Missouri hammer thrower Chris Holly at Missouri Relays [Photo]

MU junior Chris Holly builds up speed for the throw in the hammer throw event during Missouri Relays at Walton Stadium on Friday. Holly, a junior college national champion, is competing in his first season for the Tigers. During the Missouri Relays he threw 59.73 meters.

Skala travel receipts [Graphic]

From 2007 through 2009, Third Ward incumbent Karl Skala attended 13 conferences, seminars and expos. Skala has been accused by Gary Kespohl of misusing the City Council’s travel budget to finance these trips.

Council members are allocated a $42 per diem for meals during their travels.

Hindman speaks at dinner in his honor [Photo]

Mayor Darwin Hindman addresses the crowd at the "Thank You, Mayor Hindman!" Dinner on Saturday night at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Approximately 500 attendees gathered to celebrate Hindman's 15 years of service as Columbia's mayor.

Hindman honored at dinner [Photo]

"Thank You, Mayor Hindman" dinner [Photo]

Approximately 500 attendees gathered to honor Mayor Darwin Hindman at the "Thank You, Mayor Hindman!" Dinner held at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Saturday night.

This Week in Pictures: March 21 to 27 [Slideshow]

High-tech city [Photo]

If Google selects Columbia, the city would become part of an experiment that would bring ultra-high speed Internet to the area.

Hindman submits Google application [Photo]

Mayor Darwin Hindman submits the online application for Google Fiber at city hall on Friday.

Opposing the proposition [Photo]

Standing at the corner of Ninth Street and Broadway on Friday, Dan Viets makes clear his opposition to Proposition One, which would allow the use of city surveillance.

Google Fiber application [Document]

Columbia's application to Google to host a trial for the company's high-speed fiber-optic broadband Internet service. (360 KB)

'Queer the Census' campaign stickers [Photo]

The LGBTQ Resource Center at MU is providing stickers at Memorial Union for people to place on their census envelopes. "The current census counts individuals on more traditional lines. We are trying to move it to a phase where people have more options for being counted based on sexual identity and gender identity." said center coordinator Ryan Black.

Census booth [Photo]

Francisco Forbes, 73, runs a census booth at Memorial Union at MU. Forbes, a partnership assistant, raises public awareness for the census. On April 1, Forbes will become a census enumerator, meaning he will go out and count people in neighborhoods, home shelters or any other location. “We will make every effort for people to work in local areas where they live,” he said.

MU gymnast Sarah Shire [Photo]

Senior gymnast Sarah Shire performs a floor routine Feb. 19 during the meet against Oklahoma at Hearnes Center.

William Street rendering [Photo]

A rendering of what William Street will look like once it is completed.

Bob McDavid on the city's budget [Video]

Bob McDavid discusses how the city should balance its budget. Watch McDavid answer 11 questions on issues of importance to the city.

Mayor Hindman leads grand opening of new city hall [Slideshow]

The city hall expansion project will provide a new home for city government.

Missouri softball player Abby Vock [Photo]

Missouri junior infielder Abby Vock is only hitting .087 this season, but her defensive ability and her gritty playing style keep her on the field.

TRAMA Textiles of Guatemala [Slideshow]

Amparo de Rubio and Oralia Chopin of TRAMA Textiles describe working conditions in Guatemala during the "Empowering Women Through Weaving: the Story of TRAMA Textiles in Guatemala" presentation at Stephens College on March 23.

EPA to review cinder regulation [Graphic]

The Environmental Protection Agency has begun to review the decision on regulating coal ash waste, or cinders, by researching if coal ash waste is hazardous. The point when specific chemicals that can be found in cinders become dangerous depends on factors including the amount of materials, location and rainfall.

Ready for use on icy roads [Photo]

The city of Columbia Public Works Department uses cinders provided for free by the Columbia Municipal Power Plant on icy roads.