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110 MU faculty to retire under buyout program

Forty-two percent of eligible faculty accepted MU's voluntary separation program and will receive payouts of up to $200,000 each.

New assistant physician law presents licensing, regulation challenges

Under a new Missouri law, medical school graduates who don't get a residency will be eligible to become "assistant physicians" and can provide primary care in underserved rural and urban communities. But the devil seems to be in the details.

Neville takes a mother's approach with Douglass students

Douglass High School Principal Eryca Neville knows the students who walk by her office — not just their names, but also their stories. She constantly reminds them that she sees them — really sees them.

Leader of Oregon's marijuana movement sets sights on Missouri

Former MU student Anthony Johnson thinks the large number of volunteers in Missouri bodes well for the Show-Me State's initiative petition.

UPDATE: Two-story fall leaves MU student in critical condition

Jack Lipp, 19, was at a party early Saturday morning when he fell off an outdoor balcony.

Fourth Title IX administrator candidate Olshak holds open forum

The fourth Title IX administrator candidate, Richard Olshak, held an open forum Thursday at Memorial Union. He spoke about his goals, changing MU's culture and keeping Title IX in the forefront.

Homeless New York eighth-grader gets Stephens College scholarship

Stephens awarded a scholarship to a homeless eighth-grader in New York. She can use the money to attend the school whenever she graduates high school.

Petitioners fight to repeal new tobacco ordinances

Keep Columbia Free is collecting signatures for petitions against City Council's decision to increase the purchasing age of tobacco and vapor products as well as banning the use of e-cigarettes indoors.

Columbia gas prices might be approaching lowest point

A petroleum expert says he expects gas prices to stop dropping soon, and that the low prices aren't a bad sign for the economy.

Community Action's energy program struggles with fewer funds, more applicants

The program, which helps people pay heating bills, has already used more than half of its federal funding for the year.

Snow makes for hazardous morning commute

Roads slick after overnight snowfall.

Suspect for string of robberies arrested

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of five counts of robbery in the first degree, five counts of armed criminal action, one count of unlawful use of a weapon and nine counts of kidnapping.

Fourth candidate for Title IX administator to speak Thursday afternoon

The fourth and final candidate for MU's Title IX administrator position, Richard Olshak, will participate in an open forum at 3:45 p.m. Thursday in Stotler Lounge III in Memorial Union.

Battle assistant principal is dedicated to students, both inside and outside of school

Battle High School is Rachel Bennett's "home away from home." The assistant principal and single mother of seven balances her fierce dedication to her students with her children at home.

Title IX administrator candidate at MU addresses measuring success, facilitating conversations

Ellen Eardley, the third candidate for the position, explained how her background in law and women's studies would make her ready to go in the job, if chosen.

Candlelight memorial held for Peshawar victims

Dozens of people showed up, some holding signs saying, "The smallest coffins are the heaviest" and "#prayforpeshawar."

Columbia City Council rejects plan to study retail market, recruit new business

Columbia City Council members felt private interests should help bear the costs of the proposed contract with Retail Strategies.

Columbia looks to fund electric projects, stormwater upgrades

In April, Columbia voters could see a ballot with a proposed stormwater utility rate increase and an electric utility bond issue of $60 million.

Snow is expected during Thursday's morning commute

Total accumulation is anticipated to be between 1 to 2 inches.

Two Columbia men arrested in connection to stolen vehicle

Two Columbia residents were arrested after a Boone County Sheriff's deputy located a vehicle reported stolen from Callaway County in the Budget Host Inn parking lot.

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