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Thompson, Bormann win Boone County northern commissioner primary races

Darin Fugit and Janet Thompson began Tuesday night hoping to win the Boone County Northern District commissioner Democratic nomination. By the end of the night, Thompson was declared the winner.

Janet Thompson won the Democratic primary for Boone County Northern District commissioner. She will run against Don Bormann, who won the Republican nomination, in November.

UPDATE: Akin wins Missouri Republican U.S. Senate primary

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin won a hard-fought Republican primary Tuesday for the right to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in a contest that could be pivotal for party control of the chamber.

Voters choose nominees for Columbia-area seats in state House, Senate

Democrat John Wright and Republican Caleb Rowden prevail in the area's only contested primary races.

Missouri football uses versatility of running backs in offense

Although the Missouri offense spreads receivers across the field, running backs are still a large part of the team's offense.

Missouri football sells record number of season tickets

The Missouri Athletics Department announced Tuesday that it surpassed its preseason goal of 45,000 season tickets by about 500.

Boone County voters share their thoughts on primary election

The ballot includes races for federal, state and county offices, along with a constitutional amendment.

Richards, Sullivan win nominations for Boone County public administrator

Democratic incumbent Cathy D. Richards won her party's nomination against previous incumbent Connie Bell Hendren. Republican John D. Sullivan won against opponent Norman Lampton. 

Boone County voters choose members for party central committees

Janice Faaborg narrowly defeated Phyllis Fugit in Katy Township, and Bruce Cornett, chairman of the Boone County Republican Party Central Committee, retained his seat by two votes.

OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS: U.S. wins gold in gymnastics; Algerian runner returns to games

The U.S. claimed several medals, and an Algerian athlete returned to the games and won the gold in the 1500-meter race. 

ROSE NOLEN: Violence is a bigger issue than guns

There are many forms of violence, and most of them do not involve guns.

Soy chicken company coming to Columbia

Officials announced that Beyond Meat, a chicken substitute company, will open a production facility in Columbia, creating more than 60 jobs.

Amendment 2 affirms right to pray in schools and government settings

The bill, which would amend the Missouri Constitution to affirm individuals' rights to pray and express belief in God, will appear on the August primary ballot.

Fire causes estimated $50,000 in damage to Columbia home

Columbia Fire Department firefighters responded to a house fire at 704 McBaine Avenue at 9:38 a.m. Tuesday. No one was home at the time, and five dogs were unharmed.

Simmons Field gets resurfaced as part of transition to SEC

The grass at Simmons Field at Taylor Stadium will be replaced with Latitude 36, a type of Bermuda grass. Other changes to the field will include the removal of grass on the infield and the replacement of the turf collar around home plate.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Political spending is wasteful

Florence Friedrichs of Pilot Grove thinks the millions of dollars spent on this year's election campaign is wasteful and leads to misinformation.

Missouri women's volleyball picked to finish fourth in SEC East

The athletes will enter the new season with a relatively young team, new players and no seniors. 

UPDATE: Election Day provides opportunity for awareness on minimum wage, payday loans

Organizations, such as Grass Roots Organizing, pushing for change use election day to spread awareness about their issues. 

Two Missouri volleyball players named to SEC preseason team

Lisa Henning and Molly Kreklow, members of the Missouri women's volleyball team, are named to the nine-person preseason All-Southeastern Conference Team. 

GUEST COMMENTARY: Men should have choice about PSA screening

Recent studies show that prostate screenings may not be as beneficial as one may think.

London Olympics: 5 things to know for Tuesday

Here are five things to look for at the London Olympics on Tuesday.

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