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Police and fire departments in Jefferson City will receive about $2.8 million in additional annual funding after voters approved a new 1/4 cent sales tax for the city on Nov. 2. Read More

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Jefferson City leaders are saying low wages paid to police officers and firefighters is preventing the departments from being properly staffed, resulting in declining service that – if not changed – will have a detrimental effect on quality of life in the city. Read More

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Lt. David Williams of the Jefferson City Police department was honored last month at the Kansas/Western Missouri FBI National Academy Chapter conference banquet in Lake Ozark. Williams was presented the Clarence M. Kelley Meritorious Award, which is given to a graduate of the FBI National Ac… Read More

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Newly-elected third-ward city council member Scott Spencer said the city is not properly addressing important financial issues, and cast a dissenting vote earlier this month when the city council voted 9-1 to approve its 2022 budget. Read More

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The last presidential election revealed a lack of confidence many Americans have in our ability to accurately count the results. The responsibility for administering elections is federally delegated to the states. In Missouri, elections are further decentralized to 116 local election jurisdi… Read More

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The 2021 budget for the City of Jefferson was approved by city council earlier this month. Total expenditures are budgeted for $64.6 million. Included in the budget is a 2% wage increase for employees, five new police vehicles, and vehicles and equipment for the Public Works Department and t… Read More

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Based on the order from Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, guidance from Cole County Health Department, and in consultation with Mayor Tergin and Department Directors: Read More

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Almost $2.5 million in improvements next year to East High Street in downtown Jefferson City moved forward this month when the city council approved a construction contract with Aplex, Inc. to complete the work. Read More

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Tanner Bridge Road, one of the highest traveled two-lane roads in Cole County is open again. Don Schnieders Excavating has completed improvements near the Tara Road intersection, which included realignment of the intersection. Residents had to detour onto Route B during part of the construct… Read More

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City council has proposed an amendment which states the owner of a property must repair defective sidewalks and in the case of utility work or other construction, those employees would be required to repair the sidewalks to be compliant to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read More