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GUEST COMMENTARY: Cotton ballers tried to degrade African-Americans

The cotton ball incident was not just vandalism. It was a hate crime.

Stein era ends in MU women's basketball team's loss to Texas

After coaching the Missouri women's basketball team for the past 12 seasons, Cindy Stein's career with the Tigers' ended in a 64-59 loss to Texas on Thursday afternoon in the Big 12 tournament at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.

Hanneman goes out on high note for MU women's basketball team

Missouri senior Amanda Hanneman scored 21 points on seven 3-pointers in a 64-59 loss to Texas on Thursday in the first round of the Big 12 women's basketball tournament.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Do you feel the flashing yellow left-hand turn arrows at multiple intersections of Stadium make the road safer or more dangerous for drivers?

TODAY'S QUESTION: Do you feel the flashing yellow left-hand turn arrows at multiple intersections of Stadium Boulevard make the road safer or more dangerous for drivers?

COLUMN: Despite voter disapproval, politics is getting more combative

Partisanship, bickering and posturing is more commonplace among legislatures and politicians than it was in decades past.

LETTER: Students behind cotton ball incident shouldn't serve in Navy

The students involved in the cotton ball incident should lose their scholarships and should not be allowed to serve in the ROTC.

LETTER: Republicans to blame for deficit

One party bears the responsibility for the current U.S. budget deficit, and people need to speak out against Mr. Blaine Leutkemeyer's plans.

COLUMN: Tales from the Columbia School Board forums

A journalist's job is to go to the places you don't want to go and pay attention to the mundane but important details. In that spirit, here is my report on the past couple of forums for Columbia School Board candidates.

COLUMN: Time to rethink stance on marijuana, K2

Labeling K2 as a Schedule I drug without significant research about what it is or what it does is wrong.

Missouri women's basketball program on lookout for potential new coaches

The Missouri women's basketball team is looking for a replacement for Cindy Stein, who stepped down from her head coaching position last week.

MU faculty, students say race discussions must continue

Students, faculty, administrators and community members gathered Thursday to discuss differing perspectives on the Feb. 26 incident at the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center.

Kansas City to close 29 of 61 district schools

By fall, Kansas City plans to close 29 of its 61 schools, which will cut 700 of the district's 3,000 jobs within those schools, including 285 teachers.

Deaf Stephens basketball player finds success

Being deaf has not kept Stephens Tia LaFavor from playing basketball. “It’s really taught me how to work hard and set goals and always try to achieve them,” she said.

Missouri governor cuts another $126 million from budget

Almost $1 billion could be cut from the state's budge by the time it's approved.

Delta Air Lines to upgrade all Columbia Regional Airport flights

All flights will have a 50-seat capacity.

In Columbia, historian stirs emotions about presidents

Nationally-recognized presidential historian Michael Beschloss told little-known stories about presidents and offered his opinions on the most note-worthy U.S. leaders. 

Emergency management offices nixes weather drill

Sirens were silent in Columbia and Boone County during Missouri's statewide tornado drill. Director cites uncertain weather for last-minute decision.

Columbia's Disabilities Commission recommends more adaptive programs for children

The Disabilities Commission reviewed information about the need for programs including children with disabilities.

Enforcement concerns plague possible extension of texting-while-driving ban

A proposed amendment would extend the current restrictions to drivers above the age of 21.