Voters guide: U.S. senator

The U.S. Senate race has been a bitter contest between incumbent Republican Jim Talent and Democratic challenger Claire McCaskill. Libertarian Frank Gilmour and Progressive Party candidate Lydia Lewis are also in the race.

Watkins dismisses review board idea

City Manager Bill Watkins is recommending that the City Council vote against the creation of a citizens board that would act as a watchdog for the Columbia Police Department.

Voter guide: Information on proposed amendments

Amendments on the ballot include: Stem cell initiative, Tobacco tax increase, Property tax exemption for veterans groups, State pensions and salaries.

Voter guide: Proposition B

Proposition B calls for an increase in Missouri’s minimum wage from the federally mandated $5.15 an hour to $6.50 an hour and for an adjustment for inflation every year thereafter.

Heavy voter turnout projected

A heated U.S. Senate race, a series of contentious ballot issues and close contests for state representative seats will combine to produce one of the biggest midterm election turnouts ever in Boone County, County Clerk Wendy Noren said.

Note from the editor: Putting campaigns back on track

Dear Reader: I could tell you to vote on Tuesday — that it’s an important election, that all elections are important to the democratic process, that giving up that right is like telling your boss “no thanks” when she offers you a bonus and a raise — but I figure you know that.

Voter guide: State races

Understand options for state representative.

MU freshman struck by car while cycling

An MU freshman became the second cyclist hit by a car in less than a week in Columbia, when he was struck near the MU campus Friday afternoon.

Firm to pinpoint police dissatisfaction

The Columbia Police Department has hired an MU consulting firm to figure out why its officers say they’re underpaid and underappreciated.

Columbia wins notice as ‘creative community’

With so many galleries, festivals, plays and music around town, the arts seem to be everywhere in Columbia.

A spiritual return

Flamenco and rumba rhythms by mid-Missouri band Los Desterrados combined with the aromas of freshly steamed tamales and stew-like pozole in MU’s Memorial Union on Saturday night for a celebration of the Mexican tradition of the Day of the Dead.

Clerk still wary of electronic voting

Paper jams are a minor frustration for office-cube dwellers around the world, but they can be a major annoyance for Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren when they occur in electronic voting machines.

Painting out the middleman

Paintings, drawings and Polaroids ­— some in frames, some not — hang on the walls with tape, nails or gum-like Blu-Tack. Nearby rest other pieces of art, including a Sharpie-decorated guitar, haiku-embellished playing cards and even a box filled with human hair.

Loss offers few positives for MU

LINCOLN, Neb. — Whether the problem was consistency, execution, a lack of star players making plays, or turnovers, Missouri players and coaches know the team didn’t play its best offensive game of the year.

Longtime Husker fan shows true colors

When fans call themselves dedicated, they often refer to how much paint they have slathered on their bodies, how loud they scream or how many players’ statistics they can rattle off.

Blast from the past

A banner, picturing seven women, hangs in the east hallway of Mizzou arena.

Hannah steals show in exhibition opener

Although it was only an exhibition, Friday night’s game against in-state opponent Missouri-Rolla was Mike Anderson’s first as the Missouri men’s basketball coach.

Jefferson City blows out Hickman

A night that began with talk of tiebreakers, point differentials and a district championship ended with frustration and tears for the Hickman football team.

Bruins finish season with strong outing

JEFFERSON CITY - Early in the season, Phillip King said that he wanted to show that Rock Bridge had what it took to run among the best cross country teams in the state.

Tigers end three-match skid

Na Yang breathed a huge sigh of relief as she walked off Hearnes Center’s court Saturday night.