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Missouri House endorses voter photo ID requirement

The legislation would require Missouri voters to show a driver's license or other government-issued photo ID.

Missouri lawmakers endorse term limit flexibility

Under the proposed constitutional amendment, lawmakers would be able to serve up to 16 years in the state legislature instead of the current limit of eight years.

Teen arrested after standoff at Meramec Caverns' caretaker's home

A 17-year-old broke into the Meramec Caverns caretaker's home and stayed inside for a short time before surrendering. 

Joplin schools to put $62 million bond to vote

If approved, the bond revenue would also help build storm shelters for the Joplin school district. 

Alyssa Bustamante had troubled family, history of depression

Alyssa Bustamante's defense attorney suggested Monday during a sentencing hearing that Bustamante's past might have led her to kill her 9-year-old neighbor. 

Looking for work? There might be an app to help with that

Demand for applications ranging from games to quantum physics has created 466,000 jobs in the U.S. since 2007, according to an analysis released by technology trade group TechNet on Tuesday.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: A timely, if unfortunate, Super Bowl finger-flip

NBC, which broadcast the game, said it was incredibly sorry that an electronic delay system delayed kicking in until a few seconds after M.I.A. flipped off the world. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule in June about an appeal to the current rules on indecency laws.

World Anti-Doping Agency asks for evidence in Armstrong investigation

The World Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday urged U.S. authorities to give the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency any evidence collected in its criminal investigation into Lance Armstrong and doping in American cycling.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: State must stop gutting Missouri's universities

Republican and Democratic legislators in Missouri — as well as Gov. Jay Nixon — need to stop blaming schools for the higher education crisis and start finding solutions other than cutting funding to public colleges and universities.

UPDATE: Prosecutors: Prozac no defense for Alyssa Bustamante

Two psychiatrists have testified at the sentencing hearing for Alyssa Bustamante, with the defense saying that the antidepressant Prozac influenced the killing of 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten, and the prosecution saying that it did not.

FROM READERS: Notes from a unique Iowa caucus

In Iowa, Art and Peggy Joens host a caucus in their home.

Missouri men's basketball sneaks past Oklahoma, 71-68

The No. 4 Missouri men's basketball team claimed first place in the Big 12 by edging Oklahoma 71-68 on Monday night in Norman, Okla.

Missouri men's basketball holds at No. 4 in rankings; Denmon named player of the week

After its dramatic comeback win against Kansas on Saturday, the Missouri men's basketball team remained ranked No. 4 in Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Coaches' polls.

MU out-of-state applications exceed in-state applications

Heightened recruiting efforts across the nation and appealing non-resident scholarships are major factors in the shift.

True/False shifts from Stephens venues, adds Jesse Auditorium, Methodist church

Festival organizers hope the shift to MU will boost attendance and bring students and the community closer together.

UPDATE: Mayor calls for two downtown boards to coexist

As a result of two reports to the City Council, Mayor Bob McDavid asked City Manager Mike Matthes' staff to prepare to allow the Downtown Leadership Council and Community Improvement District to co-exist.

MU police: Racist fliers posted in residence hall weren't criminal

Although the students' identities have been confirmed, no arrests were made in connection to the racist flyers posted in an University of Missouri residence hall, and records containing more information about the incident are not public.

MU alumna Nischelle Turner gets job with CNN's 'Showbiz Tonight'

Nischelle Turner grew up in Columbia and graduated from Rock Bridge High School and MU. In December, she took a job with CNN's "Showbiz Tonight" and now works in studios and on red carpets, interviewing actors, singers and other celebrities.

City Council accepts donation to install more interactive cameras downtown

The council voted Monday night to accept a donation to purchase and install a new camera at the intersection of Tenth and Cherry streets that would have capabilities to zoom in and track its subjects.

High school student arrested on suspicion of carving racial slur into vehicle

Weslie Kendrick McWilliams, who was arrested on suspicion of a hate crime and property damage, admitted to his involvement in the incident, Columbia police said.

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