A competitive edge

MU sophomore diver Greg DeStephen talks about his training and improving upon his freshman season.

Family matters

Columbia College point guard Miroslav Lukic talks about the importance of his family in his education and basketball career.

Hulshof starts his campaign

Congressman Kenny Hulshof made a stop at the Columbia Regional Airport on Monday to launch his campaign for governor. Supporter Carolyn Winkler explains how Hulshof has gained her vote.

Bill Clinton speaks at MU

Former President Bill Clinton, known for his charisma, spoke at MU's Student Recreation Complex on Saturday. Voters reacted to his speech and talked about what they think of the 42nd President.

Polar Bear Plunge

Cari Gibbs, Heidi Wilcox and Katie Mendez take a plunge into 30 degree water in the name of the Missouri Special Olympics. The Polar Bear Plunge, held at Stephens Lake, was the first central Missouri plunge.


Presidential candidate John Edwards campaigned in Jefferson City on Tuesday. Rhonda Perry, a Howard County farmer and long time Edwards supporter, talks about family farming.

From frost bit to sun kissed in three days

The temperature in Columbia rose from the teens on Friday morning to nearly 60 on Sunday. As the air warmed, Columbia's citizens came outside to enjoy the parks and get a few chores done.

Chelsea Clinton campaigns on MU campus

The daughter of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made a stop on the MU campus Monday to rally support for her mother.

Adults remember Schoolhouse Rock

David Abbott and Pamela Thomas share their recollections of Schoolhouse Rock, including a few lyrics from “How a Bill Becomes a Law.”

Missouri as a bellwether state

Paul Wallace of the Department of Political Science at MU, explains Missouri's role in the upcoming primary election and key issues central to Missouri voters in the current political backdrop.

Key issues to Missouri voters

Columbia residents talk about the issues they are most concerned about before selecting a presidential candidate in February's primary election.

Spare Parts Gallery

Gallery supporters Don Weir and Jackie O’Rourke share their thoughts about Spare Parts Gallery and react to the news of its closing.

City Hall Renovations

City of Columbia Director of Communications Toni Messina and Assistant City Manager Tony St. Romaine discuss Phase 1 renovations to the Daniel Boone Building and what to expect from Phase 2 and 3.

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Members of the community commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and participate in a candlelight march from Frederick Douglass High School's gymnasium to historic Second Baptist Church.

Poor People's Breakfast

Volunteers cook the Poor People’s Breakfast in honor of Martin Luther King Day at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Columbia. Volunteer Pearlie Moore tells of her own personal connection to Martin Luther King.

A day at Eagle Bluffs

Area manager Tim James talks about Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area.

Project Vote Smart

The Project Vote Smart bus delivered the nation's first "voter's self-defense system" to Jefferson City on Jan 12 to help educate voters about candidates.

The declining Sturgeon

Sturgeon species worldwide are in decline, largely because of the same set of manmade challenges. Only one species, the shovel nose sturgeon, has survived relatively unscathed. The pallid sturgeon's fate is tied to the management of the Missouri River.

Violent Crimes Task Force Interview

Capt. Brad Nelson, investigative commander for the major crimes and narcotics units at the Columbia Police Department, explains why the Violent Crimes Task Force was disbanded.

Braving the cold

Three hundred runners braved the cold Monday to participate in the Boone Hospital 5K Run/Walk. Nicole Mello, 12, was the second-fastest female in the run. “This is my favorite kind of race,” she said. “I love it when it’s bad weather.”