U.S. uses bullets ill-suited for new ways of war

Strange as it sounds, nearly seven years into the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, bullets are a controversial subject for the U.S.

The smaller, steel-penetrating M-855 rounds continue to be a weak spot in the American arsenal. They are not lethal enough to bring down an enemy decisively, and that puts troops at risk, according to Associated Press interviews.

Multitasker extraordinaire: Nancy Harter makes bettering the community her business

Columbia resident Nancy Harter has only lived in the community for five years, but in that time she has made quite an impact through her involvement in numerous organizations.

Better bug repellants studied

Researchers have identified seven possibilities for the next generation of mosquito repellant, some of which may work several times longer than the current standard-bearer, DEET. The next step: safety testing to make sure they’re not harmful.

Food pantries see increase in 'nontraditional' clients

April saw the biggest jump in food prices in 18 years, according to the Labor Department. At the same time, workers’ average weekly earnings, adjusted for inflation, dropped for the seventh straight month.

Body of 9-year-old boy recovered from crash site

Divers have found the body of a 9-year-old boy who had been missing after a helicopter carrying him and four others crashed into the water at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Living to learn, learning to live: A lifetime of dealing with autism

All the small yet extremely celebrated successes in Chad Winkler’s 22 years have led him to his biggest success yet: college graduation.

Salute to Veterans Parade, courthouse ceremony close Memorial Day festivities

After the parade, the 83rd Memorial Day Courthouse Ceremony was held to honor soldiers who have died in the armed forces.

Ignoring immigrants isn't helping anyone

It really does not make sense that Americans who are so concerned about foreign terrorists should be content to leave the country’s borders wide open for individuals to cross at will.

Planes fly high as air show goes on

An estimated 25,000 to 30,000 people attended the 20th annual Salute to Veterans air show Sunday after the event was rained out Saturday.

Historic shotgun house to be relocated

Plans to relocate the historic shotgun house at Garth and Worley streets to the Boone Junction historical village at Nifong Park are on hold while the city Parks and Recreation Department considers whether a relocation to Douglass Park might be feasible.

Analysis: Blunt retaliating with records requests

Under investigation for alleged Sunshine Law violations, Gov. Matt Blunt’s administration is retaliating with its own use of Missouri’s open-records law.

Coffee and camaraderie

For one group of men, the Hy-Vee on Broadway is more than just a place to get coffee; it’s a meeting place for friends.

Anesthesiologist joins Missouri’s execution team

The state of Missouri has added an anesthesiologist to its team that will carry out executions, despite professional guidelines against doctors taking part in executions.

Last known U.S. born WWI veteran honored at Liberty Memorial

Frank Woodruff Buckles’ photograph was hung in the main hallway of the museum, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States presented him with a gold medal of merit, and on Monday he will be presented the American flag flying outside the memorial.

Rock Bridge captures state tennis titles

Rock Bridge won the state boys doubles title on Saturday, after winning the team title on Thursday.

MU softball loses to Alabama

The University of Alabama Crimson Tide beat the MU Tigers 7-1 on Saturday in the NCAA Super Regionals. The loss eliminated Missouri from the tournament.

Tigers knocked out of Big 12 baseball title game

MU baseball was eliminated from the Big 12 Championship after falling to Texas A&M 6-2 on Saturday. The Tigers find out Monday if they get a berth in the NCAA championship.

Letter: Bad laws could be result of sloppy lawmaking

There is no reason the legislature should save the bulk of its workload to the last minute, but 60 percent of legislation recently passed in the House cleared in the final hours of the session.

Panelists see signs of hope in Middle East

Some important and hopeful things are happening in the follow-up to President Bush’s recent visit to the Middle East.

American Indians' dancing brings people to fairgrounds

American Indians gathered at the Boone County Fairgrounds the weekend of May 24, 2008, to join together in traditional dancing and drumming at the First Annual For the People Pow Wow