Raising awareness [Photo]

An iPod is engraved with a driver's license number by Tom Seeger in south Columbia on Tuesday. Free engravings were available to raise awareness about being responsible for valuable belongings. If engraved with identifying information and recovered by the police, the item can be returned to the owner.

Daryl Dudley [Photo]

Daryl Dudley is running for the Fourth Ward City Council seat.

Schnarre to join Fire Protection District board [Photo]

Former Boone County Commissioner Keith Schnarre will become the newest member of the board of the Boone County Fire Protection District in April.

MU junior competes in YouTube contest [Photo]

Alex Rozier, an MU junior, has been selected as a semi-finalist in an international video journalism contest. His video shows a day in the life of a Columbia Christian Fellowship School high school senior with cancer.

Jerry Wade speaks at forum [Photo]

Mayoral candidate Jerry Wade spoke from a portion of resolution R 62-10 — promoting the city of Columbia as a youth and family-friendly community — during Tuesday's mayoral forum sponsored by the NAACP. The forum featured candidates from the school board, council and mayoral races.

Comparing notes at the forum [Photo]

Annelle Whitt and Bradley Anresen compare notes on each of the candidates at the forum held on Tuesday evening at Second Baptist Church. Columbia's chapter of the NAACP sponsored the event, which featured candidates from the school board, council and mayoral races.

Listening to the candidates [Photo]

Steve Calloway, a member of the Columbia Black Round Table, listens intently to candidates from the public office races on the April 6th ballot speak at the forum sponsored by the NAACP on Tuesday evening. While the NAACP does not endorse candidates, the Columbia Black Round Table will announce candidate endorsements prior to election day.

Askren prepares for final tournament as Tiger [Video]

Manuel Scott [Photo]

Manuel Scott is scheduled to speak at the MAC Scholars 2010 Spring Conference on Saturday at Hickman High School.

'Freedom Writer' to speak at Hickman [Photo]

Manuel Scott will speak at the Minority Achievement Committee's 2010 Spring Conference on Saturday morning at Hickman High School. Scott is one of the original "Freedom Writers" depicted in the 2007 movie of that name.

Failure Is Not An Option [Document]

Rick Buford [Photo]

Rick Buford, a candidate for the Fourth Ward seat on the Columbia City Council, poses for an in-studio portrait.

Columbia's weather compared to other US cities [Graphic]

Fed up with Columbia weather? Find the right place for you.

BOONE LIFE: A 4-H project gone berserk [Video]

Howell Wheaton has been raising Angus cattle on his farm in Boone County since 1973. Missouri is home to 2.16 million beef cattle.

Texas among seven Big 12 teams celebrating spots in NCAA Tournament [Photo]

Texas forward Gary Johnson celebrates a basket during the Big 12 tournament. The Big 12 celebrates a record seven team being selected for the NCAA Tournament.

Clemson senior Trevor Booker looks to leave a legacy [Photo]

Clemson senior Trevor Booker looks to make the Tigers contenders in the NCAA Tournament.

GRAPH: Budget Recommendations [Graphic]

The House Budget Committee began discussion Monday about the budget proposals from Chairman Allen Icet, R-Wildwood, for the 2011 fiscal year.

Rick Buford answers 11 questions [Video]

Rick Buford discusses transportation. Watch Buford answer 11 questions on issues of importance to the city.

Rick Buford: Transportation [Video]

Rick Buford answers: What do you think are the most important issues related to transportation in Columbia?

Rick Buford: Government transparency [Video]

Rick Buford answers: How would you rate city government in terms of transparency, and what, if anything, would you do to improve it?