Ninth District candidates debate energy, immigration, health care

Republican and Democratic candidates focused on the economy and gas prices at Stephens College on Monday night.

Treasurer candidates offer stances on issues

The five candidates for state treasurer seeking party nominations on the Aug. 5 primary ballot outline their positions on key issues.

Couples enjoy monthly golf tournaments

Couples say playing in Columbia’s Whiff and Giggle golf tournaments is an enjoyable way to spend an evening.

Missouri, Rolla university students team up for solar decathalon

Students from MU’s Department of Architectural Studies and the Missouri University of Science and Technology’s School of Engineering in Rolla have been meeting since January 2007 to design a house powered entirely by the sun for the 2009 Solar Decathalon project.

Teachers get schooled on promoting science in classrooms

Ten high school science teachers began a week-long summer institute on Monday in preparation for the Maps in Medicine program, which aims to increase student interest in the sciences

Stephens Lake Park closer to master plan

Stephens Lake Park has received $23,500 dollars over the past few months, which is helping the park edge toward completion.

Smokestack climber arrested on suspicion of trespassing

Amy Hill, 23, climbed an MU power plant smokestack early Thursday morning. She was arrested Monday on suspicion of trespassing.

River riders prepare for Missouri 340 race

Several Boone County residents are participating in the Missouri 340, a race on the Missouri River which begins July 15 in Kansas City and ends in St. Charles.

Menards to break ground while Target, Dillard’s don’t expect to expand in the near future

The Menards home improvement store that was to be built off Vandiver Drive, east of the Bass Pro Shop and Hilton Garden Inn, is still set to open in March of 2009.

St. Louis mayor: ‘The concern is we don’t really know InBev’

There was little else on the minds of St. Louisans on Monday than the sale of one of the city’s most famous icons to Belgian brewer InBev.

Tuition increases near maximum allowed in Missouri

In their first year of a law capping tuition increases, most Missouri universities are raising their tuition by nearly the maximum amount allowed during the upcoming school year.

Insulation fiire at Oakland Junior High School quickly put out

The fire occurred in the early morning on the underside of a mobile classroom building. There was no damage to the classroom and damages are estimated at less than $1,000.

Treasure Hunters Roadshow to come to Columbia

This week, the Treasure Hunters Roadshow will be in Columbia, and people can take their potential treasures for appraisal and possible sale.

The Gathering Place to reopen its doors with the help of students

The Columbia bed and breakfast will be part of MU’s Hotel and Restaurant Management program.

Columbia Public Library promoting extra parking to reduce congestion

The Columbia Public Library is awaiting permission from the City Council to install light pole banners on library property to promote its second, lesser-known parking lot.

Forsee names UMKC interim chancellor

Leo Morton will take on the role effective Aug. 1. He will not be a candidate for the permanent position, however.

Hulshof, Kinder team up before primary

Their campaign agenda includes making government more transparent and accountable, increasing funding for higher education, focusing on economic development and increasing access to affordable health care.

Mo. governor begins 18-day trade mission in Europe

Blunt is scheduled to make stops in Great Britain, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands.

Patriotism is not seen in actions of Americans

Most people believe that practicing the rules of good citizenship is proof enough of their patriotism.