Stay-at-home and working moms must draw the line between overbearing and caring

The quality of parenting matters more than the amount of time one spends with her children.

City Council discusses design of new Walnut Street parking structure

Debate continued Monday night at the City Council work session over the design of the parking structure that will be built on Walnut Street between Fifth and Sixth streets.

Director says Show-Me State Games have been a success so far

This year the Show-Me Games, which began July 18, consists of 40 different sports. Overall, the games’ staff says they have been successful in dealing with challenges during the past couple of weekends.

City to hold public meeting about new fire station Tuesday

Members of the City Council, city staff and a representative of architectural firm Peckham and Wright of Columbia will be present to provide information on the proposed site as well as to answer questions and accept comments.

Boone County to focus on commercial interests with Hinkson grant

A $300,884 grant from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources will allow the Boone County Commission to continue the Hinkson Creek Watershed Restoration Project.

Lawmakers will look into the the pros and cons of state's ethanol and CAFOs policies

Becasue of the rising costs of food and gas, some lawmakers are suggesting that Missouri needs to rethink its ethanol policy.

Demolition derby a smashing conclusion to Boone County Fair

 As the sun begins to set, the grand finale of the Boone County Fair got ready to start. By 7 p.m. Sunday the stands were packed with eager fans waiting for the demolition derby to begin. 

Man and woman sought in connection with armed robbery near Wilkes Boulevard

At 2:30 a.m. Monday, a 19-year-old Columbia man reported being robbed in the 700 block of Wilkes Boulevard.

Seventh Street youth home design presented to neighbors

The design for the building, which would house up to 10 people between the ages of 16 and 21, was presented to Central Missouri Community Action, community members and neighbors in a meeting Monday night.

Hurricane remnants could mean more rain

The remnants of Hurricane Dolly are forecast to affect central Missouri on Tuesday night and Wednesday, with more heavy rain possible.

Already this year, Columbia rain totals have surpassed the amount of precipitation that fell in 2007.


Steelman loans her campaign more money

After putting an additional $200,000 into the race, the total amount of her loans is $770,000.

Nader tries to get on Missouri’s ballot

The former consumer advocate has thrown his hat into the presidential arena again and is looking to get the necessary signatures to appear on Missouri's ballot.

Page picks up endorsements of three former lieutenant governors

Democratic lieutenant governor's candidate Sam Page is promoting the endorsements of Roger Wilson, Joe Maxwell and Kenneth Rothman.

Limbaugh says he wants to own NFL team

Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh has a hankering to become an NFL team owner and said if the St. Louis Rams came up for sale, he might be interested in buying them.



Nixon sues for mortgage fraud

Attorney General Jay Nixon has filed seven lawsuits targeting individuals and businesses that have committed what he describes as mortgage fraud.

Primary primer: Webber, although young, touts his wealth of life experience

The candidate, who grew up in Columbia, served two tours in Iraq as a Marine Corps reservist and has worked as an aid to Claire McCaskill.

AmerenUE applies for second nuclear plant

If the plant is built, it would be next to the utility’s existing nuclear plant in Callaway County.

Architectural survey planned for east downtown buildings

At a public meeting Wednesday night, consultants will present plans for an architectural and historical survey of east downtown buildings.

Police identify man found dead in apartment swimming pool

A 44-year-old man was found dead in the Broadway Village Apartments swimming pool at 10 p.m. Saturday, a news release said. The man has been identified as Franklin L. Rodgers.

College Town 2008

From Friday night entertainment, to learning how to do that pesky load of laundry, consider this special section a survival guide for getting through that college transition.