The Senate Progress and Development Committee heard a bill Wednesday that would add sexual orientation to Missouri's civil rights law, prohibiting people from discriminating based on that factor.
Paquin Tower hosted the first forum for Columbia mayoral candidates on Wednesday night.
The Stephens women's basketball team lost 33-23 on Thursday night at Hannibal-LaGrange.
The Missouri House of Representative tacked a provision to test themselves for drug use onto a bill that would require drug testing for some recipients of public aid. The legislation needs one more vote to move to the Senate.
Officials say global warming threats aren't severe to enough pika populations to put the animal on the species protection list.
Larry Brown will facilitate a film discussion series for Lent around issues of race and class in contemporary society. The Sunday evening series starts Feb. 21.
New claims for unemployment benefits rose by 8,000 last week, the fourth rise in the past five weeks. The figure is the highest it has been in two months, and many employers have plans to make more lay-offs.
House members voted to require state officials to take a mandatory drug test upon entering office, and every two years. The mandatory testing has been added onto a broader bill that gives drug tests to adults receiving welfare payments.
Stephanie Clack learned that her sister's body had been found in Ohio in 1987.
Senators did not have ample time to review many of the selections for governmental positions, which were made when the legislature was not in session.
The Missouri National Guard is sending airmen and a cargo plane to Fort Bragg, N.C., to help with the Haiti relief effort.
No injuries were reported.