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Seventeen million gallons of waste flow through Columbia's sewers every day. Beneath the streets, large metal pipes snake and twist their way across the city. 

Ultimately, they wind their way to Columbia's wastewater treatment plant in the southwest part of the city. Altogether, Columbia has about 695 miles of sewer pipes servicing the city. That's longer than a round trip to Chicago. 

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University of Missouri alumnus Mark McAndrew is donating $2.4 million to the oncology program at University Hospital. The money will help establish the Frances T. McAndrew Endowed chair in oncology, names after Mark McAndrew's late aunt who was a patient at Ellis Fischel.

"Frances always spoke highly of the of the top-notch care she received at the MU Ellis Fischel Cancer Center" McAndrew said. "I hope this gift will help continue to advance the premier research and care the MU health system provides."

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Missouri veterans were denied a new revenue stream, when voters rejected amendment 8 last night. The measure would have created a separate lottery with all proceeds going to the Veterans Commission capital improvement trust fund.

Opponents feared the new lottery would have drained funds from the current one, which benefits education.

Supporters were disappointed, saying the lottery would have brought in millions of dollars for veteran’s programs

State Representative Sheila Solon sponsored the amendment. She says that Missourians will have to find a different way to support veterans.

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Missouri is now legally obligated to protect residents from any attempts to curtail gun rights. Last night, voters approved Amendment 5 which says in part that the right to bear arms is “an unalienable right and that the state government is obligated to uphold that right”. The measure also covers any ammunition or accessories that are typical to the normal function of the weapon.

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Koster backs 'Right to Farm'

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Missouri's Attorney General put his support behind a controversial amendment on the primary ballot. Chris Koster officially announced his endorsement of Amendment one, also known as the Right to Farm act.

In a short statement at the Missouri Farm Bureau in Jefferson City today, Koster cited the states reliance on agriculture, saying that failing to pass the measure could inhibit the success of Missouri farmers.

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