Group brainstorms a brighter future

Councilman Jerry Wade led a workshop sponsored by the Columbia Disabilities Commission on Thursday to find ways to expand the role of people with disabilites in the city.

Bill would cut MU research

Researchers at MU are concerned that a provision in a spending bill being debated in the U.S. House of Representatives today will squeeze the university’s budget and make it harder to do defense-related research in the future.

Local nonprofit agency approved for more than $100,000 in state tax credits

The nonprofit organization Job Point has been approved for $122,655 in state tax credits. Headquartered in Columbia, Job Point is one of four Missouri nonprofits that applied for and won Neighborhood Assistance.

Keeping money in mind when starting school

Great news, college students: There are plenty of companies willing to give you thousands of dollars to buy whatever you want.

Divided over Broadway

Driving along West Broadway might get a little loopy if a consulting firm’s recommendations for medians, center left-turn lanes and a roundabout at the intersection with Clinkscales Road are adopted.

Repairs on Missouri’s bridges delayed

The Missouri Department of Transportation’s plan to repair 800 of the state’s worst bridges has been delayed until September because of legal issues, said Eric Schroeter, assistant central district engineer.