CDD 10/1: Hominy Branch Trail on track despite concerns

Columbia’s Daily Dish 10/1

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Hominy Branch Trail on trak despite concerns (CM) Despite a recent funding scare, the $3.1 million Hominy Branch Trail is proceeding as planned with a target completion date of summer 2010.

Boone County fire district files lawsuit over unpaid rent (CM) After a year and a half of trying to negotiate a solution, the Boone County Fire Protection District will go to court to try to collect unpaid rent from a state fire association.

Several public health care options available in Missouri (CM) While conservatives across the country and the U.S. Senate Finance Committee have rejected the notion of a public option for government health care, more than 15 percent of Missouri’s population is quietly benefiting from state-run health coverage programs.

Nixon suspends DNR head for department’s “egregious failure” (CM) Just days after reports surfaced that a top aide of the governor’s office knew about pollution levels at the Lake of the Ozarks, Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon suspended the head of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Unemployment rates drop in most metro areas in August (AP via CM) The unemployment rate of metropolitan areas fell in about 60 percent of metropolitan areas in August from the previous month, as layoffs eased nationwide.

Thornhill urges Humane Society audit (CDT) The director of the Central Missouri Humane Society, battling a wave of negative publicity this week, this morning said her organization would welcome an independent third-party audit of its finances.

Boards will govern institute (CDT) The University of Missouri and the Cerner Corp. have tapped Sherry Browne, former chief information officer with Ascension Health, to serve as the executive director of the new Tiger Institute.

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