LETTER: Cast your vote for Chris Kelly

Chris Kelly's push to preserve MU's College of Veterinary Medicine demonstrates his tireless drive and effectiveness as a politician, Allen W. Hahn writes.

Political commentary is ignoring serious issues, problems

The reaction to a recent assassination plot of Barack Obama sheds light on how we are handling our political discourse.

Missouri House candidates Robb, Kelly debate higher education

Republican Rep. Ed Robb and former legislator Chris Kelly agree that higher education needs to be better funded but disagree on who would be the more effective legislator.

Committee votes on name of new elementary school

The naming committee for the new elementary school held its second and final meeting Wednesday to select a name from the 39 suggestions submitted by members of the community. The selection, Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary School, will be submitted to the Board of Education for approval.

Big 12 South resumes football dominance

Football teams from the Big 12 South Division are 10-2 against teams from the North Division this season.

Fight at Hickman leads to eight arrests

Seven teenagers were arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of peace disturbance by fighting following a fight at Hickman High School. An eighth teen was arrested on suspicion of first-degree trespassing.

Early arrival encouraged for Obama rally

Setup begins on Carnahan Quad, and a large crowd is anticipated at Thursday night's event.

Cyclist will receive $450,000 in personal injury lawsuit

Although the cyclist was found to be partially at fault for the accident, she will still receive a portion of the money awarded.

Analysis finds disparities in county voter rolls

Fourteen of the state's 114 counties had more registered voters than voting-age adults. Such a scenario raises the question of whether some people could vote twice in different places.

Ozark police cleared in Taser use incident

The police struck the teenager nine times with a Taser after he refused to follow their orders to stay down.

Rawdon's two goals lifts Cougars past Baker

After giving a late goal in regulation, Columbia College prevailed in two overtimes despite being a man down.

EXTRA POINTS: MU swimming and diving receives Big 12 accolades

Follow-ups to voter registration drives differ between parties

Both Republicans and Democrats helped register voters for this election, but party organizers are split on what constitutes adequate follow-up to geting voters out to the polls Nov. 4.

Fewer inpatient stays contribute to staff cuts at Boone Hospital Center

Although the emergency room has seen more patients, overall the hospital is counting between 50 to 70 fewer patients this year than it did to last year, hospital President Dan Rothery said.

Columbia Civic Orchestra celebrates musical tradition at renovated theatre

The Orchestra will feature a tribute to Scott Joplin, who is known as the "King of Ragtime."

Report: Cost of state universities goes up 6.4 percent

For the current academic year, the average list price of tuition and fees at four-year public universities rose $394, or 6.4 percent, to $6,585 for in-state students, according to the annual "Trends in College Pricing" report from the College Board.

Forsee gift to help bring distance learning closer

UM-system campuses will soon be installing Cisco TelePresence systems. These videoconferencing rooms include large, high-resolution screens that show conferencing participants life-sized, as if they were sitting at the other end of the table.

State Senate and House candidates propose health-care fixes

Some candidates think Gov. Matt Blunt's 2005 Medicaid cuts need to be reversed. Others think that's unrealistic given the state's responsiblity to a balanced budget. Candidates for the state House and Senate outline their ideas for health-care reform in Missouri.

City, county, school board representatives discuss curfews

Columbia City Council members, Boone County Commissioners and Columbia Board of Education members discussed school dress codes, imposing a city curfew and collaborating to lower youth crime rates.

ANALYSIS: Obama, McCain appeal to button wearing, sign carrying crowd as election draws near

Days away from the election, a noticeable change has taken place in presidential campaign strategy in Missouri. After months of candidates appealing to the voting-befuddled, hard-to-reach undecided, they're finally giving some love to their base supporters.