Missouri the right fit for Mike Anderson

After setting the school record with 31 wins and advancing all the way to Elite Eight, coach Mike Anderson and his players said the foundation has been laid for a successful men's basketball program at Missouri. It's that blueprint and a certain level of comfort that kept Anderson and his family in Columbia.

Today's Question: Should gay marriage come to Missouri?

The City Council has established a domestic partnership. The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled against a gay-marriage ban, and the Vermont legislature recently legalized same-sex marriage. Should Columbia join the trend and re-think its constitutional ban on same-sex marriage?

Regulations necessary to keep institutions honest

Congress should be able to regulate America's biggest business institutions so that the country's economy doesn't hinge on their success. It may turn out later that the loss of money through this crisis will be overshadowed by the loss of trust in those in charge of the financial system. Progress must now be made to protect the interests of future Americans.

Delays expected for Missouri tax returns

A shortfall in the state's revenue is causing the state to delay tax refunds. Missouri has been borrowing funds from its reserves since February. The state expects to make all payments by the end of the fiscal year.

Domestic registry: What others are saying

The Columbia City Council unanimously approved the creation of a domestic registry at its Monday night meeting. Check out what other cities have done and what people say about it.

Hoppe retains Sixth Ward council seat

Hoppe was re-elected on a platform of "vision" and "experience."

Missouri's Senne battles through hitting slump

Despite a hitting slump, Missouri's Aaron Senne, a Minnesota native, came through in the clutch against Minnesota on Tuesday. It wasn't enough for the Tigers, though, who fell 7-3 at Taylor Stadium. 

Election results

Here are the election results, as reported by Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren:

VOTER REACTION: Second Ward voters consider economy as they vote

Voters in the Second Ward share their thoughts on the candidates and elections.

VOTER REACTION: Retiring Chris Janku draws praise from voters

Voters praise Chris Janku for years of service to City Council and offer comments about the school bond issue.

Passing of daily papers a tragedy

Two recent studies show how newspapers give readers the chance to question and react.

Freeze poses little concern to fruit farmers

Forecast of hard freeze has Missouri fruit industry expecting less damage compared with the devastating freeze of April 2007, according to mid-Missouri growers. Most of the farmers said that the fruit can handle the temperatures that were expected to affect Missouri on Monday night.

Police Department to adopt all police forum standards on Tasers

New Police Chief Kenneth Burton said in a news release Monday night that the Columbia Police Department will adopt all 52 policy guidelines on Tasers from the Police Executive Research Forum, a research group funded by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Domestic partnership registry unanimously passed by Columbia City Council

Community members spoke overwhelmingly in favor of the registry at the public hearing Monday night. Any couple wishing to be included on the registry can apply with the Department of Health and Human Services.

Pruitt, King win seats on Columbia School Board

Now, the majority of members on the Columbia School Board have been on hand for a year or less. That means a lot of on-the-job training and a fair dose of excitement.

Cougars 'ride the wave' one last time

On Tuesday at Southwell Complex, Columbia College held a celebration for its national runner-up men's basketball team.

PHOTO GALLERY: Voters turn out for City Council, School Board elections

Columbia residents are casting their ballots for the Second Ward and Sixth Ward City Council members and school board elections Tuesday until 7 p.m.

Click here to view the Missourian Voters Guide.

Click here to read voters' reactions to the election.

Click here to view the Missourian's Twitter feed (or search #columbiaelection).

Thornhill prevails in Second Ward council race

Only 29 votes separated the two candidates.

Voter turnout historically low

Only 10,503 Boone County voters, or 10.1 percent of those registered, cast ballots in Tuesday's municipal election.


Hickman boys tennis team struggles against Helias

The Hickman boys tennis team lost 7-2 to Helias on Tuesday, but five of the nine matches went to tiebreakers.