January 10, 2010
How does caffeine affect the body? Where is coffee grown? Where is most of it consumed? View our graphical explanation. (PDF)
January 8, 2010
Click here to download a PDF that outlines the Columbia Chamber of Commerce's 2010 legislative priorities.
January 6, 2010
Click here to download a PDF listing the 105 businesses, groups and houses of worship that support death penalty study and moratorium on executions in the state.
December 20, 2009
This memo summarizes the contamination incident, the department and campus response, the campus investigation into the causes of the incident, and corrective actions that have been taken to prevent future incidents.
December 7, 2009
This probable cause statement for the arrest of Rod Jetton, former Missouri House Speaker, was released by the Scott County Circuit Court. The arrest warrant was issued Monday.
December 5, 2009
The Northeast Columbia Area Plan would guide development of a roughly 5-square-mile area northeast of Columbia. City Council will hear public comment on the plan during Monday's meeting, after which the council will vote on whether to adopt it.
December 4, 2009
This is the proposed ordinance that would allow the use of cameras in the Special Business District as a crime-fighting tool.
This is the letter from County Clerk Wendy Noren certifying the petition calling for the use of surveillance cameras in the downtown area.
This is the letter to the Columbia City Council from City Clerk Sheila Amin certifying the petition calling for the use of surveillance cameras in the downtown area.
December 3, 2009
A letter about the potential impact of cap and trade legislation on MU
A poem, "Karen's Farewell," was read at the vigil at the ARC on Thursday.
November 30, 2009
The city of Columbia released this statement following the arraignment of James Kraig Kahler, who was charged Monday with the murder of his wife and two teenage daughters.
November 25, 2009
November 24, 2009
Health care legislation has taken many twists and turns since President Barack Obama first made it a central part of his campaign platform. Click here to download a PDF that summarizes the health care debate to this point.
November 17, 2009
Rep. Mary Still, D-Columbia, sponsored a bill during the 2009 legislative session that, if approved, would have changed state law regarding payday loans. The bill would have required lenders that provide unsecured loans of $500 or less to obtain a license from the state's director of the division of finance; to post certain information in the lobby of the office about the loans and to charge no more than 75 percent of the initial loan amount in accumulated interest and fees. The bill was referred to the state's House Financial Institutions Committee but never reached the House floor for a final vote.
November 10, 2009
Click here to download a PDF report from the Service Corps of Retired Executives on how the Central Missouri Humane Society can improve its finances.
Click here to download a PDF report from the Central Missouri Humane Society regarding suggestions from the Service Corps of Retired Executives.
October 26, 2009
Click here to download an H1N1 consent form in Spanish.
Click here to download an H1N1 consent form in English.
October 22, 2009
Click here to download Kate Schuman's award-winning story on sewer issues from 2008, "Pay Now or Pay Later."