Curiosity guides Dianne Lynch, Stephens College's new leader

Stephens College President Dianne Lynch stops to watch professor Erik Gratton's Stage Combat class on Tuesday. The students, who will perform a full fight scene toward the end of their summer class, showed off a few moves to Lynch.

The new president of the Columbia women's college brimmed with questions and interest as she made her way around the campus on Tuesday.

LETTER: Missouri Department of Transportation should consider Complete Streets movement

The Complete Streets program, a movement that aims to make streets easier to drive, bike and walk, fell victim to MoDOT's lobbying.

LETTER: Health care overhaul should include more choices

If Medicaid covered home- and community-based services, it would save money and provide better care.

ESPN advertising decisions serve as a reminder for the digital transition

Nike and Glaceau's advertising campaigns for Kobe Bryant and LeBron James show the convergence of the Internet and advertising, but is it blurring the line between content and ads?

Woman-Centric home a house for the whole family

Don't let the name throw you. Yes, the Woman-Centric home's title may be cringe-inducingly outdated, but its innovative design makes it the house of the future for the family of today. 

'Painting Missouri' creators to present book in Jefferson City

Artist Billy "Billyo" O'Donnell and journalist Karen Glines will be in Jefferson City Thursday to present and discuss their book, "Painting Missouri: The Counties en Plein Air."

Woman-Centric model home makes debut in Columbia

Builders say the design of the Woman-Centric home on display in Columbia maximizes convenience, flexibility, organization, entertainment potential and peace of mind for residents.

Local activists honor slain abortion provider George Tiller

Community members gathered to remember Dr. George Tiller in a candlelight vigil on MU's campus Tuesday night.

Using stimulus money for tax cuts would make more 'cents'

Determining which projects and subsidies are most deserving of the funds is a nearly impossible task since politicians can't predict the future. Tax cuts, on the other hand, would have put the money where its guaranteed to do at least some good — in the hands of the people. 


PHOTO GALLERY: Laid-off Missouri worker seeks to be cop

Dorie Clark is a recent graduate of MU's Law Enforcement Training program.

Columbia to host renewable energy conference Wednesday

This is the fourth conference of its kind to be held.

Tiller's death rekindles abortion clinics' security concerns

In the aftermath of the murder of abortion doctor George Tiller, abortion clinic employees across the country begin to fear for their safety once again.

UPDATE: Helmig appeals to Missouri court for DNA tests

Helmig, convicted in 1996 for the 1993 murder of his mother in Osage County, wants tests performed that were not available at the time of his trial. His appeal also claims that prosecution errors occurred during the trial.

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of burglary

Police arrested Willie Earl Green on Tuesday on suspicion of burglary in the first degree and other charges.

LETTER: Support McCaskill's smoking prevention bill

In Missouri, 10,680 people die each year from tobacco-related deaths. Sen. McCaskill is co-sponsoring the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

Today's Question: Who should clean up graffiti?

The City Council has been discussing who should be responsible for removing graffiti in Columbia.

Columbia bus ridership up despite increased fares

Ridership in April 2009 was up over April 2008, and ridership for the year is already close to exceeding the number for all of last year.

Missouri Theatre names interim director in wake of recent resignation

The Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts name Kanani May, current director of public relations an marketing, as interim director on Tuesday following David White's resignation. The theater currently is facing lawsuits regarding the $10 million renovation project that White took on in his nine years as director.

Tuesday rains flood Hitt Street houses, Paquin Tower

Rain storms Tuesday evening flooded two houses along Hitt Street with as much as six feet of water, fire officials said, and the basement of Paquin Tower, damaging offices, maintenance areas, and an elevator shaft.

Boone County Commission unanimously approves Route Z rezoning

The classification of the area was changed from agricultural to light industrial in the hopes of attracting businesses to the region. While local business leaders, such as the Columbia Area Jobs Foundation, supported the measure, area residents expressed concern over the change for a variety of reasons.