The Daily Dish – Jan. 31

Republican Spence launches ads in governor race by David A. Lieb, Associated Press

Dave Spence, a businessman who is looking to run against Gov. Jay Nixon in the 2012 elections, launches ads that introduce him as a jobs creator. Spence is a first-time candidate who is looking to build name recognition in Missouri.

Budget for Short Street garage art up in the air by Antony Lee, Columbia Missourian

The city is searching for artists to apply for a chance to create artwork for the planned Short Street parking garage. However, the budget for the art project has not been finalized because of questions about the final cost of the garage.

Schools craft policy on teachers’ electronic communication by Catherine Martin, Columbia Daily Tribune

All Missouri school districts must submit a policy that addresses electronic communication between teachers and students by March 1. Columbia Public Schools is looking to adopt a clearer policy that would include allowing teachers to use personal phone numbers or social media to communicate with students with the permission of a supervisor and notification of parents.



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