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DOWNTOWN: First Baptist Church goes pink for Susan G. Komen run Sunday

The local Race for the Cure on Sunday will begin at 8:30 a.m. downtown and end at Faurot Field.

Fourth-annual Earthdance Columbia to celebrate peace, sustainability

The international event has been going on since 1997, and Sept. 24 will mark the fourth time Columbia has participated.

MU Chancellor Deaton: Big 12 future rests with Sooners

Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton, president of the Big 12 board, said the Big 12's next move is largely dependent on the Sooners.

Nicole Mello gets running start post-injury at Hickman

Kewpies junior cross country runner Nicole Mello finished 11th at last season's state meet despite a limiting injury. This season, she hopes to stay healthy and achieve even more.

Library board approves lease proposal for new building in Ashland

The lease will not increase property taxes and move the Southern Boone County Public Library into a new building in downtown Ashland.

Columbia's Voluntary Action Center announces new executive director

Nick Foster will take over as new executive director of Columbia's Voluntary Action Center once Cindy Mustard retires Sept. 30.

First year Missouri tennis coach implements new approach to matches

Coach Sasha Schmid spent the summer working to recruit players and implement a new serve-and-volley approach for the Missouri tennis team.

Columbia City Council members ride bus with constituents, discuss changes

Two City Council members join riders on the city buses to gain perspective about what needs to be done to improve the system and listen to concerns.

Hickman volleyball falls to Wentzville Holt

The Hickman volleyball team fell to 1-5 on the year after losing in straight sets to Wentzville Holt on Thursday night.

Boone County recorder releases Android app

The Boone County Recorder of Deeds office has made available a new Android app that allows residents to access real estate records from their mobile devices. 

UPDATE: Kauffman Center debut: KC's $414 million arts center open

Kansas City's Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts opens Friday night after years of delays. The center will host the Kansas City Sympony, Kansas City Ballet and other national performance groups.

WEST BOULEVARD: Spirit bus transports students to football games

West Junior High School is offering students rides to home games held at Rock Bridge football field on buses complete with prize drawings and cheerleaders to drum up school spirit.

H&R Block co-founder gives UMKC a $32 million gift

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is getting a $32 million gift from Henry Bloch, the retired co-founder of tax preparation company H&R Block.

Missouri hiring temporary workers for Medicaid assessments

Margaret Donnelly, the director of the state health agency, said it would cost $8 million to keep all 130 workers for a full year but that it was unknown for how long the employees would remain on the state payroll.

Missouri legislature delays decision on health insurance exchange

The state legislature delayed voting on applying the $21 million federal grant to create a state-run health insurance exchange.

Man in Kansas City airport bomb scare has detention hearing

The Pennsylvania man was taken into custody on charges that he tried to take a fake bomb through the airport security checkpoint. The hearing scheduled for Thursday will determine whether he will continue to be detained.

Columbia College Ferreira shines as volleyball NAIA Player of the Week

Columbia College volleyball player Paula Ferreira the earned NAIA Player of the Week honor  Tuesday.

Park users express opinions for improving Twin Lakes Recreation Area

Twin Lakes Recreation Area park users attended a Thursday night meeting to suggest ways for the city to use the $250,000 budgeted for the park improvements. Suggestions included building a public swimming pool and improving the dog park.

Hickman golfers take second in four-team match

The Hickman girls golf team shot a 185 to finish second in a match with Quincy, Helias and Mexico on Thursday night at Arthur Hills Golf Course in Mexico.

Gov. Jay Nixon requests disaster declaration from USDA

Governor asks that 101 Missouri counties be declared primary disaster areas.

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