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Betty McCaskill, first woman elected to Columbia City Council, dies at 84

Long before her daughter entered Missouri politics, Betty Anne McCaskill had made her own mark in Democratic circles.

MU School of Health Professions Dean Richard Oliver to step down

Richard Oliver will start a two-year term as president of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions in October 2013.

East Coast prepares for onslaught of storm

The Missourian provides aggregated information on Hurricane Sandy.

Boone Hospital Center president steps down to take new position

Dan Rothery announced Monday he will leave Boone Hospital Center for a position within BJC Home Care, Corporate Health and Behavioral Health Services in St. Louis.

Columbia School Board plans to fill vacancy Tuesday night

The Columbia School Board will hold a meeting Tuesday to interview the board candidates and fill the vacancy of Paul Cushing's position. 

Daniel Boone Regional Library offers mental health kits

Mental health kits tailored to different topics have been assigned to the Columbia Public Library as part of a project to test their effectiveness.

Ragtag, art house theaters around the nation making digital shift

Ragtag Cinema is one of hundreds of art house cinemas across the U.S. shifting from analog to digital projectors.

MU alumni engaged at Homecoming Parade

A couple that met at MU got engaged during the Homecoming Parade — with help from Marching Mizzou.

People braving Sandy take to social media despite power outages

Sandy, which had been previously classified as a hurricane, ripped through the East Coast on Monday leaving power outages, flooding and destruction in its path.

Documentary film, panel of advocates discuss discrimination against aging LBGT individuals

Ragtag hosted a special screening of "Generation Silent," a film about discrimination against elderly LGBT people.

Halloween events include zombie paintball, trunk-or-treating

A variety of Halloween events will take place Tuesday and Wednesday in Columbia for the young and the young-at-heart.

Hunger awareness tour visits MU

Hunger U seeks to educate students about the hunger problems, such as food security, affecting nations outside the United States.

PHOTO GALLERY: Early frost covers foliage in Columbia

The first fall frost of the year for the Columbia area was recorded at Sanborn Field on Oct. 27.

Bus detours, lane closures to Walnut Street begin Tuesday

Short Street Parking Structure construction brings Walnut Sreet lane closures, bus detours beginning Tuesday.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Koster's eminent domain bill is a farce

Missouri's eminent domain reform bill does not really protect landowners, as Koster touts. 

UPDATE: MU following state marijuana rules after athletes' arrests

Campus police chief Jack Watring said he considered a new policy after the recent arrests but now doesn't plan any changes.

Columbia man arrested for burglary and assault of residents on Clark Lane

Police say the suspect forced his way into the residents' home in search of money he believed was owed to him.

Columbia police respond to multiple shots during the weekend

No injuries were reported in a shooting near the intersection of Business Loop East and Range Line Street on Saturday, nor in a shooting at the 1300 block of Lakeview Avenue on Sunday.

Parts of the East Coast halt as 'superstorm' nears

Major U.S. financial markets, including the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and CME Group in Chicago, planned a rare shutdown Monday.

Wednesday is the deadline to request Missouri absentee ballot

To cast an absentee ballot in Missouri, voters must have a reason that they cannot vote on Election Day, such as travel plans or illness.

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