Nixon letter to Ray Scheppach

In this letter to Ray Scheppach, executive director of the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon showed his support for a set of core educational standards.

Common core standards memorandum of agreement

According to this memorandum of agreement, new core educational standards would be aligned with college and work expectations and would include rigorous content and skills.

Michael Jackson's Thriller: Superb Pop

Review of Michael Jackson's "Thriller."

The Evolution of Pop-Soul

Review of "Off The Wall."

Film View: When Budgets Soar Over the Rainbow

1978 review of "The Wiz."

'Preliminary alternatives' for riverways

Children's Hospital naming donation levels

This list shows the amount of donation necessary for honorary naming at the Children's Hospital.

Gun club court ruling

According to the injunction against Cedar Creek Rod and Gun Club, which was the legal entity operating the range prior to the formation of Prairie Grove, the gun club was to operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A Nov. 12, 2008, Boone County Circuit Court ruling on motions related to the case can be downloaded as a PDF file here.

Jeremy Setzer death investigation report

Click here to download a 28-page PDF of the Columbia Police Department's investigation into the death of Jeremy Setzer.

Ryan Ferguson appeal June 15

Click here to download a 40-page PDF document of Monday's court decision denying Ryan Ferguson's appeal for a new trial.

Ryan Ferguson news release from family

Click here to download a news release from Ryan Ferguson's family, which was released immediately following a ruling that denied Ferguson a retrial.

Gadbois Docs

Click here to download a PDF copy of the official documents Roger Gadbois used to build his argument for this editorial. The documents in this PDF include Gadbois's notes and commentary. He received the official documents as a member of the Community Advisory Committee.

Caring for Missouri

Wood Senate testimony

Testimony Phillip Wood presented before the Missouri Senate in 1998.

Letter to George Tiller's congregation

Phillip Wood of Columbia wrote this letter to the Christ Reformation Church in Wichita, Kan., after learning of George Tiller's death and the shooting incident at the church on May 31.

Preliminary plans for job site

DOCUMENT: Preliminary plans for an employment center site on 210 acres off Route Z east of Columbia.

Motorcycle helmet usage survey

Abacus Associates interviewed a random sample of 2,050 adult residents of Missouri by telephone between April 16-23 for the survey. Click here to download a PDF copy of the full survey.

2008 MU salaries list

Click here to download a searchable PDF file of faculty and staff salaries at MU.

Draft CID boundary map

A PDF showing the potential changes from the Special Business District boundaries to the new Community Improvement District boundaries.

Court documents exonerating Josh Kezer

Click here to download a PDF of the court decision in which Judge Richard G. Callahan ruled Josh Kezer should be a free man.