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5:21 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Bartenders in Columbia need certification

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Columbia bartenders and store clerks who sell alcohol have to complete a training course and obtain certification required under a new city ordinance.

The Columbia health department is issuing new server photo IDs under the ordinance approved by the Columbia City Council last November. The measure requires every liquor store clerk, grocery store checker, bartender and waiter in Columbia to complete the online training by Jan. 1.

The city says it's issued about 400 certificates and expects many more people to take the course in the coming weeks.

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5:10 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Court rejects challenge to Missouri alcohol law

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A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge to a Missouri law from the Prohibition era that requires state residency for alcohol wholesalers.

KWMU-FM reports that the St. Louis-based Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals rejected a legal challenge by Southern Wine & Spirits of Miami.

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7:16 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Northwest Missouri State adopts drug, alcohol amnesty policy

Northwest Missouri State University
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Northwest Missouri State University has adopted a policy allowing students to seek medical care for overuse of alcohol or drugs without fear of reprisal.

The Maryville Daily Forum reports the amnesty provision approved by the university's Board of Regents is meant to ensure that students get the care they need.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:42 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Report shows Callaway County teens lead Missouri in alcohol consumption and drug abuse

A report released by the Missouri Department of Mental Health shows teens in Callaway County report higher alcohol and drug use than teens anywhere else in Missouri.

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9:12 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Lawmakers approve bill allowing early morning alcohol at Lambert International Airport

The bill would allow alcohol to be served earlier at Lambert International Airport.

If the governor signs the bill into law, alcohol sales would begin two hours earlier - at 4 a.m. - at St. Louis-Lambert International Airport.

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Under the Microscope
5:24 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

The risks of alcohol abuse

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This week, we’ll hear from one MU researcher about the risk factors for alcohol dependence, and hear about cancer prevention. 

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