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(LISTEN): Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives vice president Mike Sutherland discusses power outages on “Wake Up Mid-Missouri”

Linemen and linewomen from Columbia-based Boone Electric Cooperative are in northern Missouri’s Macon County this morning, working to restore power to more about 1,200 residents. About 2,700 Macon Electric Cooperative members in nine counties are without power due to the winter storm and strong winds. Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives vice president Mike Sutherland joined us live on 939 the …

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(LISTEN): Veteran Missouri lawmaker says I-44 should be six-laned before I-70

State Rep. Don Mayhew (R-Crocker) speaks during a February 9, 2023 Missouri House committee hearing in Jefferson City (file photo courtesy of Tim Bommel at House Communications) A powerful Missouri state lawmaker describes the $2.8 billion plan to rebuild and expand I-70 to six lanes across the state as the biggest boondoggle in Missouri history. House Transportation Accountability chairman Don …

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UPDATE: Many mid-Missouri schools closed again today, due to winter storm and temperatures

The fast-growing Southern Boone R-1 School District is located in Ashland (2022 file photo courtesy of district spokesman Matt Sharp) Mid-Missouri’s two largest school districts have a two-hour delayed start this morning, due to the winter weather and potentially unsafe travel conditions. They are Columbia Public Schools (CPS) and the Jefferson City School District. CPS’ Michelle Baumstark says the additional …

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Mid-Missouri utility crews helping to restore power in storm-damaged northern Missouri

Utility crews from Columbia-based Boone Electric Cooperative are in northern Missouri’s Macon County this  morning, trying to restore power to more than 1,000 residents. About 2,800 Macon Electric Cooperative members in nine counties are without power due to the winter storm and strong winds. About 1,100 of them are in Macon County, which is north of Moberly. Association of Missouri …

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(LISTEN): Missouri House Transportation Accountability committee chairman Rep. Don Mayhew (R-Crocker) discusses I-70 name change bill on “Wake Up Mid-Missouri”

Missouri Governor Mike Parson (R) signed legislation into law in August that provides $2.8 billion to rebuild and expand I-70 to six lanes across Missouri, from St. Louis to Kansas City. The governor signed the bipartisan bill at Moberly Area Community College’s parking lot in Columbia, near I-70. A key state lawmaker doesn’t like that project. Missouri House Transportation Accountability …

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