Grant Elementary plans to build all-green classroom

Grant Elementary plans to build the classroom with $30,000 of insurance money it received after a trailer burned last December.

Council tables Silver Oak Senior Living Center proposal

At the request of the developer, the City Council voted to table the proposal to rezone more than 11 acres of heavily wooded area to construct the center.

A record number of MU freshmen push limits of campus housing

A record number of freshmen enrollment has caused the MU Office of Residential Life to create student housing in off-campus apartment complexes.

GetAbout Columbia paints bike lanes in streets

The city of Columbia will paint the bike lanes Tuesday and Wednesday, as part of a larger effort to make Columbia more biker friendly.

MU grad student to represent home country in Olympics

Nickie Peters, a native of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, will compete in the Beijing Olympics after being sidelined in the 2004 Olympics because of a hamstring injury.

Air conditioner exchange helps low-income Columbians

For the third summer, an air conditioner exchange program in Columbia will allow low-income residents to trade an old unit for a new, energy-efficient model.

City to spray pesticides to control mosquito populations

The Columbia/Boone County Health Department will be spraying Anvil 2+2, an insecticide, to combat the West Nile Virus. However, the pesticide could kill other wildlife.

Missouri Supreme Court to set execution dates in ‘due course’

The Missouri Supreme Court said late Friday it will set dates for two men in “due course” and the Department of Corrections confirmed Monday for the first time that its execution team is in place.

Rain causes delay in corn planting

Excessive rain this season has caused a delay in planting, a delay in corn growth, a threat to the quality of the crop and a decrease in the potential yield for farmers in Missouri and nationwide.

Technology changes how students learn, but not what they learn

Students continue to learn the basics even as technology becomes entwined in classroom education.

Missouri horse racing could be back on track

The Missouri Horse Racing Commission met for the first time in 10 years to discuss the potential for a live horse racing track in the state.

State health care cuts are ‘morally reprehensible’

Poor families suffer, while Missouri Republicans fund tax giveaways for the rich.

Two injured, one arrested after accident on Clark Lane

A Columbia man was arrested on suspicion of second degree assault, possession of drug paraphernalia and several traffic charges on Sunday evening after he was involved in an accident on Clark Lane.

Columbia Linens ‘n Things will remain open despite parent company’s bankruptcy

Underperforming stores began liquidation sales Saturday.

Athena nightclub property listed for sale

The building that houses Athena nightclub, New York Famous Pizza and Nikai Mediterranean Grill has been placed on the market for sale or lease.

Washington University to host vice presidential debate

The St. Louis university will host a face-to-face meeting between vice presidential candidates.

Park Service plans public meetings for potential Arch changes

The famous Gateway Arch in St. Louis might be getting upgrades on its grounds. The National Park Service is holding two meetings to solicit comments on proposed changes.

Workers clean diesel fuel spill in Missouri River

Divers and salvage workers clean a diesel fuel spill from a towboat that ran aground Friday near West Alton. Diesel leaked from the boat’s fuel tanks, a Department of Natural Resources spokesman said.

Volunteers discover rare baseball board game

Volunteers at the Bingham-Waggoner Estate in Indpendence discovered a rare baseball board game that could be worth more than $30,000.

Gas prices create need for summer travel alternatives

A few ideas include taking more walks, spending time at the public library and hosting board-game nights.