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Biden talks health care, tax cuts at stop in Jefferson City

Joe Biden, Democratic vice presidential candidate, talks in front of a full house Thursday night in Jefferson City. The senator from Delaware spoke at the Change We Need rally in Memorial Park.

Vice presidential candidate Joe Biden promised more jobs, affordable health care and tax cuts for 95 percent of Americans in one of three campaign stops in Missouri on Thursday.

Tigers' touchdown celebration has complex history

The handshake players give each other after scoring is a straight-forward gesture and a reflection of a "team-first" mentality. How it came into existence is a lot tougher to explain.

LETTER: Voting for Chris Kelly will help squelch partisan policymaking

My reason for supporting Chris Kelly as 24th District representative is a distaste for single-party rule at any level of government.

Responsible citizenship means voting

Will voters recognize the difference between candidates being "politically correct" out of respect for the audience versus those who use "political correctness" to exaggerate or pander, leaving the voter wondering what the candidate's real stand is on an issue?

No 'normal' setting exists in today's economy

Understanding that "normal" does not exist, and never really existed in the first place, is very important to the caretakers of our future.

Missouri faces Oklahoma State

What to know about Saturday's match-up between the Tigers and the Cowboys.

Hickman football benefits from brothers' bond

The Asburys play on different sides of the ball, but the support the provide to one another has helped them succeed.

Hickman slugs its way to district final

Hickman defeated rival Rock Bridge 10-1 Wednesday night to advance in the Class 4, District 10 softball tournament.

Students find ways to meet financial demands in tough economy

College students are noticing a difference in their daily lives as the effects of the economy begin to filter down. Some students are making changes to cut costs such as cycling more and driving less, taking fewer trips home and taking more trips to the plasma bank.

Hickman eager for district softball rematch

The Kewpies have lost the district softballl championship to Jefferson City for the past two years. They'll get a chance to avenge the losses in Friday night's title match.  

Free family photo shoot honors Columbia photographer

Hold That Hug, a free family photo shoot commemorating Sarah Becking, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday in Stewart Park. Seven professional photographers will be on hand to take photos of families — a fusion of the two things Becking loved most.

GetAbout Columbia expands use of shared lane markings

Symbols known as sharrows are being painted in the middle of the lane on streets too narrow for a bike lane.

Nixon, Hulshof spar in second debate

Ethics, health care, the economy and highway funding were among the topics d’jour at the hour-long debate on Thursday in Kansas City.

Stephens swept in volleyball

Stephens College volleyball suffered a sweep at home Thursday night to Central Methodist.

New MU music director has big plans for school

Robert Shay took over the helm of the program 3 months ago, and plans to push for a new performing arts center on campus.

Danforth proposes return to core Republican beliefs

Former Sen. John Danforth wants the Republican Party to get back to its "good, old" traditions: lower taxes and less government.

Fitness track sought for Russell Boulevard Elementary

Russell Boulevard Elementary's Parent Teacher Association has been raising money toward a new fitness track on the school playground. After the school's 50th anniversary celebration, it may have met its goal.

Attorney general candidates disagree on 'shield law'

The only major disagreement that emerged between Missouri's attorney general candidates in their second debate involved a proposal to protect journalists from having to disclose anonymous sources and unused information in court.

Boone County candidates weigh in on new nuclear plant

Statehouse candidates in Boone County are weighing in on whether to rewrite a 1976 consumer protection law that AmerenUE has targeted as a barrier to financing a second nuclear power plant in Callaway County.

AUDIO Q&A: Biden talks health care, energy and highways

Between stumping in Liberty and Jefferson City, the Democratic vice presidential candidate spoke one-on-one with a Missourian reporter.

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