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Columbia Black Roundtable objects to Boone County youth curfew bill

A bill that would give Boone County teens a curfew faces opposition from the Columbia Black Roundtable, some high school students and parents. Columbia Mayor Darwin Hindman and the Columbia Police Department are in favor of the curfew.

Vouchers help Columbia save big on trash bags

Columbia stopped delivering trash and recycling bags in December 2008. Converting to a voucher system has saved the city more than $671,000.

Senate initially approves dropping second license plate

The Senate gave first-round approval to a bill that would require only one license plate in Missouri. It needs to be approved once more before going to the House.

Senate hears bill, omits funding for METS education

A bill heard by the Senate Wednesday does not meet the UM system's prior request to match funds for certain education programs.

How the student conduct review process works

Senior coordinator of the Office of Student Conduct Donell Young explains what happens when a student violates university policy.

Planning and Zoning recommends denying Red Oak rezoning request

The Planning and Zoning Commission supported rezoning but was against a new traffic light that would come with the proposal.

Both sides of the abortion issue stand side-by-side on Providence Road

Opponents of abortion-rights began the '40 Days For Life' campaign at the beginning of Lent where they stand outside Columbia's Planned Parenthood. They are not alone, however; supporters of the other side of the controversial issue protest on Providence Road too.

Missouri tourism brings in $670 million in taxes

According to Missouri tourism officials, the ailing economy sent tourists to homes instead of hotels.

MU athletes read to students through videoconference

MU student athletes read to elementary students as part of the Star Light Reading Program, a part of the MU College of Education.

Columbia police make six DWI arrests in two days

In one case, police say the suspect ran away from police after he failed a field sobriety test.

UPDATE: Missouri Senate OKs ethics bill; House files own plan

The bills have some similar provisions, but the House's version would reinstate campaign finance limits.

Jury awards plaintiffs $11 million in Missouri hog lawsuit

The Jackson County jury awarded compensatory damages to 15 neighbors of a hog farm in northern Missouri.

Missouri ethics bill imposing new fundraising restrictions goes to House

Missouri senators have passes an ethics bill through the Senate that would strengthen the power of the state Ethics Commission and impose new fundraising restrictions.

UPDATE: Resolution might slow down traffic on U.S. 63

The City Council passed a resolution on Monday to lower the speed limit on U.S. 63. MoDOT is countering their proposal with one of their own.

Lawsuit filed about Springfield red-light camera fees

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the city of Springfield to force it to return fees it has received through red light camera tickets

Towns across U.S., population 1, demand an accurate census count

One-person towns throughout the U.S. are being inaccurately judged by the Census Bureau. Some, like Goss, Miss., actually have 50 residents while others like Erving's Location, N.H., have not had any residents in 25 years.

St. Louis Children's Hospital goes digital with iPhone app

St. Louis Children's Hospital has created its own application for the iPhone, which will help parents decide what medical care is needed for a child and how to treat them from home.

800-gallon fuel spill leads to cleanup on Missouri farm

800 gallons of fuel were spilled onto a farm in north-central Missouri after an above-ground storage tank in Randolph County sprung a leak.

Senator says Missouri not adequately competing for economic development

Senator Tom Dempsey is sponsoring an economic development bill to attract businesses considering Missouri and give tax breaks to Missouri companies considering expansion instate.

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