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WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri should tread carefully with tax changes

Missouri would better compete by improving schools, roads and public health, not forcing them to absorb further cuts.

Senate passes bill to block vehicle-specific stops

Sen. Kurt Schaefer said law enforcement agencies have used checkpoints in the past to pull over all motorcycles during group rides or rallies.

Part of Trail of Tears to be hiking/biking trail

Ozark Greenways hopes to have the recreational trail through southwest Springfield and Greene County completed by the end of the year.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Keep 'Big Brother' out of the classroom

A state lawmaker wants to make certain the electronic tracking application is not extended to public school students. Extending tracking devices to students would be an Orwellian invasion of privacy.

 

Vatican: Conclave to start Tuesday

Cardinals will vote Friday afternoon on the opening date of the conclave, a vote made possible by the arrival Thursday of the last of the 115 cardinal electors.

Southwest to begin flights out of Branson

The flights begin a year after Southwest bought AirTran Airways, which had been serving the airport.

Missouri senators want more planes based at St. Joseph

The Air Force is currently deciding where to place 32 aircraft.

Officials mull using $1.7M for Highway Patrol pool

The project also calls for building a new weight room and defensive training mat room that now are located over the pool.

Planning and Zoning Commission approves Break Time proposal

Developers hope the convenience store and gas station will appeal to a growing base of students living in nearby housing complexes.

Alex Oriakhi's only season with Missouri basketball team approaches end

Although Oriakhi is about to finish his only season with the Missouri men's basketball team, his presence has become vital to the team— especially as it heads into the postseason.

Despite MU student outcry, honors convocation won't return to Quad

The MU Registrar and Mizzou Alumni Association say it's not feasible to fit all ceremony attendants on Francis Quadrangle because of recent increases in enrollment.

Missouri women's basketball team loses to Vanderbilt in SEC Tournament

Vanderbilt took away Missouri's lead in the second half with an 18-0 run.

Family helps Missouri's Zaviar Gooden prepare for NFL Draft

Zaviar Gooden enjoyed going through the process with his family, including his cousin and former Tiger cornerback Kip Edwards, who is also preparing for the NFL Draft.

Missouri football pro day a big event for all involved

Patriots, Rams, Chiefs, Packers, Seahawks, Steelers, 49ers — the logos were all there, printed on polo shirts and athletic caps of the various NFL scouts.

Missouri softball readies field, team for series against Texas A&M

University Field's ground crew removed all the snow from the field before Texas A&M comes to town for what is sure to be a competitive series between two conference rivals.

Candidates for City Council, mayor clash on economic issues at forum

Candidates for the mayoral, Third Ward and Fourth Ward seats discussed the Columbia Regional Airport, job creation and economic incentives at Thursday's candidates forum.

Missouri gymnast Tori Howard prepares for final home meet

At first, Howard, who has only missed one meet in her four years with the Tigers,  wouldn't even consider going to school at Missouri.

UPDATE: Columbia man charged with second-degree murder following fatal car crash

Alcohol is a suspected factor in the crash on U.S. 54, according to a release from the Jefferson City Police Department.

Missouri servicewoman has faced the enemy, but not officially

Women such as Capt. Elizabeth Arrington have had to fight in many combat-like positions while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, yet until January, they were officially barred from serving in any type of combat position.

Rob Sanders case lags as prosecutor waits for necessary documents

The former Columbia police officer's court case was continued for the ninth time.

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