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Columbia Chamber of Commerce hosts forum for City Council candidates

Candidates for the three open seats on the City Council weighed in on a number of topics at a forum hosted by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. Attracting businesses to Columbia and encouraging better relationships with existing businesses were among the main subjects.

Sen. Schaefer criticizes state's Katy Bridge decision

Gov. Jay Nixon announced last week the state would buy the Boonville bridge from Union Pacific for $23 million as part of a $31 million federal stimulus for railroad projects. Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, sees better rail projects available in the state.

Former President Clinton undergoes another heart procedure

Clinton's recent surgery was performed to open arteries that had clogged since his previous heart surgery.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should Ryan Ferguson receive a new trial?

After Chuck Erickson testified that Ryan Ferguson strangled Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt to death in 2005, Ferguson was sentenced to 40 years in prison. Now, Erickson says he acted alone in the murder. Should Ferguson be given a new trial in light of this new testimony?

COLUMN: Lack of divisive issue makes mayoral candidates tough to separate

Although the mayoral race has seemingly been narrowed down to three candidates, a major issue to separate them has yet to appear. 

Columbia shop sells fair trade chocolate for Valentine's Day

Some Columbia merchants are encouraging people to think fair trade when buying chocolate for Valentine's Day. Others say the fair trade movement has its drawbacks.

COLUMN: In face of challenges, complacency could be dangerous

Having handled economic problems in the past, Americans may have a false confidence that we can overcome our current problems.

COLUMN: Dear Missourians, learn how to drive

For someone who is used to the "safe drivers" in New York City, some of the drivers in Columbia can be maddening.

Video vital to Skyler Hinton's college football recruiting

Because he missed much of his junior year at Rock Bridge because of injuries, video played an important role in his recruitment to play football at Wyoming.

Hickman boys basketball team wins in double overtime

The Hickman boys basketball team won 70-64 on Thursday in a double overtime contest at Logan-Rogersville.

LETTER: Health care reform needed now more than ever

With a new study claiming that health care spending is projected to double by 2019, President Obama and Congress need to finish the job and reform health care. 

GALLERY: MU men's basketball team holds off Iowa State

The Missouri men's basketball team defeated Iowa State 65-56 on Wednesday night in front of 11,760 at Mizzou Arena.

Stephens women's basketball team loses in overtime

After leading for the first 30 minutes, Stephens lost 89-81 in overtime against visiting AMC opponent Williams Baptist.

Columbia College women's basketball team drops first AMC game

The Columbia College women's basketball team shot just 31 percent and lost 76-59 on Thursday at McKendree.

Designer Alexander McQueen found dead at 40

The revered designer's death has not been declared suspicious by authorities but follows soon after his mother's death on Feb. 2.

Columbia College men's basketball team loses at McKendree

The Columbia College men's basketball team lost 71-41 on Thursday at McKendree to fall to 9-17 overall and 3-7 in the American Midwest Conference.

Officers, citizens discuss neighborhood safety at Blue Ridge Elementary School

Columbia Police Officers and citizens met for the Neighborhood Safety Summit on Thursday to discuss lowering crime rates outside downtown.

AUDIO: Mayoral candidates sound off about city issues

Columbia mayoral candidates met Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce in their first forum for the 2010 elections.  The candidates discussed issues such as crime, local businesses and keeping money in the city.

Rep. Loehner proposes bill for humane care of animals

Rep. Tom Loehner, R-Koeltztown, responded to animal rights groups and the recent puppy mill ballot initiative with a potential constitutional amendment this week. Loehner said the agriculture industry is feeling threatened by such groups.

Meals on Wheels holds annual Big Wheels fundraiser

Meals on Wheels sold meals to local businesses for $10 each to raise money for its annual Big Whels fundraiser.

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