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Gov. Nixon signs Missouri supplemental budget

The measure signed Thursday includes about $23 million from general state tax revenues, with much of the rest coming from the federal government.

Missouri House speaker asks Gov. Nixon to open child welfare records

Republican Rep. Tim Jones wants the state's child welfare system to continue releasing records about children who have died or been seriously injured by abuse or neglect.

Nelson-Atkins renames sculpture park for philanthropist Donald Hall

The renaming is part of the celebration for the park's 25th birthday in 2014.

Missouri Senate backs farmers' rights amendment

The legislation originally would have barred voters from passing initiatives that would infringe on farmers' rights, but that portion was removed.

Ash Street Apartments lacked manual fire alarms

The Ash Street Place Apartments on North Stadium Boulevard is one of many buildings around Columbia without manual “pull-down” fire alarms, which are required by a fire code adopted in Columbia in 2011.

Hand-me-downs more than good enough for Tolton golfer Connor McCarty

Connor McCarty, a junior golfer at Tolton, uses his grandfather's clubs and coaching to play the game that he says brings his family together.

Chancellors to unveil strategy statements at Board of Curators meeting

Required by the system as part of its larger strategic planning effort, the statement must describe how each institution will define itself within the system, compete with other universities nationally and achieve specified goals over the next several years.

Brain researcher, Sara Lazar, visits MU to share research on meditation, yoga

Sara Lazar, a Harvard-affiliated researcher and instructor in the psychiatry department at Massachusetts General Hospital, demonstrated her research about yoga and meditation to a group of people at MU's Acuff Auditorium on Wednesday.

Police investigating death on Cimarron Drive

The Columbia Police Department investigated a death at the 2400 block of Cimarron Drive on Wednesday night. The incident was still under investigation at 9 p.m.

Columbia Public Schools updates security, considers new gun policy

A proposed policy would allow two school officials to carry guns on school grounds.

'Entourage' star Adrian Grenier to show documentary at MU

"Teenage Paparazzo" follows Austin Visschedyk, a 14-year-old celebrity photographer, and documents the evolution of his relationship with Grenier, the film's director. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for the public.

Fans analyze Pressey's decision to enter draft

Phil Pressey announced Wednesday that he will enter the NBA draft. Fans react and dissect his decision.

DAVID ROSMAN: More cases of GOP foot-in-mouth disease

The ever more common occurrence of Republican party leaders targeting the working poor is doing nothing to save the party's reputation.

J. KARL MILLER: A reasonable, common sense approach to gun safety?

Contrary to the ranting of many in the anti-gun crowd, weapons that fire fully automatic or in bursts have been banned for decades, and none of the rifles used in either the Virginia Tech, Columbine or Newtown shootings were weapons used by the military.

Speakers criticize animal feeding practices at Columbia agriculture symposium

A three-day symposium about concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and the issues surrounding their use kicked off Tuesday with a panel discussion at MU.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU Greek Week pairings compete in a game of Family Feud

The pairing of Kappa Alpha Theta and Beta Theta Pi defeated Pi Beta Phi, Alpha Epsilon Pi and Sigma Tau Gamma 141-33 during a game of Family Feud as a part of MU's Greek Week on Wednesday night.

Missouri pitcher Chelsea Thomas finalist for softball player of the year

As the Tigers' ace, Thomas has started all but seven games this season for Missouri. This is Thomas' third time being named to the top-25 list.

Rock Bridge baseball team prepares field for possible game against Hickman

The tarp at the Rock Bridge baseball field will have come in handy Thursday if Hickman's field isn't dry following Wednesday's rain.

Connie Guy's passion for teaching inspired family, students

Constance "Connie" Guy enjoyed spending time with her family at their lake house on Holiday Acres Lake north of Moberly, where she taught her three children to swim. Children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and some family friends gathered at the lake house each summer for a reunion.

PHOTO GALLERY: Holocaust survivor Roland Levi tells about his experiences as a 'hidden child'

Holocaust survivor Roland Levi told an audience at MU about his experiences as a "hidden child" during World War II.

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