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.

Wiffle Ball Wednesdays

Students take their plastic baseball seriously.

School Board candidates discuss tax levy in NAACP forum

School Board candidates offered different ways to overcome budget shortcomings in Columbia Public Schools.

Stadium Boulevard near Interstate 70 is a traffic accident trouble spot

While the number of total crashes decreased in 2007, many of the same intersections continue to be problem spots for Columbia drivers from year to year, including a highly trafficked section of Stadium Boulevard.

Interactive online map aims to attract tourists

The map, which went online last Friday, aims to help tourists. It allows viewers to find locations within certain categories of interest, including dining, shopping and museums.

Paul Sturtz: festival co-founder, 'visionary' and energetic candidate

Paul Sturtz is one of four people running for election for the First Ward council seat.

List of Missouri candidates

Tuesday was the deadline in Missouri for candidates to file for the Aug. 5 primary elections; the general election will be Nov. 4.

Boone County commissioners struggle with new village incorporation laws

Legislation pending in the Missouri General Assembly could repeal a law that lowered the requirements for incorporating villages.

Federal judge clears way for Missouri River rise

If the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers follows through with its plan, officials would release extra water into the river from Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota over a two-day period in an attempt to encourage spawning of the pallid sturgeon, an endangered species.

Federal surveillance targets terrorists, not citizens' privacy

A recent panel gathering at MU to discuss the Bush administration’s wiretapping showed little promise of objectivity.

Missouri is home away from home for Tigers outfielder

Aaron Senne, a former Minnesota State Player of the Year, was drafted by his favorite team and recruited by his home-state school, but chose to come to Missouri instead.

Three airlines bid for Columbia Regional Airport services

Three airlines submitted plans last Friday to take over air service at Columbia Regional Airport.

Remembering the losses on both sides

About 60 people gathered in front of the Boone County Courthouse on Monday afternoon to remember lives lost in Iraq, both American and Iraqi, since the war began in 2003.

A Missouri family raises beefalo as a low-fat alternative to beef cattle

The Fowlers' Beefalo farm near Sedalia produces crossbred cattle-buffalo stock for sale as meat.