MU student’s spiritual journey leads him to Pope’s U.S. visit

MU student Geoff Brooke eagerly awaits his chance to see Pope Benedict XVI in New York later this week.

Board cuts two work days from teacher contracts

The Columbia Public School Board voted on contracts at its meeting Monday night, causing starting teacher salary to drop from $34,353 to $33,989.

Man injured in crash on Paris Road

Duane Hombs, 68, suffered head injuries after his scooter struck another vehicle near Hathman Place.

Nixon campaign raises $1.5 million

Nixon’s campaign says that amount is more than any candidate for Missouri governor has ever raised in the first quarter of an election year.

Missouri Republican Party hires new spokeswoman

Tina Hervey has worked for the White House, Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback, and she worked with Gov. Matt Blunt’s re-election campaign.

Obama shouldn’t be held responsible for his pastor’s comments

Parent asks School Board for permission to move children

Heather Sheridan, who has two sons at Benton Elementary, is concerned about the school’s mold problem. Asthma and nosebleeds have been attributed to the mold.

Reception honors departing Columbia School Board members

The Columbia Public School District held a reception for departing School Board members Darin Preis and David Ballenger.