Category: Missouri News

MO legislators aim to tackle deferred maintenance

Ward Edwards’ leaky roof may be a thing of the past if deferred maintenance funding stays in the state’s higher education budgetThe budget, as it stands, would provide each state university with $1 million in deferred maintenance funding. Gov. Mike Parson outlined his requests for higher education funding during his State of the State address… Read more »

UCM leads Missouri universities in degree completion

Following a year of uneasiness and uncertainty centered around budget cuts and the restructuring, UCM’s 2013 Contract for Completion appears to be doing its job. The Missouri Department of Higher Education recently released its Performance Measure Results for fiscal years 2015-2017, showing that UCM leads the state in degree completions per full-time equivalent student. This… Read more »

Student mobilization efforts leading up to midterm elections

Political rallies throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area in the final days leading to the midterm election have helped energize and mobilize political candidates on both sides of the political spectrum. Candidates from each of the two main political parties, Republican and Democrat, spoke of solidarity and uniting around common legislative priorities and values.  … Read more »

Cops meet community for coffee

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Johnson County law enforcement agencies recently hosted their second annual Coffee with a Cop event, offering citizens an opportunity to meet local officers and discuss community issues. People began to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the event Wednesday, Oct. 4, waiting inside the local McDonald’s. More than… Read more »

And the award goes to…

KMOS wins Emmy for ‘Missouri Life’ episode (WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – KMOS, the local PBS station, won its first Emmy in the magazine category for an episode of “Missouri Life” featuring the community of Silver Dollar City. Roy Millen, producer at KMOS, said the staff received the Emmy from the Mid-America chapter of the National Academy… Read more »