Presidential campaign inspires young voters

Canvassers Katie Barnes, left, Darryl Douglas and Yun Zhang go through lists of registered voters on Election Day 2008 to remind people to vote.

More young voters got involved in the 2008 presidential campaign and election than in previous elections. For some students, such as 20-year-old Jony Rommel, the decision to get involved was life-changing.

Carroll adds range in exhibition win

The election is over, time to act like adults

Regardless of party affiliation, Obama is your next president, and we as a country need to move forward with him.

Iowa State eyes potential spoiler role

Iowa State coach Gene Chizik's flailing Cyclones are well beyond a point of no return. They will fail in their attempt to qualify for their first bowl appearance since 2005. They stand last in the Big 12 North, considered by some to be one of the nation’s weakest divisions in major college football. On the surface, it appears Iowa State doesn’t have much to play for against Missouri on Saturday night in Ames.

New casino appears to skew riverboat revenues

While overall revenue rose from the same time last year, the numbers appear to have been inflated by the opening of a new casino.

3 Democratic representatives-elect discuss election changes

Stephen Webber, Chris Kelly and Mary Still have already begun discussing an election reform package for the legislative session that would include early voting.

Hickman swimmer seeking second state championship

Michael Sheahen, a senior at Hickman, is looking to repeat as state champion in the 500-yard freestyle.

City receives 23 applications for new Vision Commission

The City Council will appoint seven core "coordinating committee" members and up to five special-skilled "resource members," if it chooses. Applications were due to the city clerk by Friday.

Man accused of beating child over lost video games

A Columbia man was arrested Tuesday after his 13-year-old stepson accused him of punching the boy in the face and slamming his head into a wall as punishment for losing video games, a Boone County Sheriff’s Department release said. 

Study: Extensive artery damage exists in obese children

Resarchers linked obesity in children to heart disease.

Departing state treasurer to teach class at Missouri State

Sarah Steelman, who lost in the Republican primary to Kenny Hulshof, will teach a political science course on public policy and leadership.

Documentary follows family of man jailed on conspiracy charge

Filmmaker Line Halvorsen stops in mid-Missouri to share her film about Sami Al-Arian and his terrorism trial.

House for veterans' families breaks ground in St. Louis

The houses are expected to allow family members of injured veterans to stay near their relatives receiving medical care.

District, contractor had worked together in past

A workman who died Monday at the construction site of Columbia's new elementary school was working alongside Professional Contractors & Engineers, a company that Columbia Public Schools has worked with in the past without problems, officials said.

Northeast Columbia home burglarized Monday night

While residents slept, burglars took possessions and cash from from the garage attached to the home.

UPDATE: Firefighter suffers burn in north Columbia house fire

A Columbia firefighter is being treated at University Hospital for a burn he suffered while responding to a fire Tuesday morning. He is now expected to be released Wednesday morning.

St. Louis police officer fired for involvement in off-duty shooting

The shooting took place outside a tavern in Pontoon Beach, Ill., and left two people wounded.

Missouri governor-elect selects budget adviser

Nixon announced Tuesday that Wayne Goode, a former Senate Appropriations Committee chairman, will be the deputy transition director for budget review.

Eldridge Lovelace, a designer of St. Louis arch grounds, dies

Eldridge Lovelace, a retired urban planner who helped design the Gateway Arch grounds, died Friday at a St. Louis hospital. He was 95. Lovelace oversaw the design of the 90-acre grounds surrounding the Gateway Arch, which was completed in 1965.

Missouri Court of Appeals travels to Boone County

Three judges from the Western District of the Missouri Court of Appeals will come to town on Wednesday to hear five cases — two of them originating in Boone County.