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11-year-old Missouri boy builds his own computer

Andrew Riachi, 11, built a desktop computer on his own after researching best parts and saving money.

Tillotson clarifies fraud conviction, denounces Hoppe

City Council candidate Bill Tillotson released a statement about a fraud conviction in 1976 and his pardon in 1998, after a news report raised the issue.

Missouri officials seek states' advice on chronic wasting disease in deer

Now that chronic wasting disease has spread to Missouri's wild deer population, conservation officials say eradication appears unlikely.

High court has options on health care law; justices to vote Friday

While the rest of us have to wait until June, the justices of the Supreme Court will know the likely outcome of the health care case by the time they go home this weekend. There are six potential outcomes.

Promotion to fire chief is highlight of Charles Witt's career

Charles Witt, the fire chief of Columbia Fire Department, has been a firefighter for 36 years. His career has gave him a new perspective of life, and now he is seeking another success — in dancing.

Missouri's Denmon eliminated in semis of 3-point contest

Missouri men's basketball player Marcus Denmon advanced to the semifinals of the college 3-point shooting contest Thursday at Tulane's Fogelman Arena, before bowing out of the competition.

Six candidates file to represent 4th District in Congress

One Democrat, two Republicans, two Libertarians and one Constitution Party candidate will vie for the position as representative for Missouri's 4th District.

UPDATE: Judge strikes down Missouri voter ID ballot summary

Several legislators wasted no time getting started on a revision to the ballot summary, saying Thursday they hoped to put the issue to voters this year.

Study finds one in 88 children have autism

The study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control is considered the most comprehensive U.S. investigation of autism prevalence to date.

Missouri Senate votes to override veto on workers' compensation

The legislation would prohibit employees from suing co-workers for injuries they sustain on the job and bar them from taking to court any claims related to chronic ailments that they catch as a result of work.

Columbia voters weigh impact of school bond issue, tax levy

For some residents, the effects of the proposed property tax levy increase and bond issue are minor compared with the benefits the proposals could bring to the district. For others, a property tax rise just isn't feasible in current economic conditions.

GEORGE KENNEDY: AARP should help shape future of Social Security, Medicare

The future of Social Security and Medicare was discussed at a session sponsored by AARP on Saturday at Ragtag Cinema in Columbia.

At Douglass Park, Columbia residents enjoy a warm spring evening

Children and young basketball players enjoyed a spring break evening Thursday at Douglass Park in Columbia. For Friday, forecasters say it will be mostly cloudy in the morning, then sunny in the afternoon, with a high near 76.

Missouri lawmakers approve health care legislation

Supporters of the Senate bill said business owners should not have to pay for medication or medical procedures they find morally objectionable. House leaders said their legislation would protect the rights of health care workers.

Brian Dollar is last to file for Boone County commissioner

One of six people running for the seat, Dollar is a member of the Boone County Planning & Zoning Commission. He has been a county surveyor, served on the Board of Equalization and served on the Boone County Democratic Central Committee.

Final list of candidates for Missouri legislative races announced

Three more candidates registered on the final day to run for the state House of Representatives bring the total number of candidates to 11.

Thomas Hiles prepares for his new role as MU vice chancellor for development and alumni relations

Thomas Hiles brings extensive experience to the table with his history in higher education to continue MU's fundraising success.

Man arrested for robbery at Red Roof Inn

Police tracked the suspect after he was identified two days later as a customer at a restaurant.

Columbia City Council candidates share perceptions of crime, Police Department

The five City Council candidates were asked about their views about crime and the Columbia Police Department.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hoppe promotes healthy transportation choices in Columbia

By supporting many trails, sidewalks and intersection improvements and participating in safe transportation programs, Barbara Hoppe has shown she cares about Columbia in every area.

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