A new bipartisan group of Missouri leaders is trying to put pressure on Congress to address the national debt – and says tens of thousands of Missouri jobs are at stake. The Missouri “Fix the Debt” campaign held its first event in Jefferson City Monday. The group is urging action before the so-called fiscal cliff takes effect.
A University of Missouri professor recently hired to help promote the state's wine industry died in a weekend car crash.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that 32-year-old Anthony Peccoux died in a one-car crash Saturday night. He came to the university from France in March as an assistant professor in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.
Click on the tabs to see election results from U.S. House of Representative elections in Missouri from 2008, 2010 and 2012. The colors on the map indicate the lead held by each party in counties across the state. In counties, where multiple districts are represented, the party's lead is based on all ballots cast in the county. In 2008, District 1 Congressman Lacy Clay, a Democrat, had no Republican opposition. In 2010, Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer had no Democratic opposition.
Columbia’s Ridgeway Elementary and Battle High schools have jointly applied to a national voting competition for a grant to help fund ongoing educational programs. The Clorox Power a Bright Future grant program is granting a 50-thousand-dollar grand-prize to the school that receives the most votes on its website.
Joe Eversole, an atheist from Oklahoma, felt a great sense of freedom when he embraced his atheist identity. He got this tattoo before coming out as an atheist, but he said it describes the feeling he got from being an open atheist.