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Winter lead testing results show five Jefferson City schools with sinks above allowable limit

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (KMIZ) Results from the Jefferson City School District’s winter lead testing show that five schools had water fixtures with lead levels above the state’s allowable limit.  The tests were conducted in January, according to data on the Jefferson City School District’s website from the EPA Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water. Of the

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One family drops from MU Health Care lawsuit involving gender-affirming care; Choi, Barohn named as defendants

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) One family is dropping out of a federal lawsuit filed against MU Health Care in a case surrounding gender-affirming care. MU Health Care said in August that it would stop prescribing or administering puberty-delaying drugs or hormone replacement therapy to transgender minors. A pair of Boone County families sued MU Health in November, claiming MU Health was

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Rally held by LU alumni at Capitol in tribute of VP of student affairs who died

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ) A rally took place Thursday at the Missouri Capitol by the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the Lincoln University Alumni Association. The rally was held as a tribute to former Vice President of Student Affairs Antoinette “Bonnie” Candia-Bailey, who died by suicide on Jan. 8. The university has drawn criticism from some students

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Sedalia 200 School District gets $293,500 grant from DESE

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) The Sedalia School 200 District was awarded $293,500 grant on Thursday from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The money came from the Competency-Based Education grant program. More than $2.2 million was awarded to Lebanon R-3, Maplewood-Richmond Heights, Pattonville R-3, Ritenour, Ste. Genevieve R-2 and the Success-Ready Student Network, according

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Discrimination lawsuit against CPS claims student was punched by staff, isolated from class

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) A discrimination lawsuit filed on Tuesday by the parent of a Columbia Public Schools student claims the child suffered abuse from district staff. The lawsuit – filed by Chrystal Blauvelt – accuses CPS of disability discrimination and violating the Missouri Human Rights Act. CPS spokesperson Michelle Baumstark said later on Tuesday that

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