Obama, GOP exchange pork-barrel barbs

Obama and Palin used their campaign stops over the weekend to fire off accusations over enormous earmarks each have asked to use in their respective home states.

Tigers brace for Wolf Pack

Nevada, with the nation's fifth-ranked rushing attack, travels to Missouri a week after throwing a scare into Texas Tech.

Kansas not fretting big matchup

Kansas coach Mark Mangino says this week's matchup with South Florida isn't as important as it might seem.

Museum’s Free Film Series explores connections through film

The movie "Network" links to the centennial celebration of the Missouri School of Journalism and a new exhibit at the museum, "Missouri through Lens and Palette."

ANALYSIS: Government takover of mortgage companies could increase national debt, individual taxes

The government's forced rescue of the mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could have many unintended consequences.



LETTER: Missouri Republican Party put a damper on dissent at state convention

Proposed reform to the party's voting system were disregarded by the district and state conventions, amid some outcries against abuses of GOP rules.

National political problems are rooted in personal hypocrisy

This business of allowing paid public servants to do whatever they please ... is so out of control that only the most irresponsible would insist that it continue.

McCain, Palin visit KC area retirement community

Focusing on Obama’s spending habits, McCain and Palin returned for the second time in eight days to a critical swing state.

Police to help with Biden security

Some intersections will be shut down Tuesday morning during a visit by the Democratic vice presidential candidate.

Biden to woo Columbians in bellwether state

The vice presidential candidate will speak at the ARC at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Visitors Guide to the Centennial & Dedication

The coming week will serve as an important historical marker for the Missouri School of Journalism. From Sept. 10 to Sept. 12, the school will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding and mark the event by dedicating the new, state-of-the-art Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Discovery of endangered bats suspends cave tours

On Sunday, a boat tour of Sequiota cave in Springfield disturbed a colony of more than 1,000 gray bats. Fears that the bats were going into hibernation left future tours up in the air.



Lecture to examine archaeological evidence for Jesus

Katharina Galor will discuss this topic in a lecture titled "Jesus: What is the Archaeological Evidence?" at 6 p.m. Thursday in Keller Auditorium in the Geology building at MU.

School board discusses superintendent replacement process

A firm that could be used in the selection process would determine what the district is looking for in a superintendent, seek applications and recommend candidates to the board.

Abuse victim awarded $300,000 in damages

In what may be the largest award for a case of its kind in Boone County history, a Columbia woman was awarded over $300,000 last week for damages related to prolonged sexual abuse.

Autopsy of body found near trail finds no evidence of foul play

An autopsy performed Monday on the body of a woman found dead in a car Friday at the McBaine parking lot for the Katy Trail revealed no evidence of foul play, Boone County Medical Examiner Eddie Adelstein said.

Arizona group treats beagles rescued from Missouri puppy mill

Twenty-eight of the dogs are now in the care of Arizona Beagle Rescue.

Ag secretary calls for unified energy plan

The Agriculture secretary talked about ethanol and developing a comprehensive energy plan in a speech Monday.

3 chosen as St. Louis superintendent finalists

Three school administrators from New Orleans, North Carolina and Rhode Island were named as finalists to be the superintendent of St. Louis public schools.

Fire District says it doesn’t track average response times

The Boone County Fire Protection District says Joint Communications data are “inaccurate.”