Situation won't get better under two-party system

The two-party system is worn out and has led to some of the least worthy politicians in the world.

Council moves ahead with three GetAbout Columbia projects

The City Council voted Monday night to allow GetAbout Columbia to begin work on two proposed sidewalks and one extension of the MKT trail at Garth Avenue. The council asked for a new plan for another extension project and told GetAbout to wait on funding for the two remaining extensions.

Victory could have been sweeter for MU women's basketball team

After Saturday's win at Colorado, the Missouri women's basketball team got lost searching for a Dairy Queen.

Texas A&M moving into NCAA tournament hunt

After going 14-1 in nonconference play, the Aggies limped to a 3-7 start in the Big 12. All appeared lost. Now, coach Mark Turgeon's team has won four straight games to draw even at 7-7.

Seitzer becoming a hit among current Royals players

Former Royal has returned to the team as the batting coach.

Kansas City Salvation Army turns kettles green for St. Patrick's Day

The Salvation Army  will paint its red kettles green for St. Patrick's Day. The kettles, along with bell-ringing volunteers, will be posted along the 1.3-mile St. Patrick's Day parade route in Kansas City to raise money for emergency assistance to people in need.

Today's Question: Should felons have to serve more of their sentence?

On average, convicted felons serve less than half of their sentences in Missouri prisons. A bill introduced by state Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, would change this by requiring inmates to complete a minimum of 85 percent of their sentence.

Missouri trout season gets cold start

Winter weather greets anglers on opening day, but as Angela Seymour said, "Even when it's cold, everyone's happy."

Northeast Columbia fire forces residents out

Twenty-four firemen responded to a fire at Demaret Drive on Monday night. No injuries were reported.

Police Department admits improper use of Tasers

Interim Police Chief Tom Dresner presented a report to the City Council on Monday night in which the department admits to improper use of Tasers in two incidents. As a result of the incidents, police have clarified their Taser policy by prohibiting the weapon's use on people suspected of less serious crimes that don't involve physical violence or an immediate threat to the public or police.

BOONE LIFE: There's no place like this home

The Worleys live in a small house filled with memories and collectibles.

Bipartisan resolution would fund higher education projects

A bipartisan proposal introduced in the House on Monday afternoon would authorize the General Assembly to issue bonds up to $700 million for higher education building and maintenance projects and would be presented to Missouri voters in the next general election.

Assaulting a ref could draw higher penalty

A state representative proposed a bill making it illegal to rough up a referee. The maximum penalty would be a $1,000 fine or one year in jail.

True/False looks ahead after "fantastic growth" in attendance

Festival co-director David Wilson estimated 23,000 tickets were sold at last weekend's film festival, up nearly 5,000 tickets from last year.

Sheriff's Department crackdown leads to 97 tickets

Between Feb. 21 and 28, 11 drivers who were suspected to be under the influence were removed from Boone County roadways, according to a release by the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.  The department also issued 97 tickets during a speed enforcement program.

MU student to present Boy Scouts national report in Washington

MU sophomore Jack O'Neill will travel to Washington, D.C., to present the Boy Scouts of America's Report to the Nation.

Brother of suspected gang leader pleaded not guilty

Koda Alshawn Coats, 22, of Columbia pleaded not guilty to gun and drug charges in connection with suspected gang activity.

MU Division of IT to host technology expo

The Technology for Tight Budgets Expo will be hosted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 4 and March 5 in the Bond Life Sciences Center.

Local councilman earns award for leadership achievement

The National League of Cities honored Third Ward Councilman Karl Skala for his participation in municipal leadership training. Skala has taken many courses involving leadership and government.

PHOTO GALLERY: True/False winding down

True/False moviegoers and organizers said goodbye to the festival, which ran from Thursday until Sunday night.