Refuse collectors unhappy with pay, work conditions

Employees of the Solid Waste Division have taken their complaints to the Columbia City Council and hope their concerns will be addressed in a pending round of annual negotiations.

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Attorneys General reach children’s safety agreement with Facebook

Facebook, one of the world’s largest social networking Web sites, has reached an agreement with attorneys general from across the country, including Jay Nixon of Missouri.

Creation story provides Odyssey's season finale

Milhaud’s “La Création du Monde” will be performed under the direction of Leo Saguiguit as part of the season finale of the Odyssey Chamber Series.

Sales tax revenues slow in Columbia

Both Columbia and Boone County have revised projections for sales tax income this budget year.

Grounds surrounding Gateway Arch could see changes

The National Park Service is seeking public input as it considers changes to the grounds of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.

Lawmakers OK $140 million for Mo. construction projects

Improvements to the Governor’s Mansion and Amtrak railroad tracks are among the projects included.

Suit against Blunt by former aide set to include four Mo. courts

Scott Eckersley says Gov. Matt Blunt and others defamed him when they sent packets about his firing to reporters.

MU professors demand meeting with Deaton over salary plan

The teachers want to discuss a $7 million proposal to boost faculty salaries through administrative cuts and the elimination of vacant teaching jobs.

Show me how PedNet spends its grant money

The addition of a new downtown bike corral leaves Columbians wondering where the rest of the $21.5 million PedNet federal grant money is going.

Hickman girl's soccer team loses final game of regular season

The Kewpies continued its struggle to score, losing to Helias 1-0.

MU golf coach continuing winning ways

Stephanie Priesmeyer, a former Missouri golfer and Hickman golf and basketball coach, leads the Missouri women into the NCAA East Regional in Georgia.

Mo. lawmakers approve $22.4 billion budget

The budget would increase state spending at a greater rate than its expected revenue growth. The state is able to spend faster than its projected tax intake by tapping into money left over from previous years. offers new connections, but only to college students

Brothers with MU ties have started a network for college students to provide more than entertainment.

Swim site conflict opens debate over sport's video rights

When USA Swimming banned the swimming Web site Floswimming’s press credential, it opened debate over its new partnership with a media company.

Governor turns table on critical representative — asks for e-mails

Gov. Matt Blunt expanded his fight with Democrats over e-mail archives on Wednesday by requesting digital archives from Columbia Rep. Jeff Harris, a candidate for attorney general.

House offers tax break to attract airplane manufacturer

The Missouri House overwhelmingly passed a plan Wednesday that would give the world’s third-largest airplane manufacturer a $240 million incentive to build and operate a facility in Kansas City.

Police release surveillance photo of suspected peeping tom

Columbia police have released a surveillance photo of a man suspected of using a mirror to watch a woman in a Target fitting room on Sunday.

New School Board vice president thinks a more positive sell would help

Steve Calloway sat down recently to answer questions about the voters’ rejection of the levy increase and about life on the new Columbia School Board.

Suspect in Florida killing arrested in Columbia

Boone County deputies arrested Quentin Tyrone Madison, 31, outside his residence in Wagon Wheel Trailer Park north of Columbia on Tuesday evening for a Florida warrant for first-degree murder.