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Missouri budget director, budget chair dispute meaning of April revenue numbers

April reveune numbers have legistalors wondering if Missouri's economy is recovering or declining.

Sobriety checkpoint planned for this weekend

Columbia Police plan to set up a sobriety checkpoint somewhere within the city limits. It will be active from 10 p.m. - 3 a.m. every night, beginning Wednesday night and lasting through Sunday.

Columbia residents show interest in bike-sharing program

Columbia residents currently rank fifth as far as nationwide interest in B-Cycle, a bike-sharing program that allows members to pay for daily, weekly or monthly access to a bike. B-Cycle relies on city governments to intitiate the program and some Columbia residents are trying to do just that.

Mizzou Band Camp canceled after director steps down

The 2010 summer Mizzou Band Camp has been canceled because of staffing changes. Michael Knight, who had previously directed the camp, is stepping down as associate director of bands at MU. The summer program for junior and senior high schoolers will reopen next year.

Missouri House panel says no to sports as gym credits

Physical education professors from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Truman State University testified against the provision that would've allowed schools to award one unit of physical education credit to students who participated in three years of marching band or interscholastic sports.

St. Louis Holocaust Museum expansion planned

The addition will likely include an interactive world map identifying hotspots of conflict and human rights violations.

UPDATE: Missouri legislature approves changes to telephone fees

Telephone bill legislation approved on Wednesday would cause some Missouri companies to charge more for telephone bills and some to charge less.

Missouri in-home care workers opt for union representation

In-home care providers who help disabled Missouri residents with daily activities have voted to be represented by a new union. The Missouri Home Care Union will represent more than 12,000 workers.

Missouri lawmakers approve changes to telephone fees

The Missouri General Assembly approved a bill that would reduce charges that telephone companies charge one another to connect callers across the state. The legislation went to Gov. Jay Nixon Wednesday.

SLIDESHOW: GetAbout Columbia hosts adult bike lesson

The hour-long lession featured instruction from program director Janet Gordon and program assistant Larry Simonson.

Union Pacific spending $3 million on improving mid-Missouri rail lines

One of the major east-west rail routes through Missouri, Union Pacific said it will be spending $3 million to replace ties and resurface roads in an effort to improve its rail line in central Missouri.

UPDATE: Bill expanding public notice goes to Missouri governor

A bill expanding public notice from one day to four days passed through the Senate on Wednesday and has been sent to Gov. Jay Nixon for approval.

Bill expanding public notice to four days goes to Nixon

The Missouri Senate gave final approval Wednesday to a bill that would require four days' notice for the public about any meetings regarding taxes.

Candidate for Boone County Presiding Commissioner disqualified

Bondi Wood, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Boone County Presiding Commissioner, has been disqualified from the race for failing to file a personal financial disclosure statement by the deadline.

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