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State News

Recreational marijuana will be available Feb. 6 to sell to Missourians over 21

The vast majority of medical marijuana facilities in Missouri have applied to add adult-use marijuana to their inventory. Read more


Construction firm sues city over replat denials

The City Council's discussion on the replats centered on storm water concerns in a flood-prone neighborhood. Read more


Hickman alumnus-produced film gets 9 Oscar nominations

Daniel Dreifuss was part of the production team behind the German "All Quiet on the Western Front." Read more

K-12 Education

Judge rules in favor of Basye in CPS suit; says district, board violated state law

Basye's attorney will soon file a judgement that will order Boone County Clerk Brianna Lennon to put his name on the ballot. Read more

Higher Education

MU looks to sell dairy farm for $4.8 million, reinvest in agriculture

The university plans to sell its Midway Dairy Farm and use the revenue to improve Foremost Dairy Farm. Read more


Over two dozen dogs die in Hallsville kennel fire

The private animal rescue kennel was fully engulfed in flames when fire crews arrived. Read more

Higher Education

Former MU dean out as college president in Florida as DeSantis pushes ban on diversity programs

Patricia Okker was the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at MU before leaving in the summer of 2021 for the role. Read more


Ashland cafe hosts first open mic night, mpox vaccine clinic

Cafe owner Caitlin Cunningham stressed the importance of creating a safe place that encourages acceptance and imperfection. Read more

Prep Sports

Rock Bridge girls basketball beats Hickman at the buzzer

Bruins center Jayda Porter sunk a buzzer-beater to give Rock Bridge a 54-52 road win over the Kewpies. Read more


Columbia dog rescue to offer free microchips Feb. 5

Unchained Melodies Dog Rescue is providing microchips for one dog per household on Feb. 5 at 4107 White Tiger Lane. Read more

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