Public suffers when Congress, Wall Street aren't transparent

With the current economic troubles, a lack of transparency is a major problem in the government and on Wall Street right now.

Tigers end 30-year drought

Missouri steamrolled host Nebraska for a 52-17 victory Saturday night to secure its first win on Cornhuskers' turf since 1978.

Tiger defense shows mettle against Huskers

Through five weeks, the Missouri defense had heard about how much it needed to step up its play after struggling through the non-conference portion of the schedule. This time, the defense was ready for the challenge.

Husker fans recall 1978 win over MU

Nebraska diehards have not forgotten the last time Missouri won in Lincoln 30 years ago.

Police should offer more information on their use of Tasers

An environment of openness and transparency should replace the current landscape surrounding the use of Tasers by the Columbia Police Department.

Visions of Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ

Educator explains what's different about nontraditional math

Nontraditional math curriculum used in Columbia Public Schools vary in a lot of ways, and educators hope students would gain multiple problem-solving skills from it.

Festival showcases its namesake — barbecue

Blaster BBQ, the husband and wife team of Floyd and Terri Murry of Mustang, Okla., took first place overall in the festival's barbecue competition.

Candidates forum highlights disability issues

The first disabilities forum held for candidates running for state office addressed issues such as MO HealthNet, accessibility and rehabilitation centers. Two of the eight candidates were in attendance, and two sent substitute speakers.

Celebrities rally at MU for Barack Obama

Actors Aisha Tyler, Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel rallied at Lowry Mall on Saturday afternoon for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Man arrested after knife assault Friday night

John Sasek, 42, of Columbia was arrested Friday night after a 29-year-old Columbia man was stabbed. The victim was taken to University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Five arrested on meth-related charges

Police arrested five people in Hallsville, northeast of Columbia, on Friday night as part of an ongoing investigation into a methamphetamine production operation in Boone County.

Flu vaccine has no high-risk restrictions

Everyone is encouraged to get flu vaccines this year, and shots, available at health clinics all around Boone County, will be $20.