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Columbia's English Language Learners program grows with demand

The school district's ELL teachers work with students who collectively speak 60 languages. The ELL teachers face the challenge of addressing each student’s needs individually.

Support system lifts Army vet out of homelessness

James Snorgrass has food and housing for now. But he is unsure what will happen in a year. 

False burglary alarms keep Columbia police busy, but solutions elusive

The Columbia Police Department spends a lot of time responding to security alarms, which are false about 96.5 percent of the time. At a time when there are too few police on the street, there's a will to find a better way but no perfect alternative.


THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Bitcoin mining, Missouri football and the Cotton Bowl and a lottery win

Stories about an unauthorized Bitcoin operation at MU, recollections of the 2007 Missouri Tigers season as the current team heads to the Cotton Bowl were among the most read last week.

City Council action: Dec. 2, 2013

Missourian digital members: Here's a look at Monday's City Council agenda and some notes on the actions it took.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Anticipation ahead of Texas A&M; two fatal car accidents

The anticipation of Missouri's game against Texas A&M grabbed the attention of Missourian readers this week.

"What If...?" movement aims to open minds, one question at a time

Matt Murrie and Andrew McHugh want society to be more curious and ask more questions. Their goal is to challenge common viewpoints, boost curiosity and encourage innovative thinking.

TIGER KICKOFF: Downloadable e-book for Missouri vs. Texas A&M

Learn everything there is to know about Johnny Manziel in this week's edition. Missouri takes on the Aggies at 6:45 p.m. Saturday.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Antlers removed from Mizzou Arena, James Franklin returns

The Antlers' ejection from Mizzou Arena and James Franklin's return to Missouri football were among the most popular stories this week.

New Columbia Public Schools schedules prompt families to readjust

In light of the new school start and dismissal times this year, some families are sacrificing time together to make sure school, extracurricular activities and sleep all fit into their new schedules.

Gauntlet Initiative creates functioning prosthetic hands through 3-D printing

Alex Madinger and Derek Provance are building a business with plans to create plastic prosthetics created by 3-D printers as a cheaper alternative to more technologically advanced devices.

City Council action: Nov. 18, 2013

Missourian digital subscribers can see the annotated notes from Monday's Columbia City Council meeting.

Revamping bus system hits home for those who need it most

Public transportation has outgrown the city's population and poses a challenge for people who rely on the bus every day. The city plans an overhaul of its bus system in August and looking ahead to additional changes if funding becomes available.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Ryan Ferguson released from jail; Tipton football player dies

This week's most read stories included several stories about Ryan Ferguson's release from prison, the story of a Columbia teacher's failed adoption attempt and the death of a local high school football player.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Ferguson conviction vacated, Green-Beckham sets record

The most popular headlines this week included a Missouri appeals court's vacation of Ryan Ferguson's conviction, Missouri football fans booing a mention of the president at the Nov. 2 game, and Dorial Green-Beckham's record number of touchdowns.

City Council action: Nov. 4, 2013

Were you unable to attend Monday's Columbia City Council meeting? The Missourian was there and took notes. This report is available to Missourian digital members.

'Befitting' service celebrates life of Almeta Crayton

Crowds gathered Friday at Second Missionary Baptist Church to celebrate and remember Almeta Crayton. Speakers recalled the former councilwoman's service to Columbia.


Longtime guitarist Ed Riegler introduces his sound, message in new album

Lifelong musician Ed Riegler has recorded an album combining his interest in healthy food and recent marriage to his wife, Sharon.

Columbia native's covers of Chinese songs go viral

Briana Marsh's YouTube videos of her covering popular Chinese songs have garnered millions of views.

TIGER KICKOFF E-BOOK: Missouri v. Tennessee

Missourian digital members can download a copy of the e-book ahead of its print publication.