Families and administrators see potential benefits of Gov. Jay Nixon's proposal to expand the A+ Schools Program and institute a four-year university scholarship for students who meet certain criteria.
With visits to the City Council and mock presidential elections, Columbia students are learning about history as it happens.
One of the 16 people suspected of involvement in a Columbia gang pleaded not guilty to federal drug trafficking charges in the central division of the U.S. Court for the Western District of Missouri in Jefferson City.
Traffic violations have decreased yearly since 2006. Many variables have contributed to the decline, including high summer gas prices and vacancies within the Columbia Police Department's traffic unit.
The City Council chose not to participate in the state's Show Me Green Sales Tax Holiday amid fears that it would push the city even farther into the red.