Columbia’s Daily Dish 9/14/2010

MU professors to discuss Supreme Court decision on campaign spending: (MU) Are corporations people? That’s the question the League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County hopes to discuss during a Wednesday forum held in conjunction with Constitution Day.

Unemployment rate up slightly: (CT) The state’s unemployment rate went up a tenth of a percentage last month to 9.3 percent.

The Missouri Department of Economic Development said employers added 3,600 jobs last month, with local government leading the way with seasonally adjusted employment up by 5,400 jobs.

Three arrested after drug raid: (CT) A cocaine-related search at a duplex Monday in south Columbia resulted in the arrests of three Columbia men.

Around 9 a.m., the Boone County Sheriff’s Department served search warrants for both sides of a duplex at 5321 Ponderosa St. The warrants were the result of an investigation into allegations that the occupants were distributing cocaine, according to a sheriff’s department news release.

Columbia School District Scores Up: (KOMU) Missouri schools got their report cards today.

This particular grade came in the form of preliminary versions of the schools’ annual performance reports for this year.

Both Columbia and Jefferson City met 13 of 14 performance standards.

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