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GUEST COMMENTARY: Missourians are dying from COVID misinformation

Many believe vaccine myths or fixate on exceptions, choosing to swim with the sharks rather than get in the lifeboat. Read more

COVID-19

Overflow patients from Springfield start coming to Boone hospitals

MU Health Care received over 20 COVID-19 patients from the Springfield and Branson area. Read more

Higher Education

Key staff member of Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center resigns

Donald Gilliam, support specialist and program instructor for the center, announced Friday that he will leave July 30. Read more

Local

Happy, healthy and wise, a Columbia couple celebrates 75 years of marriage

Charlie and Bettie Koelling's 75-year-marriage is so rare that the U.S. Census Bureau doesn't even keep track of them. Read more

State News

Missouri woman answers Confederate flag with an anti-hate billboard on U.S. 54

She asked for $3,850 on her GoFundMe page. On Tuesday, she had raised over $39,000 from more than 1,000 donors. Read more

State News

Columbia paddlers ready for a 340-mile race along the Missouri River

Participants have 85 hours to complete the route from Kansas City to St. Charles. As of Monday, 522 paddlers had signed up. Read more

Pro Sports

Gold Cup guest, 2022 World Cup host Qatar accused of rights violations

Reports of human rights abuses out of Doha have caused concerns about the nation as a host. Read more

State News

A new state incentive offers $10,000 prizes to 900 vaccinated Missourians

The program is intended to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations and boost the state's low percentage rate. Read more

Higher Education

Faculty Council passes resolution to delay any policy cutting tenured faculty salaries

Members also want faculty to be involved in any policy decisions governing salary adjustments and contract length. Read more

Local

Hickman assistant coach arrested on child pornography charges

Ben Melvin was an assistant coach for soccer and boys' basketball at the high school.  Read more

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