PHOTO GALLERY: Union members rally against legislation

About 1,000 Missouri union workers gathered on the Capitol lawn to protest "right to work" legislation. Gov. Jay Nixon said he opposes the legislation and called it unnecessary. It would take away the requirement in labor contracts that all employees pay union fees.

PHOTO GALLERY: The Broadway prepares for guests

The Broadway is finishing preparations for its opening. It has 114 rooms, an in-house restaurant and two bars. The hotel opens Wednesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Children participate in Wizard of Oz Spring Break camp

The children's theatre company TRYPS hosts a Wizard of Oz Spring Break camp in Columbia on Monday. Children write biographies, learn to dance and participate in activities. The students will perform at the Macklanburg Playhouse on the Stephens College Campus on Friday, the final day of the class.

PHOTO GALLERY: DanceAbility lets special needs students learn ballet their way

The Missouri Contemporary Ballet is adding a new class called DanceAbility to its spring roster. DanceAbility is a ballet class designed for special needs children and considers their unique needs and abilities in its practice and teaching methods.

PHOTO GALLERY: Southern Miss ends Missouri's season

Southern Miss defeats Missouri 71-63 on Sunday. It was the final game of Missouri's season.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge girls basketball takes state championship

Rock Bridge girls basketball took the state title Saturday during the Show Me Showdown championship at Mizzou Arena. The Bruins played the Lee's Summit Broncos in the final game and ultimately won 62-45. This is Rock Bridge's third straight state championship win.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia Farmers' Market holds first outdoor market of spring

The Columbia Farmers' Market kicked off its spring season Saturday by holding the first outdoor market of the year in the Activity and Recreation Center parking lot. The market will be in the ARC parking lot 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through October 25.

PHOTO GALLERY: Track meet at Battle High School kicks off season

Battle High School hosted the Columbia Kick-Off track meet Friday. The event brought together the track and field teams from Battle High School, Hickman High School and Rock Bridge High School.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman boys basketball advances to final round of state tournament

Hickman's boys basketball team won its semifinal game against Hazelwood Central 62-56 to advance to the next round of play in the state championship. The team plays again Saturday at Mizzou Arena.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge girl's basketball advances to state finals

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team beat St. Joseph's Academy to advance to the finals of the state tournament.

PHOTO GALLERY: Michael Sam, Kony Ealy and others perform at Missouri's Pro Day

Former Missouri football players Michael Sam, Kony Ealy, Max Copeland, Henry Josey, E.J. Gaines and others performed in front of NFL scouts during Missouri's Pro Day on Thursday at Devine Pavilion.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri baseball beats Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The Missouri baseball team won 4-3 against Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Wednesday in Taylor Stadium. Sophomore Peter Fairbanks pitched for the Tigers.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri softball takes double header against Illinois State

The Tigers won both games of a double header against Illinois State on Wednesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: City Council calls special session on student housing proposals

Columbia residents attended a special session Wednesday held by the City Council to discuss three student-housing proposals.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tigers beat Davidson 85-77 in first round of NIT

The Missouri Tigers defeated the Davidson College Wildcats 85-77 in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament on Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rivercene Mansion blends history and fiction with novel-based tours

Donn Upp and Joe Ely now host guided tours and operate Rivercene Mansion year-round as a bed-and-breakfast. The construction of Rivercene Mansion was started in 1864 and completed in 1869. 2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the property. The mansion is 12,000 square feet and has 10 bedrooms. This fall, Rivercene will temporarily be transformed into Ridgecliffe Manor. Upp plans to take the setting from his horror novels and intertwine it with actual events from the Kinney family history.

PHOTO GALLERY: Pure Irish brings celebration to International Tap House

MU's Irish heritage club Pure Irish celebrates St. Patrick's Day on Monday night at International Tap House. The group, founded in November 2012, performed dances and tin whistle music.

PHOTO GALLERY: Children learn CPR techniques at Science Sleuth event

On Saturday, children learned from more than 16 science booths at the Science Sleuth event at the Bond Life Sciences Center. Children played with bubbles, made slime and even learned CPR techniques.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri softball loses to Kentucky

The Missouri Tigers lost with a final score of 8-7 in game two of its doubleheader.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri baseball loses to Tennessee, 4-1

The Missouri Tigers lost to the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, at Taylor Stadium with an end score of 4-1. Missouri pitcher Eric Anderson went out with eight strikeouts and a season-best six innings in game two of the doubleheader.