Tracy Greever-Rice: Government transparency [Video]

Tracy Greever-Rice answers: How would you rate city government in terms of transparency, and what, if anything, would you do to improve it?

Tracy Greever-Rice: Sustainability [Video]

Tracy Greever-Rice answers: What do you think the primary goals of the city's new sustainability director should be?

Tracy Greever-Rice: Reapportionment [Video]

Tracy Greever-Rice answers: Columbia's population now exceeds 100,000, and ward boundaries will have to be redrawn after the 2010 census. Do you think the city should add more wards and council members?

Tracy Greever-Rice: Parks [Video]

Tracy Greever-Rice answers: Would you vote to put a renewal of the city's sales tax for parks on the November ballot?

Tracy Greever-Rice: Growth management [Video]

Tracy Greever-Rice answers: What are your thoughts on comprehensive growth management planning now under way?

Tracy Greever-Rice: Economy [Video]

Tracy Greever-Rice answers: What incentives, if any, should the city offer to bring in new businesses?

Tracy Greever-Rice: Downtown cameras [Video]

Tracy Greever-Rice answers: Do you support the ballot issue calling for the city to place security cameras downtown?

Tracy Greever-Rice: Crime [Video]

Tracy Greever-Rice answers: Do you think crime is a problem in Columbia? If so, what is the best way to curb crime in the city?

Tracy Greever-Rice: Budget [Video]

Tracy Greever-Rice answers: Should the city be looking at new sources of revenue in tight economic times? If so, what are the best options?

Tracy Greever-Rice: Balance of power [Video]

Tracy Greever-Rice answers: There's been quite a bit of debate on the balance of power between the City Council and city manager. Do you think council members should have more input in executive decisions?

Globe Trotters [Slideshow]

Wun "The Shot" Versher from the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team pays a visit to the University Children’s Hospital. He demonstrated his ball handling skills and gave out autographs after his performance.

Hoyle performs 'Pow Wow' [Photo]

Rosa Hoyle, 15, performs her second poem, "The Pow Wow at the End of the World" by Sherman Alexie, at the Poetry Out Loud contest on March 3 at the Etta & Joseph Miller Performing Arts Center in Jefferson City. Hoyle won the Central Regional competition Feb. 23.

Missouri Poet Laureate speaks [Photo]

David Clewell addresses the audience at the Poetry Out Loud contest. Clewell's position as the 2010 Missouri Poet Laureate was announced at the competition in Jefferson City.

Mary Burch Nirmaier [Photo]

Mary Burch Nirmaier is to receive the Congressional Gold Medal.

Kespohl passionate about family, baseball [Photo]

Gary Kespohl is running for the Third Ward seat in the Columbia City Council.

Columbia School Board forum [Audio]

Linda Bennett, the associate dean of educator preparation, and Eryca Neville, the assistant director of the teacher development program, both at the MU College of Education, talk about the Columbia School Board election forum held Tuesday. Both agree that the forum allowed MU students to interact with school board candidates and learn more about the public education system in Columbia.

Students get opportunity to question candidates [Photo]

MU students listen to school board candidate Philip Peters as he answers questions at an open forum with all five school board candidates Tuesday at MU's Townsend Hall. The College of Education hosted the event to allow students the opportunity to learn more about the Columbia Public School District.

James Whitt talks to students [Photo]

James Whitt, one of the candidates for the upcoming school board election, talks with a group of MU students at an open forum hosted by the College of Education on Tuesday. More than 70 students attended the event to share their concerns about both local and national education-related issues with all five candidates.

Rosa Hoyle recites 'Sonnet 116' [Audio]

Rosa Hoyle, 15, recites “Sonnet 116” by William Shakespeare at her house in Jefferson City. She recited these poems at the local and state Poetry Out Loud competition.

Rosa Hoyle recites 'Jabberwocky' [Audio]

Rosa Hoyle, 15, recites “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll at her house in Jefferson City. She recited these poems at the local and state Poetry Out Loud competition.