YouZeum opening bumped back to March

In September, YouZeum officials said they expected to open its doors this month. Now, Executive Director Gwen Robbins says the planned opening is for sometime in March.

Ashland writer named Missouri's first poet laureate

Gov. Matt Blunt named Ashland writer Walter Bargen as Missouri’s first official poet laureate on Tuesday.

Homeless programs get federal aid

Eighty-one Missouri programs that aid the homeless were awarded a total of $22.5 million to promote one of the president’s national goals — ending chronic homelessness. Three Columbia programs received a total of $420,224.

Masonic museum to open in Columbia

The Missouri Masonic Library and Museum, funded by the Masonic Home of Missouri that is housed in Columbia, will open officially to the public on Feb. 25.

Salvation Army donations down this year

Donations from The Salvation Army's annual Tree of Lights campaign are down 18 percent this year, leaving around $54,000 still needed before the campaign ends Jan. 31

Cost of flu vaccine reduced

The cost of a flu vaccine from the Columbia/Boone County Health Department was reduced from $20 to $10 on Tuesday.

Wednesday the deadline to register for Missouri primary

Wednesday is the deadline to register to vote in next month’s Missouri Presidential Preference Primary Election.

Low pay puts some Mo. teachers in financial straits

A teachers’ association is pushing a plan that would amount to an almost 25 percent pay raise for starting teachers.

Blunt proposes anti-smoking initiative

The governor's proposal would provide $11.6 million to help more Missourians quit smoking, through a program in MoHealthNet.

City utility billing office, customer service center to move

The new location at 701 E. Broadway will offer customers a utility payment drop-box and a drive-through on the north side of the building.

How to separate the contenders from the pretenders

Image problems abound for both Republicans and Democrats running for president: For Democrats, it’s the disingenuous anti-war calls, while the Republicans are too busy trying to out-Reagan each other.

Women who give birth at home deserve the best care

With nearly 1,000 babies born at home each year in Missouri, it’s time for the General Assembly to do the right thing and legalize midwifery.

Final college football polls

MU men's basketball team optimistic<br>about 2008 portion of schedule

The Missouri men’s basketball team has the chance to end its nonconference schedule on a high note Tuesday night against UMKC.

Appropriation of cable fees still undecided

City Council voted to add an estimated $250,000 that will be generated from increased cable franchise fees to the general budget on Monday night. Appropriation for the funds, however, is up in the air.

Only 2 people attend Clinton support meeting

Only two people showed up to a meeting in support of presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday night after an afternoon of severe thunderstorms.

Burned SUV found in Rock Bridge State Park

An investigation has been launched after the discovery of a charred and abandoned sports utility vehicle in the parking lot at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park.

Affirmative action ballot language unfair, judge rules

A judge on Monday rewrote the ballot language for a proposal banning most government affirmative action programs in Missouri, striking down a version originally crafted by Secretary of State Robin Carnahan as unfair.

More wild weather; 2 tornadoes reported in Moniteau County

The recent stint of unseasonable, and somewhat odd, weather continued Monday with temperatures in the 70s, heavy rain, hail and severe storms that produced reports of tornadoes in Moniteau County.

Police find suspect hiding in vehicle

With two outstanding warrants and 15 arrests in the last four years, wanted suspect Koda Coats was found Saturday evening hiding on the floorboard of a vehicle that was stopped