The Daily Dish – Jan. 30

Cass County Democrat plans to run for congressional seat by Yue Xi, Columbia Missourian

Cass County Prosecuting Attorney Teresa Hensley, a Democrat, plans to run for the 4th Congressional District, which would include Columbia according to new congressional boundaries. The incumbent, Republican Vicky Hartzler, has represented the 4th District since she defeated Ike Skelton in 2010.

MU professor ponders rising university tuition, fees by Janese Silvey, Columbia Daily Tribune

Richard Schwartz, an MU English professor, explains the cause of rises in tuition and fees at colleges and the impact of proposed cuts in higher education funding in Missouri.

GOP primary seen as a ‘missed opportunity’ for Missouri by Dave Helling and Steve Kraske, The Kansas City Star

Some state politicians regret missing the opportunity to make the Feb. 7 Missouri primary relevant. The Missouri primary could have been significant but has instead become an afterthought, underlined by the fact that Newt Gingrich is not on the ballot.

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