State and Regional News

Senate proposal would send Harry Truman to National Statuary Hall

BY ASHLYN O’HARA, Columbia Missourian
JEFFERSON CITY — A statue of Harry S. Truman may finally be headed to the National Statuary Hall of U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
It could have been a done deal already if not for confusion over who, exactly, Missouri intended for Truman to replace.

Lawmakers again consider concealed carry on campus, private property

By Jacob Cavaiani, Columbia Missourian
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri’s public universities would be required to allow anyone with a concealed carry permit to have firearms on campus under a bill debated by a House committee Wednesday.

School's out for more of the summer? House passes bill to delay start of school

By Marisa Pisterzi and Nicole Braham, Columbia Missourian
JEFFERSON CITY — All Missouri public schools would be prohibited from starting school before late August in a bill passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday.

Tampons, diapers are taxed higher than groceries, but that could change

By Caitlyn Rosen and Aviva Okeson-Haberman, Columbia Missourian
JEFFERSON CITY — Kali Jones remembers having to miss her English class because of her period.
“I had to stay home for a full day — I could not leave the house — until my dad was able to come and bring me some tampons, because I didn’t have the money to get them at that point,” Jones said.