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Black students seek swifter race reforms at Missouri

Several University of Missouri students are pressing the system's governing board for faster reforms in diversity as the Columbia campus continues grappling with racial unrest punctuated by racial protests there last November.

Conservation Commission change passes Missouri Senate

The Missouri Senate has approved a measure that would ask voters whether to add two members to the Department of Conservation's governing board.

Missouri presidential search committee members expanded

The search committee for a new University of Missouri system president will include two students, two faculty members and a staff member.

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Nixon says South American trip yields results for Missouri

Claims $1 billion in new business

Gov. Jay Nixon is returning from South America today with agreements promising more than $1 billion in new business for Missouri businesses.

Tensions bubble between Capitol, MU

Legislators press to keep curator seats vacant

Missouri’s Democratic governor pledged Thursday to circumvent the Republican-led Legislature if needed to fill vacancies on the board that oversees the state’s flagship university, further escalating the tensions of legislators already frustrated about the handling of racial issues that culminated in the resignations of the system president and campus chancellor.

University system faces two audits

State Auditor Nicole Galloway announced Thursday that the state will implement two new audits to state-funded universities, including one that will examine the University of Missouri System’s administration.

Changes eyed to state worker health plan operations

State Sen. Rob Schaaf thinks Missouri government can save money by changing the way it runs its employees’ health care plan.

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Program matches books with South Callaway readers

Since October, South Callaway elementary and middle school students have used individual reading scores to find the best fit for them when checking out books at the library.

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Senate secretary honored for 25 years on job

State Sen. Jeanie Riddle on Thursday recognized Polly Clark, Senate Research secretary, for her 25 years of service in the Missouri Senate.

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Odom opts for honesty when discussing boycott with recruits

Following such an eventful fall, there was little chance of a boring winter for the Missouri football staff.

Missouri football adds JUCO transfer

Missouri added a member to its 2016 recruiting class Thursday with the signing of junior-college transfer Jack Lowary.

Former Missouri commit jailed on assault charges

Wednesday, verbal commit Marvin Terry was not included in Missouri’s National Signing Day class. Thursday, it became apparent why.

Odom stands by Mauk decision

Barry Odom and his staff met with the media Wednesday to discuss Missouri’s first recruiting class under Odom. But it was also Odom’s first media availability since he finished assembling that staff.

Missouri graduate students pass employee status resolution

The University of Missouri's Graduate Professional Council has passed a resolution affirming graduate students' status as university employees.

Bomb threat at William Woods was hoax, officials say

A bomb threat Thursday at William Woods University proved to be a hoax.

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Thornton's 2nd-period goal lifts Sharks over Blues 3-1

Joonas Donskoi and Joe Thornton scored in the second period, Martin Jones made 26 saves and the San Jose Sharks beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 on Thursday night.

Balance helps Georgia women knock off No. 21 Missouri 65-50

Marjorie Butler led a balanced attack with 16 points and Georgia used a late 12-0 run to defeat No. 21 Missouri 65-50 on Thursday night.

Missouri governor criticizes plan to redirect money to roads

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he opposes legislative efforts to fund roads and bridges with general state revenues instead of dedicated sources such as fuel taxes.

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Student protesters interrupt Missouri curators' meeting

Two dozen protesters interrupted a meeting of the University of Missouri system's governing board to read a list of demands for improvements in diversity.

Prescription drug monitoring bill moves to next phase

Keeping track of meds

Efforts for Missouri pharmacists and physicians to track prescription drugs through a statewide database received majority support Wednesday from a House committee, passing it along to another scheduled to hear testimony today.

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