While only 10 percent of registered voters particpipated in voting this week, plenty of coverage on candidates in both City Council and School Board elections was available ahead of time. Those who did choose to vote had powerful opinions on behalf of themselves and their non-voting neighbors in important races. The significance of this past week's Council decisions are evidence of that.
Visiting with the impoverished and oppressed Tutsi population of Rwanda, helped Rock Bridge freshman golfer Tyler Kolb realize he wants to do more extensive mission work.
Michael G. Winter, representing the Missouri Gaming Association, purports the corporate citizenship of Missouri casinos.
Barbara Hoppe is thanked for her service to Columbia.
Willie Smith was represented in court Tuesday by his new attorney, David Tyson Smith. Willie Smith said he made the attorney switch because of David Smith's experience on the Citizen Oversight Committee. Willie Smith was arrested last month while cleaning Bella Salon in south Columbia.
The Central Missouri Humane Society was named one of the 10 finalists in the Zootoo.com makeover competition. The humane society is not putting stock in allegations that Zootoo has not yet paid a previous winner from St. Louis.
The senators are trying to decide whether to expand business tax credits to stimulate economic growth or curtail the use of the income-tax reducing credits.
In the first of a series of four meetings, a city-appointed committee examined issues regarding West Broadway and suggested ideas for its reconstruction.
The House Budget Committee passed Gov. Jay Nixon's bill that calls for $155 million to go to several state departments for the remainder of the fiscal year.
Author and humorist David Sedaris spoke to a sold-out audience in Jesse Hall on Wednesday night as a part of his tour promoting his most recent book, "When You Are Engulfed in Flames."
Jane Smiley, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of "A Thousand Acres," led a discussion Wednesday evening about that book as well as many other topics including previous novels and her passions.
The Hickman girls soccer team could not pull out a win during its game Thursday night against Lee's Summit West. The Kewpies lost 2-1 and will face Rock Bridge at 5 p.m. Monday.
In order to accomodate a growing congregation, Forum Christian Church, among others, has added another location for its services: Hilton Garden Conference Center.
Two Columbia men were arrested separately Wednesday and Thursday on drug-related charges, according to a press release.
Earlier reports of an armed robbery at 2101 W. Ash St. early Wednesday morning turned out to be false, according to a Columbia Police Department news release.
Missouri Bradford Research and Extension Center's third annual native plant sale will be held Saturday. Demonstrations and a bird-watching tour will be available free to the public.
The Missouri General Assembly supported a provision that would prevent sex offenders from being 500 feet from a park and prohibiting them from coaching a sports team with players 17 and younger. Jail terms would extend to a maximum of four years for a first offense, and seven years the second time. It will need a second vote before it reaches the Senate.
Ming Zhou, whose artwork is featured at Orr Street Studios, takes on the Chinese bourgeosie.
The Ninth Street Philharmonic Orchestra and the Missouri Youth Orchestra hosted competitions in recent months and plan to make them annual traditions.