Some Columbia preservationists are looking to take a step back in time by restoring the brick pavement hidden beneath the asphalt on Eighth Street downtown.

School board to set teacher pay minimum at $33,000

The Columbia Board of Education will take action on a teacher salary proposal to add $1,000 to the base salary of Columbia teachers and to raise the minimum salary to $33,000 at its meeting tonight.

Teaching global networking

MU is providing selected students an opportunity to develop cross-cultural communications skills meant to help them become globally competent leaders.

Learning the skills of a strong manager

Four months ago, David Boyd knew little about exterior painting. Now, he spends his weekends promoting his painting business and giving estimates.

MU tuition jump linked to price index, funding

In raising tuition 5 percent for the coming school year, leaders of the University of Missouri System again used the Higher Education Price Index as a starting point.

Hall floor renamed to honor nursing dean

The second floor of Excellence Residence Hall on Virginia Avenue is being named “Porter House” in honor of Rose Porter, dean of the MU Sinclair School of Nursing.

Two Missouri lawmakers seek tougher bullying policy

Heather Clemens fields about 500 calls a year at the Missouri School Violence Hotline.

City growth influential topic in City Council election

It would be easy to conclude that in Tuesday’s City Council election, Second and Sixth Ward voters took a stand against Columbia’s exponential growth. Instead of voting for Realtors Brian Toohey and Valerie Barnes, they chose longtime council incumbent Chris Janku and community volunteer Barbara Hoppe.

Tax vote shows split in rural, urban priorities

Boone County officials expected a close race when they asked voters to approve the expansion and renovation of the courthouse and various government buildings downtown. After all, the plan called for a one-fifth-cent sales tax increase and the last thing people want to do is pay more taxes. When it came down to the final count, the proposal passed by a mere 312 votes.

Tigers suffer rare sweep at home

Nebraska’s batting coach, Andy Sawyers, was nervous entering the weekend’s series with Missouri. He remembered Missouri ace Max Scherzer throwing a complete game win in Lincoln last year. So he took special care prepping his batters.

Missouri cheers to top-10 finishes

Missouri cheerleaders now have a reason to cheer for themselves.

Extra Points

The Missouri softball team lost 1-0 at No. 1 Texas for their second straight loss to the Longhorns. Missouri pitcher Jen Bruck gave up three hits in seven innings. Cat Osterman threw a one-hitter for Texas (40-4, 7-1). Leanne Bowers was the only player that managed a hit for Missouri (18-17, 2-4).