Human trafficking documentary to screen at MU

"Very Young Girls," a documentary about girls forced into prostitution in New York, will air at MU next week with sponsorship from campus and community anti-human trafficking organizations.

Women's comprehensive care center opens in Columbia

Columbia Regional Hosptial opened the Missouri Center for Female Continence and Advanced Pelvic Surgery on July 20 and celebrated with an open house Tuesday. The center is designed to treat women with pelvic disorders, combining practices for higher efficiency.

First red-light camera is operational at Broadway and Providence

The city's first red-light camera is now operational for a 30-day warning period at the intersection of Broadway and Providence Road. A second camera, at Stadium Boulevard and Worley Street, should be up and running next week.

MU journalism school names honor medal recipients

Two Columbia residents will receive the 2009 Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism, as well as four other individuals and the daily online magazine, Slate.

Columbia middle school receives nearly $200,000 from stimulus grant

A Columbia School District middle school has been awarded nearly $200,000 in stimulus money to increase the use of technology in its classroom teaching.

Shooting victim released from hospital

A Columbia teenager injured during a Friday afternoon shooting has been released from the hospital.

Historic preservation commission starts 2010 Most Notable Properties progam

Columbia's Historic Preservation Commission is getting started on its annual historic property recognition program, "Most Notable Properties." Applications for 10 of the city's 2010 historic properties are to be submitted by Oct. 1.

St. Louis County to again consider smoking ban

If passed by the voters, the ban would exempt casinos and most bars.

Missouri Medicaid program searches for efficiencies

Ian McCaslin, director of MO HealthNet, said that his program is looking for ways to run the health care program for the poor more efficiently.  Currently, MO HealthNet is projected to cost more than $7.6 billion over the course of this year.