Iraq rallies take opposing views

Despite the cold weather, hundreds of people carrying signs with messages such as “Stop the War,” “Bring Them Home” and “Impeach Bush and Cheney,” gathered at the Boone County Courthouse on Sunday to mark the third anniversary of the war in Iraq.

Remembering three who died in Iraq

Her late husband’s wedding band swings on a chain around the neck of Kelly Martinez, devoted wife, Columbia resident and best friend of the late Maj. Michael Martinez. Her pride dominates her veneer as she pushes her thoughts and memories back to a time when Martinez was not a sacrifice to war efforts.

E-mail places new spotlight on livelihood of council hopeful

As the Second and Sixth Ward City Council races approach their April 4 finish line, an e-mail written by one of the candidates being circulated around Columbia is raising questions about whether it matters what a council member does for a living.

First day of spring forecast: snowfall despite dry winter

Missouri is no stranger to weird weather, but after this dry and mild winter, one wouldn’t expect a snowy forecast on the first day of spring.

Amish feel effects of storm

WINDSOR — When Jerry Yoder, his wife and three sons emerged from their cellar in western Missouri moments after last Sunday’s deadly tornado had passed, he faced a range of emotions.

Car injures two people in Rockbridge Estates

Two Columbia residents were injured when they were hit by a car in the Rockbridge Estates subdivision Sunday morning. Witnesses said one of the victims may have been hit intentionally.

When cultures collide

You’re sitting at a cramped, square dining table in a dimly lit apartment with people from a culture you know nothing about. As they banter in their native language and put food on the table, you think to yourself, “What are they saying? Am I making a good impression? What if I do something wrong? I have no idea what I’ve gotten myself into!”

Learning with a tech twist

At his desk in Shepard Elementary School, Skylar Maddox twirled a stylus while critically examining the script for his Lewis and Clark group’s “Famous Missourian” debate. Katie Mills, whose Sacagawea group is arguing against Skylar’s for the project, came up behind him to make sure things were running smoothly.

Public lake in the works for A. Perry Philips Park

What was once a cow pasture southeast of Columbia is slowly being transformed into a community park and subdivision on the Philips property, a 489-acre tract added to the city two years ago.

Three injured in two-car collision Sunday

Three Columbia residents were injured early Sunday morning in a two-car accident while traveling southbound on Providence Road.

Missouri done after round one

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The tears started flowing with about seven minutes left.

Bishop baffles Tigers’ batters

For the second straight day, Missouri starting pitcher Jen Bruck refused to give credit to her counterpart, Louisville pitcher Catherine Bishop.

Calm Kewps net pair of home wins

With fans bundled up under layers of coats and blankets and huddled over steaming cups of coffee, the Hickman boys’ lacrosse team capped a three-game homestand Sunday with an 8-6 victory over Kirkwood at Cosmopolitan Park.

Early setbacks don’t fluster Edwards entering Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. — Columbia native Carl Edwards is a victim of expectations, including his own.

Extra points

Trevor Helms’ RBI single in the sixth broke a scoreless tie, and Missouri shut out host Texas A&M 3-0 on Sunday to sweep the three-game series.