LETTER: Ameren's plan too expensive, too dangerous

Don't be deceived by Ameren UE ads. A new nuclear power plant is a costly threat.

Liberty and justice for all

It is time for the definition of marriage to change once again to match a society dedicated to extending liberty to all.

Douglass Park neighborhood community advisory board advocates lasting change

The "Go 1st Ward" Community Advisory Board promotes physical activity and healthy lifestyles in the First Ward and other low-income communities.

The Beat: Columbia Tomorrow to be unveiled

The interactive database will detail the city's plans for development. Columbia Missourian  government editor Scott Swafford, reporter Liz Lucas, and Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellow Matt Thompson talk about the project.

Michelle Obama deserves more than fashion coverage

First ladies are more than just fashion icons. The role of first lady has evolved, yet coverage is still focused on what they wear, not political beliefs.

Missouri softball sweeps overmatched Missouri S&T

Finding quality opponets to fill the schedule has been a struggle for Ehren Earleywine.

Missouri lawmakers reject expanded children's health care plan

House Republicans voted down legislation Wednesday that would add more families to the State Children's Health Insurance Program. Gov. Jay Nixon vowed to push for the proposal in the future.

Today's Question: Twitter utilized by lawmakers at state, federal level

Over the last year Twitter has grown into one of the most popular social networking sites on the Internet. Do you think Twitter use on the House floor is beneficial or detrimental to what lawmakers are trying to accomplish?

With little time left, Tigers baseball fighting for NCAA bid

The Missouri baseball team improved to .500 after Wednesday's 12-2 win over Indiana State at Taylor Stadium.

MU athletics department employee faces charges of sexual misconduct

An MU athletic department employee was arrested by Fulton police Tuesday on suspicion of sexually assaulting and giving alcohol to three female MU students at his home, according to a Fulton Police Department news release.

Pinnacles Youth Park, a hidden gem

The 77-acre park, about 15 miles north of Columbia, has been open to the public since 1965. In 2015, the deed that transferred ownership expires, and some worry for the future of the park.

This man is a White House dog's best friend

Barry H. Landau has known about 25 White House dogs since the Eisenhower administration. Among the presidential-pooch memorabilia in his Manhattan apartment are matching orange inaugural dog coats worn by LBJ's twin beagles, Him and Her, and a photo of Landau kissing Clipper, JFK's German shepherd.

Show-Me Opera's 'The Magic Flute' includes MU University Philharmonic

Coloratura soprano Sarah Tannehill is the guest artist for this weekend's Columbia production of Mozart's "The Magic Flute."

Grant saves program to rehabilitate batterers

A grant to Columbia's Family Counseling Center will allow a program to continue that helps batterers learn to deal with their emotions nonviolently.

Court: Public defenders with big caseloads can't turn away cases

The volume of cases the Boone County Public Defender Office is required by law to handle is  jeopordizing its ability to provide defendants with adequate legal representation, said J. Marty Robinson, director of the Missouri Public Defender System. Robinson says he'll appeal a Tuesday court decision to the state supreme court.

Passion trumps attendance in march against racial stereotypes

Five members of Community About Raising Excellence, a student group at MU, marched Tuesday to raise awareness of stereotypes.

Missouri senator seeks overhaul to public defender system

A new bill would allow public defenders in counties with large caseloads to transfer misdemeanor and low-level felony cases to a private law firm.

Missouri House to vote on sales-tax bill Thursday

The bill would allow Missourians to vote on increasing sales tax while abolishing income, corporate and estate taxes.

$700 million bond gains approval in House

A bond to increase funding for public universities moved forward in the House on Tuesday.

Carnahan outraises Blunt in Missouri Senate race

In preparation for the 2010 U.S. Senate race, Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan has raised nearly twice as much as her competitor, Republican Rep. Roy Blunt.