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.

Tigers win at Georgia to end road drought

The Tigers snapped an eight-game nonconference road losing streak on Saturday afternoon.

Missouri women win seventh in a row

The Tiger's bench had its most impressive performance of the year in a 76-65 win at Duquesne.

Out of Africa and into a new world

They use the language resources available but still struggle with full assimilation into American life

Airport use grows 99 percent since Mesaba's arrival

More people have been choosing Columbia Regional Airport since Mesaba became its carrier. Greg Cecil, chairman of the Airport Advisory Board, attributes the growth to competitive ticket prices and convenient Memphis connections.

Public hearings for GetAbout Projects

Here is a list of projects.

Hallsville man one step closer to building 'sanctuary' for veterans

 In a rare overruling of a Boone County Planning and Zoning Commission recommendation, Boone County commissioners on Tuesday approved Marine veteran David Sallee’s request to rezone his property. Marine veteran David Sallee wants to put in mobile homes for veterans who are homeless or have disabilities.


Former UM System Curator Mary L. James dies at 59

She died Friday at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City of pancreatic cancer. She had been appointed to the Board of Curators by Gov. Mel Carnahan in 1999 and served as president in 2005. Mrs. James was active in many organizations.

Five Ideas: 2008 was a milestone year for many people

This week, we ask you to weigh in on the new year, the popularity of the "Twilight" series, why Columbia residents blog, helping families in need and granting rights and benefits to LGBT couples.

Blunt names two to judicial screening panels

Like Matt Blunt, both are opponents of the state's "nonpartisan" method of appointing some judges.

ANALYSIS: Israel has history of failure in ground attacks

Its forces have either gotten bogged down or sustained heavy casualties, without quelling violent groups or halting attacks for good. And now its invaded the Gaza Strip.

Police arrest two after finding marijuana plants, illegal mushrooms

Police found the drugs at Gatehouse Apartments after getting a search warrant stemming from their investigation of a disturbance.

Rifle shots fired at Gatehouse Apartments early Saturday

Police didn't find anyone with injuries at the complex or area hospitals, a Columbia Police Department release stated.

Residents powering homes face insurance problems

They can't get the insurance they're now required to have by the state.

GetAbout Columbia officials optimistic about program's future

The implementation of GetAbout Columbia has taken longer than many expected. But city officials are confident Congress will approve when the city presents its final report in September 2010.