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Higher Education

MU journalism faculty call for transparency, free speech in letter to Choi

The letter, signed by 15 journalism faculty members, warned of a "chilling effect" for the program and university at large. Read more

Local

Local donor sends apology to CPS for explicit Facebook post

Wayne Sells' post prompted the School Board to take steps to remove his name from the Rock Bridge High School athletic field. Read more

Higher Education

MU Health Care plans to merge Women's and Children's Hospital with MU campus

Merging with the main complex will save $20 million a year, MU Health Care CEO Jonathan Curtright said. Read more

PolitiFact Missouri

FACT CHECK: U.S. Postal Service has the most cash on hand, though debt still looms

After facing losses from the beginning months of COVID-19, its ongoing debt and an increase in mail-in ballots for the election, some legislators say the Postal Service needs the funds. Read more

COVID-19

Corrected data show Boone County positivity rate is 24.1%

The updated positivity rate is less than previously reported but still shows an upward trend. Read more

Business Spotlight

New woodworking studio open to members 24/7

Sawdust Studios is a community woodworking shop with professional tools that can be used by members 24 hours a day. Read more

COVID-19

Choi stands firm on UM system's COVID-19 response

A panel of Missouri lawmakers asked UM System President and MU Chancellor Mun Choi to explain the university's COVID-19 plan. Read more

Elections

Biden backs Galloway for Mo. governor; Democrats rally down the ballot

The latest endorsement from Biden comes as Galloway tries to unseat Republican Gov. Mike Parson on Nov. 3. Read more

PolitiFact Missouri

FACT CHECK: Mun Choi’s numbers are off when it comes to ICU beds around MU and UNC

Choi compared available ICU beds between Boone County and the county that’s home to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Read more

K-12 Education

CPS students could return in four phases; hybrid model proposed

As well as CPS students returning in phases, fall sports will also return in a series of phases.  Read more

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