Missouri football team runs well early against Oklahoma State

Back-to-back losses always trigger an examination of problem areas. It was clear against Oklahoma State, though, that the Missouri running game showed considerable improvement in the first half.

Missouri soccer team moves to top of Big 12

Senior Michelle Collins scored 27 seconds into the second overtime period to give Missouri a 1-0 double-overtime victory Sunday at Oklahoma and first place in the Big 12 Conference standings.

Mueller, Burri lead Bruins to state

Nixon appoints new Missouri Revenue Department director

Gov. Jay Nixon picks Alana Barragan-Scott of Columbia to head the state Revenue Department. She has been serving as the department's interim director since July.

Ministry aims for comfort and acceptance at local comedy club

 The Branch, a young adult-targeted ministry of Community United Methodist Church, launched in August with a weekly worship service on Tuesday nights at comedy club and nightclub Deja Vu.

Belief in Brief: Birth of the Bab

Followers of the Baha'i Faith will celebrate the Birth of the Bab, one of the 19th-century founders of the faith, on Tuesday.

Calendar of family-friendly events

Looking for ways to entertain your kids this fall? Check out this list of things to do in and around Columbia in October and November.

Ex-Sen. Talent launches group to promote free market principles

Former Missouri U.S. Sen Jim Talent is launching a think tank, to be known as the American Freedom and Enterprise Foundation, that will promote free market principles that he feels have drifted away from Washington in recent years.

Missouri family becomes organic farmers

An organic farming family in Clarksville talks about how they see the future of food. The Brabo family says the tide is turning toward locally grown food.

Urban deer hunting up with help of cold weather

Urban deer kills are up statewide, but though Boone County killed the most deer during the season, it was not the most ever hunted. Lonnie Hansen, Missouri Department spokesman said many hunters are waiting for later seasons to hunt.

Advocates still working for chickens in city

Advocates for having chickens within city limits are planning to attend the Columbia City Council's dinner before its Monday meeting and are continuing to gather signatures for a petition supporting an ordinance.

Columbia city council to vote on proposed airport expansion

The airport master plan calls for the reconstruction of one runway and the extension of both runways at Columbia Regional Airport.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress should give public a chance to read bills in advance

Major bills should be open to public review prior to being voted on in the House of Representatives.

Seventh annual Missouri Chestnut Festival comes to New Franklin

The MU Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center, home to the nation's most comprehensive research program for developing the Chinese chestnut as a nut crop,  played host to the seventh annual Missouri Chestnut Roast.

Low-income unemployed in St. Louis lack technological access

In a process where computers and Internet access are absolutely essential to identifying and applying for employment opportunities, it is an assumption that thrusts the impoverished job-hunters in the hole.

St. Joseph church targets youths, disconnected members

Inspired by a Christian author's book, Central Christian Church revolutionizes a service to better suit "nonchurchy" individuals.

Lawyers for Obama poster artist say he misled them

Shepard Fairey lied and submitted false evidence in his fair use suit against The Associated Press. His actions could jeopardize his case and empower the AP's countersuit.

Device companies push back in health care debate

Medical-device firms are resisting a $40 billion fee to be assessed as part of the Senate Finance Comittee's health care proposal. Resistance is supported by a bipartisan coalition of representatives receiving campaign contributions and protecting home-state industries.