Paying a visit to Republican Sen. Roy Blunt’s Columbia office this week?
Don’t head downtown — it isn’t there.
Read the story from KOMU 8 News here.
Aaron Fisher has a trial date.
On April 10, the southern Missourian man, accused of sexually assaulting his 5-month-old daughter, will face a jury of his peers.
The only problem? Fisher’s first charges related to the incident (though not the ones he faces now) were brought in 2009.
That’s over seven years ago.
Fisher’s case has lasted for so long that he had to get a new public defender — in 2014, his previous one retired.
Read the latest update on Fisher’s case from KOMU 8 News.
The University of Missouri has a long history of protests.
In 2015, a group of students under the banner of “Concerned Student 1950” camped out on the Carnahan Quadrangle to protest racism at the school’s flagship Columbia campus, confronting what they saw as an inappropriate silence from university officials.
Jonathan Butler, a graduate student and leader of the movement, staged a week-long hunger strike. This triggered support from the football team, which began a boycott of all sports-related activity to undergird Butler’s effort.
The national news media caught the story. Soon, the entire country had its eyes on MU.
Continue reading “Revisiting Columbia’s shantytown legacy”
Who is Missouri’s new first lady?
Besides holding degrees from Harvard, Stanford and Oxford, Sheena Greitens also teaches political science at the University of Missouri.
An excellent article in this morning’s Columbia Missourian tells her story.
Setting aside the metaphysical quandary, a potential lawsuit in Colorado could, if nothing else, set a new legal definition of the term “fake news.”
If filed, the suit would pit the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, a local newspaper, against state Sen. Ray Scott.
Scott, a Republican, referred to an opinion column in the Sentinel as “fake news” in separate posts on Facebook and Twitter earlier this month. In defense, the paper’s publisher is considering a defamation suit, although he has yet to pursue any concrete legal action.
The story has earned national attention, perhaps due to the current political climate—the Trump administration has made it a point to assail the national news media, describing such outlets as “the enemy of the American people.”