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League of Women Voters hosts City Council and School Board forum

Candidates for the Columbia City Council and School Board faced off Thursday night at a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters. About 40 community members gathered at the Columbia Public Library to ask critical questions of the candidates.

Columbia College upsets Harris-Stowe, advances to championship game

The women's basketball team scored a 63-56 overtime victory to make the finals.

MU women's basketball team will face Oklahoma in Big 12 tournament

MU softball team notches two wins

Perlman concert canceled

A concert at MU Sunday evening by violinist Itzhak Perlman has been canceled due to a non-life-threatening medical condition. The University Concert Series reports it is working with Perlman's representatives to arrange a makeup date. All tickets would be honored for that date.

Community remembers teen with candlelight vigil

Students and community members gathered Thursday evening as part of a national movement to remember Lawrence King, an openly gay teen who was shot to death.

Former Missouri football stars try to impress NFL scouts at Pro Day

With his blazing speed and leaping prowess, wide receiver Will Franklin stood out Thursday during the series of drills and tests.

Bulldog basketball unites small town of Harrisburg

The town of 182 people regularly packs the seats of Harrisburg High School's basketball court.

Tigers getting fresh for match with Oklahoma

On Wednesday, Missouri won a double overtime game against Iowa State, and is now focused on resting up for Saturday's game.

Locally owned ethnic restaurants more likely to snag health-code violations

A Missourian analysis of 384 establishments showed local restaurants serving ethnic cuisine receive more citations than other restaurants. A spokesman from the health department believes this is because such restaurants are more likely to make their food from scratch.

Cougars' close bond off the court translates to solid play

For most teams, another habitual afternoon practice isn’t something that makes players come running. But for the Columbia College men’s basketball team, the work they put in isn’t a chore.

Historic house is full of memories

Martha K. John’s home at 2011 N. Country Club Drive was named one of Columbia’s 10 notable properties for 2008 earlier this year. The house has several interesting features, such as a rosette window of stained glass in the attic.

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MU graduate students help raise awareness of African poverty

A potluck dinner will be held at the Newman Center in order to bring awareness of poverty in Nairobi, Kenya’s Kibera slum.

Fashion show to benefit autism center

Jann Carl of Entertainment Tonight will return to Columbia, where she graduated from MU, to host the show, which will feature designs by students and local boutiques.

DWI crash suspect charged with manslaughter

Charges against a St. Charles man were amended to manslaughter in connection with a vehicle crash that killed an MU professor.

Legislature doesn't want state to tax federal rebates

Legislative staff estimate the state will collect about $160 million on the rebates unless the legislature does something.

Edwards to appear in new Aflac commercial

Read about and watch the ad, which also features the Aflac duck. The spot will begin airing on March 10.

State Senate passes HPV awareness bill

Public schools will be required to send parents of sixth-grade girls information about human papilloma virus and its vaccine under a state Senate bill passed Thursday.

Boone Hospital Center no longer releases birth announcements

Boone Hospital Center has followed Columbia Regional Hospital in deciding to stop releasing birth announcements. The hospital’s decision is part of a national trend to keep the information private in hopes of protecting the safety of newborns and their families.

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