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Report says Missouri universities', colleges' tuition may soar, economy may suffer

Cuts in state funding for universities and colleges could result in major tuition increases, the possible closing of one university and a negative impact on the state's economy, according to a report from the Missouri Department of Education.

History of budget cuts at MU stretches to university's beginning

Construction projects were halted and portions of faculty salaries were withheld during the Great Depression.

Illinois stuns Missouri

The No. 25 Tigers shots didn't fall. The Fighting Illini couldn't miss. The result was a 75-59 loss for the Tigers, their ninth straight loss to Illinois in the Braggin' Rights Game.

UPDATE: Missouri governor’s office settles e-mail deletion lawsuit

The governor’s office will provide free copies of e-mails to investigators to settle a lawsuit that accused Gov. Matt Blunt and other officials of “knowingly and purposely” violating the state’s open-records law by denying access to the documents.

Missouri governor’s office settles e-mail deletion lawsuit

The governor’s office will provide free copies of e-mails to investigators to settle a lawsuit that accused Gov. Matt Blunt and other officials of “knowingly and purposely” violating the state’s open-records law by denying access to the documents.

Childhood memories keep Christmas alive

What has become a consumer holiday still ripe with the spirit that makes Christmas one of the most memorable and enjoyable holidays of the year.

Lawrence continues hometown struggles

St. Louis native Matt Lawrence struggled for the fourth straight year in Tuesday night’s Braggin’ Rights Game against Illinois at the Scottrade Center, scoring just four points on 2-of-6 shooting in the Missouri men's basketball team's 75-59 loss.

Post offices in Columbia area will close early Wednesday.

United States Postal Service announced changes to its postal service retail counter hours on Tuesday.

UPDATE: St. Louis lawmakers want reserve fund tapped

Two St. Louis lawmakers want to tap into a state reserve fund to help cover a budget shortfall that Gov.-elect Jay Nixon has pegged at more than $300 million.

On the front step or online, there's no place like home for newspapers

The Missourian will drop two days a week from its print edition to cut costs. Look around and you'll see newspapers around the country looking for answers as recession and digital formats force bottom lines to dwindle. 

Pirates, poverty mark US Somalia failure

President Bush inherited a mess in Somalia, and leaves one for President-elect Barack Obama. The piracy off the Somali coast is only a symptom of a country with a government in name only.

Columbia man sings to raise money for Salvation Army

Instead of using a bell, Michael Kasten sings outside of Columbia stores to help raise money for the Salvation Army's holiday campaign. In just one hour on Monday, he raised $153.

Lawsuit centers on alternative energy insurance

A legal center in St. Louis has filed a lawsuit against a Missouri commission, saying it believes a new insurance rule will discourage people from trying to produce their own solar or wind power. The Great Rivers Environmental Law Center filed the lawsuit Monday against the Missouri Public Service Commission in Cole County Circuit Court.

Few inaugural event tickets left for Missourians

The offices of Sen. Claire McCaskill and Rep. Ike Skelton have waiting lists of people seeking tickets to the inauguration ceremony on Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C. Nationwide, 240,000 tickets were made available to members of Congress to distribute.

Columbia Neighborhood Watch faces funding crisis

The Columbia Neighborhood Watch has received minimal donations in the past year as a result of the cancellation of its bi-monthly newsletter, Crime Watch.

Missouri continues to grapple with interstate highway needs

Missouri legislators and highway planners continue struggling to come up with the strategies and money to repair Interstates 70 and 44, but no immediate solution is in the works.

New bills could generate more green for Missouri taxpayers

Some state lawmakers are proposing a tax break for those who buy hybrid vehicles.

MoDOT touts decline in state highway deaths

The state is on pace to have fewer than 1,000 highway deaths for the second year in a  row.

Antlerless deer harvest declines

The antlerless firearm season, the final deer hunting opportunity of the year, is over, and the weather was blamed for a 23 percent drop in the number of deer checked in by hunters.

The magic of a white Christmas could mean hassles for travelers

Mid-Missouri can expect snow on Christmas Eve to linger through Christmas Day before warmer temperatures cause it to melt. A white Christmas, though picturesque, can wreak havoc for travelers.

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