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Police and city labor group continue push for better pay
The Police Officers' Association, along with other city labor groups, has been negotiating salaries and benefits with the City Council since January in preparation for the fiscal 2019 budget that Matthes will propose in August.
Apr 18 12:45AM Local News . . .more "Local News "

Unbound Book fest ripped for lack of inclusion, silencing panelist last year
Festival organizer, author Alex George, has been under fire for "pre-censoring" Palestinian author Ibtisam Barakat at a panel last year and programming this year that devalues diversity. He has apologized and says he will take steps toward improvement.
Apr 17 10:30PM Local News . . .more "Local News "

Truck stop chapels provide place of worship for truckers
An organization allows truckers to find religious community while on the road.
Apr 17 11:00AM Local News . . .more "Local News "

Former star of 'The Bachelor' talks purpose at Mizzou for Malawi event
The fundraiser supports the establishment of a secondary school in Malawi.
Apr 17 3:45AM Local News . . .more "Local News "

Hometown Features
Dorothy Wells Sherman, Sept. 4, 1935 - March 24, 2018
Dottie had great interest in animals. She raised horses and other animals and she competed successfully in many local and national events.
Apr 18 4:45PM Obituaries . . .more "Obituaries "

STEVE SPELLMAN: Moral character matters, especially for our leaders
We need to ask ourselves: If a leader makes a mistake, are they remorseful? Do they make it right? Or, is this a pattern in their life?
Apr 18 11:00AM Opinions . . .more "Opinion "

Swofford expects 'substantive' findings from Rice commission
Speaking Tuesday at a regional Associated Press Sports Editors meeting, Swofford said he doesn't know what the commission led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will conclude next week when it is expected to present its report to the
Apr 17 8:53PM Sports . . .more "College Sports "

Lee Elementary kids parade their vocabulary skills through downtown
The parade was a fun way to get ready for standardized testing. "This is an awesome way for students to strengthen their brain and creativity," art teacher Ann Mehr said.
Apr 11 2:36PM K-12 Education . . .more "K-12 Education "

National/World News
Queen tips Prince Charles to follow her as Commonwealth head
LONDON (AP) Queen Elizabeth II has opened a summit of the 53-nation Commonwealth, and backed her son Prince Charles to be the next leader of the association of Britain and its former colonies.
Apr 19 9:59AM Nation/World . . .more "Nation/World "

Asian shares, oil prices rise on upbeat global outlook
HONG KONG (AP) Most Asian and European shares rose and oil prices touched fresh multi-year highs on Thursday as improving optimism about the global economy helped investors shake off worries about geopolitical risks for the moment.
Apr 19 8:52AM AP . . .more "Breaking News "

Review: The prank-loving cops of 'Super Troopers' return
A goofy sense of inconsequentiality is an underappreciated trait in comedies. There's an abiding charm to movies so low in their stakes and so loose in their order that they feel as if at any moment they might fall apart. Films like "Caddyshack" and "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" are good examples, but outside of the loose absurdities of some of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's films ("Step Brothers," ''Anchorman") most of today's big-screen comedies are more conceptually tidy.
Apr 18 4:04PM AP . . .more "AP Entertainment "

AP Analysis: Gaza flare-up driven by deep misery in strip
ALONG THE ISRAEL-GAZA BORDER (AP) The flareup of deadly violence in Gaza is of a new kind, even in the inventive annals of Mideast conflicts: Israeli soldiers shooting at Palestinian demonstrators burning tires and hurling firebombs across what looks like an international border, inflicting casualties while claiming concerns of a mass breach of the barrier. This is an AP analysis on the roots of the conflict in Gaza.
Apr 15 12:04PM AP . . .more "Humanitarian Crisis "

Community Sources
Lawmakers conflicted over DMV fees, stopping tax credits for older renters
. JEFFERSON CITY – A majority of Republicans passed a tax bill Tuesday night, but it is still drawing some criticism from members of the GOP. Some lawmakers scrutinized the decision to increase DMV fees.
Apr 18 7:21PM KOMU Local News . . .more "KOMU Local News"

Boone County Senior Buyer, Liz Palazzolo, Receives Buyer of the Year, Small Entity Award
Elizabeth "Liz" Palazzolo, CPPO, CPM., Senior Buyer for Boone County, received the Buyer of the Year, Small Entity award by the Missouri Association of Public Purchasing, Inc. (MAPP), Chapter #3 of NIGP - The Institute for Public Procurement.
Apr 12 7:27PM Boone County Press Releases . . .more "Boone Count Press Releases"

Regional News
Today's Crossword
Apr 19 7:00AM Rutland Herald . . .more "Rutland Herald "

White House debating how to deal with Greitens, a man who refuses to quit
There's been interest from the White House about how this is playing out politically in Missouri," said one Republican, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Apr 19 12:48AM St Louis Dispatch State Politics . . .more "St Louis Dispatch State Politics "

Topics Beyond News
The Innocents First Trailer Reveals A Teen Love Thriller With A Supernatural Twist
Netflix's 'The Innocents' released the first trailer for the supernatural love story.
Apr 19 1:06AM MTV . . .more "MTV"

If Photographs Could Talk
How has an experimental platform for photographers created a new form of image making? The post If Photographs Could Talk appeared first on Aperture Foundation NY.
Apr 18 4:55PM Photography . . .more "Photography - Aperture"

Number of consumers enrolled in health savings accounts, high deductible plans, jumps 8%
The number of consumers who have chosen a health savings account and a high deductible plan increased by 8 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to a new survey from America's Health Insurance Plans. As of January 2017, 52 providers reported 21.
Apr 17 9:05PM Healthcare Finance News . . .more "Health Insurance"

Why Uber's Chief Brand Officer Says Happiness is a Daily Choice
On the most recent episode of The Thrive Global Podcast with iHeart Radio and Sleep Number, Thrive Global founder and CEO Arianna Huffington, an Uber board member, sat down with Bozoma Saint John, the Chief Brand Officer at Uber. In a wide-ranging conversation, Huffington and Saint John spoke about everything from her relationship with sleep to overcoming loss and grief.
Apr 17 8:46PM thriveglobal.com . . .more "Mindful Living"

Best air fryers right now: Could these be the next Instant Pot?
We're calling it now: Air fryers are the Instant Pot of 2018. We're always on the lookout for new kitchen gadgets that will make cooking easier and more fun.
Apr 17 5:49PM Mashable . . .more "Cooking & Recipes"

Xconomy: Livongo Health Grows with Purchase of Weight Loss Startup Retrofit
Xconomy San Francisco Livongo Health, a Bay Area-based developer of devices and software for managing chronic health conditions, has acquired Retrofit, a Chicago startup that develops programs designed to help people lose weight and prevent disease. Mountain View, CA-based Livongo, which last week raised a $105 million round of outside investment, says that its purchase of Retrofit will allow Livongo to more fully address the needs of people who live with diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic conditionsand those at risk of developing one.
Apr 17 3:41PM Xconomy . . .more "Health Care Insurance"

The Desert Architecture School Where Students Build Their Own Sleeping Quarters
The first thing Lorraine Etchell sees each morning is the sun rising over the Sonoran Desert and illuminating the iconic Camelback Mountain. She doesn't even have to leave her bed to become one with the desert: From her mattress, she can see the horizon stretching out before her and watch groups of Gambel's quail scuttling around the cacti and creosote bushes.
Apr 17 11:16AM Atlas Obscura . . .more "Education News"

Microsoft's chip push continues with Azure Sphere: Securing gadgets with chips and Linux
Microsoft continued its unexpected push into the chip business by announcing Azure Sphere, combining a chip design, a cloud security service, and even a Linux (!) kernel to better secure billions of IoT devices around the world. In 2016, Microsoft announced that it had co-designed an FPGA, a specific type of programmable chip that would enhance the intelligence of its cloud servers.
Apr 16 11:38PM PCWorld . . .more "Cutting Edge Digital"

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