Columbia group joins effort to recruit Gore for presidential bid

A handful of Columbia residents met Saturday to discuss ways to gather support for a presidential bid by Al Gore. Though the former candidate and vice president hasn’t entered the race, he has a wide lead in several polls.

Stephens College holds opening convocation

Stephens College’s opening convocation formally kicked off the academic year.

Boone County girl dies from tick-borne disease

A 15-year-old Centralia girl died of ehrlichiosis at University Hospital on Wednesday.

Missouri Senate legalizes ticket scalping

The bill allows Missourians to sell tickets above face value. Proponents say the bill will help the “regular guy,” but opponents say the ticket brokers may drive up ticket prices.

Bomb threat leads to temporary lockdown at Hickman

A bomb threat at Hickman High School this morning led to a temporary lockdown at the school. About 11 a.m., a student found a message typed on a library computer.

The renaissance of Stephens Lake Park

Seven years ago, the future of Stephen’s lake park was in jeopardy. Now, it has grown into a thriving community outdoors center with more improvements yet to come.

Efforts to reverse stem cell amendment amount to ‘insurgency’

Missourians understood the stem cell amendment when it was passed, and efforts to reverse it are undemocratic.

Fast pace for Stephens cross country coach

COLUMBIA — When Stephens College added a cross country team to the athletic program in 2006, the administration found a coach ready and willing to head the team in its own gymnasium.

MU volleyball team solidifying lineup

COLUMBIA — Heading into the MU volleyball team's home opener on Friday against Notre Dame, coach Wayne Kreklow feels confident with four players. Setter Lei Wang, libero Tatum Ailes and outside hitters Julianna Klein and Na Yang will be among the starting six for the Tigers.

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