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High school bike class receives donation from Metro Rotary Club

A new biking class at Douglass High School received a donation of $3,000 this month.

FROM READERS: February photos and 'This Old House'

John Hall took a drive through Columbia's back roads Saturday and shared his photographs of the experience.

Hickman girls basketball ends season in loss to Jefferson City

The Kewpies lost 42-37 on Tuesday night in the semifinals of the Class 5, District 9 tournament.

Missouri Board of Education OKs No Child Left Behind waiver

If the request is granted, the changes could go into effect as early as this fall in Missouri.

AGING AMERICA: For boomers, it's a new era of 'work till you drop'

More and more baby boomers are admitting that they will probably continue working, even though they are approaching the traditional age of retirement. While some admit this stems from not saving enough while they were younger, others reference the difficult economic times.

UPDATE: Missouri judge strikes down new science incentives fund

A central Missouri trial judge declared the legislation that created the fund unconstitutional.

Missouri House rejects plan to increase some farm taxes

Missouri lawmakers rejected a proposal that would lead to higher property taxes for the state's highest-producing farms.

UPDATE: Missouri House panel backs increase in veterans funding

The plan cuts money available for Missouri Lottery prizes and uses it for early childhood education programs. Missouri Gaming Commission money currently given to early childhood education programs would go to veterans' homes.

Missouri Board of Education OKs No Child Left Behind waiver

States are allowed to seek a waiver from the law's requirements after President Barack Obama said they are allowed to request an exemption last fall.

Missouri judge strikes down Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act

The measure was one of only two approved by the Missouri legislature last fall, but Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green struck it down, calling the legislation unconstitutional.

Vigil scheduled for 3-year-old Missouri boy

Blake Litton's mother and her boyfriend were charged last week with second-degree murder, but the boyfriend originally told police the child was killed during a hit-and-run on the highway.

Missouri House leader calls for patience with new ethics legislation

House Majority Leader Tim Jones said it would be hard to pass new ethics legislation in an election year.

PHOTO GALLERY: Jazz hosts Mardi Gras celebration

Norm Jolly performed live music at a Mardi Gras celebration at Jazz, at 217 N. Stadium Boulevard.

UPDATE: Missouri senators begin debate on birth control measure

The proposal would allow any employer to refuse to provide coverage for the medical services if the services violate the employer's beliefs.

Threatening email mentioning Missouri senators traced to eastern Missouri resident

The sender complained about high gasoline prices and made threatening references to former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and four Missouri senators.

Missouri Democratic Party leader on leave amid assault allegations

Matthew Teter has been placed on unpaid leave while St. Louis police investigate allegations of a domestic assault.

Missouri Senate debates birth control coverage measure

Republicans say employers shouldn't have to pay for medical services they find morally objectionable. Some Democrats say the intent of the bill is to make it harder for women to get birth control.

UPDATE: 4.0 earthquake in Missouri shakes nine states

The epicenter of a magnitude 4.0 earthquake was located near East Prairie. The earthquake, although causing only minor damage including broken windows and minor cracks in windows and walls, was felt across nine states.

Brad Pitt's foundation to help Kansas City redevelopment

Missouri native Brad Pitt's foundation will help renovate a closed Kansas City school into affordable housing. The Make It Right Foundation was started after flooding in New Orleans, and the Kansas City project will be its second outside of New Orleans.

Missouri House committee backs increase in veterans funding

In a 12-0 vote, a Missouri House veterans committee has backed legislation that would boost funding for veterans' homes. The increased funding would come from cutting lottery prize funds by about 3.5 percent.

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