Two Columbia residents chosen to vote at the Democratic National Convention

Missouri Democrats from the Ninth Congressional District chose five delegates to vote at the Democratic National Convention at Thursday night’s congressional district caucus.

Judge finds K.C. man guilty of 6 murders

A judge on Thursday convicted a Kansas City man of killing six women whose bodies were found in an area of Kansas City frequented by drug dealers and prostitutes.

Columbia has a new internal auditor

City Manager Bill Watkins said John Blattel, a veteran from the Missouri State Auditor’s Office, will begin May 12. In his new post, Blattel said he “will be reviewing the city’s practices to make sure the city government is running effectively and efficiently.”

MU senior in serious condition after being hit by car

Police anticipate no charges in the spring break accident.

Despite increase, some ask for more

Some argue a state House-approved 9.8 percent increase in higher education funding isn’t enough.

Ultimate fighting attracts younger participants in southwest Missouri

The bare-knuckle fights are now attracting competitors as young as 6 whose parents treat the sport as casually as wrestling, Little League or soccer. The changes were evident on a recent evening in southwest Missouri, where a team of several young boys and one girl grappled on gym mats in a converted garage.

Domino’s pizza delivery driver robbed Wednesday night

The incident occurred on Mexico Gravel Road, and police said the delivery driver was approached by a man carrying a semi-automatic weapon who demanded cash.

Missouri recovers from floods, braces for more rain

Mid-Missouri has seen isolated flooding on roadways and basements but so far has been spared the devastation seen in other parts of the state.

MU gymnasts look to overcome past struggles at Big 12 conference championships

Since Missouri gymnastics was established in 1980, it has only won the conference championship once. That happened in 1992,and the team hasn’t finished in the top two of the four teams during the past 15 years — including last year’s third-place result.

Helping the earth, an hour at a time

For one hour Saturday evening, residents and businesses are encouraged to reduce electricity use, thus contributing to a global effort.

Laura Nauser: bringing a business perspective

The Fifth Ward councilwoman tends to support development and objective policy.

Photos of the Week for March 20-27

Missourian photographers captured images of a peace rally for the Iraq War, a fire at Arrow Head Motel, an Easter baptism and lots and lots of sports this week.

April 8 election: A voters guide

The Missourian can help you educate yourself for the municipal election.

Sturtz is the best choice in the First Ward

Paul Sturtz offers a vision that goes beyond just the issues of the First Ward.

Why race still matters in America

It has been nearly a week since Barack Obama gave his speech about race in America, and I can already feel the nation’s focus on race starting to slip away. In our hopes to embrace a post-racial politics, we may miss the very discussion on race that remains essential to our society and politics.

Girls lacrosse teams seeking out competition

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.