Precautions will be in place during 2020 primary election Tuesday

There are a total of 61 candidates seeking their party’s nominations for 19 different offices ranging from county positions to statewide offices and the 4th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Voters also will cast ballots on Amendment 2, which asks whether they want to expand Medicaid in the state.

Study: Anti-vaxxers’ posts on Facebook worsen views of HPV vaccine

Public perception of the human papillomavirus vaccine has worsened partly because of posts on Facebook in  the vaccine’s first decade of availability, according to a study by an MU researcher. Assistant Professor Monique Luisi in the School of Journalism said she found that 45% of HPV-related posts she identified on Facebook reflected negative views ofContinue reading “Study: Anti-vaxxers’ posts on Facebook worsen views of HPV vaccine”

Horns up, masks down: Hickman Kewpies march on, more or less

Musicians wear masks when they’re not playing their wind instruments. Forget about tight marching formations; there will be no shoulder-to-shoulder maneuvers.

The Regal Cinemas will reopen Aug. 21

The Regal Cinemas will reopen Aug. 21 with new safety and health procedures. The procedures are based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and feedback received from employees and customers, according to Regal Movies’ website. Greeters will be in the lobby to assist customers with new procedures. Details about the opening of theContinue reading “The Regal Cinemas will reopen Aug. 21”

State’s teachers agree with Columbia’s that return to school is risky

An overwhelming majority of the more than 24,000 educators who responded to a statewide survey by the Missouri National Education Association said they believe school districts should not rush to reopen by an arbitrary date this fall and instead should focus on safety.

Columbia activists held Town Hall to discuss issues on SRO

Parents, activists and community members gathered Saturday on Zoom to discuss policing in public schools.

Denis Swope named Columbia Community Band music director

“I am so excited about the opportunity to be working with such a talented group of people,” Denis Swope said in a statement. “The Columbia Community Band has a fantastic reputation throughout the region, and I am honored to now be leading this group.”

Columbia police investigating shots fired Saturday morning

The Columbia Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the area of South 8th and Locust Streets at about 12:40 a.m. Saturday.

I-70 lanes in Callaway County will be closed overnight Tuesday

Individual lane closures will take place between 7 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday to install girders on an overpass.