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Tigers keeping success in perspective

Missouri's Jarrett Sutton and Leo Lyons celebrate after the end of the Tigers' 95-41 victory against Arkansas Pine-Bluff earlier this season. The Tigers have won four-straight games and are 17-3 for the first time since the 1994-95 season. The team's average margin of victory has been more than 22 points.

The Tigers continue their winning season, but they are still learning from their losses and not taking anything for granted.

Horrors of Gaza war seen up close and personal

An MU student arrived in Israel when rockets started to fly and riots began last month.

Closing Gitmo may be more complicated than it seems

A quick closure of Guantanamo is beyond the parameters of simply executing an executive order. Of the 245 or so detainees remaining there, many are far too dangerous to be released here or in their home countries.

GOP iffy on Nixon's health care proposals in speech

Missouri Republican lawmakers didn't completely agree with Gov. Jay Nixon's health care proposals as outlined in his State of the State speech, while Nixon's plan for job creation drew a better reception.

TEXT: Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State speech

The text of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State speech.

TEXT: GOP response to Nixon's State of the State

The text of Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's response to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State speech.

Missouri coaches and players react to Yow's death

North Carolina State basketball coach Kay Yow amassed more than 700 victories in her career. But Missouri coaches say her death means college basketball is losing much more than a great coach.

Senior leadership key for Stephens women's basketball

Stephens College's women's basketball program has benefitted from players sticking around for all four years.

Former Columbia businessmen plead guilty to investment fraud

Two former Columbia businessmen defrauded investors approximately $3 million. They are facing up to 20 years in prison.

Neighborhood Leadership Program to offer resources for residents

The City of Columbia will launch the Neighborhood Leadership Program in February.

Columbia loses bid for Tour of Missouri

Columbia proposed starting the race mid-week to avoid conflict with a football game, but the idea didn't fly with the Tour of Missouri.

UPDATE: Charges dropped just before start of Clinch trial

Boone County Chief Prosecutor Dan Knight decided to drop and then re-file first-degree murder and armed criminal action charges against William P. Clinch, taking a case that has been 16 months in the making all the way back to the beginning.

UPDATE: AmerenUE gets rate increase

The increased rates will bring in an additional $162.6 million in revenue for the company.

Nixon declares state of emergency; MoDOT rushes to clear roads

Residents can call 211 for help during bad weather.

Olympic gold medalist inspires young female athletes

Olympic gold medalist Nikki Stone spoke to a gymnasium full of young female athletes Tuesday at a luncheon. The luncheon's purpose was for her to encourage women to aim high when participating in sports.

ANALYSIS: Obama's bipartisanship hopes face early tests

While it's unclear how successful President Barack Obama will be at achieving his stated goal of unity, his early efforts to reach out have been both substantive and symbolic.

Lowery's benediction rooted in black culture, blues music

The Rev. Joseph Lowery's closing remarks in his benediction last week at President Barack Obama's inauguration set off an online discussion about whether his comments were racist, but the saying he used is deeply entrenched in black culture and blues music.

THE BEAT: Missourian coverage of the races for City Council

There are a couple of seats coming up for re-election on the City Council. One in the Sixth Ward is currently held by Barbara Hoppe, who plans to run for re-election. The other in the Second Ward is held by Chris Janku, who has pledged not to run for re-election when his term ends in April. To sort out the races, political editor Scott Swafford talks to KBIA's Sean Powers.

Missouri unemployment rate at 7.3 percent

Missouri's 2008 unemployment rate rose two percentage points over its 2007 figure, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday.

THE BEAT: Elizabeth Brixey discusses search for school superintendent.

Following the retirement of Phyllis Chase as superintendent of the Columbia Public Schools, the search has been on for her successor. After more than a dozen finalists, five remain. K-12 Education Editor Elizabeth Brixey talks to KBIA's Sean Powers about where the Columbia Public School Board is in hiring a new superintendent.

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