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Chuck Graham, former state senator, dies at 55

Chuck Graham, a former state senator who represented Columbia and Boone County, died Tuesday. Read more


State health department to run COVID-19 testing event at Hickman High School

The event will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Hickman High School parking lot, and anyone in Missouri can be tested.  Read more

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Painted Rock Conservation Area is a look at Native American history

Visitors can see evidence of Native Americans as early as 9,000 years ago. Read more


No recycling pickup next week after waste employees exposed to COVID-19

Curbside residential recycling pickup will pause this week after several city solid waste workers were exposed to COVID-19. Read more


MU lays off 17, furloughs 154 as campus slowly reopens this week

MU has now laid off 66 employees and furloughed 1,043, according to its site tracking budgetary actions. Read more


UM System facing class action lawsuit over lack of refund

The lawsuit says MU students "did not receive the in-person educational experience that they paid for." Read more


Tuition increase, more cuts and layoffs expected as UM grapples with COVID

Tuition is likely to increase this fall, the UM System president told curators as part of a COVID-related budget update. Read more


George William Worrall Frissell, Dec. 10, 1951 — May 14, 2020

George Frissell was a prize-winning teacher who taught at Hickman High School from 1984 to 2016 and continued to sub there. Read more


State officials make recommendations for CARES Act federal aid

Education resources, economic development and COVID-19 testing were among several funding concerns. Read more


Columbia trumpeter joins national remembrance with powerful taps

"Taps Across America" invited individuals nationwide to play taps in honor of Memorial Day. Read more

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