Bicycle harassment debate far from over

Fourth Ward Councilman Jerry Wade's call to suspend the bicycle harassment ordinance has garnered a negative reaction from the bicycling community.

Columbia's red-light camera trial to start this week

The city plans to put up its first two red-light cameras by Friday, but negotiations with the state transportation department could hold things up.

University of Kansas details response to budget cuts

The school has lost more than $36 million in funding.

Missouri, Kansas arts groups receive $700,000

Kansas and Missouri received a combined total of roughly $700,000 dollars from the National Endowment for the Arts. The money will be used to support the organizations during the economic downturn.

Groups file suit, say states violated voter registration law

The nonprofit group Demos and several others are filing suits against states across the United States.  The suits stem from a drop in overall voter registration, which the nonprofit groups attribute to a lack of effort at the state level.

New U.S. jobless claims fall to lowest level since January

While the unemployement rate continues to rise, the number of newly laid-off workers filing initial claims for unemployment insurance fell last week by 52,000.

Missouri activists push for expanded summer food program

The Missouri Association for Social Welfare  is encouraging the state and Congress to allocate more funding for summer food and child nutrition programs.

Missouri humane society seeks public's help

The society needs a variety of supplies as it houses about 300 dogs seized in raids of dogfighting operations.

Nixon signs bill to expand DNA sampling in Missouri

Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation Thursday that is to expand the field of people required to submit DNA samples to authorities.

Reward increased in search for cemetery vandals

The vandals broke 176 tombstones at the Fairview Cemetery in Liberty between June 18 and June 20.

Kansas license-plate distribution delayed amid budget crunch

To save money, the state of Kansas has halted the issuance of its new license plate to some residents.