The University of Missouri remains the largest employer in Boone County by far, with 8,706 full-time benefited employees, according to Regional Economic Development Inc.
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MONA would extend Missouri's discrimination protections that already exist for classes like race, sex or age to members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Several lawmakers discussed expanding Rehder’s bill to prevent discrimination against all Missouri residents, specifically the LGBTQ community. A proposed law to prevent this, MONA, has failed 20 years in a row. These expansion were rebuffed.
Some worry that a portion of the bill would restrict speech for professors.
A conservative speaker was booed and sprayed with liquid during an appearance at UMKC last week.
The state is applying for several federal programs to help fund repair of the bridge in Rocheport as well as dozens of rural bridges.
A statue of Harry S. Truman is almost set to replace one of Thomas Hart Benton in the U.S. Capitol building after a process more than 15 years in the works.
Board president Jan Mees and member James Whitt will not seek re-election after their terms end in April.
The wellness program for minority church communities was awarded the 2018 County Achievement Award from the Missouri Association of Counties.