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SLIDESHOW: New City Hall dedicated Wednesday

The city hall expansion project will provide a new home for city government.

The city hall expansion is expected to provide Columbia residents with a "one-stop shop" for all their local government needs.

Columbia's cinder use raises the toxicity question

Although some opposed to cinders on Columbia streets in winter say the ash is toxic, it's difficult to determine for sure. 

Better control sparks improved outing for Missouri baseball pitcher

Junior Brad Buehler helps The Tigers rout Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What do you think of the NFL's overtime rule changes?

Under the new overtime rules for NFL playoff games, teams will have a chance at possessing the ball if the winner of the coin toss only makes a field goal. Before, a successful field goal by the coin toss-winner would end the game, without the other team having a possession.

COLUMN: Filling out the census is a duty we all must fulfill

Filling out this year's census is an essential piece of our representative democracy.

Horse riders' hopes dashed as Columbia drops equestrian course

Environmental groups said a cross-country equestrian course could cause ecological problems.

Missouri House rejects $105 million from K-12 funding formula

The Missouri House rejected a $105 million increase for K-12 funding. The sponsor of the bill, Rep. Maynard Wallace, R-Ozark County, had originally opposed underfunding the formula but changed his mind as state budget shortfalls became more apparent.

Hickman baseball player starts season strong after father's resignation

Ehrich Chick adjusts to life without his dad on the bench.

Access Missouri scholarship program up for debate

Access Missouri, a need-based scholarship program for in-state students, has been the source of debate in the Missouri legislature and among the state's university presidents.

Former state representative Ed Robb to run for presiding commissioner

Ed Robb's experience includes serving two terms as a state representative for the 24th District, acting as vice chairman of the House Budget Committee and teaching economics at MU.

UPDATE: Three performers - Trucks, Tedeschi and Tyminski - confirmed for 2010 Roots 'N Blues

The fourth annual Roots 'N Blues 'N BBQ Festival, scheduled for Oct. 1 and 2, has Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and Dan Tyminski slated to perform.

Terracon to donate drill rig for clean water efforts

Terracon, a national engeering and consulting firm, will donate drilling equipment to developing nations on the behalf of Missouri University of Science and Technology's Engineers Without Borders chapter. The drilling equipment will help provide clean water to Honduras and other developing nations.

UPDATE: Transportation director to work for a contract winner of his department

The Missouri Department of Transportation director Pete Rahn's resignation will take effect April 23, as he leaves to become the vice president of HNTB, an engineering firm. The firm is one of the department's largest contracts.

Kespohl ads lampoon Skala's travel expenses

Third Ward candidate Gary Kespohl says his opponent, incumbent Karl Skala, abused taxpayer money with unnecessary travel expenses. Skala says the expenses were legitimate.

House leaders proclaim budget balanced with cut to K-12 education

The Missouri House approved a $200 million cut to the K-12 Foundation Formula for the state budget to gain first-round approval.

Senate debates an 'opt-out' of federal health care bill

A bill that would exempt Missouri from the federal health care reform bill was debated Wednesday without coming to a vote but elicited strong opposition.

Pair of MU gymnasts on Big 12 team

Missouri senior All-American Sarah Shire and sophomore teammate Mary Burke were included on the All-Big 12 Gymnastics Team.

UPDATE: MoDOT Director Pete Rahn says job not 'revolving door'

Rahn will resign, effective April 23, to be the vice president of the contractor company HNTB.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What do you think of Nixon's financial aid plans?

What do you think of Gov. Nixon’s proposed financial aid changes to Missouri’s colleges and universities? Will students benefit if scholarships are equalized?

School board candidates participate in Q&A session

Parents and teachers drilled the school board candidates at a forum Tuesday at the Columbia Public Library.

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