After lineup change, Missouri baseball team scores 20 runs

Missouri's Aaron Senne rounds the bases in Wednesday's 20-5 victory.

After another lineup shuffle that Missouri coach Tim Jamieson said would happen after Tuesday's loss to Minnesota, the Tigers beat the Golden Gophers 20-5 on Wednesday at Taylor Stadium.

State legislators need to get serious about governing

Missouri lawmakers introduce bills to look like they're working, but in reality get little done.

The silver lining of unemployment

Unemployment can be depressing, but it's an opportune time to smell the roses and do something productive.

Today's Question: Is Missouri doing everything it can to regulate puppy mills?

Missouri is known as the "puppy mill" capital of the U.S. The new Agriculture Director says he is trying to change that reputation. But, with a small staff of inspectors, the department cannot check up on every breeder in the state.

The Beat: Thornhill and Hoppe victorious in City Council race

Columbia Missourian reporters Pat Sweet and Andrew Van Dam talk about Tuesday’s results.

LETTER: Let's keep the politics out of the way Missouri chooses judges

A resolution under consideration in the state House to change the way judges are selected is full of bad ideas.

The Beat: Columbia residents vote for City Council members

Columbia Missourian editor Scott Swafford and reporter Liz Lucas talk about the City Council race and the challenges that the newly elected council members will inherit.

LETTER: Student protection act necessary to keep children safe

The opportunity to safeguard our state's children from pedophiles and sex abusers in the school districts should not be a topic for debate, but rather embraced as a tenet of a civilized society.

LETTER: Health care should be available for all

The U.S. should join other leading industrialized nations and offer a "Medicare-like" option in health care reform.

No. 10 Missouri softball overpowers No. 24 SIU

The Tigers have moved into the top 10 nationally for the first time since 1998.

Bridging the gap

Michael Bhatia, a 31-year-old Ivy League graduate in international relations, worked with the Pentagon's Human Terrain System in an effort to bridge the gap between social science and military action.

Hickman celebrates 100th anniversary of Kewpie doll

As Kewpie doll lovers around the world celebrate the Kewpie’s 100th anniversary, Hickman High School students, faculty, and alumni remember the doll as it fits into the school’s history. Hickman students share why they are proud to be Kewpies and how the Kewpie experience has impacted them.

Man, woman face meth charges

Richard F. Wright of Columbia and Amy E. Kliethermes of Holt's Summit were charged with manufacture and possession of a controlled substance.

UPDATE: Humane Society among 10 finalists for Zootoo makeover

The Central Missouri Humane Society is one of 10 finalists in a million dollar makeover contest run by The winner will be announced at the end of April.

Two MU students to showcase second film

Randy Prywitch and Jason Goldstein of Be The Shoe Productions will show their film, "Salad Daze," at 8 p.m. Saturday at Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts.

First Chance For Children raises half-ton of used toys, books

The organization plans to make their first-ever drive an annual event after raising nearly 1,000 pounds of toys and books.

Columbia Jews commemorate Passover

Beginning at sunset on Wednesday, Jews throughout Columbia will take part in the yearly celebration of Passover.

Columbia Friends of China to host Saturday luncheon

Columbia Friends of China, a 3-year-old group that seeks to promote the sharing of cultures between Columbia and Laoshan, China, is hosting a luncheon Saturday.


GetAbout to host hearing on bike boulevard plans

GetAbout Columbia will host the public hearing to discuss its plans for a bike boulevard on Windsor and Ash Streets and a sidewalk on Walnut Street from Old 63 to William Street.

UPDATE: Judge selection plan gets initial OK from Missouri House

Rep. Stanley Cox, R-Sedalia,  proposed a constitutional amendment that would alter the selection method for Missouri judges. Supporters of the current method, the Missouri Plan, say the new bill would inject partisan politics into the process because it requires a ratification by the Senate.   Supporters of the new bill say it would make candidates' histories more transparent.