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Missouri lawmakers back Nixon's proposals on education funding, mental hospital

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon delivers his State of the State address to the Missouri General Assembly. He highlighted education as a priority, saying his budget would nearly triple the state preschool budget and increase K-12 funding by $278 million.

While Missouri governor’s rallying cries brought Democratic representatives to their feet Tuesday night, Republicans said they pushed school funding in past sessions.

Missouri men's basketball back under .500 in SEC after loss at LSU

Missouri lost its third Southeastern Conference game in less than two weeks. LSU won 77-71 in Baton Rouge.

Gov. Nixon in State of the State speech: 'Get serious' about education

Gov. Jay Nixon on Tuesday night stressed the importance of school funding to produce jobs in Missouri.

Cold weather to last through Friday

A series of strong cold fronts moving east out of northern and northwestern Canada will keep temperatures low for the rest of the week.

Columbia City Council approves asphalt shoulders for Clark Lane

In a 6-1 vote, Columbia City Council approved installing paved asphalt shoulders on Clark Lane to provide safe pedestrian travel. The lanes will be narrowed by a foot on each side to create the 6-foot-wide shoulders, resulting in a widening of the road by 5 feet.

Mark Fayne, Ryan Carter spark Devils over Blues 7-1

The snow was falling steadily outside, the crowd inside the Prudential Center was small and the offensively challenged New Jersey Devils were hosting the high-flying St. Louis Blues. The Devils rewarded the several thousand fans who braved the storm with a stunning 7-1 rout.

Open house to feature College Avenue, Broadway pedestrian traffic designs

A meeting Wednesday evening will present design concepts for the installation of new crossing signals to control pedestrian traffic.

Labor, business interests debate Missouri 'right to work' legislation

The second hearing on "right to work" legislation was marked by economic and emotional appeals. 

Missouri football recruits enroll early

Five football recruits began classes on Tuesday in order to participate in spring football. The recruits hope that the additional practice time will help them better grasp the Tigers' system and give them an edge over other incoming players.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The fight for reproductive freedom continues

Although significant steps have been taken toward achieving women's reproductive freedom in the 40 years since Roe v. Wade, the struggle is ongoing.

Missouri basketball announces Biedscheid transfer

The former Missouri high school standout will become a Tiger next season after transferring.

Aaron Jerald "AJ" Boren, Dec. 29, 1991 — Jan. 17, 2014, of Jackson, Tenn.

Aaron Jerald Boren of Jackson, Tenn., died Friday, Jan. 17. He was 22 years old.

ROSE NOLEN: The value of local news is often in the small details

The newspaper from my community will inform me about the news that matters to me. I can’t depend on the big city newspaper to bring me news from my hometown.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Schedule screenings to prevent disease, even death

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Women can start the year off right by taking charge of their health and getting Pap tests.

No. 14 Kentucky routs Texas A&M 68-51

Alex Poythress scored a season-high 16 points as No. 14 Kentucky routed Texas A&M 68-51 on Tuesday night.

Goodell suggests ditching the PAT kick

Roger Goodell doesn't want to stand pat with the PAT. He's suggesting potential changes in the extra point that, well, might have some legs.

Column: Bookies and the NFL both wary of weather

Oddsmakers in Las Vegas will be keeping a close eye on the weather as a possible factor in whether the Denver Broncos can cover what is now a 2 ½-point spread against the Seattle Seahawks.

Alabama's Saban: Tony Brown will learn from recent arrest

Alabama football's already-eventful offseason has seen five players leave early for the NFL, including a surprise departure by injured safety Vinnie Sunseri, a freshman's arrest, the splashy hire of offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin and two transfers.

Battle boys basketball ends 11-game losing streak

The Battle boys basketball team on Tuesday night earned its third victory of the season.

Missouri's Lauren Reedy named SEC Female Diver of the Week

The sophomore won the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard competitions Jan. 18 at Iowa City, Iowa. Missouri competed against Illinois, Indiana and Iowa.

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