Representatives offer insight into political parties at Hickman forum

Representatives from the Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, Progressive and Constitution parties — the five parties that will appear on the Missouri ballot — took to the stage Thursday night at a forum hosted by Hickman High School as part of its Speak Your Mind series.

LETTER: Republicans in charge hasn't worked for America

What the Republicans say is one thing, but what they have done is pursue an economic policy of attempting to borrow our way out of debt

Obama's MU address draws detractors, too

Dissidents gathered at MU's Speakers Circle brandished signs reading "No redistribution of wealth" and "Obama roots for Kansas." Although outnumbered, they were a steady presence throughout the night.

First Baptist Church to celebrate 185th anniversary

On Saturday, First Baptist Church is celebrating its 185th anniversary with a day of service and dedication of the Annie Fisher Food Pantry in the area of Blind Boone Community Center.

'Rednecks' come to Columbia for Obama rally

Tony Viessman, 74, of Rolla started "Rednecks for Obama" with Les Spencer, 60, before Obama's July 30 stop in Rolla, and has traveled to campaign events in Mississippi, Tennessee, Colorado and New York.

Line for Obama rally stretches nearly a mile

By 6:15 p.m., a line of Sen. Barack Obama supporters had already gathered along Conley Avenue north of MU's Mel Carnahan Quadrangle. The line stretched from Hulston Hall, which houses the MU law school, jogged east down University Avenue around Middlebush Hall and then south on Hitt Street.

Legislative candidates differ on education issues

Candidates for the Missouri Senate and Missouri House of Representatives weighed in on how to fund K-12 education in a tough economy.

Columbia travel not as hard hit as nation, agents say

The average American's economic stiffness hasn't taken its toll on Columbia travel, said Roy Shelby of Great Southern Travel in Columbia.

True/False Film Fest announces 2009 dates

The sixth annual festival will once again showcase independent films.

Financial adviser calms nerves

Edward Jones financial adviser Kathy Lou Neale has been fielding many calls from worried clients since the economic downturn. She likens the market to a turbulent airplane, and it's not time to jump off. It's just time to buckle up and keep a clear head.

City vets plans for new sidewalks

Residents take a look at plans for new sidewalks at four locations


Local sex offenders concerned about new Halloween law

Many sex offenders were concerned about Halloween-related activities with their own children or grandchildren. Others were nervous about getting in trouble for the actions of other people in their household, like giving candy to trick-or-treaters.

Halloween weekend to bring spooky festivities, daylight saving time

Pleasant Friday weather should offer a serene setting for spooky Halloween festivities. Here's a look at where you can head to celebrate.

Twinkie-maker can seek creditor approval of plan

Interstate Bakeries Corp. can begin seeking creditor approval of a plan that would allow the company to exit more than four years of bankruptcy, a judge said Thursday.

Mizzou Masti gears up for 17th India Nite

Dance choreographer Prerana Patel and her friends are making final preparations for their Mizzou Masti performance at India Night on Saturday. They and other student groups from MU's South Asian Students Association participate each year at India Nite, hosted by the Cultural Association of India in Columbia since 1992.

Adelante moves to radio platform, broadcasts in Spanish

"Radio Adelante" is now airing on KOPN/89.5 FM on Saturday mornings following "La Hora Latina."

Legislative candidates offer views on the economy

Local state House and Senate candidates have varying thoughts on the future of Missouri's economy.