PHOTO GALLERY: States face off over Missouri River water

Sen. John Hoeven, right, and Sen. Roy Blunt represent North Dakota and Missouri, two states entrenched in the water wars raging over downstream drought-stricken states competing for the increasingly scarce upstream water of the Missouri River.

PHOTO GALLERY: University considers renovating graduate student housing

MU Residential Life is considering renovating its graduate student apartments. The apartments, including some that were built in the 1950s, house 5 percent of MU's 6,481 graduate students.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU students prepare for final exams

MU students were caught studying the week before final exams. Finals week officially begins Monday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Alan Easley shows off his family-owned farmland south of Columbia

Alan Easley's family has owned a 105-acre farm south of Columbia since the Civil War. Easley, however, recently decided to sell a portion of his family's farm because he stopped growing crops and raising cattle on that land.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri men's basketball team defeats SEMO 81-65

Laurence Bowers' career-high 26 points fueled Missouri's comeback win over Southeastern Missouri State on Tuesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College women's basketball team loses to MidAmerica Navarene

Columbia College's women's basketball team lost Tuesday to MidAmerica Nazarene.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri women's basketball beats Tennessee-Martin

Missouri faced Tennessee-Martin Monday night at Mizzou Arena. Missouri won 82-71.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stephens basketball falls to Missouri Valley

Stephens faced Missouri Valley at home Monday night. Missouri Valley won the game 64-50.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia experiences record temperature on Monday

Columbia experienced a record high of 75 degrees Monday, causing residents to come out in shorts and flip-flops.

PHOTO GALLERY: Faces of MU's non-tenure-track faculty

Profiles of four non-tenure-track faculty members show their day-to-day experiences working in the schools of medicine, music and journalism and at MU Extension.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge girls defeat Blue Springs

In a game played at Columbia College's Southwell Gym, the Rock Bridge girl's basketball team beat the Blue Springs Wildcats 64-32 on Sunday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Planning and Zoning addresses proposal for Route K subdivision

The Planning and Zoning Commission will address a proposed housing development near Rock Bridge Memorial Park on Thursday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri swim team competes in Mizzou Invitational

The Missouri swim team competed in the Mizzou Invitational on Friday and Saturday at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman boys basketball defeats Waynesville

Hickman defeated Waynesville 68-52 on Saturday evening.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri basketball beats Appalachian State 72-56

Missouri played Appalachian State on Saturday afternoon at Mizzou Arena. Missouri won the game 72-56.

PHOTO GALLERY: Christmas displays cause friction among neighbors

Christmas decorations and light displays can become a neighborhood nuisance when they clog streets and bring strangers to residents' lawns.

PHOTO GALLERY: 47th annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Shelter Insurance

Shelter Insurance headquarters was the site of the 47th annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony Friday evening. The West Junior High School Delphian Choir performed at the lighting and a Shelter Insurance employee dressed up as Santa Claus.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman girls basketball team beats Moberly

Hickman girls basketball team defeated Moberly, winning the first game of the 2012 Norm Stewart Classic Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri women's gymnastics team performs during instrasquad competition

Missouri women's gymnastics team performs in front of their families and friends at an intrasquad competition Friday at the Tiger Performance Complex.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU Forestry Club sells Christmas trees at Reactor Field

This year, MU Forestry Club is selling Christmas tress at Reactor Field instead of Memorial Stadium because of construction. The club will be selling trees from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.