States suing the federal government over health care reform [Graphic]

Attorneys general in 14 states are suing the federal government over health care reform. Virginia filed separately. All but one of the attorneys general are Republicans. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has not joined the lawsuit, but is still observing the situation, according to spokeswoman Nanci Gonder. Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder has expressed his intention to personally participate in the lawsuit if Koster does not.

Beekeepers keep busy throughout retirement [Video]

Art and Vera Gelder have spent the past 18 years working at Walk-About Acres. Throughout the spring and summer they can be found selling a wide variety of products, including honey and honey ice cream, at the Columbia Farmers' Market. Above all, their love for their farm and animals has brought them to new interests after retirement.

B.W. Robinson [Photo]

B.W. Robinson served as doorkeeper at the Missouri Senate until just days before his death.

Lowering the bar [Graphic]

MU School of Law dropped from 65 to 93 in the latest rankings from US News & World Report. The 28-spot drop was the largest of any school and gave MU its lowest ranking since the publication began ranking the nation’s top 100 law schools in the 2004 list.

Stadium Boulevard construction plans [Photo]

Resident Joe Alder tells MoDOT engineer David Johns his concerns about preliminary plans to change the Stadium Boulevard corridor during a public meeting Wednesday. About 100 people came to learn more about the plans and offer their input.

Columbia police resistance control form [Document]

The Columbia Police Department has announced new procedures for "use of force" reporting. Officers will use this form when reporting incidents.

Hickman baseball coach Terry Whitney [Photo]

Hickman baseball coach Terry Whitney coaches junior Jon Glendening at third base during the Kewpies' home opener against St. Charles on March 24.

Hickman's Travis Bittle [Photo]

Rock Bridge pitcher Travis Bittle throws against Hickman in last year's spring rivalry game on May 14, 2009.

MU women's basketball coach Pingeton [Photo]

New MU women's basketball coach Robin Pingeton speaks at a press conference April 8 at Mizzou Arena. Pingeton spent the last seven years coaching at Illinois State.

Rock Bridge boys track [Photo]

Bruins track team members junior Griffin Humphreys, freshman Nathan Koewn and senior Chris Cornell practice Tuesday at Rock Bridge.

Rock Bridge girls track [Photo]

Bruins track team members junior Callie Floyd and sophomore Emily Wright practice Tuesday at Rock Bridge.

Boone County Hoppers [Video]

Amanda Staely volunteers as a coach for the Boone County Hoppers double dutch and jump-rope team. On Wednesday she works with children who practice their skills.

Doing double dutch [Photo]

Tenesha Frazier, 8, works on her double dutch jumping skills while Daisy Bryant, 8, helps turn the rope for her outside the Armory Sports and Community Center on Tuesday.

Jumping for joy [Photo]

Daisy Bryant, 8, jumps double dutch at a jump-rope class held outside the Armory Sports and Community Center on Tuesday. The jump rope class is held every Tuesday at the Armory Center.

Double dutching [Photo]

Liam Fogle, 9, jumps double dutch while Olivia Coyne, 7, tosses the ropes outside the Armory Sports and Community Center on Tuesday.

Jump rope class [Photo]

Children participate in the jump rope class held by Columbia Parks and Recreation outside the Armory Sports and Community Center on Tuesday. The class is held every Tuesday and has about fifteen participants.

Alice de Boton [Photo]

Alie de Boton has been painting for more than 70 years. She and her husband, Robert, have traveled the world. They were married in Europe during World War II and spent time fleeing the Gestapo before settling in Columbia.

Alice de Boton at work on her art [Photo]

Alice de Boton uses wax, pigments, and a blowtorch to burn an image into the canvas. She began this type of painting, called encaustics, in the 1980s.

Patsy Sampson was president of Stephens College from 1983 to 1994 [Photo]

Patsy Sampson, former President of Stephens College.

Experiments under the Giving Tree [Photo]

Kiana Grant, site facilitator for the Benton Elementary School's Adventure Club, and Jonathan Garr, a first-grader at Benton, work on an experiment under the shade of the "Giving Tree".