting Disease, or CWD, a neurological disease that affects deer.
Many free-range hunters support the actions, yet some breeders and preserve operators say they are being unnecessarily targeted for the spread of CWD. Former President of the MO Big Game Association and preserve operator Sam James said the Department of Conservation is blaming CWD on them because they do not like gaming preserves.
According to a press release, Senator Claire McCaskill’s mother died of natural causes in St. Louis this afternoon. In a statement released, McCaskill stated that “people all over the state have asked about her mother, and their prayers and concern have been greatly appreciated.”
The University of Missouri Faculty Council addressed a voting rights proposal to non-tenure track, or NTT faculty at its most recent meeting in Memorial Student Union.
The change will allow NTT faculty to vote on University matters. NTT faculty members are hired under one- or three-year contracts. The exclusion of NTT members has ocurred for years at MU, but has now been brought to the council as a proposal.
With the holidays approaching, residents are taking precaution to help avoid crime. Property owners and law enforcement officers met for the third annual Columbia Landlords Against Crime event.
The Columbia Apartment Association accounts for about 2,500 rental units in the city. Since 2003, rental unit arrests have decreased from 4,000 arrests a year to 2,650 arrests in 2011. Law enforcement records show, most crime on rental property occurs in government assistance housing.