Newspapers have a lock on local information, but too many are preoccupied with the Internet to capitalize on it.
The expected growth of the federal government budget deficit to $1.2 trillion this year could swamp future generations with a tidal wave of debt. But failure to spend huge piles of money on stimuli could capsize an already foundering economy.
What is the point of an indoors smoking ban if nonsmokers have to walk through a cloud of it to enter a building?
Two of the five candidates currently work in Missouri. The Columbia Police Department's only internal candidate did not make the cut.
Police found unidentified skeletal remains in a homemade shed Wednesday morning in a wooded area just north of Conley Road, said Capt. Brad Nelson of the Columbia Police Department's Major Crimes Unit.
The recovery search for 20-year-old John Paul Forget of Chesterfield resumed Wednesday on the Missouri River. An officer with the State Water Patrol performed a surface and sonar search for the man who has been missing since Dec. 16.
Participants can dress formally or informally for the free party from 6 to 11 p.m. on Jan. 20 at The Blue Note.
The 95th Missouri General Assembly began Wednesday with a proposal that could endanger the continuing authority of the UM System Board of Curators by bringing all state universities under one board.
Columbia's 25 National Merit semifinalists are, by and large, the cream of the academic crop. But to understand them requires consideration of much more than their scores.
The Columbia Art League has received a $20,000 grant from the 3M Foundation. It will be used for arts education programs for youth. “It's such a tremendous boost for the Columbia Art League at a time when everyone in the arts is feeling the pinch, and a great endorsement for creativity in our community by a national foundation,” said Diana Moxon, the art league's executive director.
The commission is preparing a report, due March 31, on how it will measure its progress over the coming months.
Two attempted burglaries awakened residents early this morning in north Columbia, according to a Columbia Police Department news release.
Gov.-elect Jay Nixon issued pink slips to about 150 state employees Wednesday, ending their jobs the moment he takes office next week. The termination letters were sent primarily to employees in Cabinet-level, senior staff or policy-making positions, said Nixon spokesman Oren Shur.
D. Kent King, a longtime school superintendent who was Missouri's education commissioner for the past eight years, died Wednesday. He was 65. King died at his home in Rolla after deciding to forgo further treatment for a cancerous brain tumor diagnosed in October 2006, said Jim Morris, a spokesman for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
The legal spat over Gov. Matt Blunt's e-mails and a fired staff attorney has cost Missouri taxpayers about $1.5 million. Records provided to The Associated Press under the Sunshine Law show the state has spent more than $900,000 to defend Blunt and several past and present administration officials against a lawsuit by former legal counsel Scott Eckersley.
Missouri legislators convened their 2009 session Wednesday with an emphasis on job creation in a struggling economy that has created financial concerns not only for individuals but for the state itself.
Americans continue to head west — and to the Mid-Atlantic states — while many are leaving the Great Lakes region behind, according to a study released Wednesday.
Incoming Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday picked an outgoing state House member to lead the Department of Health and Senior Services. Margaret Donnelly, 54, of Richmond Heights, was picked to join Nixon's Cabinet on Wednesday, just before lawmakers were sworn in and Donnelly officially left the state legislature.