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LIVE REPORT: Follow the Mike Alden news conference with a live blog

Missouri Director of Athletics Mike Alden and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin are scheduled to hold a news conference at 10:30 a.m. today at the Reynolds Alumni Center.

LIVE COVERAGE: Follow the live blog, with social media reports from Missourian journalists and others.


The Missouri athletics director, who announced in a letter that he would step down from that post Aug. 31, was missing Thursday night from his usual seats at Mizzou Arena. He said he didn't want to cause a distraction during the game against Kentucky.

Alden said he will stay at MU, working as an instructor in the College of Education.

COMO YOU KNOW: A look at Missouri Director of Athletics Mike Alden's tenure in Columbia.

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Officials confirm Wright bid wrong for Boone County 911 center

County counselor C.J. Dykhouse stood behind the decision to award the bid to Little Dixie Construction, saying Thursday that Little Dixie's $9.93 million bid was "lowest and best."

Rep. Kip Kendrick pushes for telehealth services in schools

Rep. Kip Kendrick, D-Columbia, filed a house bill in January to include telehealth "originating sites" at schools. Currently, these sites can be found at hospitals, rural health clinics and other health centers.

MU NORML president Benton Berigan committed to influencing public policy

Berigan, a biology and psychology major at MU, has served as president of the MU chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws for the past two years.

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