The Daily Dish-March 19

Putting Kids First proposes sales tax for youth mental health services by Grace Lyden

Putting Kids First, a advocacy group for increased mental health funding for children, is trying to collect 7,000 signatures to put a quarter-cent sales tax on the Nov. 6 ballot. The proposed tax would would generate $5.4 million per year.

Commission proposing new name for Boone County Fairgrounds by Laura D’angelo

The Boone County Commission is proposing renaming the fairgrounds the “Central Missouri Event Center, Home of the Boone County Fair.” Boone County Commissioner Karen Miller said the fairgrounds’ name should reflect the fact that it hosts events all year, not just the week of the fair. The change was proposed by Mike Teel and Brent Gibson, of the current contracted manager – Tag Events LLC – for the fairgrounds. Anyone who wants to comment on the name change can send an email to



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