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Google Fiber could widen digital divide in Kansas City area

Places where incomes are lower seem to have little chance of getting Google's Internet service.

Missouri Farm Bureau reconsiders Akin support

The Missouri Farm Bureau is reconsidering its endorsement of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin after his comments about women being able to prevent pregnancy in cases of "legitimate rape."

WHAT OTHERS SAY: GOP convention speakers failed to offer concrete solutions

In his speech accepting the GOP nomination for the presidency, Mitt Romney tried to cozy up to those who once backed the current president and now feel disaffected and are hurting financially. But Romney, in his workmanlike speech, never presented a convincing case for how he would solve the nation’s steep challenges.

More than $500,000 missing from Missouri State bookstore

An audit found more than $500,000 missing from the university's bookstore. Mark Brixey, of Ozark, resigned as bookstore director Aug. 17.

Kansas City residents to vote on anti-nuclear measure

Anti-nuclear activists have been trying for two years to get the measure on the ballot. If passed, the measure would forbid the city from subsidizing any facilities that produce or procure parts for nuclear weapons.

Campsites at flood-damaged Missouri park reopen

Lewis and Clark State Park was swamped during the massive flooding in 2011.

St. Louis boy overcomes disease to tackle triathlon

Despite having a disease that impairs his coordination and motor abilities, 12-year-old Zach Blakemore completed Lake Saint Louis Triathlon with the help of his family.

Baby kangaroos on display at St. Louis Zoo

Zoo officials said Bexley, a 7-month-old Matschie's tree kangaroo, is in the Emerson Children's Zoo. A red kangaroo born in January is in the Red Rocks area of the St. Louis Zoo.

Police determine no officers took part in golf tournament misconduct

An internal investigation has concluded that topless women were present at the department's June golf tournament, but Columbia Police Department employees did not participate in any misconduct.

Proposed Grindstone Nature Area trail project goes before public

Representatives involved with the proposed trail will discuss the project at 7 p.m. Thursday at Water-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area.

University of Georgia's game-day events to showcase SEC tailgating culture

University of Georgia fans plan to properly welcome Missouri into the culture of Southeastern Conference tailgating when the Tigers play their first SEC game Sept. 8.

East Pointe residents oppose proposed Grindstone trail route

Residents met with Columbia Parks and Recreation officials Thursday night to discuss a proposed trail route. 

NCAA proposing changes to national wrestling tournament

Under the proposed change, the NCAA would sponsor a national dual tournament to determine a team champion in addition to the individual tournament that is held each March.

MU student suits up for Heart of America Marathon

MU student Steven Mankofsky will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for completing a marathon in a suit this Labor Day.

Say hello to the Southeastern Louisiana Lions

Get to know the Southeastern Louisiana Lions, who play against the Tigers this Saturday on Faurot Field.

Remnants of Isaac on track to bring heavy rain to Columbia

Rainfall is expected to be the heaviest Friday night and into Saturday. Forecasters expect 3 to 5 inches of rain in much of Missouri, with locally higher amounts possible.

Sen. Blunt visits Family Health Center, discusses health care funding

Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., discussed the needs of community health centers during a tour of the Family Health Center on Thursday.

Mizzou Botanic Garden under stress due to extreme drought

The Mizzou Botanic Garden staff spends its days working to keep plants and trees alive during the extensive dry spell.

A Way With Words and Numbers opens after-school program at MU

A Way With Words and Numbers will add an after-school tutoring program at the Reflector resource lab in Townsend Hall at MU.

Sseko Designs founder Liz Forkin Bohannon talks sandals at Stephens

Though she had no formal fashion experience, the entrepreneur created the sandal company to help women in Uganda fund their college educations.

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