CDD 10/16: DNR director’s suspension extended to Friday

Columbia’s Daily Dish 10/16

Fergus Moore, working from his remote office at Lakota Coffee Company, grades test papers from the art history class he teaches at Moberly Area Community College. He chooses not to carry health insurance. Click image to read the full story. (CM/Angela Hamilton)

Fergus Moore, working from his remote office at Lakota Coffee Company, grades test papers from the art history class he teaches at Moberly Area Community College. He chooses not to carry health insurance. Click image to read the full story. (CM/Angela Hamilton)

DNR director’s suspension extended to Friday (CM) The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will conclude its internal E. coli investigation by Friday, department spokesman Travis Ford said.

Medicare Advantage cited as a culprit in rising health care costs (CM) Four years ago, Dixon Rogers, who lives in Fayette, was told by the government he could either switch from traditional Medicare to Medicare Advantage, or he could pay a penalty. He needed the coverage for prescription drugs.

Hot line created in Missouri for H1N1 questions (CM) Any Missouri resident seeking information about the H1N1 flu can now call a toll-free line to get their questions answered.

U.S. health care reform cry is: Tax them, not us (AP via CM) Insurance companies, unions and other special interest groups pushed back hard Wednesday against health care legislation that could cost their members billions of dollars.

Rainfall flushed storm-water line with city sewage (CDT) As a result of storms that pelted Mid-Missouri late last week and dumped more than 5 inches of rain in about a 24-hour period, the Columbia Department of Public Works reported 29 incidents of “sanitary sewer overflow” to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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