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Missouri lawmakers propose photo ID requirement to vote

The Senate is considering a photo ID requirement to vote this year after a similar law was declared unconstitutional by the state Supreme Court in 2006.

Twenty years later, landowners now wait for Katy Trail

Gov. Jay Nixon will commemorate the 1990 opening of the trail's first segment at a Saturday ceremony in Rocheport.

Pickup truck catches fire at Old 63, Stadium in Columbia

The owner of a pickup truck that caught fire on Old 63 and Stadium Boulevard is unknown and was not on the scene. The cause of the fire is also unknown.

Supremacist says he is legitimate Senate candidate

F. Glenn Miller purchased radio ads in March that contained racist messages and criticized Jews, immigrants and minorities.

Farmers markets managers have busy season too

For shoppers, farmers markets are a place to find locally grown food. For those who run them, farmers markets are sometimes hectic business deals.

House committee passes bill regarding sale of state land

House Public Institutions Committee passes a bill, that gives authority to the governor to sell some state land without General Assembly approval.

Ameren division to cut 75 jobs

The merchant generation business segment of Ameren Corp. will cut staff at power plants and support service facilities in Illinois and Missouri.

Homeless advocates seek answers about tunnel filling

St. Louis plans to move an estimated 150 homeless people out of a tunnel so that it can be filled in to better secure streets above it.

Kansas City residents fight for more ADA compliance

Among the complaints is an apparent absence of a "transition plan" that the city is required to have to address accessibility to public facilities and infrastructure.

BLOG: East Campus group experiments with acoustic music

The Nacho Brothers can often be heard playing on a porch in Columbia's East Campus neighborhood. They also have regular performances at Bambino's and were featured on KOPN in April.

St. Louis Boeing union authorizes strike

A news release from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 837 said the strike authorization vote was supported by 99 percent of the workers who attended a meeting on Sunday. District 837 president seniority, pension, health care and job protection are the key issues.

Autopsy: officer's shot killed Springfield man

Greene County Deputy Medical Examiner Tom Van De Berg said Sunday that 22-year-old Dumone Starks died from a gunshot to the chest. He was stopped because police thought he might be intoxicated.

Missouri to celebrate Older Americans Month

More than 50 experts are traveling throughout Missouri this month to offer tips on important health and financial issues for seniors. The speakers plan to discuss home improvement, Medicare, treatment of Alzheimer's disease and how to make nursing homes feel more like home.

Motorcycle deaths drop in Missouri, nationally

Both in Missouri and nationally the number of motorcycle related deaths had increased for eleven years before 2009.

After their garden was destroyed, Daisy Scouts learn of random acts of kindness

After a garden 21 Daisy Scouts in Springfield planted themselves was torn apart by vandals, someone surprised them with an act of good: replanting their garden.

Offense continues hot streak in Missouri softball victory against Baylor

The Tigers have improved offensively but coach Ehren Earleywine still believes the team has room to grow.

Columbia's Earth Day festival provides education and entertainment

Columbia's 2010 Earth Day Festival included booths meant to educate vistors on environmental issues, as well as entertain with vendors and local musicians. Games and activities for children were also part of the festivities.

More than 60 bikes given away at Cycle Recycle

GetAbout Columbia's Cycle Recycle event provided more than 60 donated, refurbished bikes for Columbia residents who cannot afford them or were looking to live a healthier lifestyle. The event is part of Bike, Walk & Wheel Week.

Citizens Police Review Board requests funding to attend training conference

The Columbia City Council is scheduled to vote on the funding Monday.

The week in comments: Immigration law, ice rinks and a visit by Obama

Every week, readers of ColumbiaMissourian.com offer their opinions on the news and the Missourian's coverage of it. Here, we offer you a digest of some of the conversations we found most interesting.

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