Girls lacrosse teams seeking out competition

The Columbia Women's Lacrosse Team has girls from Hickman and Rock Bridge high schools, as well as West Junior High School.

Many of the girls on the Columbia Women's Lacrosse Team began playing to continue a family tradition. But the girls may soon have an opportunity their siblings did not — the chance to play MSHSAA-sanctioned lacrosse for their high schools.

Church-state separation topic of movie, forum

On Wednesday, a national simulcast let Columbians weigh in on what form the issue of the separation of church and state should take. First Freedom First aired a national simulcast of "Everything You Always Wanted to Know about the Separation of Church and State ... but Were Afraid to Ask!” in 37 theaters around the country, including Forum 8 Theaters in Columbia.

Latecomers swell ranks of Boone County hopefuls

Three candidates filed to run for several Boone County offices that will be contested in the Aug. 5 primary and the general election Nov. 4.

The offices of District I commissioner, assessor and public area are all being contested, while District II commissioner Skip Elkin, Sheriff Dwayne Carey and Treasurer Kay Murray, all of whom are Democrats, are slated to run unopposed.

Missouri appeals court looks at stem cell ballot

The long-running controversy over human embryonic stem cell research in Missouri moved to the state appeals court Wednesday, where both sides argued over a ballot summary of a constitutional amendment that opponents of the research want to put before voters in November.

First Ward Candidates Comment on issues pressing to NAACP members

Tuesday evening the Columbia branch of the NAACP held a candidate forum allowing First Ward candidates to comment on racial profiling and an independent review board for the Police Department.

New Leadership Program in planning stages

A leadership program with an emphasis on neighborhood leadership would educate residents about local governments and citizenship.

Former Columbia resident killed in Iraq

Sgt. Phillip R. Anderson,28, was killed by a roadside bomb on March 10 in Balad Ruz, Iraq. He was on his second tour of duty in Iraq. During his first tour, he was awarded the Purple Heart.

Fire causes $75,000 in damage at Arrow Head Motel

Columbia firefighters worked to contain a fire Wednesday morning at the Arrow Head Motel on Business Loop 70 and make sure it did not spread.

Police looking for suspect in Break Time convenience store robbery

Police are looking for help in identifying the suspect of an armed robbery at the Break Time convenience store at 901 U.S. 63.

Almeta Crayton emphasizes youth as she seeks re-election in First Ward

The Incumbent First Ward councilwoman has drawn three opponents in her bid for another three-year term.

Letter: Paul Sturtz the best candidate for First Ward seat on City Council

Good ideas, solid people skills, intelligence and the correct values make Sturtz the best choice for First Ward voters.

Me-first mentality plagues Columbia Public Schools

Everyone from the superintendent to the public have their pet projects, but nobody is willing to give one up.