Voters extend road tax

Despite a low turnout, Boone County voters overwhelmingly approved a 10-year extension of the half-cent sales tax for road and bridge projects Tuesday.

End of Bruins' soccer season has good feeling

The way the Rock Bridge soccer players came off the field after their district championship game against Smith-Cotton, someone just arriving might think that the outcome of the game was different.

Sports briefs

The Missouri men's golf team finished its fall season by placing seventh Tuesday at the Wolverine Invitational in Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla.

Cougars win opener at AMC volleyball tournament

The Columbia College women’s volleyball team handled Harris-Stowe State to advance to the second round of the American Midwest Conference Tournament and improve to 25-6.

Tiger hotel to get wine bar

Bleu, a wine bar and eatery, is slated to open in January in the former location of Socket.

Exodus from religious studies challenges department

At a time of deep cuts in state appropriations for higher education, Missouri has failed to maintain competitive salaries for its religious studies faculty.

Columbia's dirty jobs: Refuse Collector

Rosemarie McNeary is the only woman driving a garbage truck and picking up trash for the city of Columbia. She has been in the garbage collection business for three years.

Cause of increase in gun crimes hard to pinpoint

Police have ruled out gang activity as a reason behind a spike in gun-related crimes in Columbia, including five this past weekend.

Comet Holmes lighting up night sky after 100 years

After more than 100 years in dormancy, Comet Holmes brightened by nearly a million times in less than 24 hours on Oct. 24.

MU extension program to receive $10,000 grant

This week an Iowa bank plans to give an MU Extension program $10,000 to help home buyers.

Fifth Ward Councilwoman Nauser to run for re-election

Although Nauser has not turned in her paperwork — she cites a desire to allow the city clerk’s office to process the petition calling for a repeal of the smoking ban — Nauser said she has finished the paperwork and obtained the necessary signatures to file.

Election attracts few voters

Residents around Boone County trickled into polling places today to vote on Proposition 1, a proposed renewal of the half-cent sales tax for road and bridge projects.

Transplanting trees takes some care

Fall planting is ideal for most trees and shrubs because it allows the roots to set well in the new location before spring growth begins.

Brooker Act is an unnecessary measure that stifles learning

If Rep. Cunningham’s legislation passes, it will pressure educators into representing unacademic and religion-based ideologies.

Rios to head back to Boone County

The Missouri Department of Corrections received a mandate Monday to return Rios to Boone County for a new murder trial.

January bowl within Tigers' reach

Ranked No. 6 in the BCS, the Missouri football team is competing against Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas for spots in the premiere January bowl games.

Council gives go-ahead to Stadium intersection work

Unanimous vote lets staff decide about work at Stadium and Forum boulevards and tables Hunt Avenue proposal.