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Some Columbia intersections still dangerous for cyclers despite improvement projects

Columbia has been working to improve safety for bicyclists, but some problem areas still remain.

Despite $27.9 million in federal grants intended to improve bicycle and pedestrian accessibility in the city, several intersections in Columbia continue to pose a risk to pedestrians and cyclists.

 

Columbia College men's basketball player has illustrious past

Derrick Dilworth was responsible for what some call one of the greatest high school football plays in the state. Now, he is trying to help the Columbia College men's basketball team find glory.

Economic impacts of Medicaid expansion could create tax surplus

According to a new study by the MU School of Medicine, complying with the Affordable Care Act's expansion of Medicaid might create enough jobs and subsequent spending to pay for itself through taxes.

Title IX gives universities greater latitude to punish students accused of sexual assault

Although the Boone County Prosecutor's office decided not to charge Missouri basketball player Michael Dixon Jr. the university plays by a different rule book when sexual assault accusations are made.

VIDEO: PedNet coordinator cycles on Providence, demonstrates proper etiquette

PetNet's Safe Routes to School coordinator Lawrence Simonson demonstrates cycling safety on a trip down Providence Road.

PHOTO GALLERY: Lutheran Family and Children's Services raises money at Holiday Tea

The Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri hosted a Holiday Tea Wednesday as part of  its 16th Annual Festival of Trees.

Missouri women's basketball team returns from Cancun with confidence

The Missouri women's basketball team lost two of its three games in the Cancun Challenge, but the Tigers return with more experience as they prepare for the Southeastern Conference.

Suspect wanted for home robbery

Police ask for help in locating suspect.

Big winners share lessons, risks of Powerball win

A Missouri woman who won more than $6 million from a split of a $224 million Powerball, said she still shops at discount stores and lives on a fixed income six years later.

J. KARL MILLER: Military leaders must not forget leadership principles

That these indiscretions involving moral turpitude of military commanders are no longer isolated events raises my ire above the boiling point.

DAVID ROSMAN: Fiscal cliff debate should include military and social spending

The arguments that the maintaining of military spending protects the jobs, direct and indirect, of millions of Americans is proper. However, the same argument can be said about Supplemental Security Income (SSI), federal health care and other “welfare” programs.

Dr. Venkataseshu Kuppuswamy Ganjam lived life with passion for teaching

In 1981, Dr. Ganjam accepted a job at MU where he was a professor of veterinary biomedical sciences

Senior brings humor to leadership role with Hickman girls basketball

Senior forward Cherish Walton will be key to implementing a new offensive scheme for the Kewpies this season. It will be up to her to determine when it’s time to tell a joke or get down to business.

Marylou Mayse was involved with Show Me Farms, other business endeavors

Marylou Mayse and her husband were involved in many business endeavors including Family Pawn Stores and Show Me Farms.

The Bamboo Terrace restaurant stems from couples' culinary aspirations

Married couples Celeste Chen and John Jiang and Helen and Ming Lu decided to open their restaurant in Columbia after a trip to China.

MU students lobby via Twitter to get Dixon back on court

Most of the tweets expressed support for getting Missouri guard Michael Dixon Jr. off the bench and back on the team, regardless of accusations of sexual assault against him, which did not result in criminal charges.

Arrest made at location of Halloween night shooting

Lonnie Avant of Columbia was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of receiving stolen property, unlawful possession of a firearm and distribution of a controlled substance at a Southview Drive home where a shooting occurred on Oct. 31.

Marylou Mayse, Jan. 29, 1948 — Nov. 26, 2012, of Columbia

Marylou Mayse, along with her husband, Don, were involved in many business endeavors including Family Pawn Stores and Sho Me Farms.

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Congressional policies should affect citizens equally

Congress' actions should affect all citizens in the same way, not based upon household income.

UPDATE: Medical groups campaign for Medicaid expansion in Missouri

A new coalition of hospitals and the primary care association announced a campaign Wednesday to try to persuade state officials to expand Medicaid eligibility by highlighting the economic benefits.

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