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Month: November 2017

Hawley’s human trafficking task force will offer assistance to struggling non-profits

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced on Thursday that his statewide human trafficking task force will offer assistance to non-profits struggling to find funding for their anti-trafficking efforts. Hawley said a southeast Missouri group recently halted its work due to lack of funding. “Not only is finding the funding difficult, but the application process is

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Boone County Public Health and Human Services vaccinates largest number of students since 2009

Columbia and Boone’s Public Health and Human Services announced on Thursday that officials have provided thousands of Boone County students with free flu shots this year through its school-based flu clinics. PHHS nurses vaccinated 9,671 students between Sept. 26 and Nov. 10 in participating elementary, middle and high schools throughout Boone County. Officials said this

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6th driest November on record

The month of November is a record breaker here in mid-Missouri. The past 30 days have brought abnormally dry conditions. Typically, from November 1 – November 30 Columbia sees 3.14″ of rainfall, but that has not been the case. Rainfall amounts have only amounted to .36″ for the entire month, which ranks it among one

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UPDATE: Runaway juvenile found safe

UPDATE – 11/30 – 12:30 a.m.: Columbia police announced early Thursday morning that a runaway juvenile has been found safe. Officers had been searching for 14-year-old Emma Whittle who they say disappeared from her Columbia home two nights earlier. The tweet published by CPD’s social media account thanked everyone who assisted in sharing information. {“url”:”″,”author_name”:”ColumbiaPD”,”author_url”:””,”html”:”&#lt;blockquote

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Rights renters need to know this winter

With colder temperatures coming to Mid-Missouri, Columbia officials make it clear that tenants know their rights when it comes to their heating systems functioning properly. Neighborhood services manager Leigh Kottwitz with the city of Columbia said all rental properties are required to be registered and inspected by a city staff member. She points out specific

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Missouri’s health department director wants needle-exchange program

Missouri’s Health and Senior Services director Randall Williams said on Wednesday that he wants lawmakers to pass legislation for a needle-exchange program in the state. Williams said providing intravenous drug users with clean syringes could reduce needle-sharing that spreads hepatitis C and HIV. Williams and other experts recently talked about ways to fight the deadly

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