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Annual drill to test MoDOT’s winter readiness

snow plows

Winter is coming. But before it gets here, the Missouri Department of Transportation will be going through the drill ... its winter preparedness drill, that is. On Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., MoDOT will deploy crews to test its readiness to plow snow.

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Amendment 1: A major decision for Missouri voters

Missouri State Capitol

According to proponents of the measure, the proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution will bring needed ethics reforms in the state legislature and a change in how legislative districts are drawn after every U.S. census. On the other hand, those opposing the proposal, say, among other things, that it’s “a Trojan horse” with measures that sound good but really are meant to disguise an attempt to hijack the legislative redistricting process.

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UM professor emeritus wins Nobel Prize

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Oct. 3 that George P. Smith, MU Curators Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, is one of a trio of researchers who won the 2018 Nobel Prize in chemistry. 

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Ameren completes upgrade to Bagnell Dam

Concrete upgrade at Bagnell Dam, July 2018 [Ameren Missouri photo]

Ameren Missouri is reporting that construction crews have poured the final yards of concrete and are completing finishing touches on a $53 million reliability upgrade to its 85-year-old Bagnell Dam property. The project included the installation of a series of new anchors and concrete on the downstream side of the dam to improve its overall safety, efficiency and reliability, Ameren reports. “For nearly a century, the Bagnell Dam has reliably powered homes and businesses across the region,” said Warren Witt, director of hydro operations at Ameren Missouri. “These upgrades ensure the dam will continue to be a top producer of ...

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