Missouri universities, colleges get $33.5 million for health education

Health education at 11 Missouri universities and colleges is set to get a hefty one-time boost thanks to $33.5 million in federal stimulus money.

Second annual Citizen Jane Film Festival begins Friday

The second annual Citizen Jane Film Festival begins Friday and ends Sunday. It features workshops, panel discussions and appearances by directors, production staff and other movie insiders.

Today's question: What do you think about the proposed 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal?

President Barack Obama has called for the repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell," a policy that allows homosexuals to serve in the military as long as they don't disclose their sexual orientation. Now under increasing pressure to act, Congress might be gearing up to tackle the issue.

Lawsuit targets state tax credits, development law

St. Louis residents Barbara Manzara and Keith Marquard filed a lawsuit Friday challenging a 2009 law that expanded the amount of annual tax credits that could be issued for developers who purchase large swaths of land.

Two Columbia science teachers win state award

Marsha Tyson and Lorrie Askeland came to teaching via different routes, but they find common satisfaction in teaching science and watching the light bulb click on in students' minds when they understand something.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Our hand to play is our challenge

Voluntary Action Center accepting applications from families for Christmas program

Some families waited in line for 12 hours to sign up at the Voluntary Action Center, which anonymously pairs families with volunteer giftgivers. Last year, the Voluntary Action Center served more than 1,200 families.

Boone County receives first shipment of H1N1 vaccines

The amount of vaccine in each shipment will increase over the next few weeks, according to a spokesman for the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services.

Missouri couple builds self-sustainable home from used tires, cans

The Colvins have worked for years on their Earthship, a self-sustaining home built from used tires, aluminum cans and other recycled and natural material. 

Eastside Tavern owner Sal Nuccio announces bid for mayor

Nuccio, a former candidate for First Ward councilman, is the second person to officially announce intent to run for mayor.

Questions raised over preliminary floodplain map

The map is a part of FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program, in which communities can enroll. Participating communities receive financial aid on flood insurance but must adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations established by FEMA.

Trulaske College of Business dean to retire after 20 years

Dean Bruce Walker said he still plans to be a full-time faculty member in the marketing department.

Special Business District Board recommends changing proposed noise ordinance

The report said the proposed changes to the noise ordinance would not resolve the dispute between Shiloh Bar and Grill and its residential neighbor.

Missouri unemployment rate remains steady in September

The unemployment rate in Missouri remained the same from August to September. At 9.5 percent it remains slightly less than the national average.

COMMENT: Going back to Soldier Field

He's been gone for a little more than four months. But here I am, going back to Soldier Field, the place that had become ours.

Missouri senator says there was a 'cover-up' concerning E. coli

Outside investigation might be necessary to look into an "organized cover-up" concerning the delayed release of E. coli results, says a Republic senator.

Heart transplant enables longtime MU volleyball fan to give back

Nellie Dodd, 59, said the MU women's volleyball team helped pull her through some serious health issues. Now she's part of the program.

Columbia schools demonstrate excellence in financial reporting

For 27 years, Columbia Public Schools has produced award-winning financial reports. The award is not competitive, but districts must demonstrate excellence in their reports.

Seed packets serve double duty as gifts, remembrance gardens

The next time you're figuring out what to give a friend to celebrate a special occasion, master gardener Barbara Michael advises that you give seed packets for special flowers, plants or vegetables that they can use to grow his or her own garden.

Coach helps third-graders transition to tackle football

Coach Stuart Parnell has been involved with the Columbia Youth Football League for more than 10 years, coaching boys in first through sixth grade. This year, he is the head coach of the third grade Packers team and must work to help the boys transition from flag to tackle football.