MoDOT to begin Safe and Sound bridge campaign

The Missouri Department of Transportation is poised to begin its largest building campaign in state history to repair 802 of Missouri's worst-rated bridges.

Change starts small

In a new year change starts with small steps, such as campaigning for the Humane Society and renovating houses rather than tearing them down.

Smoking ban a good first step toward a healthier lifestyle

Eliminating smoking and fast food on campus would go a long way toward promoting healthier lifestyles.

Holden, others offer advice for Nixon

Former Gov. Bob Holden, as well as Republican legislators, say communication and compromise will be key to Jay Nixon's success as governor.

New MU Student Center will open Monday

The new MU Student Center will open Monday with one entrance at the southeast corner of Hitt and Rollins streets.

Richardson withdraws bid to be commerce secretary

A federal grand jury is investigating how a California company that contributed to Bill Richardson's political activities won a New Mexico transportation contract worth more than $1 million. Richardson said the investigation "would have forced an untenable delay in the confirmation process."

ANALYSIS: Nixon proposing new economic focus

Jay Nixon wants to launch his Show Me Jobs initiative. Problem is, it would tap the same source of funds as Matt Blunt's DREAM program for downtown revitalization. Can both programs survive?

UPDATE: Majority of KC-area nursing homes score below average

A new federal database rating facilities on health inspections, staffing levels and quality of care.

Net installation finished at Bagnell Dam to protect fish

AmerenUE put in the 900-foot-wide net to keep the fish out of the turbines.

Airline passenger arrested in St. Louis for bomb threat

He was arrested, authorities said, after he made a threat to a flight attendant who asked him to close  his laptop computer before takeoff.