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TODAY'S QUESTION: Do you think the south side of Columbia could use a new farmers market location?

The south side of Columbia could be the location for a new set-up of the Columbia Farmers' Market. A request has been filed with the Planning and Development Department to use the parking lot of Forum Christian Church as a new location.

Faculty at Missouri State University discuss forming a union

Some faculty members at Missouri State University are thinking about forming a union after the Board of Governors decided last Friday that the administration may reassign faculty without their consent.

Kansas City requiring all school principals to reapply for jobs

As Kansas City prepares to close 26 schools, the district will require every principal and vice principal to reapply for their jobs.

Author speaks on using science to combat poaching

Author Laurel Neme spoke at the MU Life Sciences Center about crime against wildlife, specifically poaching and trafficking of endangered species.

Strong pitching helps Rock Bridge baseball team to fast start

The Bruins' starting pitchers are a collective 10-1 this season.

Friendly competition characterizes Hickman and Rock Bridge baseball rivalry

Hickman baseball coach Terry Whitney graduated from Rock Bridge in 1978 and coached the Bruins from 1998-2006.

Stephens College to hold memorial for former president

A memorial service is planned for Stephens College's first female president. Patsy Sampson died in November in New Mexico.

Q&A with new Missouri women's basketball coach Robin Pingeton

Robin Pingeton, who left Illinois State after seven seasons, talks about her reasons for leaving and what she looks forward to at Missouri.

State Parks Youth Corps applications due Friday

Missouri plans to put 1,000 to work in natural, historic areas.

Obama: Same-sex partners should have hospital access

Hospitals that accept Medicare and Medicaid payments must let patients choose which persons, including gay and lesbian partners, can visit them and help make critical health decisions, President Barack Obama said Thursday.

Fire at El Maguey on Nifong under investigation

The fire caused considerable damage to the building, though no one was injured because the restaurant was empty.

Missouri legislators trade taxes for tuition

Missouri legislators suggest saving Nixon's tuition freeze by increasing some insurance companies' taxes.

Judge OKs KKK event at Fort Davidson Historic Site

The judge required the group to post a $1,800 bond and acquire liability insurance to rent a pavilion at the site Saturday.

Fireball flies across Midwest

A meteor shower known as Gamma Virginis, began April 4 and might last until April 21, with peak activity on Wednesday and Thursday. Forecasters couldn’t immediately confirm whether a meteor seen in the Midwest sky was a part of that shower.

STRIPES tests new GPS tracking capabilities

The organization — which provides free rides to MU students on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings — is testing a new vehicle tracking system. Spokesman Andrew Worrall calls the potential upgrade a "big step" for the organization.

Missouri House moves forward photo ID requirement for voters

A bill that would require voters to have government-issued photo identification before casting a ballot received first-round approval in the House on Wednesday, despite some Democrats disparaging it as exclusive.

Local artist dies at 103

Local artist Alice de Boton died April 10 at age 103.

Missouri spent $49 million in snow, ice removal

The Missouri Department of transportation spent more than $49 million in removing snow and ice this winter — 20 percent higher than the annual winter average.

FBI unveils Web site to help catch bank robbers

Kansas City's FBI division has launched a new Web site to help catch bank robbers. The Web site has pictures and information about bank robbers in Kansas and western Missouri and will allow the public to submit confidential information

Judge allows KKK group to hold event at historic Fort Davidson

A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that a KKK splinter group will be allowed to hold an event on Saturday at the Fort Davidson Historic Site.

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