Columbia man arrested on suspicion of burglary

An 18-year-old Columbia man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of first-degree burglary, property damage and resisting arrest.

Oakland Junior High School students hold political convention

More than 400 parents, teachers, candidates and community members attended the event on Wednesday morning.

UPDATE: Forsee gift helps bring new technology to UM System

After a $1 million donation from UM System President Gary Forsee and his wife, Sherry, and another $1 million from Cisco Systems and AT&T, UM System campuses will soon be installing Cisco TelePresence systems.

10 tips for saving this Halloween

COLUMBIA — With the downturn in the economy, some families are on smaller Halloween budgets this year.

State lowering tax on workers' compensation benefits

Missouri is lowering a tax on employers for workers' compensation benefits from 1 percent to 0.5 percent starting next year.

Columbia Transit unlikely to extend service to new high school

Expanding bus routes to include the new public high school has not yet been discussed because of fuel costs and the economic downturn.

The FCC is disconnected from reality

The Federal Communications Commission thinks we need a "relief package" for the nation's largest telecommunications providers. It is just days away from voting on a proposed order that could end up costing millions of consumers millions of dollars on their monthly phone bills. We need to stop this vote.

Former schools superintendent says government needs faith

Gregory Thompson is the Constitution Party's candidate for governor.

Lengthy political career holds lessons for Nixon

Nixon, who is the longest-serving attorney general in Missouri history, is hoping to bring his small-town experiences to the Governor's office

Nomad-like congressman hopes his next stop is Jefferson City

Kenny Hulshof, the Republican candidate for governor, began his career in politics when he was attending MU and took an internship in Washington, DC., Hulshof has gone on to serve as a special prosecutor and congressman, moving around from city to city, and he hopes that he will be leaving the District of Columbia soon for Jefferson City.


Libertarian says party needs to get beyond 'making a stink'

Andy Finkenstadt says that if he is elected governor, he would follow the letter and spirit of the law.

Columbians tread murky waters between politics and religion

In the midst of controversy and contempt, the people of Columbia became proactive in their search for commonality, understanding, and conversation that would build the bridge between divergent views of religion and politics.

Baylor football on quest for respectability

Coach Art Briles tries to get the Bears moving in the right direction in his first year on the job.

Obama likely to attract big crowd in Columbia

Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, will be in Columbia on Thursday night. The Change We Need rally begins at 9:30 p.m. in the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle at MU. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. 

LETTER: Judy Baker far better than what Luetkemeyer campaign says

Trust Judy to bring the same passion and skill to Washington at a time when leadership is needed to avert a crisis in health care financing and delivery that none of us have seen before.

Most people vote on informed decisions not on self-interest

Those who vote Republican tend to be conservatives who opt for lower taxes and free markets. Democrats lean more liberal and populist and look to taxation to level the playing field for the disadvantaged and those who don't wish to provide for themselves.

Health care is our responsibility, not our right

The Health Savings Account is a viable option for helping our country escape this crisis.

MU women's basketball will reach for NCAA tournament

After finishing last in the Big 12 last season, the Tigers' top eight scorers return looking for better results.

City abuzz over Obama visit

Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at MU's Carnahan Quadrangle on Thursday.

Advocate of nuclear disarmament cancels MU visit