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Vaping devices now accepted at national DEA prescription drug take back event

Missouri Public Safety Director Sandy Karsten announced Thursday the first prescription drug take back day for state employees. The event comes just two days before the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s 18th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Saturday’s event will, for the first time, accept vaping devices and cartridges at the drop-off sites, as long

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Talks to expand broadband access continue in meeting with legislators, industry partners

A meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Thursday for legislators and industry leaders to discuss expanding broadband internet access across the state. University of Missouri Chancellor Alexander Cartwright, Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe, the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s director and two Columbia commissioners are among those expected to attend the meeting. In April 2019, the City

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Attorney: Missouri House restriction of certain records violates state constitution

An attorney for a government transparency group filed a lawsuit against Missouri lawmakers Wednesday over a public records rule that he claims violates state law. “A Constitutional crisis is being whipped up in the state of Missouri,” attorney Mark Pedroli, of the Sunshine and Government Accountability Project, wrote in the lawsuit against the state House

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Court documents: Oregon man admits to working with suspected Mid-Missouri drug dealer

An Oregon man pleaded guilty in a Missouri federal court after prosecutors accused him of a racketeering scheme. Court documents filed in the Central Division of the U.S. Western District Court of Missouri on Wednesday show Byron Telford of Medford, Oregon pleaded guilty charged with racketeering involving narcotics. He’s accused in a scheme to distribute

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