Weekend festival boosts downtown businesses

Many downtown businesses reported a business increase during the Roots ’N’ Blues ’N’ BBQ festival weekend. Carrie Gartner, Columbia Special Business District director, thinks the festival will result in future business.

Students hope court approves class action lawsuit to block MOHELA sale

A hearing on a lawsuit to stop MOHELA from transferring funds into a building-construction program begins Tuesday morning. The filing students claim the funds should be used for loan forgiveness.

House that Greeks built allows family to establish new roots

The Tunmire family was chased from Galveston, Texas by Hurricane Rita. They now have a new home in Columbia built by MU Greek students and Habitat for Humanity.

Fake Blues Bucks found at festival

Some Blues Bucks used to purchase food and drink at the Roots ’N Blues ’N BBQ Festival were found to be counterfeit.

Police investigating hacking of Missourian's server

Few living the American dream

Low wages, a lack of health benefits and the ever-increasing rate of bankruptcies and foreclosures has pushed the once-middle class into the ranks of the working poor.

Six sites under consideration for third high school location

Columbia Public Schools will have a third high school built on one of six locations being considered by Engineering Surveys and Services of Columbia.

Missouri gets 2 more National Guard battalions

One regional rifle company will be located in Boonville.

Devlin change of venue hearing continued

A change of venue hearing in Washington County for the man accused of kidnapping Shawn Hornbeck has been delayed until Oct. 1.