5 years after fall on ice, former aircraft mechanic still struggles

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Blake Halfacre says his goal in waging his battle for treatment is to get back to work, but the...


Top Democrat rescinds offer of $25 billion for Trump's wall

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer has pulled back an offer of $25 billion for President Donald Trump’s long-promised southern border wall, as lawmakers scrambled to figure out how to push a deal to protect 700,000 or more so-called Dreamer immigrants from deportation. Schumer had...


Sessions questioned in Russia probe, Trump may be up soon

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned for hours in the special counsel’s Russia investigation, the Justice Department said, as prosecutors moved closer to a possible interview with President Donald Trump about whether he took steps to obstruct an FBI probe into contacts...


Missouri Senate committee considers tax credit bill

JEFFERSON CITY — A proposal that would provide a tax credit for low- to moderate-income families provides a “fiscally responsible and meaningful way” to offer tax relief to working Missourians, state Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, said Tuesday. “Missouri has been exploring the creation of a state...


No increase to K-12 transportation funding in Greitens' budget, House panel says

JEFFERSON CITY — Elementary and secondary education would receive a substantial financial boost under Gov. Eric Greitens’ proposed 2019 budget, but some areas would be left unaddressed. While almost all of the funding requests made by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education were...


Proposal would criminalize 'revenge porn'

JEFFERSON CITY — Legislation that would criminalize “revenge porn” received support during a hearing Tuesday at the state Capitol. The bill focuses on “nonconsensual circulation of private sexual images,” and states that a felony is committed when an image that would be reasonably understood as...


Proposed higher education budget cuts come under fire

JEFFERSON CITY — Several senators were critical of Gov. Eric Greitens’ proposed higher education cuts when they gathered for their first meeting about the governor’s proposed 2019 budget Tuesday. In addition to the overall budget cuts, concern about the impact on the state’s historically black...


Beating back IS in Syria raises new challenges for US

Turkey Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the last years, the United States could neatly sum its objective in Syria in a single, uncontroversial bullet point: fighting the Islamic State group. Now that the extremists have been squeezed from all but the last bits of their former territory, the Trump administration is...


Powell taking over as Fed chairman at time of economic calm

Federal Reserve Powell

WASHINGTON (AP) — It would seem like a pretty good time to take over as chairman of the Federal Reserve. Jerome Powell has won Senate confirmation to head the U.S. central bank, inheriting an economy on a roll, a booming stock market and unemployment at a 17-year low. He will succeed Janet Yellen,...

Health Care

Weber Human Services taps grant to widen access to opioid treatment, Narcan kits

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Amid a raging national epidemic, the kits are for friends and family of addicts to keep on hand in case of emergency.


Roy's new city administrator aims to energize city, pull it out of the doldrums

Roy City Manager

Since his selection, Jason Poulsen has pushed for staffing changes, stricter enforcement of the city’s nuisance ordinance and more.

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