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Proposed TDD would lead to higher sales tax

If the proposed Transportation Development District on Grindstone Parkway is approved, those who shop at a new commercial development will have to pay a slightly higher sales tax.

PHOTO GALLERY: Mid-Missouri feels the heat

With temperatures in the upper 90s and heat indexes in the triple digits, mid-Missourians went about their day despite the heat.

PHOTO GALLERY: the polls on Aug. 3

Primary elections for several county, state and Congressional races are taking place Tuesday across Missouri. According to the Secretary of State's office, statewide turnout is expected to be 24 percent, while turnout in Boone County is expected to be about 18 percent.

UPDATE: George Mazurak, newspaper editor, remembered

George Mazurak died Saturday, July 31. He was 56.

Van catches fire on I-70

Both the driver and a passing motorist were unable to extinguish the flames when the van caught fire on I-70 east of Columbia. No one was injured.

Proposition C could send political message about health care

In a first-of-its-kind referendum, Missouri voters are deciding on a ballot proposal attempting to defy a key element of a new federal law requiring most people to have health insurance.

TODAY'S QUESTION: How should the Citizens Police Review Board handle an appeal from California?

A marijuana activist from California filed an appeal with the Citizens Police Review Board in June to protest a highly controversial SWAT raid and the exoneration of the officers involved. Do you think he has a valid complaint, or is he too far removed from the situation?

PHOTO GALLERY: National Bikers Roundup Opening Day

Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the country have rolled into Columbia for the National Bikers Roundup.

Hard work earns big reward for Columbia gymnast

Whitnee Johnson, a 17-year-old Rock Bridge senior, was offered a athletic scholarship to Kent State University.

Council to address eligibility for police review board complaints

The Citizens Police Review Board is contemplating a change to its ordinance that would require complainants to have greater involvement in alleged incidents of police misconduct. The proposed changes will be discussed at the board's Aug. 11 meeting, then those comments will be passed on to the council.

UPDATE: Missouri voters overwhelmingly back Proposition C

Nearly three-quarters of voters supported the ballot measure, which would prohibit the government from requiring people to have health insurance or from penalizing them for not having it.

Americans becoming more accurate in self-reporting of weight

The gap between what people say they weigh and what they actually weigh is becoming smaller.

Heat appears to hurt voter turnout in St. Louis

In St. Louis, Gary Stoff, Board of Election Commissioners deputy director, said hot weather appeared to be a factor in the light turnout. Elsewhere in Missouri, the health care overhaul seemed to be driving higher-than-expected turnout.

LETTER: Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act is a reasonable measure

The campaign manager for Missourians for the Protection of Dogs argues against hobby breeder Jon Kimes' article against the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act, explaining that he and other hobby breeders should be supporting the legislation along with her.

VIDEO: An (election) day in the life of a poll worker

Two veteran poll workers discuss their election day duties and new voting technology.

Citizens review board to hear appeal from California activists

The Citizens Police Review Board met to discuss its first appeal.

Heat blamed in 2 Missouri deaths as Midwest temps soar

The National Weather Service has issued excessive heat warnings for portions of Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas throught Wednesday night. Temperatures could reach 110 degrees in some areas.

Missouri assistant coach arrested on suspicion of DWI

A spokesperson with the campus police said the co-offensive line coach, Bruce Walker, was behind the wheel of a parked car with its motor running outside the Mizzou Athletic Training Complex at 11:14 p.m. Walker has worked for Gary Pinkel for the past 14 years.

Contentious GOP races on Kansas ballots today

Kansas Republicans were deciding Tuesday which of two veteran congressmen would be the most aggressive conservative champion in the U.S. Senate.

UPDATE: Boone County Sheriff's deputy injured in early morning accident

A Boone County Sheriff's deputy was hospitalized after a woman struck his patrol car early Tuesday morning.

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