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Jefferson City

3:31 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Here's how the Jefferson City Council hopes to cover its budget deficit [infographic]

Veneta Rizvic and Christina Trester KBIA

It's been a busy week in Jefferson City. While the city was considering how to overcome a $1.68 million budget deficit, the Public Works Director and Communications Director both decided to resign on the same day this week.

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12:54 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Jefferson City officials continue budget-shortfall discussions

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Following recent discussions on budget shortfalls in Jefferson City and the resignation of two city employees, officials there say they have a plan that avoids layoffs of city staff.

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5:54 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Amid resignations, budget crisis, Jefferson City Council to hold special meeting Thursday

In an effort to save the city money, two Jefferson City officials announced their resignation this week. But it hasn’t been enough to solve the city’s deficit.

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4:34 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Jefferson City Public Works Director, Communications Director step down

The Jefferson City Public Works Director and Communications Director both announced their resignations today. The Jefferson City News Tribune reports the city is facing a $1.68 million budget shortfall. Public Works Director Roger Schwartze cited that reason for his resignation.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:41 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Big Brothers Big Sisters in Jefferson City looking for mentors

55 children are currently waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister in Jefferson City.

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3:14 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Lincoln University names new president

Kevin Rome
North Carolina Central University

An administrator at a college in North Carolina will become the new president of Lincoln University in Jefferson City. Lincoln University curators announced Friday that Kevin D. Rome will be the school's 19th president, beginning June 1.

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4:42 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Mo. Senate’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Immigration discusses driver's license exams


The Missouri Senate’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Immigration held its final meeting Thursday.

Among the issues discussed was legislation that would require driver’s license exams be given in English only.  Sister Peggy Bonnot runs El Puente Hispanic Ministry in Jefferson City.  She told the panel that requiring English-only driver’s license tests would create a hardship for legal immigrants trying to build a life here.

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8:44 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Westminster College establishes the Capital Internship Program

Jim Bowen Flickr

Taking advantage of its close proximity to the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City, Westminster College is launching a program for students to get an opportunity to work full time in the state government. The program will begin in the spring semester of 2013.

Westminster College’s new Capital Internship Program would have students work 20 to 40 hours per week in Jefferson City. So, other than just shadowing another government officer, students will get chances to work like real state officials.

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7:44 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Jefferson City voters reject move to expand city limits

KBIA file photo

Cole County and Jefferson City residents voted against extending Jefferson City’s boundaries last week. Proposition One would have extended city limits to include an area called Meadows by the Lake along with two hotels and a store within the area.

City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus said there was a high voter turnout, and 65 percent of voters agreed with it. But, the support needed to pass the proposition was still a little short of 66.6 percent. Nickolaus said the reason for the proposition failure could be tied to voters not being informed about it.

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8:25 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Cole County residents re-vote to expand Jefferson City boundaries

Marjie Kennedy Flickr

On Tuesday, Cole County residents will be re-voting on proposition one. If approved, measure would extend the boundaries of the Jefferson City area by approximately 160 acres.

Although they are not technically in the city, some Meadow by the Club residents are crossing city limits even as they exit their neighborhoods. If approved, proposition one would characterize these residents, two hotels and one furniture store as living in city limits.

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Science, Health and Technology
2:17 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Jefferson City announces mobile app contest winner

Jefferson City’s mobile app contest announced its first place winner, Michael Roling last week. City Administrator Nathan Nikolaus proposed the event in April in hopes of encouraging local developers and residents to start thinking about interactive features for the city. The apps list information about nightlife, local businesses, social media and news information.

Michael Roling, developer of the JCMO app said he wanted to do something for his hometown.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:45 am
Thu October 25, 2012

QR codes link past with the present in Jefferson City cemetery

Brochures for a self-guided tour at the cemetery contain QR codes such as these.
Samantha Renner, General Manager Riverview Cemetery

The Riverview Cemetery in Jefferson City cemetery is implementing QR codes into its tours.

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8:15 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Water main break disrupts Jefferson City

File Photo KBIA

Repairs have been completed after a broken water main caused disruptions in Jefferson City.

Missouri American Water says a 6-inch main broke Tuesday morning and that repairs wrapped up Tuesday afternoon. A boil advisory remains in effect. Missouri American has about 10,000 customers in Jefferson City.

PM Newscasts
5:54 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Newscast for October 23, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Jefferson City under a Boil Order Advisory
  • Captian Dianne Bernhard appointed Deputy Chief of Columbia Police Department
  • Improper charges found in Missouri Athletic Department
Science, Health and Technology
5:20 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Jefferson City under a Boil Order Advisory

Residents are advised to boil their water if they live within these boundaries
Missouri American Water

After a broken water line today, a large part of Jefferson City is under a Boil Order Advisory. Anyone in the city using Missouri American Water must boil their water before using it.  

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