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Donor is behind effort to ease Missouri's sex-offender rules

Jon Rand and Sharie Keilare on a behind-the-scenes mission to pass legislation that would remove hundreds of people convicted of sex crimes as juveniles from the state's online listing of registered sex offenders. Their cause is intensely personal because their son is among those whose name, photo and address would come down from law enforcement websites.

TIGER KICKOFF: 10 things you might not know about Toledo

From Kid Cudi to Franklin D. Roosevelt to John Denver, take a minute to learn a little more about the Tigers' next opponent.

TIGER KICKOFF: Five questions for John Gibson

Redshirt freshman cornerback John Gibson talks about the Junior Olympics, academic problems and the one thing he needs to get better at to be a star.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote 'No' for military strike in Syria

Entering Syria's civil war could make the U.S. a future target.

Missouri tax credit market shifts away from real estate

The state Revenue Department this week reported a $103 million overall annual decline in tax credits cashed in the fiscal year that ended on June 30. That includes a $55 million plunge in the historic preservation tax credit and another $20 million drop in the low-income housing credit.

Kansas City airport will get expedited TSA screening

Kansas City International Airport is one of 60 U.S. airports installing a new TSA screening program that will start in October.

U.S. birth rate could be leveling off

The economy and other factors could have scared some couples away from having children, some experts say.

Obama notes split over Syria attack, plans speech

The president will make his case for military action against Syria in a speech to the American people Tuesday night.

 

Kansas City center harnesses the creative power of kids

Kansas City homeless shelter and nonprofit HALO, or Helping Art Liberate Orphans, provides a space for children to use art therapy to express themselves and avoid daily pressures.

 

UPDATE: Jack in the Box told to pay Missouri man $20.5 million

Ali Aziz sued Jack in the Box, contending it could have prevented the fight that disabled him and did not properly train its employees.

Former Missouri man admits scamming tornado relief fund

Prosecutors say 36-year-old Christopher L. Smith, now of Memphis, Tenn., could face up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday in federal court in Springfield.

New bridge to open at Lake of the Ozarks

The structure will carry traffic over the lake on Missouri 5. Vehicles will be allowed on the new bridge starting next week.

NASA aiming for moon again, this time from Virginia

A robotic spacecraft, LADEE, is set for liftoff Friday night to examine the lunar atmosphere.

9th annual Tomato Festival in Columbia celebrates fruitful season

The ninth annual Tomato Festival features tomatoes, hot peppers and even cayenne ice cream. A cook-off and kids corner were also popular additions this year.

Joplin tornado data help researchers tap into twisters' tricks

Tornadoes may have a tendency to "climb" hills and cause more damage to higher ground as opposed to low-lying topography like valleys, according to new University of Arkansas research.

Missouri teen receives grand surprise from Make-a-Wish

Bridgett Adams, a 16-year-old battling Hodgkin lymphoma, was moved to tears when she saw what awaited her in her living room.

Google argues for right to continue scanning Gmail

Attorneys argue that the company violates privacy by scanning users' Gmail accounts for advertising purposes.

 

Family income not a factor as Boston students eat free

Boston Public Schools have joined a federal program that offers all students free breakfast and lunch regardless of their family's income.

 

GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. strikes in Syria would compound problems

Congress should push for diplomacy in Syria, not authorize military involvement.

Columbia's rugby team looks forward to new season

Columbia's men's rugby team features a diverse background of players unified by their love of the sport.

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