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I-70 work will close westbound lane in Cooper County

Road work will result in lane closures for the westbound lanes on Interstate 70 from the Lamine River to the Saline County line.

LETTER: Marching Mizzou kept spirits up during Homecoming game

A MU fan thanks Marching Mizzou for being a highlight of the Homecoming game.

One in 50 million: Carpenter favors paying out-of-pocket

For a small-business owner, health insurance for his family and his subcontractors is just too expensive.

Honor Flight: A belated but heartfelt thank you

A program allowing aging World War II veterans a free trip to visit that war's monument is "virtually impossible to overstate," Miller says. By the end of November, 40,000 veterans will have had the opportunity to view the monument.

New director of Missouri Theatre starts making changes

Six weeks after taking on a job as chief executive officer of the Missouri Theatre, R. Eric  Staley talks about changes he has made and the building's future.

UPDATE: Hearing set for teen accused of killing Missouri girl

 A closed hearing will be held Wednesday to determine whether the 15-year-old suspect in the slaying of 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten should continue to be detained.

Don't let someone else fight for your health care

It's time for Americans to get back their fighting spirit and do something for themselves about health care. Don't depend on others to do the battle for you.

Columbia College volleyball team improves to 13-0 in AMC

The Columbia College volleyball team defeated American Midwest Conference opponent McKendree 25-13, 25-14 and 25-15 on Tuesday at Southwell Complex.

Three Missouri soccer players earn Big 12 awards

Missouri's Kristen Andrighetto, Tasha Dittamore and Kellie Gavigan were all honored after the Tigers won two Big 12 games over the weekend to clinch the regular season conference title for the first time.  

Keys to the City event fosters discussion on underused property

The City of Columbia hosted its third "Keys to the City" event Tuesday night. The event featured informal office hours with City Council members, informational booths from various city departments and a discussion between planning officials and neighborhood representatives on smart growth within Columbia.

Missouri has 28 percent of its requested H1N1 vaccine

A spokesman for the Department of Health and Senior Services said he doesn't fear a shortage. He hopes enough vaccine will be made available by early December.

Columbia College celebrates life of beloved residential staff member

Students and staff at Columbia College share laughter and tears after one of their own, Ryann Schmidt, died after going into cardiac arrest. The funeral will take place Thursday in St. Louis.

Missouri men's golfers fifth in final fall event

The Missouri men's golf team finished its fall season Tuesday with a fifth place finish at the Aldila Scenic City Invitational in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Berry Building project in North Village nears completion

Renovations are being finished this month on the building at Orr and Walnut streets. Owner John Ott hopes the development in that area will increase traffic to the North Village area and attract downtown visitors.

Court orders new trial in Kansas City-area double killing

The convictions in the stabbing case were overturned because an additional, unrelated charge could have prejudiced the jury.

Stephens College to inaugurate new president

Stephens College is holding inauguration ceremonies this week for its new leader, Dianne Lynch. Events include a panel discussion on journalism, a parade and an academic symposium.

 

Today's Question: How should Missouri handle excess public defender cases?

A study from last week ranked Missouri's public defender system 49th of all 50 states and stated that the attorneys are responsible for too many cases. How should Missouri address this problem?

Belief in brief: Jack-o'-lanterns

Jack-o'-lanterns came to the U.S. with Irish immigrants who told the tale of "Stingy Jack" and his hollowed-out turnip lantern.

'Neighborhood Congress' to convene at Keys to the City event

The city will host its third "Keys to the City" event Tuesday night at the Riechmann Pavilion in Stephens Lake Park. The event will feature the first "Neighborhood Congress" — a dialogue between neighborhood associations and city officials. City Council members, Mayor Darwin Hindman and city officials will also hold informal office hours as well.

Red-light camera enforcement differs statewide

Methods for issuing citations through red-light cameras and cities' relationships with the companies who produce and install them differ in Missouri, but many of the parties involved agree that cameras are an asset for the communities they serve.

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