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'Wild' Writer Promises Kansas City Tales Of Triumph Over Domestic Abuse

Cheryl Strayed knows the power of a story and that repetition ups the voltage. Strayed is best known for her 2012 memoir “ Wild ” — made into a movie of the same name — about her solo hike up the West Coast of the United States, and her more recent advice column and podcast “ Dear Sugar .” Speaking engagements are a natural extension of Strayed’s writing, and she speaks to the same audiences she writes to: environmental groups, outdoor and wilderness groups, grief groups, and those who...

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Migrant Caravan Grows to 5,000

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A growing crowd of Central American migrants is resuming its advance toward the U.S. border in southern Mexico on Sunday. The advances have overwhelmed Mexican officials' attempts to stop them at the border.

The Associate Press reports that the numbers swelled to about 5,000 overnight.

On Saturday, President Trump told reporters that these migrants "hardened criminals."

How One Group Is Galvanizing Dissatisfied Voters

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Some tuberculosis bacteria are harder to kill than others.

Patients infected with certain drug-resistant tuberculosis strains have to take multiple antibiotics continuously for up to two years to treat the infection. Research from Washington University now shows these resistant strains share a single mutation that weakens the host immune response.

Another area school district is about to open an on-campus health center. Riverview Gardens High School's clinic will be available to 1,200 students this month.

It’s part of a trend to bring health care access to students with the aim of improving academic performance.

Menstruating isn't just having a monthly period. It's also having a monthly bill, because buying proper hygiene products such as pads and tampons can be costly.

"It may cost $7 for 22 pads. That's pretty expensive," says Jessica McClellan, founder and president of a Kansas City non-profit called Giving Hope and Help, which provides funds and resources, including menstrual hygiene products, for domestic violence shelters.

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National Science Foundation Awards MU $5.2 Million Grant

Oct 19, 2018
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The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Missouri a $5.2 million grant to establish the Advancing Research and its Impact on Society center, or ARIS center.

NSF spokesperson Rob Margetta said the intent of funding the ARIS center is to advance public knowledge of scientific research in order to create a well-informed citizenry and to keep the U.S. at the top of the worldwide innovation chain. The foundation funds projects that reach beyond the institution into the local communities and advances development in science, technology, engineering and math.

Missouri Department of Transportation

Governor Mike Parson has proclaimed Oct. 19 as Buckle Up Phone Down Day in Missouri.

The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety reports texting increases the risk of car crashes by 50 percent.

MODOT spokesperson Matt Hiebert was part of a team promoting the campaign on the MU campus Friday. He said by being out in the community and sharing the Buckle Up Phone Down campaign, drivers will hopefully take the challenge to be safer on the roads. 

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CHESTERFIELD — The former chief financial officer at Columbia Public Schools has admitted to stealing thousands of dollars from band boosters at a suburban St. Louis high school.

The Columbia Daily-Tribune reports that Anna Munson pleaded guilty Thursday in St. Louis County District Court to receiving stolen property.