The Missouri General Assembly is facing a budget deadline, but it seems like more of a horse race than a functioning legislature.
The Missouri House passed projects for receiving some of the $300 million in federal stimulus across the state. Among the projects approved was money for Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and MU hospitals. Do you think the General Assembly is allocating the stimulus money effectively? Are you happy with what Columbia looks to receive from the package?
As the state legislative session winds down, only a very small percentage of more than 1,800 proposed bills have been "Truly Agreed To and Finally Passed." There are way too many bills introduced to get to all of them.
The MU softball team will head to the Big 12 tournament in Oklahoma City as the No. 2 seed.
Vera Gelder of Walk-About Acres brought a beehive and jars of honey to Benton Elementary School's first Harvest of the Month Club session.
House Bill 11 was two steps away from Gov. Jay Nixon's desk when it was voted down 85-75 in the House and sent back to committee for revision by House and Senate budget leaders.
On Thursday afternoon, the association hosted the annual Senior Send-Off, which is to symbolize the students' exit from the university.
Missouri women's golf coach Stephanie Priesmeyer said junior Julia Potter played well in the first round of the NCAA East Regional on Thursday in Gainesville, Fla.
Among the requests from the city of Columbia employees were a merit-based promotion program for police officers and firefighters and an across-the-board raise for Columbia Water and Light Department and the Public Works Department workers.
Freshmen admitted into the School of Journalism and pre-journalism students may buy either an iPod touch or iPhone in order to meet the new requirement. The iPod touch retails around $229 and the iPhone starts at $199, according to Apple’s Web site. Those who do not comply will not be penalized.
The Bruins pulled off a close victory over Belleville (Ill.) West before earning a sweep over Triad High School to move their record to 18-0 this season.
The Bruins' Aaron Skinner and Blake Buchert upset the favorites in the Class 2 state doubles championship last season. Since then, opponents have become more aware of the team's talent.
Sprint Nextel Corp.'s prepaid phone subsidary Boost Mobile has added 674,000 prepaid customers since it launched its $50 unlimited calling and texting offer in February.
Gov. Nixon toured Kokam America, a battery plant based in Lee's Summit, and spoke about an economic development bill he's hoping to pass. The bill will include expansions of the Quality Jobs and the Business Use Incentives for Large-Scale Development programs.
Mickey Carroll, one of the last surviving Munchkins from the 1939 film, "The Wizard of Oz", has died. He was 89.
Propped up with $785 million from the federal stimulus package, Missouri's operating budget would grow by 3 percent despite an economic recession that has caused a decline in state tax revenues.
A 3-year-old Missouri boy was found alive Wednesday after two days in Mark Twain National Forest. His rescuer recalled the events that led to finding him alive, and the boy's father expressed his thanks for the rescue as well as his pride that his son was able to survive.
Commuters that make the trek to work on their bicycle were presented with a lecture about how to bike safely and legally in a brown bag lunch seminar Wednesday. The event, which is part of Bike, Walk & Wheel Week 2009, featured bike instructors Robert Johnson and Michelle Windmoeller.
Joshua Childers — wearing only sneakers, a T-shirt and a diaper — was found in the Mark Twain National Forest, three miles from his home in southeast Missouri.
Councilmembers were on hand at the "Keys to the City" event, which included an information fair and a discussion about the creation of a neighborhood congress.