Columbia Public School District hosts employment fair

The Columbia Public School District is hosting a job fair for any individual looking to work in the district. It looks to attract candidates from many areas, not just teaching.

NAACP opposes petition to end discrimination-based affirmative action

An initiative petition calling for a constitutional amendment that would kill many affirmative action programs is spawning opposition from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

The petition, which is being circulated by the Missouri Civil Rights Initiative, proposes to end discrimination in all state-run institutions based on “race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin” unless such programs are necessary to secure federal money.

Tax rebate deal could mean checks by May

With unprecedented speed and cooperation, Congress and the White House forged a deal Thursday to begin rushing tax rebates of $600 to $1,200 to most tax filers by spring, hoping they will spend the money just as quickly and jolt the ailing economy to life.

Rebates would be even higher for families with children.

Trash fire prompts school evacuation

A trash fire at Derby Ridge Elementary School prompted an evacuation at 2:33 p.m. yesterday. The fire was located in the boys restroom near the main office, and was first noticed when a student and a teacher saw smoke coming from the room.

Media only giving two candidates a chance

The media is making the Democratic campaign into a race solely between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

How cold is it?

The low number on the thermometer tells only part of the story. How cold was it for you? Share your thoughts in the comment box.

Charter apologizes for deleting 14,000 customer e-mail files

While performing routine maintenance to delete inactive e-mail accounts, Charter Communications also deleted 14,000 customer e-mail files.

Teen driver story moves mom

A reader responds to the Missourian article, "Teens on the Road."