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Stephens College to host 'The Edge of Dreaming' documentary

In "The Edge of Dreaming," Scottish filmmaker Amy Hardie documents what she thought was her last year alive.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What is Stan Kroenke's most valuable sports franchise?

Columbia native Stan Kroenke purchased English Premier League soccer club Arsenal on Monday to take control of his fifth sporting franchise.

LETTER: Equal Pay Day encourages shrinking the wage gap

The National Committee on Pay Equity offers ways to close the gap between what men and women are paid.

Hickman golfer Tyler Daly brings family support to the green

Tyler Daly started playing golf to keep his grandfather company, but now his grandfather is keeping him company on the course. Tyler walked all 18 holes on Tuesday with his mother, father and grandmother.

Hero Awards recognize local volunteers

Seven volunteer groups or individuals were awarded for their accomplishments at the tenth annual Hero Awards on Tuesday. This year, there were 36 nominees.

Missouri legislature passes extension of jobless benefits

If Gov. Jay Nixon signs the bill, it will reinstate federally funded jobless payments for those who lost their benefits from a protest against federal spending by several Republican state senators.

Quick start gives Rock Bridge girls soccer team another victory

Anna Alioto scored in the 12th minute of play and Carmen Boessen in the 13th in the Rock Bridge girls soccer team's 4-1 victory over Jefferson City on Tuesday at Rock Bridge.

Q&A: New Columbia fire chief details plans for department

One month into the job, Columbia Fire Chief Charles P. Witt is working toward getting accreditation for the Fire Department and setting up web-based training.

New high school gyms could serve as emergency shelters

Columbia Public Schools is waiting to find out if it will receive a grant to construct the new gymnasiums at Hickman and Rock Bridge high schools as emergency storm shelters for residents. 

Missouri House bill offers tuition credit to businesses creating jobs

Tuition credits can be used to attend state universities by the employees of each business or company and relatives of the business owner.

Unknown callers scam Columbia man into transferring money

Two unknown callers posing as a Columbia man's grandson and a Mexico City, Mexico, official scammed the man into thinking he was sending money to his grandson in jail. 

Evidence of Civil War's deep divisions lingers in mid-Missouri

Tuesday marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. As a slave state that remained in the Union, Missouri was a focus of the conflict, which divided even families here.

Local group to host basketball tournament, dinner to aid Libyan children

The 3-on-3 tournament and dinner featuring Libyan food are meant to raise funds to help children and the injured and provide medicine and supplies.

MU softball's Thomas wins season's third Big 12 Pitcher of the Week award

Missouri softball pitcher Chelsea Thomas won her third Big 12 Pitcher of the Week award of the season on Tuesday.

Child-care subsidies reduced in Missouri Senate plan

The plan would extend transitional child care benefits for families with wage increases but phase out benefits at a lower income level. The changes could save about $1 million.

Rock Bridge football standout transfers from Georgia to Colorado

Logan Gray, a 2007 graduate of Rock Bridge High School, has decided to transfer for his senior season of college football.

MU professor finds plant oil could help to combat obesity

Recent studies in mice and rats have shown that introducing sterculic oil to their diet reduces fat.

Japan raises nuclear crisis severity to match Chernobyl

Japan nuclear regulators raised the crisis level from 5 to 7, the highest level recognized by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

PHOTO GALLERY: Mid-Missouri's Civil War history

As a slave-holding state in the Union, Missouri was rife with conflict during the Civil War. Evidence of that history remains at several sites in and around Columbia.

Missouri House Democrats contest payday loan bill

After much debate Tuesday, the bill was set aside. The bill would cap interest on loans and decrease the amount of times customers can let a lone "roll over."

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