Administrators of Missouri universities and social services programs may soon learn whether their budgets will be cut for the upcoming year. Governor Jay Nixon plans to announce today whether he is making any reductions to the state's budget and, if so, which programs will be targeted.
Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko shows bruises on her body in Kachanovskaya prison in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Some European leaders have boycotted the Euro 2012 soccer tournament as a result of her imprisonment.
A few years ago, things were going smoothly for Eric Neill and his family. Neill was making good money as a construction superintendent for a commercial contractor in Kansas City, traveling the country, running challenging job sites. But he wasn’t satisfied.
The U.S. Senate passed a new half-trillion dollar farm bill today, funding programs from farm subsidies to food stamps for the next five years. Both of Missouri's senators voted yes on the bipartisan bill.
Located in and around the J.W. “Blind” Boone Community Center downtown, the Moving Ahead program aims to nurture resiliency to substance abuse and gang involvement in Columbia’s youth. Along with doubling their enrollment and receiving its State Licensing this year, teacher reports from April indicate impressive academic performance from the students. CEO of the Columbia Housing Authority, Phil Steinhaus says he attributes the program’s success to a grant they received from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Members of Missouri’s GOP say private sector growth and working with Democrats across the political aisle are key focus points for Republican candidates this election year. More than 30 local Republicans gathered at a Columbia Hy-Vee Monday, where discussions at the Boone County Pachyderm Club focused on the state economy.
Compared to the rest of the country, Columbia’s economy is pretty good. Unemployment is well below the national average. But the numbers can also tell a different story, one where massive changes are already underway.