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Floodwaters continue to rise across the state

Todd Fewell of Columbia wades through flooded water outside of McBaine on Tuesday afternoon. Perche Creek flooded McBaine and the nearby section of the Katy Trail on Sunday following heavy rains.

Thousands of residents are still without power and many roads remain closed because of floods that followed the weekend storms.

Community gardens help create vibrant neighborhoods

Besides the health benefits associated with gardening, community gardens help beautify areas and promote interactions among residents.

Funeral company wants to use abandoned Parkade church as mortuary

Parkade neighbors don’t oppose the funeral home but are leery of commercial zoning.

College students needed for improving child education

Teach For America calls for participation that brings changes to children’s educational inequalities.

LETTER: Cutting rural wireless networks could hinder emergency response

Firefighters depend on rural wireless networks during fires and other emergencies.

Billboards inspire young Missouri voters to cruise to the polls

Organizers of Art the Vote hope the billboards, which feature work by four Missouri artists, will empower voters ages 18 to 24, who register and vote less often than their older counterparts.

Buffalo coach Gill sees allure of playing Tigers

As a player, Turner Gill enjoyed much success against the Missouri Tigers.

Joint commission discusses development around new Columbia high school

The three committee members who attended the meeting said they will lobby for closed lunches.

‘Three Cups of Tea’ author speaks at MU

Greg Mortenson, author of “Three Cups of Tea,” the book chosen for this year’s Mizzou Reads program, spoke at Jesse Auditorium on Tuesday.

Fed seeks to rescue insurer AIG with $85 billion loan

The Federal Reserve said in a statement that it had determined a disorderly failure of AIG could hurt the already delicate financial markets and the economy.

First red-light cameras to go up at Worley, Providence

The controversial devices are likely to go up by the end of the year, once the city gets approval from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Chinese student enrollment at MU hits all-time high in 2007

Chinese students give and get new perspectives at MU.

MU graduate works to boost business in Afghanistan

Kelan Evans helps develop sustainable agricultural businesses for Afghans in Afghanistan’s Parwan province.

Humanitarian speaks to raise awareness about human trafficking

David Batstone of Not For Sale, an international organization that is fighting to end slavery, spoke about his life and ending human trafficking.

Wall Street rebounds from dramatic drop as investors eye AIG

The Dow Jones industrial average gained 141 points Tuesday, a day after it suffered its biggest loss since Sept. 11, 2001.

Madeleine Albright to speak at MU

The first female U.S. secretary of state will discuss foreign policy on Thursday in Memorial Union.

Tim Seibles strives to build poetry fans with his readings

The author of six books of poetry will read some of his work Thursday as part of a fall series presented by the Center for the Literary Arts at MU.

Online survey seeks feedback on Columbia Police Department

The survey is open to everyone, including those who work in Columbia, live here or have only visited.

LETTER: Questions abound in Veterans Commission’s executive director's resignation

After being leaving office, executive director Hal Dulle’s departure has one former Veterans Commissioner scratching his head.

Media bias: good for whom?

Facts are facts, but interpretation of those facts are subject to the reader or listener. That's why the public used to place a trust in the news media.

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