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Month: June 2016

Terror alert travel risks

At least 36 people were killed and another 147 wounded in the terror attack in at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport in Turkey on Tuesday night. Although Istanbul is about 5,800 miles away from Mid-Missouri, we’re reminded regularly that these deadly attacks can happen anywhere. Terrorism expert and the former coordinator for Homeland Security for Missouri

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City of Columbia responds to criticisms over lodging tax increase to fund airport improvements

The debate over a temporary 1 percent lodging-tax increase continues as the August 2 vote draws closer. Just last week, the Columbia Hospitality Association, or CHA, decried the city’s addition of the words “economic development” to an existing city ordinance regarding the lodging tax. The association said the move was a way of enabling the

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MU recognizes recent State Farm gift

Officials at the University of Missouri today recognized State Farm Insurance Company for a recent donation to theMizzou: Our Time to Lead campaign. The gift is for $128,600, and will go to several MU programs, including: MU Extension’s Fire and Rescue Training Institute MU Health Care’s Frank Mitchell Trauma Center for Motor Vehicle Crash Outreach

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Marginal Severe Threat Thursday

Dew points are expected to rise back to the upper 60s by Thursday, making for more muggy conditions. Thunderstorms on Thursday evening look possible to produce damaging winds. The storms with the strongest updrafts may also have large hail possible. There will be enough moisture in the atmosphere for storms to produce heavy rainfall with

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