Nixon's proposed budget relies on stimulus package

The governor said 1,300 state jobs would have to be cut and 50 programs would have to be trimmed or eliminated to balance the budget.

Young Tiger guards struggling away from home

Miguel Paul, Kim English and Marcus Denmon continued their struggles outside of Mizzou Arena in Wednesday night’s 88–72 loss at Kansas State’s Bramlage Coliseum.

MU could soon be responsible for Missouri mental health center

The state Department of Mental Health is moving toward transferring responsibility for its mental health center in Columbia to MU Health Care.

LETTER: U.S. must develop its own energy

Besides wind and solar energy, nuclear power offers the next best alternative to securing America's energy-independence.

How will Nixon pay for his grand ideas?

The governor laid out some important promises in his State of the State speech Tuesday night, including reiterating his call for no budget cuts to higher education and a pledge of balancing the budget with no new taxes.

Nixon repeats pledge to spare higher education from cuts

He also made suggestions for how the University of Missouri should spend its money.

Missouri women's basketball coach promises changes after loss

Missouri coach Cindy Stein was unhappy with the way her team played in a 68-60 defeat to Oklahoma State.

School choice up to parents

What if public schools are eventually federally consolidated in essence, and other choices regulated awayunder the guise of "quality control" – in order to essentially protect us from ourselves?  Well, at least we'd be free from the concerns of having a local school board to complain about.

Tigers can't stop Oklahoma State's Riley

Andrea Riley, Oklahoma State's junior guard and the Big 12's leading scorer,  gathered 30 points in her team's 68-60 victory over Missouri on Wednesday.

UM System sues professor over patent

The University of Missouri System claims Galen Suppes, a chemical engineering professor, won't release the rights to more than 30 inventions and 11 potential patents it says were developed in his labs at MU.

Williams leads Rock Bridge girls basketball past Hickman

Amaya Williams, a junior guard for the Bruins, scored 22 points Wednesday night to lead her team to a 59-55 victory over the Kewpies.

UPDATE: UM System sues professor over patents

The UM System filed a lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City against chemical engineering professor Galen Suppes. The system claims Suppes won't release the rights to more than 30 inventions and 11 potential patents it says were developed in his UM labs.

Transportation high on list of potential federal stimulus expenditures

A state Senate committee charged with overseeing the receipt of federal stimulus funds discussed a wide range of issues Wednesday surrounding the $809.2 million in federal relief that Gov. Jay Nixon has included in his budget proposal for fiscal year 2010.

Forsee backs Nixon's proposed higher education budget

UM System President Gary Forsee issued a prepared statement Wednesday responding to Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State address.  He said the proposed 50 percent cut to the extension program was "not anticipated."

Funds for higher education capital improvement projects under review

More than 30 capital improvement projects funded by the 2007 sale of MOHELA's assets are being suspended or reviewed because of insufficient capital within the loan agency.

Police chief candidate pool to be narrowed to two after Friday meeting

City Manager Bill Watkins and members of the citizen's police chief advisory committee will meet Friday morning to discuss the four remaining candidates for police chief.

Superintendent finalists face new priorities, public evaluation

The Columbia Public School Board is narrowing down its list of five candidates to focus on economically savvy, community-involved individuals. The final candidates will be announced by Sunday and will answer public questions in meetings next week.

Missouri House weighs closing some police records

Those in favor of closing some records say doing so will protect the reputation of police officers who haven't done anything wrong, while others fear police departments could get away without being held accountable in more serious situations.

Former U.S. Rep. Hulshof joins Kansas City law firm

Former Missouri Representative Kenny Hulshof will joining the Kansas City-based law firm of Polsinelli Shugart PC on Sunday . He will specialize in public policy-related issues.

MU Extension will provide free tax preparation help for families making less than $45,000

Free income tax preparation assistance will be provided beginning Monday and continuing through April 18 for students and families making less than $45,000 a year.