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Children practice play for spring break camp

The children's theatre company TRYPS hosts a Wizard of Oz Spring Break camp in Columbia on Monday. Children write biographies, learn to dance and participate in activities. The students will perform at the Macklanburg Playhouse on the Stephens College Campus on Friday, the final day of the class.

Campers with the TRYPS "Wizard of Oz" Spring Break Camp are getting ready for their Friday performance at Stephens College's Macklanburg Playhouse.

As filing deadline passes, field of candidates for Missouri House is set

Boone County includes five districts in the Missouri House of Representatives. Candidates in three of those races are running unopposed. 

School board candidates discuss Common Core, collective bargaining

The four candidates running for three spots on the Columbia School Board answered questions Tuesday at the Columbia NAACP Candidates Forum.

City Council candidates answer questions on development, marijuana, downtown cameras

Candidates for the First Ward seat on the Columbia City Council answered questions Tuesday at the Columbia NAACP Candidate Forum.

Downtown Leadership Council wants to write infrastructure report

The Downtown Columbia Leadership Council discussed drafting a long-term strategy for funding downtown utility infrastructure.

Missouri gymnastics adds three to NCAA regional field

Rebecca Johnson, Angie Kern and Rachel Updike will join the NCAA Regional field as individual competitors in the April 5 meet in Fayetteville, Ark.

Buffalo Bills owner, NFL luminary Ralph Wilson dies at 95

Ralph Wilson, the Buffalo Bills owner who helped found the American Football League in 1960 and played a key role in the merger with the NFL, died Tuesday. He was 95.

ROSE NOLEN: Perhaps we've been misled about the entitled rich

It stands to reason that one of our biggest problems is that we have allowed too many of our manufacturing companies to leave the country.

FROM READERS: 5 things millennials consider when planning a trip

This spring break, many college millennials are gearing up to travel all around the states in hopes of having the ultimate experience. YAYA Connection compiled a list of the top 5 things millennials consider when planning a trip.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Funding public education has always been the American way

At the founding of this nation, the Framers of the Constitution believed in publicly educating our children. To argue against adequately funding our schools rejects Adams and Jefferson and Franklin.

The Broadway hotel set to open downtown on Wednesday

The hotel, a part of the DoubleTree line in the Hilton chain, has 114 rooms, a restaurant and two bars, including one on the roof.

Tolton baseball falls to Calvary Lutheran 14-6

Christian Elliott was one-for-three with a triple and an RBI.

Memorial service set for former MU professor

Professor Charles Nauert died last year in late September.

Texas man arrested on suspicion of sodomizing 12-year-old Columbia girl

La'Anthony D. Murphy, 24, was arrested on suspicion of first degree statutory sodomy and furnishing pornographic materials to a minor.

Violet A. Paige worked as a cook at MU

Violet A. Paige died Thursday, March 20, 2014. She was 86.

NFL will address workplace environment, Colts owner's issues, Roger Goodell says

Commissioner Roger Goodellsaid the NFL will meet with the players union on April 8 to discuss improving the league's workplace environment.

Top of Southeastern Conference thrives in NCAA tournament

The Southeastern Conference has a 7-0 mark in college basketball's premier event.

Violet A. Paige, Feb. 23, 1928 — March 20, 2014, of Columbia

Violet A. Paige of Columbia died Thursday, March 20, 2014. She was 86.

James Spieler was a community leader, philanthropist

James Russell Speiler, Sr. of Columbia died Friday, March 21, 2014. He was 76.

Washington owner Dan Snyder creates foundation to assist Native Americans

Washington football team owner Dan Snyder says it's time to put some money behind his claim that his team's nickname honors Native Americans.

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