Judge upholds Missouri's school funding method

Community panel votes to end war

Citing the financial, moral and relationship costs of the war, six community panelists agreed at a town hall meeting Wednesday night that the war in Iraq needs to end.

MU assistant coach familiar face to St. Louis recruits

MU football players from St. Louis say Cornell Ford became like family to them when they were being recruited.

Acrobatic sport parkour makes its way to mid-Missouri

Parkour combines the agility of gymnastics with outdoor settings to create a sport that encourages those who practice it to be efficient and quick. A short film clip from a group of friends who practice parkour in Columbia will be shown at the next True/False Film Festival.

Stolen vehicle recovered at gas station

An officer discovered a stolen car and followed it until the car pulled in to Phillips 66 on Providence. Five individuals were taken to the police station for questioning.

Judge rules: no constitutional guarantee of absolute equality in funding of school districts

A judge ruled Wednesday in favor of Missouri’s funding distribution method and against school districts' claims that funds are distributed in an unacceptable manner, but Phyllis Chase, Columbia Public Schools superintendent, was quick to say that follow-up decisions could still change the outcome.

Stream Extravaganza set for Sept. 6 at Flat Branch Park

This extravaganza is a free, family event to teach people about watersheds, storm water, streams and wildlife.

Discrimination Discussion

A city ordinance allows citizens to file a complaint if faced with discrimination. On Thursday, the monthly Community Circle topic is unlawful discrimination.

New south Columbia roads nearly completed

Official opening will follow a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 6.

Even a little growth leaves some students, teachers feeling crowded

First-day enrollment increased 1.6 percent at Columbia Public Schools this year, and schools are still adjusting to the change.

Refugee All Stars to perform in Columbia (hopefully)

Having missed their scheduled appearance at the True/False Film Festival, the Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars will perform at the Roots 'N Blues 'N BBQ Festival

Councilman proposes new naturalist position

If added to the budget for fiscal 2008, the new position would lead to an outdoor education program for children.

Columbia man wanted in domestic assault

The Boone County Sheriff’s Department was looking for a Columbia man Wednesday they said violated an order of protection brought by his ex-girlfriend.

County poverty down, Census Bureau says

About 5,000 fewer Boone County residents were living in poverty in 2006 than in 2005, according to statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday, but the number of Columbians in poverty rose by more than 600.

Schools will let out early because of heat

Columbia Public Schools will follow early dismissal procedures Wednesday due to excessive heat and humidity, the district said in a news release. Click here for the schedule of release times at individual schools.

Tons of tolls not needed to fix roads

Better use of tax dollars will fix our roads and bridges, and the politicians know it.

Local View: An editorial cartoon by David Friesen