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King, Cushing elected to Columbia School Board

Columbia School Board candidates Christine King and Paul Cushing were elected Tuesday in Boone County's municipal elections.

Christine King, the current vice president of the School Board, led the race most of the night and finished with about 42 percent of the vote. Cushing, a newcomer, took second with about 21 percent of the vote.

Defending champion Cardinals open season in Marlins new ballpark

Kyle Lohse will face Josh Johnson in the nationally-televised game (ESPN) at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Columbia residents head to the polls for municipal election

City Council candidates were still working to spread their messages, particularly in the Sixth Ward, where Bill Tillotson was going up against two-term incumbent Barbara Hoppe.

Before the sun rises, election judges get ready for Columbia election

Preparations are precise for election day in Columbia. At work before dawn, election judges double-check the voting equipment.

Missouri football team returns to practice after spring break

In its first practice after spring break, coach Gary Pinkel made sure Missouri maintained the intensity level the team had when spring practices started in March.

WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF: Iraqi Sunnis deal with discrimination; new museum describes Titanic fascination

Sunnis deal with discrimination after U.S. troop departure; French presidential candidate Francois Hollande wants heavy tax for rich; new museum describes fascination with Titanic; Syrian troops begin to pull out from calmer cities.

Pakistani journalists meet with Rock Bridge High School journalists

A group of journalists from Pakistan met with Rock Bridge high school journalism students and discussed similarities and differences between the two countries.

MU faculty member to retire, volunteer with Peace Corps

Marty Patton is part of a nationwide upward trend in the number of volunteers older than 50.

Columbia residents share "I Voted" stickers for municipal election

We asked voters to participate in a photo album of people sharing their civic pride through "I Voted" stickers.

ROSE NOLEN: Hopefully the Supreme Court will rule the Constitution ensures well-being

Sick people deserve to have health care; the Affordable Care Act allows them that right. We have the responsibility to find ways to help those less fortunate.

Columbia College's Relay for Life team to hold silent auction

The team will hold the silent auction to benefit the American Cancer Society on Wednesday at the school's Dorsey Gym.

Missouri men's basketball team honored at state Capitol

Legislators congratulated the Tigers for winning the Big 12 Conference Tournament.

Voters in Columbia express opinions, pride over municipal elections

Columbia residents took to social media to voice their opinions about the April 3 elections for City Council and School Board candidates and ballot issues.

Downtown Columbia shoppers see little change from sales tax hike

The half-cent tax hike, which went into effect on Sunday, is expected to generate about $300,000 of revenue per year for the city.

Food bank holds dumpster dive for 'Float your Boat' race

The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri is hosting a dumpster dive for the teams participating in the "Float Your Boat for The Food Bank" boat race. The dumpster dive is for the teams to find materials for their boats. 

Columbia saves two megawatts during Earth Hour

Columbia turned off the lights Saturday night as part of the fifth Earth Hour the city has held. The city saved two megawatts of electricity.

Hoppe retains City Council seat; Second Ward elects Trapp

Insurance agent Bill Tillotson fails to unseat two-term incumbent while Phoenix Programs counselor wins three-man race.

Baylor nets women's basketball title with 40-0 record

Baylor's 80-61 victory over Notre Dame in the NCAA women's basketball championship on Tuesday night makes the Bears the first in the NCAA to win 40 games.

Roundup of results from county municipal elections

Here is a roundup of the results from the April 3 municipal elections around the county.

Chelsea Thomas wins 10th Big 12 Pitcher of the Week award

Thomas, a junior, is the second pitcher in Big 12 history to win Pitcher of the Week 10 times.

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