State Fair chases away summer doldrums — at least for a little while

Where else can you find so much to do for just $6 (the prices for seniors to get in)?

Today's Question: How can the city slow traffic in residential areas like Alexander Avenue?

Residents along Alexander are not convinced that the speed bumps are doing any good. What else can be done?

THURSDAY FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Vocal, energized defense controls Missouri football scrimmage

After losing last Saturday's scrimmage by a score of 54-31, the MU defense bounced back with a renewed focus and energy to defeat the offense 34-20.

Gabbert and high school friend reunite for Missouri football

Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert found a familiar target when he completed a four-yard pass in Thursday’s scrimmage on Faurot Field. It was Wes Kemp, a player he’s known since they were in seventh grade.

Veterans start over as colleges ignore experience

Nearly half a million veterans are expected on college campuses this year as part of the new GI Bill. The surge is leading to a call for schools to re-examine their policies of declining to grant college credit for military training and service.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU students celebrate another year

St. Louis researcher accused of falsifying study resigns

Washingtion University researcher has been the subject of federal inquiries related to a study he performed before coming to the university.

Bat survey finds rare, endangered species

Census finds two species rarely seen in Missouri in the last two decades.

E. coli below federal limits at Lake of the Ozarks

Recent tests show samples from several coves below the standard for public swimming beaches.

Local readers should not be left unaware of state events

Two stories concerning central Missouri were missed, which illustrates how newspapers have become too small for their audiences, who deserve in-depth reporting on state situations that could affect them.

Three-car collision slows traffic at Stadium and Broadway

The accident occurred at the intersection of Broadway and Stadium Boulevard. One motorist suffered a minor burn as a result of airbag deployment.

Missouri won't receive stimulus money for jobless benefits

Federal officials in the U.S. Department of Labor rejected Missouri's request for $133 million to boost unemployment benefits. The rejection was due to the request's wording.

City to seek vendors to manage bus ads

The City Council voted Monday to proceed with a request for proposals to manage advertising on city buses.

Columbia Public Schools beat state, national averages for ACT scores

Columbia Public School students have exceeded state and national averages and shown slight improvement over last year's average scores. The average ACT score for students in Columbia Public Schools is 23.9.

Council releases schedule for budget meetings

The Columbia City Council will hold a series of work sessions next week on the proposed budget for fiscal 2010. Sessions at 6:30 p.m. Monday, 6 p.m. Wednesday and 6 p.m. Thursday will be open to the public at the Daniel Boone City Building, 701 E. Broadway.

City seeks applicants for multiple board vacancies

The city is looking for residents willing to serve on various boards and commissions, including the Citizens Police Review Board and the new Comprehensive Plan Task Force.

Boone County Fire Department eliminates fire bond from tax rate

Boone County taxpayers gained a temporary reprieve on their property taxes with the elimination of a fire bond.

For Fire District board member, three years in the hot seat brought results

Shelly Dometrorch, board member for the Boone County Fire Protection District since 2006, said her motivation for serving the district comes from a past of public service.

UPDATE: Nixon gives details of $60M cut from Missouri budget

State broadening efforts against agricultural thefts