Which bills passed, which failed in the Missouri Legislature

The Missouri Legislature adjourned its regular session Friday. Here's a look at some of the bills that passed and failed.

Columbia police officer shares his view of the Garth Corridor

Columbia police Officer Sterling Infield patrols Beats 40 and 45, an area in Columbia’s First Ward bisected by Garth Avenue and known to some as the “Garth Corridor.” It is a term Infield uses with sarcasm.

When ‘why’ can’t be answered, there is no story

A story we didn’t publish has been the subject of conversations around the Columbia Missourian for the past week or so. Many people have thrown in their opinions on how to handle the firing of Missouri lacrosse club coach Kyle Hawkins.

Front runner

Lauren Borduin was out in front of the pack, several strides in front of the other runners in the last lap of the 1600-meter run. She was alone.

Nixon won’t file criminal charges against Ameren in Taum Sauk case

ST. LOUIS — Attorney General Jay Nixon announced Friday he will not pursue criminal charges against Ameren Corp. over the December 2005 collapse of the Taum Sauk reservoir.

Three little questions can help address health care literacy

Ever leave your doctor’s office more confused about your health issues than when you walked in?

Supreme Court Judge White retiring

JEFFERSON CITY - Supreme Court Judge Ronnie White, the first black judge appointed the state's highest court, said Friday that he is stepping down from the bench.

Between tradition and location

When a business starts to lose money and most of its customers, two solutions arise: close or move. Catholic schools, though not often thought of as businesses, are facing these same options.

Belief in brief

Dalai Lama is a Mongolian title that means “Ocean of Wisdom,” because Tibetans believe that the Dalai Lama is a reincarnation of Avalokiteshvara.

Spring brings dose of cat scratch fever

Murray the cat jumped on the bed, stretched out and, whatdoyaknow, showed off a fresh sore spot in his gray pelt. Murray seemed completely unconcerned. He sort of let me look at his wound and then bounced off the bed.

A Street Divided

A strip of street in Columbia’s First Ward became a symbol for troublesome conflicts in the community when City Manager Bill Watkins described it as a “haven for crime” last August. He vowed to increase police efforts to stem violence, prostitution and drug activity in the area, which is bordered by Madison Street, Providence Road, Business Loop 70 and Ash Street. The area, often referred to as the Garth Corridor, is bisected by Garth Avenue.