Missouri Grand Prix makes a splash this weekend

The third annual Missouri Grand Prix swimming event runs Friday through Monday at the MU Student Recreational Complex.

LETTER: Stimulus bill won't solve economic woes

History shows that spending money won't help; what will help is lower taxes, removing regulation and eliminating government waste.

Ratliff leads state, Columbia NAACP into organization's 100th year

Mary Ratliff, local and state president of the NAACP, co-established the Columbia chapter in 1976. She has since been a part of the local civil rights discussion, for which she has received both praise and criticism.

Laptops should be allowed in Senate chambers

The laptop debate centers around whether senators would be paying attention to their laptops rather than the debate.

Information for the third annual Missouri Grand Prix

Here's everything you need to know about the Missouri Grand Prix swimming event this weekend.

Governor redirects surplus funds to MU Extension in budget proposal

Gov. Jay Nixon amends budget cuts for fiscal year 2010 after redirecting a $10.1 million surplus from construction on a women's prision in Chillicothe to MU Extension. MU says it is still displeased with the proposed departmental cuts. Legislative approval is needed before any changes would occur.

The Beat: Two Columbia superintendent candidates left

K12 reporter Joshua Nichol-Caddy talks to KBIA’s Sean Powers about the latest development on the search for Columbia’s next superintendent.

LETTER: Congratulations to Kappa Alpha Theta on 100 years

Heart of Missouri CASA appreciates the good work Thetas have done for abused and neglected children.

GUEST COLUMN: What about those under the middle class?

In light of all the press about the Obama family,  it seems as though all of the other families are being forgotten and left under the radar.

PHOTO GALLERY: Al Capone St. Valentine's Day Massacre mock trial

Citizen Oversight Committee to wait for new chief to finalize review board ordinance

Details about the proposed citizen review board are on hold until a new Columbia police chief is selected.

Law school puts Al Capone on trial

The Historical and Theatrical Trial Society at the MU Law School held its third mock trial Wednesday night. This time, MU students and members of the community acted out roles, including notorious gangster Al Capone, in a mock trial of the St. Valentine's Day massacre.

Columbia NAACP Youth Council experiences renewed interest

Youth involvement in the NAACP is on the rise in Columbia. NAACP Youth Council has become active once again in Columbia, joining forces with the MU chapter to help raise awareness of NAACP's mission. The MU chapter has been hosting events in honor of the NAACP centennial, including a forum on “the N-word” and cultural awareness.

Superintendent candidate Chris Belcher steps out to meet community

Kearney School District Superintendent Chris Belcher is one of two finalists selected by Columbia School Board to fill its superintendent position. Belcher's colleagues describe him as straightforward and motivated.

Love Notes, a musical revue, returns for its eighth year

A musical revue in Boonville this Valentine's Day weekend features songs about all kinds of love — and there's dessert.

Former Columbia man arrested on child pornography charges

Authorities began investigating a 29-year-old man, after discovering child pornography was being distributed online from a Columbia residence. He was arrested Wednesday at his parents' Jefferson City home.

Cancer Center provides free mammograms through March 31

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center will provide free mammograms for needy Missouri residents. The center hopes to encourage those who would avoid a exam for financial reasons to participate.

NAACP faces new challenges after 100 years

The social climate surrounding the NAACP has changed dramatically over the organization's first 100 years, but leaders emphasize the need to build on past landmark victories to meet new challenges.

St. Louis firm in line to buy Range Line property

The Midland Development Group of St. Louis hopes to bring a grocery store to north Columbia residents.

Construction at A. Perry Philips Park begins, focuses on fishing

Construction is beginning at the new A. Perry Philips Park, 460 acres that will include the Gans Creek Recreation Area. By the end of the summer, development should be complete on a picnic area, a fishing dock and boat ramp, among other amenities for visiting fishers at Bristol Lake.