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The Washington Post has published the last column Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi wrote before he disappeared on Oct. 2 after entering the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul.

"We held on to this column he filed the day before he entered the consulate in the hopes that we could edit it with him, as we normally did," Fred Hiatt, who runs the Post's Opinions section, told NPR.

My Fellow Kansans is coming to Johnson County Library on Oct. 25 for a live event, featuring podcast host Jim McLean and political scientist Beth Vonnahme. We'll discuss the current state of Kansas politics and learn how Kansas voters are feeling ahead of the upcoming midterm elections. You'll have a chance to ask questions and hear more about the making of our podcast, too.

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My Fellow Kansans is coming to Johnson County Library on Oct. 25 for a live event, featuring podcast host Jim McLean and political scientist Beth Vonnahme. We'll discuss the current state of Kansas politics and learn how Kansas voters are feeling ahead of the upcoming midterm elections. You'll have a chance to ask questions and hear more about the making of our podcast, too.

The St. Louis Port Authority oversees 19 miles of riverbank including six thousand acres of land available for commercial and industrial development. But it wants more.

A bill that proposes expanding the Port Authority’s district to include the entire city of St. Louis could come up for a vote by the Board of Aldermen as early as tomorrow.

But several aldermen have said they will block the vote because they have been kept in the dark about the purpose and consequences of the bill.

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill squares off against Republican challenger Attorney General Josh Hawley on Thursday in Missouri’s first televised Senate debate.

Listen to the debate live.

Before a live audience of 100 Missourians at the Nine Network studio in St. Louis, McCaskill and Hawley will answer questions from moderators, audience members and social media. The debate starts at 7 p.m., followed by a live aftershow. Follow the hashtag #mosenatedebate for live updates.

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Missouri voters are deciding on a gas tax increase when they head to the ballot box in November.

Governor Parson is crossing the state campaigning for the measure.

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University of Missouri professor and Nobel Laureate George Smith received a gift from the university Thursday: a dedicated bike parking space.

University officials unveiled the bike rack to honor Nobel Prize winner George Smith at Tucker Hall. In front of the bike rack reads: “Reserved Dr. George Smith, PhD, 2018 Nobel Laureate in chemistry.” At the end of the rack, a space is covered with black and yellow stripes.

Authorities say a man has been killed in a helicopter crash in central Missouri.

The Callaway County Sheriff's Office says in a Facebook post that the crash was reported at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Deputies began talking to witnesses who reported that the helicopter appeared to be in distress before it went down. A Missouri State Highway Patrol helicopter and several agencies helped search for the wreckage before it was found around 3:15 p.m. in a remote area east of the Fulton city limits.

Need A Safe Ride Home During Homecoming? Here's One Option

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No ride for homecoming weekend? No problem.

Major Brands will offer 500 free rides across Columbia on Oct. 20 through their social responsibility program, Safe Home After Every Occasion. Rides will be provided through the transportation app Lyft, according to a news release.