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C.W. DAWSON: The black community needs to create political change

This year the African-American community has a golden opportunity to greatly affect the local, state and national political composition. We have seen a couple of things that are undeniable. First, it is clear that the current national and state legislatures do not care about the overall plight of...


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EDITORIAL: Could the 2018 elections in Kansas and Missouri be hacked?

A committee of U.S. House Democrats released a report Wednesday confirming what many Americans know: Critical voting systems in Kansas, Missouri and 48 other states remain dangerously vulnerable to cyberattack. “Russia targeted voting systems in at least 21 states (in 2016),” the report said. It...


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Trust is a two-way street for police dog Raf and his handler

Each week, the Columbia Police Department’s K-9 Unit reports for training day at the Central Missouri Events Center, where open fields and simulated apartments await eager four-legged officers ready for a hard day of work. Raf, an 8-year-old German shepherd, is the veteran of the bunch, although...


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Treece calls for independent audit of city finances

Mayor Brian Treece called for a resolution to invite State Auditor Nicole Galloway to review Columbia’s budget at the City Council’s Monday meeting. Brian Treece Brian Treece Treece said it’s possible any potential savings an audit identifies could be funneled toward a community policing program....


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Trump endorses Romney's Senate bid _ and Romney accepts

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah’s Senate race, another sign that the two Republicans are burying the hatchet after a fraught relationship. The GOP’s presidential nominee in 2012, Romney announced last week he would seek the nomination to replace retiring...


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EDITORIAL: Auditor suggests common-sense budgeting. What a concept.

This might be heresy in these hyperpartisan times, but the Republicans who control Missouri government should ask a Democrat for a lesson in fiscal discipline. Of the six elected statewide office holders, the only one with a truly conservative grasp of the state’s dire budget situation is the only...


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MONDAY MORNING BRIEFING: City council; a lost daughter; Boone County drought

Good morning readers — Welcome to the Missourian Monday Briefing. Our goal is to bring you a slate of essential reads, inspiring visuals and a look at the week ahead. As we go along, we hope to craft a weekly email that becomes your favorite thing to skim on Monday mornings. — Dylan Jackson,...


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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: NAFTA is beneficial for working people in Missouri

Oftentimes, when it comes to discussing trade deals and billions of dollars of exports, the real people affected by such policies fall by the wayside. While politicians and pundits wage debate, the families and workers who rely on those deals often go unrecognized as the attention shifts to deep-...


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Matthes appoints officer to lead community policing initiative

City Manager Mike Matthes has selected Sgt. Robert Fox of the Columbia Police Department to lead the city’s proposed community-oriented policing project. The appointment was announced Saturday in an email to City Council members, Police Chief Ken Burton, Columbia Police Officers’ Association...


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POLITICS ROUND-UP: City dissatisfied with policing, expansions on sexual education

With the state legislature in session, we offer a few key stories about state and local politics from the past week and a calendar of upcoming events. Local News Greitens in favor of revoking Columbia man’s citizenship Mubarak Hamed was convicted of running the U.S. branch of a terrorist...


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