TIF Commission backs two applications

The city's Tax Increment Financing Commission voted for the applications of The Tiger Hotel and the Tenth and Locust projects. The commission's mayoral appointees voted unanimously for both projects.

Moonlight Hoops in Douglass Park begins its 20th season

Wednesday night's games were cut short by thunderstorms.

Every citizen has the power to lead

President Obama is the commander in chief of the United States, but he's not its only leader.  All citizens have a responsibility to keep themselves informed and stay active in order to lead the country toward a better future.

Missouri authorities investigating deadly fire

A man is killed and his daughter is left in hospital with burns to her body.

Agent downplays health concerns for Carroll

Previously undisclosed liver disease shouldn't impede NBA career.

Boone County under tornado watch until 1 a.m.

Boone County was among the northern tier of 60 Missouri counties included in the watch.

Today's Question: 'Pay as you throw' proposal for garbage collection

Is "pay as you throw" the best method for dealing with excess garbage in Columbia?

Show me the photos!

The president's decision to withold telling photographs of prisoner abuse "is a betrayal of America's professed cherished values."

Cardinals' first round pick compared to Nolan Ryan

St. Louis drafts Texas high school pitcher Shelby Miller.

Royals load up on college pitchers

Kansas City uses 13 of 27 picks on collegiate arms.

Missouri Scholars Academy faces budget cuts in 2010

Endearingly called "nerd camp," MSA faces cuts that are potentially devastating. “For some kids, this is their only shot,” says David Welch, director of gifted education for the state.

Amid financial meltdown, charitable gifts in US fell in 2008

Charitable giving by Americans fell in 2008 for the first time in more than two decades, according to an annual survey released Wednesday. Religious and international affairs organizations were among the few sectors to see increased giving.

Former mid-Missouri man sentenced to 7 years in wife's death

Investigators said Michael Yarnell admitted to shoving his 28-year-old wife off the deck of their house and then taking her body to the Lake of the Ozarks.

Columbia School Board candidates address issues at forum

The candidates for the school board seat vacated by Rosie Tippin addressed what they thought were the school board's big challenges.

Missouri's casino revenue dips slightly in May

Statewide, casinos see drop in revenues, but Atlantic City and Las Vegas report much higher losses.

MoDOT creates civil rights division

The External Civil Rights division, in addition to overseeing and expanding affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination programs, hopes to develop pre-apprentice and on-the-job training programs.

HUD to give $3.7B to 11 states, including Missouri, hit by disasters

The largest portion of the HUD funds will go to Texas, which was buffeted by hurricanes Ike, Gustav and Dolly last year. The other states promised money are Iowa, Louisiana, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Arkansas, Florida and California.

LETTER: 'Pepper & Friends' important to community, KOMU's mission

A loss of "Pepper & Friends" from KOMU is a loss to Columbia, too.

'My Fair Lady' crew forms a family through community theater

Columbia Entertainment Company, with its 'busy' style of theater, prepares for its production of 'My Fair Lady' and acts like family.

Attention to detail the missing ingredient in sandwich art

Columnist Andrew Del-Colle pleads with his favorite sandwich artists to improve their approach to the art of the perfect sandwich.