The student was covering local elections and state primaries at a Columbia polling place when two men in separate incidents spat at and yelled at her.
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Police Chief Ken Burton and the active, vocal group, Race Matters, Friends, have parted ways on the subject of racial profiling. The group sees the traffic stop data released every year by the Missouri Attorney General's Office as plain evidence of a problem in the Columbia Police Department. Burton has said he isn't convinced, and the disagreement has become an obstacle in conversations about what kind of policing Columbia will have.
In following up on the story of Angela Anderson's family coping with the loss of two children, our newsroom learned a valuable lesson.
When people angrily refuse to answer a simple question, it can be a clue
— a bright green light with a “Rough Road Ahead” sign.
The Boone County prosecutor handling what has come to be known as "the cotton ball case" said Monday that the state will not file charges against the two students who were arrested until the pair has met "an obligation."