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Charter school lawsuit could cost St. Louis Public Schools millions

St. Louis Charter School is first to file a lawsuit claiming the district denied it millions of dollars in state funding, but state leaders expect more charters to follow if the school wins.

Salt takes on the wintery road conditions alone in Columbia

After continuing complaints and a request from the City Council, the Public Works Department is trying to determine whether it's feasible to fight snow and ice without cinders.

MU's Strickland Hall falls victim to graffiti

The damage will take at least 12 hours to clean up, officials report.

Missouri House bill would require special election for statewide offices

A bill that would deny Missouri's governor the right to appoint replacements to vacant state offices was approved in a first vote by the Missouri House of Representatives on Wednesday.

Columbia College women's basketball team faces AMC rival

Thursday's game at McKendree, No. 16 in the NAIA, is not one the No. 10 Columbia College women's basketball team can overlook.

Humane Society of Missouri rescues 13 farm animals

The Humane Society of Missouri received custody of 11 horses and two mules on Wednesday.

War, health care hot topics for Obama discussion

Columbia residents gathered for the second year in a row to assess their feelings about the U.S. presidency.

House bill addresses safety of mental health workers

A bill before the House Corrections and Public Institutions Committee would allow mental health caregivers to legally use force for self-defense.

UPDATE: MU student misses "Jeopardy!" final

Lindsay Eanet, a senior at MU, lost a spot in the finals for the "Jeopardy!" College Championship on Wednesday night.

Red Oak zoning held up by traffic considerations

Red Oak Investment Co. hopes to rezone 25 acres along Grindstone Parkway for commercial use but first must work with the city on plans for streets in the area.

MoDOT plans new design for Stadium-I-70

The state hopes to create a "diverging diamond interchange" for the area; the only other such interchange in the United States is in Springfield.

Education committee considers statewide open enrollment

A bill sponsored by a Missouri senator would allow students in many public schools across the state to enroll in any district, regardless of where they live. Critics say the bill would favor wealthy or gifted students.

Missouri legislators debating food stamp bill

A pair of bills being heard by the Senate Progress and Development Committee would allow former drug felons to receive food stamps.

Missouri higher education board recommends no change in scholarship

If the financial aid system changed, public and private universities would receive the same amount of scholarship money, but Missouri's Coordinating Board for Higher Education voted against it.

Columbia man sentenced to 10 years for selling cocaine

D’Mitri Antonio Doughty tried to sell 124.4 grams of powder cocaine to an informant in 2009.

A preview of upcoming Chinese New Year events in Columbia

Looking for a Chinese New Year celebration in Columbia? Here's a list of times and places.

Columbia residents prepare to celebrate Chinese New Year

Considered the most important holiday in Chinese culture, the lunar New Year kicks off at midnight Saturday.

Missouri budget concerns stir controversy in the House

Rep. Allen Icet, R-Wildwood, and U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill have exchanged letters criticizing each other on budget and stimulus fund issues.

Missouri court says anti-Semitic comments need scrutiny

Anti-Semitic comments from a juror during deliberations could spark the need for a new trial.

Salvation Army worker looks to warm up Winter Games

Michael Kasten will travel to the Winter Games in Vancouver to pass out warm drinks and offer hospitality .

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