Online debate brews over vetting of letters to editor

Just how much should a newspaper tinker with letters to the editor? Did the Missourian wimp out when it listened to a politician’s version of the facts? There’s been an interesting debate brewing on

LETTER: Taxpayer money for Roots 'N' Blues, not for Thumper

The city should not charge Thumper Productions a "discounted rate" for the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ festival, and then charge admission to make up for the rest of the bill. Charging admission in any form would just discourage the public from attending the event.

Single-game Missouri football tickets go on sale

Some single-game Missouri football tickets went on sale July 15.

LETTER: 'Pepper and Friends' has done a lot over 27 years

"Pepper and Friends" should be retained for the good it has done for the community.

Swim recruits draw attention

South Carolina governor's mansion wanting for Missouri normalcy

Brian Jarvis reflects on his personal experience with South Carolina's gubernatorial woes and his gratitude for Missouri's relatively low-key chief executive.

Energy, budget concerns prompt review of street-lighting

As the City of Columbia seeks to trim its budget, street-lighting has come under review from city officials. Options are varied and touch on the issues of both cost and energy consumption.

Recession has varied effects on baseball collectibles market

Dan Imler sells rare and vintage baseball memorabila for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Mike French sells baseball cards for a few dollars a pack. Both are feeling the effects of a down economy in different ways.

Coups no longer the norm in Latin America

After the Honduran coup, the Global Journalist discusses the possibility of a resolution and how this coup stacks up with past conflicts in Latin America.

Central Missouri Humane Society reduces adoption rates for weekend

All animals at the Humane Society can be adopted for $75 during a promotion that runs Thursday through Sunday.

MFA Oil might cut transport division

The transport division, which employs 35 people and has been profitable for the past few years, will reach the end of its contract on August 31 and MFA Oil might not renew the contract.

Curious George visits Columbia's YouZeum

Curious George visited with some of his biggest fans Thursday at the YouZeum in Columbia.

Newest online gadget lets citizens look at neighborhood crime

Local law enforcement agency Web sites offer a variety of tools for residents looking to learn more about crime in their area. The Columbia Police Department announced Friday a new Web site for mapping crime.

Columbia College raising $18 million for new science building

The new facility could triple the space for the college's rapidly expanding science department. Groundbreaking for the building is set to take place in four years.

Three more plead guilty in connection with Cut Throat gang

Among the men to plead guilty Friday was Eric Coats, 21, who was identified by an assistant U.S. attorney as the leader of the Cut Throat gang.

Cottleville supports medical marijuana use

Cottleville Mayor Don Yarber said Friday that the Board of Aldermen unanimously passed a resolution Thursday urging Missouri legislators to legalize access to medical marijuana for Missourians who have a doctor's approval.

New Missouri law expands foreclosure protections

The law requires new owners of foreclosed properties to give renters at least 10 days notice to move out.

Newly relocated KCOU returns to FM airwaves

MU's student-run radio station delivered its first broadcast Thursday, concluding a five-month hiatus. KCOU's signal is now broadcasting from Schurz Hall.

Columbia Public Schools celebrates 25th year with Partners in Education

Partners in Education is celebrating its 25th year of connecting local schools and businesses.

MU, other universities seek balance when views collide

MU is one university taking part in the Ford Foundation initiative, which aims to promote dialogue on college campuses.