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ANALYSIS: Obama foreclosure plan offers incentives for mortgage firms

President Barack Obama's $75 billion foreclosure rescue plan aims at helping struggling homeowners, and in turn, offers monetary incentives to the loan servicers that Obama has vocally blamed for the housing crisis.

Transfer takes over shortstop for MU

Despite his height, Michael Liberto aims for nothing short of Omaha.

LETTER: Ameren Ratepayers shouldn't have to assume risk

Ameren customers shouldn't be forced to bear the burden of financing a new nuclear power plant, which wouldn't provide energy for 10 to 20 years or more. CWIP provisions will hurt Missouri's economy.

Uncertain future of journalism

The journalism industry is losing skilled reporters left and right because it can't afford to keep them, but the public can't afford to lose the benefits of journalism in the process.

GUEST COLUMN: America must change its views on homosexuality

America is degrading its people, and everything Americans do against gay people is against our founding fathers’ words.

MU women's basketball defeats No. 16 Kansas State

The Tigers held Kansas State scoreless for a 16-minute stretch on their way to a 52-43 win Wednesday at Mizzou Arena.

Nixon promises aggressive use of federal stimulus dollars

Gov. Jay Nixon said he advocates using all $4.4 billion allocated by the federal stimulus plan for the state hours after a bill that would require the monitoring of those funds was praised in the state Senate chamber. In his Wednesday press conference, Nixon gave no specifics on stimulus-induced changes to the budget.

Callaway County residents discuss potential impact of second nuclear plant

About 200 people attended a hearing hosted by the  Nuclear Regulatory Commission about a possible second nuclear power plant in Callaway County. Residents were split at Wednesday's meeting over the possible impacts.

Missouri set to get $4.3 billion from stimulus package

Missouri is scheduled to receive almost $4.3 billion for  fiscal year 2010, which is enough to balance the state budget and cover Gov. Jay Nixon's higher education proposal.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri women's basketball upsets Kansas State

The Tigers and Wildcats wore pink in honor of breast cancer awareness month.

Tigers improve, but far from content

With a 52-43 victory over No. 16-ranked Kansas State, the Missouri women's basketball team surpassed its conference win total from all of last season.

Conviction of inmate prosecuted by Hulshof overturned after 17 years

Joshua Kezer, who was imprisoned in 1992 for the murder of Angela Mischelle Lawless, was freed Wednesday after Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan ruled Tuesday that Kezer was wrongly convicted. Callahan condemned the courtroom conduct of the case's prosecutor, former U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof.

Columbia wrestlers set for state

Hickman High School's Vince Pescaglia and Rock Bridge High School's Thomas Senseman are representing Columbia in the high school state wrestling tournament Thursday at Mizzou Arena.

Coach brings alternative outlook to Stephens

Stephens swim coach Laura Wacker finds metaphysics useful in her work with the team and in her life.

Former child soldier uses storytelling to heal from trauma

Former Sierra Leone child soldier Ishmael Beah and his mother, professional storyteller Laura Simms, kicked off their four-day community residency "Telling Stories, Changing Lives" Wednesday night with a lecture at Jesse Hall.

Business, property owners discuss proposed downtown special sales tax district

Downtown Columbia business and property owners met three separate times Wednesday to discuss whether to the replace the Downtown Special Business District with a Community Improvement District, or CID. The proposed CID would raise downtown sales tax by one half cent to provide funding for downtown improvements.

Boone County Fire Protection District selects firm to find chief

Boone County Fire Protection District chief board members deceided Wednesday that a North Carolina search firm will conduct a national search for a new Boone County Fire Protection District chief.

U.S. attorney in western Missouri to resign

U.S. Attorney John F. Wood, appointed to the post in 2007 by former President George W. Bush, declared his intent to leave office and join a Washington, D.C., law firm effective Feb. 28.

MU researcher discovers drug may reduce breast cancer tumors

MU researcher Salman Hyder says he has found a drug that could help inhibit the growth of breast cancer tumors that experience accelerated growth from the hormone progestin. His research shows that 40 to 50 percent of lab rat tumors were treated by the drug, PRIMA-1.

Missouri Grand Prix attendence falls

Several reasons, not just Michael Phelps' suspension, factored into the lower attendence in Missouri and California.

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