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Higher Education

MU will take steps to identify students protesting about changes to social justice centers

Restructuring is still set to take effect July 1. Initial steps, including posting jobs, are on pause until next week. Read more


City and county health order to expire next week with no extension

The health order and mask mandate for Columbia and Boone County is expected to expire May 12 based on current trends. Read more

Higher Education

First student graduates from program to turn local students into Columbia teachers

"Now, I need to be the teacher that I needed, because where there are gaps, there are kids," says new grad Tyus Monroe. Read more


Lost in the fight: As gun rights expand in Mo., domestic violence victims pay the price

Victims of intimate partner violence are being overlooked in the argument over gun rights, advocates say. Read more

Mizzou Football

MU football's Perkins enters transfer portal

The former Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College defensive back committed to Missouri in January. Read more


Roots N Blues Festival announces 2021 lineup

Headliners include Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile and a third act that has yet to be announced.  Read more

State News

Lawmakers close to approving law promoting teaching the Bible in public schools

The legislation represents the latest effort by lawmakers to make it clear that it is legal to teach the Bible, as a text. Read more


Bailey to leave Missourian; Horvit named interim editor

Ruby Bailey has served as executive editor of the Columbia Missourian for nearly three years. Read more

State News

Senate denounces Dred Scott decision, calls for a constitutional convention

Nearly two centuries later, the Missouri legislature has formally declared that the Dred Scott decision was wrong. Read more


Reckless driver sentenced to 10 years in death of triathlon worker

Judge Jeff Harris gave Regine McCracken the maximum sentence for causing the death of Randall Siddens in 2019. Read more

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