Clem's dangerous adventure worth it

As a goalkeeper, Zach Clem is one of the unspoken leaders on the Columbia College soccer team. He says his experiences on a 2006 trip to run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, helped make him more self assured and well rounded.

Zach Clem, a goalkeeper for the Columbia College soccer team, ran with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain in 2006. He says the experience makes him a more confident team leader.

Parents press states for autism insurance laws

If autism advocates get their way, more states will follow Indiana's lead by requiring health insurers to cover intensive and costly behavior therapy for autism.

Tigers admit lost focus

On Monday, Missouri players and coaches exuded a narrow focus. They said they are determined to rebound starting Saturday night against Colorado in Columbia and avert the football program's first three-game losing streak since 2006.

Behind the myth that few Americans have passports

The most recent statistics suggest the number of Americans with passports is much higher than assumed. For the average American, traveling abroad is not nearly so feasible, economically or logically.

It's time to move on from racism

Americans haven't gotten over the civil rights era enough to vote for a black presidential candidate.

Big 12 coaches return to beginnings

This week, former Oklahoma assistants Mark Mangino and Mike Leach are set to face each other. Mangino as the coach of Kansas and Leach as the coach of Texas Tech.

Columbia police officer apologizes to Hickman student and her mother

Columbia police Officer Mark Brotemarkle has apologized to Diamond Thrower and her mother for propelling Thrower to the ground during a fight that occurred at around noon on Wednesday at Hickman High School, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department.

Two shot at The Stage in Millersburg early Sunday morning

Two Columbia men were shot Sunday morning at The Stage, located off State Road J and Interstate 70 at the Millersburg exit. Both were taken to University Hospital and are expected to fully recover.

McCain convenes BBQ business meeting

Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain ate lunch with local business owners at Buckingham Smokehouse Bar-B-Q and greeted a crowd of about 150 people outside the restaurant.

Two-thirds of open faculty positions released to MU departments

Thanks in part to higher-than-expected revenue, about 50 vacant positions have been released to MU deans to allow for new hires. The positions had been slated to remain open so that salaries allotted for those positions would be reallocated to raise faculty salaries across MU.

Dwyer hopes to cut down government waste

Chris Dwyer's family values, business savy, and Air Force experience give him a unique angle in the race for 19th District seat.

Carole King to visit Columbia to support Obama

Carole King will be in Columbia on Tuesday to talk about her support for the Obama campaign.

Small-town heritage reflected in Sen. Graham's service

Sen. Chuck Graham has overcome many setbacks to fight for higher education, small-town people and disability action.

Schaefer hopes to take legal experiences to Capitol

Republican candidate Kurt Schaefer is using his captivating personality and ambition to take his legal career to the Senate.

Columbia College volleyball stays undefeated in AMC

The Columbia College volleyball team defeated Hannibal-LaGrange 25-9, 25-16, 25-10 on Monday night in Columbia to improve to 27-3 and 12-0 in American Midwest Conference play.

Stephens volleyball drops 10th AMC contest

Stephens College lost 24-26, 14-25, 11-25 to Hannibal-LaGrange on Monday afternoon in Columbia to fall to 10-19 overall and 0-10 in American Midwest Conference play.

City Council votes to rezone property for Carr-Yager funeral home

The abandoned Church of God buildings on the corner of East Texas and North Garth avenues will finally become a funeral home, chapel and mortuary, thanks to the unanimous City Council decision on Monday night to rezone the property.

Council approves cottage development

City Council unanimously approved affordable cottage-style housing at its Monday night meeting, despite the Planning and Zoning Commission's recommendation for denial.

Columbia police captain interested in chief job

Columbia Police Capt. Zim Schwartze may be applying to be the city's next police chief. If chosen, she would be Columbia's first female police chief.

Presidential candidates recognize Missouri's importance

Sen. John McCain's visit Monday marks the Republican presidential hopeful's fifth stop in Missouri since June and highlights the electoral and symbolic value that both presidential campaigns hold for Missouri votes.