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High turnout for Columbia School Board meeting

Many people showed up to offer input on the Ridgeway busing cuts. Other comments addressed cuts to counseling and ending insurance for part-time employees.

Speaker discusses politics and Islam

A lecture giving Muslim voters the tools to get active in American politics dispelled common stereotypes surrounding Muslims, like the idea that Islamic political issues differ greatly from those of the general public.

Tough love bonds Hansbrough brothers

North Carolina star Tyler Hansbrough has earned a reputation for toughness. But his toughness pales compared to that of his older brother Greg, who defied a life-threatening brain tumor and strenuous rehab.

P & Z votes in favor of rezoning for long-term acute care hospital

The Planning and Zoning Commission voted 5-3 in favor of rezoning a tract of land at the northeast corner of Alfred Street and Old 63.

Askren wrestling with a purpose after disappointing finish a year ago

A quick exit from the NCAA championships has the MU wrestlers more focused this year.

Former St. Louis police officer talks about benefits of citizen oversight

Redditt Hudson spoke about the need for civilian review at the Mid-Missouri Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union meeting Thursday.

Former Kosovo resident talks about his native country's new independence

Shpend Ibraimi talks about his home country, Kosovo, as a group of Missouri’s National Guard troops prepare to leave on a peacekeeping mission in the country.

P & Z recommends annexing ABC Laboratories property

Columbia’s Planning and Zoning Commission moved one step closer Thursday night to annexing property under ABC Laboratories. The commission voted to recommend approval of the annexation to the Columbia City Council.

MU gymnastics hosts last home meet of the season

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MU medical school announces $6 million donation

Margaret Proctor Mulligan’s donation can fund the work of more than 10 professors who study breast cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Radio personality Fred Parry pulled off-air until after election

KFRU has pulled the plug on Fred Parry, co-host of a popular morning talk show, until after the April 8 election after his challenger for a seat on the Boone Hospital Center Board of Trustees filed an equal-air challenge under FCC rules.

St. Louis man arrested on suspicion of sending obscene materials via Internet to undercover investigator posing as a girl

After nearly five months of investigation by the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force, Jordan R. Pickeral of Breckenridge Hills was arrested on suspicion of attempting to transfer obscene matter over the Internet to an undercover agent he thought to be a 13-year-old girl.

MU student works to stop human trafficking

Jennifer Kimball is an MU junior majoring in Women’s and Gender Studies. She is also the president and co-founder of Stop Traffic, MU’s anti-human-trafficking organization.

Experts explore causes and effects of tooth grinding

Teeth are made for collisions. They mash hamburgers and break hard candy into tiny pieces. But when they grind together, they can wear down and lead to other health problems.

Tooth grinding is a condition that affects many people, but exactly how many is not clear.

Three injured in vehicle crash

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday on Route N.

Worst of flu season may be over

Flu numbers declined sharply last week across Boone County and Missouri.

St. Louis residents brace for flood surges

The National Weather Service is forecasting record flooding along the Meramec River near St. Louis.

Compensation at issue in Kansas rails-to-trails suit

WICHITA, Kan. — Two Kansas landowners have sued for compensation after the government converted old railroad lines into recreational trails on their property.

County and city commissions try again at joint planning

After a five-year break, the Columbia and Boone County planning and zoning commissions have resumed joint meetings in order to coordinate a plan for the northeast urban fringe, where the new high school will be built.

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