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Questions raised about Hall of Famous Missourians induction process following Limbaugh nomination

Democrats have been complaining about the decision to nominate the conservative radio host from Cape Girardeau.

West Junior High School celebrates 50th anniversary with concert series

The final two concerts in the series will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday andat 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the school's gymnasium.

UPDATE: Wind-blown fires scorch hundreds of acres in Missouri

A combination of low humidity, temperatures in the 70s and 40 to 50 mph wind gusts encouraged the wild fires that broke out throughout Missouri on Tuesday.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hoppe advocates for Columbia's welfare

Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe is for "smart growth," but her opponent, Bill Tillotson, is for "unfettered growth."

IN HEADLINES TODAY: Wildfires blaze across Missouri; Apple unveils new iPad

Among today's top stories: Apple reveals its new iPad; a solar storm threatens to disrupt electronics on earth;and wind-blown fires continue to burn across Missouri. 

Columbia man sentenced for selling homeless minor into prostitution

Eric Gathings of Columbia and Brandy Key of Kansas City were sentenced to 15 and 10 years in prison, respectively, for selling a homeless teenage girl into prostitution.

Former Boone County sheriff's deputy to run for County Commission

O.J. Stone filed papers Monday to run for the Boone County Northern District commissioner.

Solar storm headed toward Earth might disrupt power

The largest solar storm in five years is heading toward Earth and might unleash charged particles that could disrupt power grids, GPS and airplane flights.

Missouri Supreme Court denies private investigator's appeals

The Missouri Supreme Court affirmed a decision made by the Cole County Circuit Court in 2010 to dismiss a private investigator's claims of unconstitutionality.

Box-cutter robbery fails

A Columbia man was arrested after using a box cutter to rob a Wal-Mart.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: MU Campus Climate survey shows sexual harassment, hate crime, hate incidents

The MU Campus Climate research from past years reveals how many members of the MU community have witnessed and experienced sexual harassment, hate crimes and hate incidents on campus.

Fifth Ward residents discussed improvements to city streets, curbs

The Fifth Ward held a town hall meeting Wednesday to discuss possible projects the Public Works Department can complete with leftover snow-removal funds. The meeting is the first of five.

Apple reveals iPad 3: higher resolution, faster streaming

The iPad 3, which boasts better screen resolution and a faster network, will arrive in stores March 16.

McCaskill looks to finance campaign with promise to fight Limbaugh

Sen. Claire McCaskill is one of several female Democratic candidates who are seeking to capitalize on Rush Limbaugh's recent comments to fuel their quests for the U.S. Senate or House.

Baseball Hall of Fame to honor 3 Cardinals managers

The living managers who led the Cardinals to Series titles: Red Schoendienst, Whitey Herzog and Tony La Russa will be honored at the Baseball Hall of Fame in July.

Apple unveils new iPad with sharper screen

Prices aren't changing from previous models. They will start at $499. For the first time, the iPad will be able to access the faster 4G cellular networks.

Missouri Senate bill prohibits race as factor in adoptions

The bill's sponsor says removing race as a factor could increase adoptions in Missouri.

ANALYSIS: Lessons learned from Super Tuesday presidential primaries

Mitt Romney won six states, Rick Santorum clinched three and Newt Gingrich prevailed in one. Along the way, clues were gleaned from the results about the path ahead.

U.S., Switzerland dominate world cheese contest

The World Championship Cheese Contest is gaining popularity. Four hundred people — a sold-out crowd — watched the judging of the top 16 cheeses out of 2,500 entries on Wednesday.

Mo. Democrats delay vote on workplace discrimination legislation

Democrats in the Missouri Senate are again delaying the vote on workplace discrimination legislation. The new legislation would change the rules for lawsuits concerning workplace discrimination.

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