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(LISTEN): Mid-Missouri lawmaker predicts I-70 expansion plan will save lives

State Rep. Kent Haden (R-Mexico) speaks on the Missouri House floor in Jefferson City on March 21, 2023 (file photo courtesy of Tim Bommel at House Communications) A state lawmaker who represents three mid-Missouri counties says the massive I-70 expansion project is critical to his district. State Rep. Kent Haden (R-Mexico) represents Audrain, Callaway and Monroe counties. “Big, big, …

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(LISTEN): KCMQ’s Atterberry Auction True North radiothon airs until 6 pm

Zimmer sister station KCMQ’s Atterberry Auction True North Radiothon is Friday August 25, 2023 from 6 am to 6 pm (graphic courtesy of KCMQ) Zimmer sister station KCMQ’s second annual radiothon benefiting Columbia’s True North is underway. True North aims to empower those who have been battered or abused by an intimate partner. KCMQ morning host Shags tells 939 the …

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(LISTEN): MoDOT currently lacks funding for multi-million dollar tri-level project in Jefferson City

The state Department of Transportation (MoDOT) says Jefferson City’s tri-level bridges were built in 1964 and that the “flyover” bridges were built in 1991 (file photo courtesy of MoDOT spokeswoman Marcia Johnson) The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) says it will take at least $90-million to redesign and replace Jefferson City’s aging tri-level and a nearby expressway. MoDOT central district …

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Cattlemen Day’s rodeo in Ashland celebrating 50 years; expect big traffic tonight and tomorrow

Several thousand people will be in southern Boone County’s Ashland tonight and tomorrow night for the Cattlemen Days rodeo (2022 file photo courtesy of rodeo organizer Chelsea Wren) Big crowds are expected tonight and Saturday night in mid-Missouri’s Ashland, for the 50th annual Cattlemen Days rodeo. It’s been a tradition in southern Boone County since 1973. The rodeo begins tonight …

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Many mid-Missouri high school games kicking off later tonight; Columbia College soccer to begin at 11 am

The National Weather Service (NWS) St. Louis office’s excessive heat warning runs through tonight (August 25, 2023 graphic courtesy of NWS St. Louis Twitter page) The excessive heat warning has led numerous mid-Missouri high school teams to delay kickoffs for tonight’s opening games. Tonight’s Columbia Hickman game against North Kansas City is at 7:30, while numerous games kick at 8. …

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