Haters do all they can to keep others down

Until citizens are accepting of people other than the typical white, heterosexual male, there will a damper on the amount of acceptance and progress in the country.

A call for civility in politics: Where have you been?

Joe Wilson's behavior wasn't appropriate and this sudden clamor for more polite discourse is welcome, but Democrats weren't examples of civility during the Bush years.

Columbians might pay lower winter heating costs

Home heating fuel prices have decreased from last year, which could lead to savings in heating bills for customers who use natural gas in their homes. But the Columbia City Council is scheduled to vote on a 5 percent increase in electricity costs.

Missouri monument to honor Union war victims

The monument honors those who died in the 1864 battle following the Centralia Massacre.

Pregnant Missourians sought for flu vaccine trial

Officials expect the vaccine to be among those released this fall to better protect people against the H1N1 flu.

Columbia, Boone County present plans for area near new high school

Columbia and Boone County are coordinating closely on guiding future development northeast of the city.

Columbia College volleyball team loses first match of season

The Columbia College volleyball team lost to Missouri University of Science and Technology on Tuesday in Rolla.

Columbia College soccer team shuts out William Woods

The Columbia College soccer team improved to 6-2-1 after a 4-0 shutout victory over William Woods on Tuesday.

MU women's golfers fourth at tournament

The Missouri women's golf team finished fourth Tuesday at the Napa River Grill Cardinal Cup.

Jefferson City edges Hickman softball team

The Hickman softball team lost 1-0 on Tuesday to visiting Jefferson City.

Columbia woman arrested on suspicion of arson

Columbia police arrested Diane K. Jackson, 46, on suspicion of arson in connection with an apartment fire at 1509 W. Worley St. early Tuesday morning.

Democrats urge Gov. Nixon to fund Tour of Missouri

Democratic leaders sent a letter to Gov. Jay Nixon Tuesday asking him to continue state funding for the Tour of Missouri.

Shalom Christian Academy and Day Care begins new construction

The facility has relocated four times since it was founded in 2003. A $100,000 grant from the city of Columbia has made possible a permanent, central location at 312 Ridgeway St.

Columbia man pleads guilty to $4 million drug-trafficking plot

Robert A. Hocks faces up to 40 years in prison and a fine up to $2 million for helping distribute more than 3,700 pounds of marijuana in Boone County.

Two MU students report being sexually assaulted after drinking at winery

Two 18-year-old women say they were sexually assaulted in separate incidents, both preceded by drinking at Les Bourgeois Winery and Vineyards in Rocheport. Officials  say the first assault "possibly" occurred on the business's property, but the second incident did not. The winery has canceled a number of student events.

Roots ’N’ Blues ’N’ BBQ Festival preview: Music lovers share top picks

Local music lovers share their top five shows not to miss at the third annual Roots ’N Blues N BBQ Festival taking place Friday, Sept. 25, and Saturday, Sept. 26, in downtown Columbia.

Columbia man charged with possessing, sharing child pornography

Investigators say they discovered 37 child pornography videos on the man's computer, some depicting the sexual molestation of children as young as 4.

$100-million project would bring a performing arts center to MU

Due to a lack of educational and performing space, MU is looking at building a performing arts center on the corner of Hitt Street and University Avenue.

Today's Question: What's most important to you in selecting a Fire District chief?

Kenneth Craft and Scott Olsen are the two remaining candidates for Boone County Fire District chief. What qualities are most important to you in considering who should lead this department?

Jefferson City public access channel holds film festival

JCTV is inviting submissions of amateur film, animation or any other kind of independently produced video.