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UPDATE: Missouri lawmakers, protesters react to governor's dog-breeding compromise

Janai Ritter kisses her dog on the steps of the Capitol in Jefferson City during a demonstration in support for SB 113 which would make revisions to Proposition B passed by voters last November. The act removes a breeder's possession limit of 50 dogs.

Supporters of the compromise applaud the repeal legislation and compromise, which they say will be beneficial to the state's agriculture. But critics worry the changes to Proposition B go against the will of the voters and weaken the protections for dogs.

UPDATE: Missouri Senate passes 2012 budget amid warnings of future shortfalls

The 2012 budget, which includes language preventing Gov. Jay Nixon from charging his air travel expenses to other agencies, passed the Missouri Senate.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What do you think of the proposed compromise for dog-breeding regulations?

Gov. Jay Nixon is close to a compromise to amend the new dog-breeding law that was passed in November.

UPDATE: Progress made on Missouri dog-breeding issue, Nixon says

Gov. Jay Nixon met with the Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives on Wednesday about an agreement that would repeal some of the dog-breeding restrictions passed last November.

Opinions vary on who Panthers should take with No. 1 pick

Former Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert is still one option.

Sheryl Crow to receive honorary degree, speak at MU honors graduation

Sheryl Crow, the musician and breast cancer survivor that graduated from MU in 1984, will speak at the Honors Commencement Ceremony on May 14.

Columbia Imagined public forum wants diverse voices

The community gathered to discuss ways to develop Columbia's future.

Missouri Senate, House to negotiate on redistricting

Maps proposed by both the House and Senate differ in how to redraw boundaries in St. Louis suburbs and central and southern Missouri.

UPDATE: Former Anheuser-Busch CEO agrees to settlement in girlfriend's death

Though he denies any wrongdoing in the death by overdose of his girlfriend, former Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch IV has agreed to pay a settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Residents divided on the route of Scott's Branch Trail

The Parks and Recreation Commission proposed an alternate route for the proposed trail.

AT&T pushes to erect new cell tower for Columbia

Representatives from AT&T prepared to discuss the merits of the new cell tower they hope to build at Columbia's Fire Station No. 2, but no one showed up for the public hearing.

Columbia youth baseball league coach honored at Royals game

John Kelly, former administrator at Hickman High School and founder of Douglass Park's youth baseball league, was honored Tuesday evening for his commitment to his community.

Missouri softball sweeps doubleheader against Saint Louis

The Tigers won both games without pitcher Chelsea Thomas, who got the day off.

UPDATE: Senate passes Missouri's 2012 education budget

The Senate's version reduces to 4.8 percent the 7 percent cut to higher education proposed by Gov. Jay Nixon.

Columbia College softball team sweeps AMC doubleheader

The Columbia College softball team beat Hannibal-LaGrange 7-1 and 4-1 on Wednesday in an American Midwest Conference doubleheader at Cougar Softball Field.

Missouri's Second Injury Fund threatened by financial crisis

The fund — which provides benefits to disabled workers who suffer additional on-the-job injuries — could be $20 million in debt by the end of 2011 if the state can't come up with a funding solution.

MU student organization pushing for gender-neutral housing

Under this arrangement, members of the opposite sex or gender would be able to live together in campus housing.

UPDATE: Award-winning photographers Hetherington, Hondros killed in Libya

"Restrepo," the film Tim Hetherington, 41, co-directed with Sebastian Junger, was a favorite at the True/False Film Festival in 2010. Chris Hondros, 41, a New York-based photographer for Getty Images, was also killed.

Columbia man turns self in for slaying

Deangelo T. Grant, 26, was charged with second-degree murder, first-degree burglary and armed criminal action in connection with the slaying of Donnell Gregory "Klap" Coleman,

MU salaries show slight decrease, despite increase in peer institutions

A recent report from the American Association of University Professors shows MU still ranks last among its peer institutions.

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