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BATTLE RISING: Battle High School students prepare for classes at Jump Start Day

Classes start Tuesday at Battle High School, but students had the chance to get acquainted with the school Monday during Jump Start Day. Principal Kim Presko greeted students as they arrived and helped hand out lunches.

Classes start Tuesday at Battle High School, but students had the chance to get acquainted with the school Monday during Jump Start Day. Principal Kim Presko greeted students as they arrived and helped hand out lunches.

Columbia City Council approves Grindstone Creek trail construction

Only one council member opposed the trail construction, arguing it would violate the privacy of those living nearby.

MU students seek to balance life on first day

MU students headed back to classes and back to finding the balance among academic success, social activities and sleep.

Columbia City Council shies away from statement on state tax cut

Facing uncertainty over the impact a vetoed tax cut bill, Columbia City Council members avoided issuing a joint statement about the measure.

CVS revising plans for downtown outlet

CVS Pharmacy wants to postpone a planning and zoning hearing to address concerns about traffic and historic preservation.

 

GUEST COMMENTARY: Honoring 'unsung heroes' of the criminal justice system

As director of the DOC, I feel privileged and proud to hear accounts where the department’s staff have stepped out of their comfort zone to help those who are in need.

Boone County Commission to discuss 911 land-line tax at meeting

The Boone County Commission must act to eliminate the 911 land-line tax prior to Sept. 1, a state law requirement.

Stankowski Field opens for fall semester

Stankowski Field reopened Monday after three months of construction as university officials plan formal ceremony Thursday.

 

Veto override still unsure on Missouri income tax cut

House Republican leader are optimistic about chances to override a vetoed gun bill  but are still courting votes to reverse Gov. Jay Nixon on an income tax cut.

 

Columbia plans public meeting for new Ashland Road sidewalk

A proposed sidewalk would link Stadium Boulevard and East Campus Drive, giving residents in new student housing a walkway.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Undeniable need for Medicaid expansion

If you have followed the news at all in the past year, you have seen where the majority party in the Missouri General Assembly has made it clear it has no taste for an expansion of this safety program that is meant to provide care to those who need it most.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Boone County Sheriff Department's corrections statistics

The corrections report includes statistics on inmate demographics and officer activity.

Dusty Reeves dreamed of culinary success

Dusty Reeves hoped to support his infant daughter by working as a chef in New York City.

Ruth Willis, Jan. 19 1928 — Aug. 18 2013, of Columbia

Ruth Evelyn Willis attended Hickman High School and worked as a secretary at the MFA Mutual Insurance Company, now Shelter Insurance.

MU Libraries partner with national program to expand digital archive

A partnership between the MU library and a national alliance aims to help with ongoing efforts at digital archiving.

 

FROM READERS: One-room schoolhouse taught kids to be self-directed

This is one reader's description of what school was like when she was young. Share your memories here.

Ruth Evelyn Willis, Jan. 19, 1928 — Aug. 18, 2013

Ruth Evelyn Willis of Columbia died Sunday, Aug. 18. She was 85.

Dusty Allan Reeves, Sept. 17, 1993 — Aug. 22, 2013

Dusty Allan Reeves of Miami, Mo. died Friday. He was 19 years old.

Daryl Richardson named Rams' starting running back

Daryl Richardson solidified his status as the St. Louis Rams' front runner at running back. "I mean basically from a starting standpoint, yeah, I think Daryl will probably take the first snap against Arizona," coach Jeff Fisher said after practice Monday night.

 

Albert Pujols will miss rest of Angels' season

Albert Pujols will miss the rest of the season to rest his injured left foot, the Los Angeles Angels announced Monday.

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