City Council unanimously passes police review board ordinance

After adding one additional amendment, the City Council voted unanimously Monday night to pass an ordinance establishing a Citizens Police Review Board. Mayor Darwin Hindman first proposed the idea for a review board in 2007.

GUEST COLUMN: Health care reform for the Ninth District

In the coming weeks, Washington plans to take a hard look at health care reform. While there are a lot of positive draws to the new health care plan, it could spell trouble for small businesses.

LETTER: America needs and wants new health care

America is facing a health care crisis.

LETTER: McCaskill needs to step down, let a real progressive lead

Claire McCaskill is not doing the job we hired her to do.

Driving requires attention on road, not phone

The banning of cell phone use while operating a motor vehicle is not, as some would say, a matter of privacy, but rather of safety to everyone else on the road.

Columbia College signs former MCC men's basketball standout

Chad Thompson will join the Cougars as a senior transferring from Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C. Chad spent his freshman and sophomore years at Moberly Area Community College before transferring to Campbell.

Missouri swimmers earn academic honors

A program-high 11 members of the Missouri swimming and diving team have been named Collegiate Swim Coaches Association of America Scholar All-Americans.

Family seeks to engage First Ward community with new church

The Petrie family of God's Creation Worship Center delivers sermons, plays music and coordinates youth outreach programs for the 7-month-old Columbia church.

Today's Question: Is Obama's health care reform bill losing steam?

As the August recess draws closer, so does Obama's window of opportunity to pass his health care reform plan. Opposition has come from both sides of the aisle.

Columbia residents injured in three-car accident on Interstate 70

Six people, including four Columbia residents, were involved in a three-car accident possibly caused by a drunk driver early Tuesday morning on Interstate 70. Three people sustained serious injuries in the accident and are being treated at University Hospital.

City Council approves TIF assistance for 2 downtown projects

The projects at The Tiger Hotel and Tenth and Locust streets were unanimously approved for tax-increment financing assistance by the City Council early Tuesday morning.

Columbia council approves plans for Roots 'N' Blues festival

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, the City Council approved a resolution regarding street closures, ticketing and alcohol policies for the third annual Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ festival. 

GUEST COMMENTARY: Missouri workers need green jobs now

Working to make the nation's energy sources more efficient could help create thousands of jobs in Missouri – if politicians in Washington can catch up with the times.

Missouri's first commercial zipline canopy tour lands in Eminence

Shawn Nye, and his crew at Eagle Falls Ranch Zipline Adventure in Eminence, Mo., is thrilling visitors with a fast paced ride between the trees.

Albino deer makes an appearance in Columbia backyard

With an approximately 6 in 1 million chance, Sharon Kinden spotted an albino deer in her backyard.

Phoenix Programs fills time capsule for new building

In preparation for the opening of its new building in November, the addiction recovery service, Phoenix Programs, asked its members to fill a time capsule with their stories.

Prosecution Bark Alert threatens substandard dog breeding

Under the second phase of a plan created by Gov. Jay Nixon and Director of Agriculture Jon Hagler, authorities purport that legal action will be taken against unlicensed breeders who fail to comply with USDA regulations.

Council appoints local engineer to Planning and Zoning Commission

After twice extending the deadline, the council interviewed five of the 13 applicants for the city's Planning and Zoning Commission and chose local engineer Matthew Vander Tuig for the position.

Third time's the charm for 2009 Boone County Fair queen

Residents competed in three different pageants:queen, teen queen and princess divisions.

Public safety department considering cuts to water patrol

After Gov. Jay Nixon's call for a $60 million cut in state government spending, the Missouri Department of Public safety is considering making cuts to the Missouri State Water Patrol.