This story was originally published on KBIA Boone County began reviewing bids this week for a new contract for its inmate phone system in the county jail. The county is looking to overhaul its current system after critiques of the high costs to detainees and their families making calls. County jails across the state contract … Continue reading Boone County Reviews Bids for New Inmate Phone System
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8__gex0BRs This is the first in a series of videos I'll be producing for Vox Magazine. My goal is to deconstruct complex topics in a way that is both easy to understand and entertaining.
This story was originally published on Mizzou News Sophomore Melanie Graves was officially accepted into Mizzou’s athletic training program at the end of last year. Before her classes had even started Graves was already getting hands-on, clinical experience working for the Missouri Tigers football team. She’s been with them ever since. As the team travels down … Continue reading Right on the Sidelines
By Megan Liz Smith, Betsy Smith, Tana Kelley and Emily Kummerfield Boonville, Missouri is a vibrant tourist destination. Situated along the Missouri River, attractions like the Isle of Capri Casino and the Warm Springs Ranch, home of the Budweiser Clydesdales, draw thousands of visitors to the small community. A hundred years ago however, Boonville was … Continue reading Former community hubs, now vacant, get a second chance at life
This story was originally published on Mizzou News COLUMBIA, Mo. – Before Hurricane Maria rolled over the island of Puerto Rico, destroying homes and cities, Willie Bidot, a resident in the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, liked to follow the same routine every morning: He would wake up at 5:30 a.m., go to the gym, … Continue reading Sending Aid to Animals in Hurricane Maria’s Wake
Older adults worried about losing their cognitive functions could consider volunteering as a potential boost, according to a University of Missouri researcher. While volunteering and its associations with physical health are well known, less has been known about its associations with mental functioning. Now, Christine Proulx, an associate professor in the Human Development and Family Science Department in the MU College of Human Environmental Sciences, has identified a link between volunteering and higher levels of cognitive functioning in older adults.
By Megan Liz Smith, Michelle Stoddart, Meg Cunningham and Cecilia Cao For Missouri Medicaid beneficiaries with hepatitis C, getting treated can be tricky. The state will only cover the treatment if a patient’s condition has reached a certain level of severity. They claim the cost of providing treatment is too high to treat everyone … Continue reading Medicaid policy leaves Hepatitis C patients untreated
Counties hire private companies to manage their jail phone systems. Those companies handle furnishing, delivery, installation and on-going maintenance of the entire inmate phone system. Counties decide on the company through a bidding process. And it’s a competitive marketplace. Boone County is in the bidding process for a new phone company and at least three companies are interested: CenturyLink, Telmate and GTL, according to county documents.
The University of Missouri announced the creation of a new School of Visual Studies last Wednesday during a reception at Sager Braudis Gallery. The school combines four programs within the College of Arts and Science into one department. The programs include art, art history, digital storytelling and film studies.
Every September in Columbia, the witches gather, as do the wiccans, the druids, the magpies and more. They all come together for Pagan Pride Day, a Mid-Missouri tradition since 2000. This year’s celebration was held Sunday, September 17 in Peace Park. Hearthfires Spiritual Alliance, has been putting it on since the beginning.