What’s happening in Mid-Mo? Liz & Scotty will let you know at 6a, 7a, & 8a every weekday.
- The mask mandate in Boone County will continue on for at least a few more weeks. The health department said yesterday it is extending the current coronavirus health order through May 12th. Businesses have to keep up with social distancing rules under the current order, but there’s no limit on occupancy.
- Columbia Public Schools is getting feedback from families this week on the best ways to map out elementary school boundaries. Superintendent Peter Stiepleman (STEEPLE-man) says some kids will change buildings to help everyone learn in the growing district. The board will probably vote on the changes in June. It’ll happen in three phases, starting with some Parkade students moving to Alpha Hart elementary in the fall..
- Missouri colleges and universities would have free rein to increase student tuition under a bill moving through the legislature. The House passed a bill yesterday that would remove state limits on how much state colleges can increase tuition. Currently, tuition hikes are capped at five percent plus inflation. Supporters argue that colleges are struggling to make ends meet and need to be able to increase tuition more. Opponents say the change would mean more student debt..
- The Cardinals had an offensive explosion last night against the Nationals, winning 14-3 at Busch Stadium. The rubber game of the series is this afternoon at 12:15 on 93.9 The Eagle. The Royals also found the win column yesterday, defeating the Angels 3-2. Those teams also wrap up their series this afternoon in Kansas City.