PHOTO GALLERY: Technology changes workforce

The number of meter readers in the U.S. fell from 48,000 in 2000 to 36,000 in 2010. It's just one example of technological advances that have increased production while employers have been able to reduce the number of workers needed to get the job done.

PHOTO GALLERY: Justin Robertson goes falconing

Justin Robertson takes his falcons down to Cooper's Landing to train them for hunting.

PHOTO GALLERY: Construction work under way in Columbia

Construction continues at various sites in Columbia on Wednesday. Work at Brookside Apartments at College Avenue and Walnut Street is progressing. Stanley Hall at MU is undergoing repairs.

PHOTO GALLERY: County firefighters battle blaze in Harrisburg home

Firefighters faced a special challenge getting water to the fire at a house on Route J where the nearest fire hydrant was a mile away.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman boys basketball defeats Rock Bridge in triple overtime

In a crosstown rivalry Tuesday evening, Hickman boys basketball defeated Rock Bridge in triple overtime.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri basketball beats South Carolina 71-65

The Missouri basketball team used a 17-2 run in the second half to comeback and beat South Carolina 71-65 Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena.

PHOTO GALLERY: Technology displaces middle-class jobs

Middle-class jobs globally are increasingly being replaced by technology, according to an Associated Press investigation.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU students return to campus for first day of classes

Students were back at MU on Tuesday for a cold first day of the spring semester.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia residents honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Columbia residents commemorated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Candlelight Walk and Celebration on Monday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Children play live version of Angry Birds at library

Children played Angry Birds on Monday afternoon at the Columbia Public Library by making physical birds from plastic Easter eggs, tape and feathers.

PHOTO GALLERY: Annual Poor People's Breakfast held in honor of Martin Luther King Day

The annual Poor People's Breakfast, organized by former City Council Member Almeta Crayton, was held Monday morning at St. Luke United Methodist Church in honor of Martin Luther King Day. The breakfast welcomes residents from Columbia and Boone County.

PHOTO GALLERY: Inaguration Day festivities

Thousands of people gathered in Washington, D.C., for the 57th Presidential Inauguration on Monday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Mustard Seed Fair Trade offers fair trade goods from around the world

Mustard Seed Fair Trade is a Columbia-based nonprofit organization that sells fair trade goods.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial dies at 92

St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial died Saturday, the team announced.

PHOTO GALLERY: Qigong workshop at Truman Veterans Hospital

Effie Chow demonstrated Qigong at a workshop Friday and Saturday at Truman Veterans Hospital.

PHOTO GALLERY: Sunflower Waffle Company serves waffles, chicken on wheels

The Sunflower Waffle Company food truck served food including its Signature Chicken and Waffle on Friday while parked at The Bridge, located at 1020 E. Walnut St. in Columbia. The company began its mobile operations in December.

PHOTO GALLERY: For Obama, changes in strategy for second term

Barack Obama will start his second term as president next week.

PHOTO GALLERY: 20th annual Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

Martin Luther King III was the keynote speaker at the 20th annual Columbia Values Diversity celebration on Thursday. The event also featured a musical performance and award presentation.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri win against Georgia puts Tigers back on track in SEC play

The victory against Georgia pushed the Tigers to 13-3 overall and helped the team get back on track in Southeastern Conference play at 2-1. Missouri is set to play Saturday afternoon at No. 10-ranked Florida.

PHOTO GALLERY: Welcome party draws new international students to night of dancing, food

Square dancing and a pot luck meal were among the activities at the welcome party Tuesday for new international students who arrived at MU for the spring semester.