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TODAY'S QUESTION: Should the health care law be repealed?

Republicans voted to repeal the $940 billion law that mandates health insurance. An AP-GfK poll of 1,001 people found that 26 percent would repeal the law.

Jury selection for 34-year-old Doisy murder case begins Tuesday

Johnny Wright is charged with the 1976 murder of Becky Doisy, an art student and waitress. It may be the most difficult case Boone County prosecutors have handled in many years.

Missouri men's basketball team moves up in rankings

The Missouri men's basketball team moved up in this week's college basketball rankings. 

LETTER: Holding Hickman Prom on Good Friday is inappropriate

The decision by Hickman High School to hold prom on Good Friday isn't proper and ignores the religious life of Christian alumni, students and their families.

No word on Tony Mitchell's status with Missouri men's basketball team

Tony Mitchell, one of the Tigers' prized recruits, is waiting for the NCAA to declare him academically eligible in order to enroll in classes and join the team. However, the deadline to enroll at MU is Tuesday, and there still no word on the NCAA's decision.  

Columbia College celebrates 160th anniversary

Columbia College will celebrate its history with music and speeches during the school's 160th anniversary celebration. The college was founded in 1851 as Christian Female College.

Missourians get extra days to file taxes

The state Department of Revenue joined the Internal Revenue Service to extend the filing deadline to April 18 instead of the usual April 15. 

Columbia Cares for Kids discusses emotional health for children

Fifteen local education and community organizations held a seminar discussing emotional health in children through the "Week of the Emotionally Healthy Child."

Study finds many children with autism improve social skills over time

In tracking patients' social and communication skills, clinical child psychologist Catherine Lord has found that many children with autism gain more verbal and social skills over time.

Groupon launches discount deals in Columbia

Groupon, a website that offers different discounted deals, added Columbia to its list of operating cities Monday morning. 

Missouri Representative proposes bill to swap state income tax for sales tax

Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, has proposed a bill to lower the income tax, abolish the corporate tax and raise Missouri's sales tax in order to collect revenue for the state.

Missouri senators debate bill requiring photo ID to vote

On Monday, state senators debated requiring Missouri voters to present a photo ID at polling places. In 2006, the Missouri Supreme Court declared a similar law unconstitutional on the grounds that it hinders an individual's ability to vote. 

Missouri lawmakers call for tougher tenure, end to social promotion

The proposals by House Republicans would require more stringent evaluations of Missouri public school teachers. Two St. Louis Democrats say they're on board, too.

UM employee information mailed to wrong addresses because of computer error

A computer malfunction earlier this month caused health information of 750 UM System employees to be sent to the wrong addresses.

MU wrestlers don't back down from tough schedule

Missouri wrestling coach Brian Smith says the Tigers might have the toughest schedule in America. But that hasn’t stopped the team from climbing to No. 7 in the national rankings.

UM System faculty, staff may see salary increase soon

The UM Board of Curators will discuss a merit-based 2 percent salary increase for faculty and staff as part of tuition increases at its meeting this week.

Police describe one of two Sunday shootings as gang-related

Two people were hospitalized Sunday with gunshot wounds from two shootings over the weekend.

Americans express concerns, hopes for State of the Union

Americans weigh in on health care, the economy and partisan politics on the eve of President Obama's State of the Union address. 

At Obama's midpoint, an altered State of the Union

Health care reform, a recovering economy and evolving wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are among the issues Obama faces in the second half of his term.

Missouri Medicaid spending to rise next year

The growth in Medicaid comes as Gov. Jay Nixon is recommending cuts to public colleges and universities, flat funding for K-12 schools, and eliminating hundreds of state employee positions.

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