Chris Kelly, 24th district representative in Boone County, is supporting a higher sales tax now in the hope he can receive important concessions for the poor later. But this strategy is likely to backfire.
Columbia resident Harvey Shell published a book, "Whispers from the Maple on the Hill," about experiencing the Great Depression and World War II in southeast Missouri.
An 'Us versus Them' mentality does not make effective foreign policy.
The Open Door Ministry at Missouri United Methodist Church examines and interprets biblical references to homosexuality. The Rev. Adam Hamilton led a discussion last week in which he cautioned against interpretations that don't allow for "leeway" regarding people's views of others.
The Show-Me Creation Care Conference will be held Saturday at the Community United Methodist Church and will feature a stream clean-up as well as workshops to help make churches environmentally friendly.
The Bruins defeated Glendale 7-2 on Thursday at Bethel Park. Rock Bridge is now 10-0 this season.
The new association will award a $500 scholarship to one student from each of Columbia's three high schools. Applicants should be African-American high school seniors with at least a 2.7 GPA and strong community involvement. The scholarship awards ceremony will be May 17.
Martin J. Sykes, 38, was arrested on suspicion of setting a car fire on Wednesday night. It was the second straight night police were called to the residence at the Georgetown Complex Apartments.
Nixon signed an executive order Thursday that will mandate state agencies to reduce energy consumption by 2 percent each year over the next decade. He said within the next year it will save state taxpayers more than $1 million.
Ashley Friel was reunited with her family Wednesday after an extensive online effort to spread the word that she was missing.
The Columbia City Council on Monday approved a plan to build a $15 million parking garage downtown. Council members said the garage, proposed to be eight or nine stories tall, will be needed as the downtown area expands.
Artist Amy Stephenson attracts viewers through emotions she conveys in her paintings. A portion of her work, now displayed in Columbia, centers on misperceptions about motherhood and childhood as well as social networking sites.
For the first time, students from Hickman High School will travel to southern Missouri to participate in a celebration of Kewpie doll creator Rose O'Neill. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Kewpie's first appearance, in Ladies' Home Journal. Hickman adopted the Kewpie as its mascot five years later, in 1914.
MU's first Earth Day farmers market drew so many students and campus visitors to Lowry Mall on Wednesday that many vendors had to close down early.
While the plants experience an annual two-week shutdown in the summer, signaling the changing of the model year, 13 of GM's 22 North American plants will experience a longer shutdown this year to allow them to cut inventory.
Bishop Robert Carlson, named Tuesday to the St. Louis archdiocese, replaced a bishop in Saginaw who spoke of the church's need to re-examine its stance on abortion, birth control and the ordination of women.
AmerenUE, the St. Louis-based utility, announced Thursday it will no longer pursue building a second reactor at its mid-Missouri nuclear power plant. Permission to construct it hinged on legislation being passed that state lawmakers said Wednesday would not be revisited in the current legislative session.
The state has flexibility with about $2 billion of stimulus money. House Republicans want some of that to go back to taxpayers.
Sheriff Keith Moore is investigating why 15 dogs were found dead Wednesday throughout East Prairie, in southeast Missouri. Local pet owners suspect someone left bags of poisoned meat on the roads. More dogs are missing, and some owners say it's not a new problem.
David Griggs and his wife owed about $200,000 with nearly no assets, according to a December bankruptcy filing. David Griggs faces federal charges of embezzling nearly $10,000 from Nixa. He is a former streets department worker for the city.