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Columbia police chief addresses local ACLU members

Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton held a dialogue Friday night with a group that has often objected to police policies.  He spoke to the local chapter of the ACLU about several controversial subjects, including SWAT enforcement and the use of Tasers.

Weiss property to receive vote from City Council on Monday

The Weiss property is a 21.9 acre annexation and rezoning request that has followed the Richland Road proposal over the past two years.

Special Olympics Missouri to build campus in Columbia

The new training center will be built south of Columbia and is expected to cost about $7.5 million.

Citizen Jane Film Festival goes through weekend

The festival begins Friday with a screening of "Tiny Furniture."

7th annual Hinkson Clean Sweep keeps Columbia's streams tidy

About 450 volunteers have pre-registered for the annual cleanup, and more are welcome to join.

'Mascot Masquerade' to decide new face of Catholic high school

Fr. Augustine Tolton Regional Catholic High School will hold a "Mascot Masquerade" Oct. 30 to allow prospective students the opportunity to voice their ideas. 

Internet task force changes name to avoid confusion

The Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force has changed its name to more accurately reflect its personnel.

Pre-Proposition 1 meeting held to gauge public interest

If Proposition 1 — a ballot issue that would extend Columbia's one-eighth-cent park sales tax — is approved, the city proposes spending $250,000 to update the dog park and Little Mates Cove at the Twin Lakes Recreation Area.

BOONE LIFE: Harvesting fuel

Most of the corn planted by farmer Dave Stemme goes to producing ethanol.

Columbia couple returns to the mission field in Hungary

Stewart and Patti Humphry say their ministries provide a safe space for people to talk about living under Communism and enduring a revolution in 1956.

'Night of Stars' honors Columbia Public Schools leaders

A "Night of Stars" honored outstanding volunteers, educators and alumni, including former Superintendent Jim Ritter and the current Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

U.S. Senate, Missouri auditor candidates debate Friday

The debates will be hosted Friday by the Missouri Press Association.

Shoes simulate barefoot running

Vibram, who makes the FiveFingers shoes, claims that the shoes provide the same benefits as running barefoot.

Ex-Missouri star Alexander likely to play for Rams

Coach Steve Spagnuolo said team trainers were comfortable Alexander's knee was sufficiently healed.

GLOBAL JOURNALIST: Chile, Hungary and covering industrial disasters

Journalists from Chile, Hungary and Washington, D.C. discuss the environmental and human cost of mining and other industrial processes in the wake of the Chilean mine accident and the toxic sludge spill in Hungary.

Government: No increase for Social Security next year

Next year will be the second consecutive year in which social security recipients will not receive increased benefits through a cost-of-living adjustment, which is tied to the rate of inflation.

Carnahan raises $2.2M, but trails Blunt in cash

Roy Blunt had more money available in his campaign account at the start of October — $3.7 million to Robin Carnahan's $2.1 million.

1 killed in Missouri State Highway Patrol helicopter crash

The helicopter crashed near a residential subdivision in suburban St. Louis.

LETTER: Prop B provides common-sense standards, not extremism

Tens of thousands of dogs are suffering in puppy mills across our state. We can change this for the better.

Dog helps Missouri veteran deal with mental scars

Psychiatric service dogs assist people with psychological disabilities by responding to emotional reactions.

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