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(AUDIO): Presidential visits and academic success highlighted in CPS’ 150th anniversary

Then-President Ronald Reagan addresses students and faculty at Columbia’s Hickman high school on March 26, 1987. The Kewpie mascot listens (1987 file photo courtesy of CPS’ Michelle Baumstark) Missouri lawmakers, Columbia Mayor Barbara Buffaloe and Boone County commissioners have recently presented proclamations to Columbia Public Schools (CPS) to recognize the district’s 150th anniversary. The district began with 250 residents braving …

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(AUDIO: Columbia Chamber of Commerce president Matt McCormick appears on 939 the Eagle’s “CEO Round Table”

Columbia Chamber of Commerce president Matt McCormick grew up in Texas, and just celebrated his 10th anniversary in Columbia. The Columbia Chamber has nine staff members and about 1,000 members that represent about 50,000 employees. Workforce development, the rebuilding of I-70 through Columbia and broadband are top priorities for the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. Mr. McCormick tells 939 the Eagle’s …

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(AUDIO): State Rep. Kent Haden (R-Mexico) discusses dead wildlife legislation on “Wake Up Mid-Missouri”

State Rep. Kent Haden (R-Mexico) says there’s a “food fight” between the Missouri Department of Conservation and the state Department of Transportation (MODOT) over which agency should pay to remove dead deer and large dead animals from roads. Haden has filed legislation that requires MoDOT to remove and bury dead wildlife on a road, highway or shoulder that is large …

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State employee pay raise is a top priority for Missouri’s governor

GOP Missouri Governor Mike Parson poses with State Sen. Barbara Washington (D-Kansas City) and State Rep. Jay Mosley (D-Florissant) following the January 18, 2023 State of the State address in Jefferson City (photo courtesy of the governor’s Flickr page) Missouri’s governor is confident that state lawmakers will approve his proposed 8.7 percent pay increase for state employees by March 1. …

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