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Orr Street Studios changes arts series to make it more interactive

Orr Street Studios introduces a new format for its Tuesday night discussion series "Seeing Visions." The series that previously featured films has been transformed into an forum for artists to discuss their work with community members.

Troop 706 celebrates 89 Eagles

Former Boy Scout members and active parents gather at St. Andrew's Church to celebrate 89 scouts achieving Eagle rank.

Columbia man dies after car rolls over

A 29-year-old Columbia man died early Wednesday morning after he was thrown from his car at Stadium Boulevard and Old 63. No other vehicles were involved.

Some MU students frustrated with new student center

MU opened its new bookstore Jan. 5 and while the students have given the bookstore positive reviews, there have been a few reported inconveniences. Students are finding insufficient seating in the new dining area, just one entrance into the bookstore and no bathrooms.

Debate over Missouri nuclear legislation heats up

A former federal nuclear regulator said Tuesday that reversing existing Missouri law would raise electric bills for business and residential customers and reduce the money available for creating jobs and spurring economic development.

Senator stalls Missouri development chief approval

Sen. Scott Rupp, R-Wentzville, filibustered the confirmation of Gov. Jay Nixon's economic development director on Wednesday citing concerns about her position on illegal immigration.

Missouri panel seeks maximum cut of stimulus money

Business and government leaders who are Gov. Jay Nixon's economic stimulus council met Wednesday to discuss Missouri's best options.

National Guard to honor 2 fallen soldiers

Staff Sgt. Brad Skelton and Sgt. Matthew Straughter will be honored for their military service on Friday at the Ike Skelton Training Site.

MoDOT chief pushes for tougher seat belt law

Missouri Transportation Director Pete Rahn said he thinks a stricter seat belt violation law could help save lives. In the past four years, 2,183 people died in Missouri traffic accidents while not wearing seat belts.

Amtrak KC-St. Louis reaches high on-time rate

Amtrak trains going from Kansas City to St. Louis reached a 96 percent on-time rate in January, its highest to date. The Missouri Department of Transportation attributes this to better dispatching and $400 million in track repairs.

Dozens return home after propane leak

About 70 Washington families were evacuated Tuesday after a five-mile leak in a propane pipeline. Emergency responders and repair crews waited for the line to flush itself out before allowing families to return home Wednesday morning.

Man gets year in paddlefish egg case

A former Shell Knob man has been sentenced to one year in prison for harvesting paddlefish eggs from illegal nets at Table Rock Lake and selling the caviar in Tennessee.

Memorial walkway planned for Kirkwood shooting victims

The St. Louis suburb is planning a memorial walkway with six benches to remember those slain in a City Hall shooting a year ago.

UPDATE: Forsee says no pay raises for UM employees

System employees will also have to share the cost of their retirement benefits and the president would have the option to furlough employees "if necessary"  — if the Board of Curators agree to Gary Forsee's plan.

Universities across country institute furloughs

UM System President Gary Forsee is asking for the authority to institute furloughs if necessary, a move several universities across the country have already taken.

Denmon adjusts to changing role

Missouri freshman guard Marcus Denmon may be a high scorer at home, but he is  doing some positive things for Missouri's defense.

GUEST COLUMN: Employee Free Choice Act would empower workers to unionize

Pending legislation would only change who gets to choose how to form a labor union. It would make that the choice of the workers instead of the choice of their boss.

FORSEE MEMO: Proposed compensation and benefit plan changes

Click here to read the full text of UM System President Gary Forsee's memo to faculty and staff regarding his proposed changes to staff benefits.

Columbia linemen go to Campbell

Columbia linemen have been in Campbell helping restore electricity after a Jan. 26 ice storm. The town has shown its appreciation with free meals, laundry services and items from the Dollar General store.

THE BEAT: The debate over City Council member compensation

Missourian public life editor Scott Swafford rehashes the debate with KBIA’s Janet Saidi.

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