Panel will lead forum on future of journalism

The MU School of Journalism and National Press Club will team up to host the Centennial Forum on the First Amendment, freedom of the press and the future of journalism.

Police arrest man on suspicion of burglary and property damage

A 25-year-old man was charged with counts of burglary and property damage after a break-in at a home in the 100 block of Rainbow Drive.

Nanette Chun-Ming Ward resigns from the Office of Community Services

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services confirmed that Nanette Chun-Ming Ward has resigned from her position with the city as human rights investigator, human rights educator and study circles program coordinator.

Work starting on new Missouri federal courthouse

The new $70 million courthouse will be built on the site of the old Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City.

Judge questions oversight of St. Louis police brutality complaints

A case of alleged police brutality brought before a U.S. district judge has raised concerns that police brutality is more widespread — and more overlooked — in St. Louis than is currently reported.

Columbia Parks and Recreation fights back against invasive Callery pear trees

Bad branch angles and heavy branches make the species susceptible to splitting, which is dangerous around roads and power lines.

'If you eat, you qualify': Food ministry eases economic pinch, stimulates volunteerism

'Women with Wings': Empowerment through expression

The driving idea behind "Women with Wings" is to empower women by incorporating their experiences into creative expression.

About 115 women, for the most part strangers, met for "Women with Wings," a nonprofit art project. For seven sessions between Oct. 10 and 13, participants shared their life experiences with one another.

"Women tend to weave their lives together, and so part of what we are doing here is weaving our stories together," said artist Lorri Acott-Fowler, co-organizer of the project. "Then, when we use clay, we will leave those marks together that tell our stories."

Palin sets eyewear fashion ablaze

Palin’s Kazuo Kawasaki 704s, which estimates to be $450 without lenses, are selling well nationwide; the demand has even created a surge of less-expensive knockoffs.

Top state senator wants to change attorney general's office

Gibbons, a Republican, wants to emphasize justice over headlines.

Former prosecutor says experience with badge prepares him

Koster has been a senator for Missouri's 31st District, in the western part of the state, since 2004.

Rep. Graves' father wants son's rival to change ad

The disputed ad says an airstrip on Graves' property was renovated with taxpayers' money.