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Proposition B creates argument over home health care standards, union

Opponents of Proposition B say it's a misguided move toward creating a union.

Utilities offer stances on clean-energy initiative

The ballot measure would set renewable energy standards for those operating in Missouri.

Amendment 4 would ease restrictions on state storm water bonds

Local entities could apply for grants and loans to improve infrastructure.

City asks for bonds for renovation of water system

The city will vote on Nov. 4 on financing renovations and additions to the water system, which will total $38.9 million. The renovations were designed with the six-year goal of "getting more water where it needs to go," said Connie Kacprowicz of Columbia's Water and Light utility.

How customers' rates would be affected by water bond

To support the initial purchase of the bonds, rates for utility customers would rise steadily over the next six years. There would be two annual increases of 1.5 percent on the monthly rate and four more of 5 percent, accounting for a total rate increase of 23 percent.

Issues that could face the high court

Lawyers Stephen McAllister and David Frederick recently addressed at MU some of the issues that the Supreme Court could face during the next presidency.

EPA funding to continue mining cleanup in Southwest Mo.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given Snyder Construction Co. of Joplin a second contract to continue the cleanup of mine wastes in portions of Carterville and Webb City. Snyder Construction has already cleaned up 75 acres of former mining land along old Route 66 between Carterville and Webb City.

2 killed in two-vehicle crash

Walter W. Chapman, 73, and Kay Chapman, 71, both of Bowling Green, died Saturday morning in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 54 near Scott's Corner in Audrain County.

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