Mayor to seek fifth term

PedNet projects, charter review on proposed agenda

Trial focuses on Mo. school funds

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri government isn’t spending enough to ensure public schoolchildren get a proper education, about half of the state’s school districts argued in a trial that began Wednesday.

MU Greeks unprepared for fire code

MU fraternities and sororities will be required to install sprinkler systems in their houses now that the Columbia City Council has voted to adopt the 2006 International Fire Code.

Hearing on gas rate increase draws opposition

About 30 people crowded into the Higher Education Center on Walnut Street on Wednesday to weigh in on a proposed statewide rate increase for natural gas service for Ameren UE customers.

Ignoring the odds

When Charles Anderson felt the walls of the forklift closing in on him, he knew something was wrong. The job site in Jefferson City in front of him blurred, and as he stumbled out of the unloading machine, his line of sight narrowed until he saw nothing but darkness swallowing him from every side.

Practicing with males fine with MU women

The Missouri women’s basketball players spend a good deal of time playing against one another during practices. But sometimes, there is no good substitute for playing a true opponent.

MU offensive coordinator stays put

Dave Christensen is staying at Missouri, for now.

Anderson pleased with start, wants more

If you would have told him his team would be 11-2 entering the conference season, Missouri men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson would have been more than pleased.

Kewps weather tussle with Storm

The Hickman girls basketball team had a rough time with visiting Notre Dame de Sion on Wednesday.

MU loses its first game in conference

Things looked optimistic for the Missouri women’s basketball team going into halftime with a 31-29 lead against Colorado.

Defining the word ‘home’

Ask a 4-year-old child if she wants to live with her mother, and the answer will invariably be yes, said Chris Bouchard, a volunteer with Heart of Missouri CASA. “But then you have to define what ‘mother’ is.”

3 arrested on prostitution charges

The owner of a north Columbia massage parlor, a customer and an employee were arrested on suspicion of prostitution-related charges Monday night, Columbia police said Wednesday.

Caring for Diabetes

Learn how to prevent diabetes end stages at a diabetes training center such as the Diabetes Outpatient Clinic offered at University Hospital in Columbia. The center features exam rooms, classrooms for patient education and a model kitchen used to teach meal planning.

16% of Americans are without health insurance

More than 46 million Americans, or about one out of every six, are without health insurance.

Education in legislative spotlight

JEFFERSON CITY — Education, health care and taxes — the big three of domestic issues — will be on the agenda as Missouri lawmakers convene today for their annual session.

Plan for plaza at City Hall in works

Plans are in the works for a new downtown plaza that would also serve as the “front door” to Columbia city government.

For aging and young, a win-win day care solution

On its surface, Columbia is the prototypical college town — a city that sets its cultural clock to the ebb and flow of young adults enrolled at MU, Stephens College and Columbia College.

Building name would honor MU professor

The University of Missouri Board of Curators could consider a proposal to name MU’s General Classroom Building after Arvarh E. Strickland, a professor emeritus of history and MU’s first full-time black faculty member, at its January meeting.

Weather reduced First Night draw

Despite weather that led to the cancellation of two scheduled fireworks displays, organizers said that First Night — Columbia’s alcohol-free, all-ages event to ring in the New Year — was a success.

Hannah in charge

Missouri can throw out the “a different player every night” theory.