Deal announced on stimulus; weekend vote likely

Three Republican  moderates broke ranks and pledged their votes for the stimulus bill, giving it the necessary 60-vote majority.

Curators approve furlough, retirement plan

The board also approved a transition assistance program for employees who lose their jobs as a result of budget cuts.

Conversations with journalists can add depth, context to stories

A new project between KBIA and the Missourian, The Beat, allows reporters to better explain daily stories, which isn't always possible on deadline.

Shire stands out in MU gymnastics win over SEMO

The junior notched a 9.95 score on the balance beam and won her fourth all-around title of the season Friday night at Hearnes Center.

Hickman gets home win over Logan-Rogersville

Hickman boys basketball ended a two-game slide with a 50-35 home win over the visting Wildcats Friday night.

Columbia Daily Tribune makes cuts

More jobs may be on the line. "Like every other business, we are targeting some positions for potential elimination based on what's happening (with the economy)," Associate Publisher Vicki Russell said.

What is Baha’í?

Baha’ís believe all religions are in reality one religion that is continuously evolving. The Baha’í religion promotes lifestyles to help the formation of a global society.

Columbian remembers religious persecution in Iran

Sahba Jalali and his family fled Iran for Columbia in 1978 to escape religious persecution for their Baha'i faith.

GUEST COLUMN: What we need in a new superintendent

The search for a public school superintendent is fraught with challenges. Ken Green, co-founder of Youth Alternative Learning Exchange, offers advice from educators and his own personal experience.



Missouri wrestling comes from behind to beat OU

Central Missouri Food Bank acquires new director of donor relations

Dan Scotten, a retired long-term bank executive with more than 30 years of business experience, has agreed to fill the role.

Rock Bridge gets win but Scanlon not pleased

Bicyclist hit by car on Paris Road

A bicyclist was struck by a car and sent to the hospital Thursday night.

Versatile actor James Whitmore dies at 87

He had many roles in the movies, TV and the theater, he was best known for his one-man shows of historical figures such as Harry Truman, Will Rogers and Theodore Roosevelt.

State of University address focuses on competitive strategy

Chiefs' new leadership could lead to brighter season

Cardinals offensive coordinator Todd Haley will be the Chiefs' new head coach.

Eight wildfires burned in Boone County on Friday

But this isn't unusual, Gale Blomenkamp said. "This is technically our busiest time for wildfires," said the Boone County Fire Protection District division chief.

False Reflection: MU professor studies how, why eating disorders consume females in the U.S.

Eating disorders are rooted in self-perception. One MU researcher is exploring the reasons why bulimia and anorexia consume those who are affected and make it impossible for people to see themselves clearly.

Free morning of fun, learning for preschoolers

Children up to age 5 can enjoy art, games, reading and music at "Messy Morning."

MU welcomes new chair of psychiatry

John Lauriello, currently a professor and vice chair of psychiatry at the University of New Mexico, will lead MU's Department of Psychiatry as the Chancellor's Chair of Excellence in Psychiatry.