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Natasha Vyhovsky

Print and Digital News Editing Student

Natasha Vyhovsky is a junior in the University of Missouri, Columbia School of Journalism. Currently, she a state government reporter at the Missourian and a print and digital news editing student, working with photo, video, audio, text and various Adobe editing software tools to lead her work from inception through post-production.


Columbia Missourian | State Government Reporter

Columbia Missourian
Nonprofit backs effort to alter Title IX process at universities

JEFFERSON CITY - A Missouri nonprofit that can accept confidential donations is pushing legislation that would extend the appeals process for sexual assault complaints within college and university Title IX offices. The nonprofit, Kingdom Principles, was formed Aug.

Columbia Missourian
State considers legalizing and making money on video gaming machines

JEFFERSON CITY - A plan to regulate and tax the use of video game lottery machines in some Missouri businesses ran into reservations from senators on the Progress and Development Committee during a hearing Tuesday. The Video Lottery Control Act, introduced by Sen.

Columbia Missourian
Proposed workforce education grants face scrutiny from state senators

JEFFERSON CITY - A workforce development grant program championed by Gov. Mike Parson was heavily criticized during a Senate hearing Tuesday. A bill creating the Fast-Track Workforce Incentive Grant, sponsored by Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, proposes $22 million in grants which would go toward Missouri residents ages 25 and older to pursue training or higher education in "high-demand" jobs where there is an unfulfilled need for workers.

Columbia Missourian
University officials speak out against proposed Title IX process changes

JEFFERSON CITY - Representatives from multiple university Title IX offices fervently opposed a bill Tuesday that would extend the appeals process for accused parties in sexual misconduct complaints. Senate Bill 259 would allow accused parties in Title IX cases to file an appeal through the State of Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission, addressing what bill sponsor Sen.

Columbia Missourian
City needs more money, officers for community policing program, report says

The Columbia Police Department is willing to implement community policing citywide. However, it isn't able to do so, according to a report on the topic authored by Sgt. Robert Fox and City Manager Mike Matthes. The 348-page report, which was provided to Columbia City Council members on Wednesday, says the main obstacles to moving forward with this form of policing are staffing and pay.

Columbia Missourian
Lawmakers propose changes to Title IX process

JEFFERSON CITY - Students disciplined in sexual assault cases would be able to appeal the findings outside a university system in legislation proposed by two Republican lawmakers. Sen. Gary Romine's Senate Bill 259 and Rep.

Columbia Missourian
Organization backing changes to Title IX appeals process ramps up efforts

JEFFERSON CITY - A Missouri nonprofit hired 12 lobbyists in the past week and funded polling to help push two bills that would change the Title IX appeals process. Kingdom Principles is responsible for funding the Missouri Campus Due Process Coalition, a group pushing two similar bills - Senate Bill 259 and House Bill 573 - which would expand the appeals process for defendants in formal Title IX complaints.

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