Nathan Garten withdraws from school board race

Garten, who filed for school board candidacy on Friday, withdrew his name on Monday, citing scheduling conflicts.

Gap in Missouri revenue narrowed in December

The late Thanksgiving and two extra working days helped.

Boone County will pay more for rock in 2009

Even rocks are feeling the pinch of the economic downturn, and Boone County Public Works is preparing for a 10 percent increase in prices.

Fire Department improves protection rating

The Columbia Fire Department has improved in the fire protection service rankings, from a Class 3 to a Class 2.  This makes the department one of only seven in Missouri to have received such a ranking.

Nixon to move into Missouri Governor's Mansion

He doesn't have to live there, and he already has a house in Jefferson City.  But the governor elect plans to spend inauguration night in the Governor's Mansion and then move in.

Stein's Tigers prepare for Big 12 play

The Missouri women's basketball team rides an eight-game winning streak into Saturday's game against No. 3 Texas A&M.

Incoming attorney general hires prosecutor, former Blunt aide

Lafayette County Prosecutor Page Bellamy was appointed to head the public safety division. Former aide Doug Ommen will lead the consumer protection division.

'Bipartisanship' is the word for state legislature

Democratic floor leader Rep. Paul LeVota says Missouri voters have sent the General Assembly a clear message for the 2009 legislative session, which begins Wednesday: "Work together; cooperation is key."

Historical Society puts microfilming state newspapers on hold

The State Historical Society of Missouri has carefully stowed the state’s daily newspapers in the basement of Ellis Library for more than a century, but looming budget cuts have at least temporarily ended this tradition.

Luetkemeyer joins newcomers in Congress

Blaine Luetkemeyer, a conservative Republican businessman from Miller County, joined 53 new U.S. House members and nine new senators who were sworn in Tuesday in the 111th Congress. He is the state's only new addition.

Hickman girls stop Newburg

941 Missouri traffic fatalities is a 25-year low

The total is the lowest since 1983, when 921 people were killed in traffic accidents.

Nixon names economic development director

Linda Martinez, 54, a St. Louis lawyer, has worked for 26 years advising businesses about tax credits, tax-exempt financing and other economic development tools.

Human remains found in central Missouri

Law officers are investigating the discovery of human remains on farmland in central Missouri, north of Lake of the Ozarks.

Missouri unemployment benefit call line closing two days a week

Missourians seeking to extend jobless benefits will have to start doing that on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. An unemployment benefits hot line run by the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations will no longer be available on Tuesday and Thursday except for first-time applicants.

English making strides for Tigers

Freshman guard Kim English's work ethic is helping him make progress early in the Missouri men's basketball team's season.

Liberal rules of linguistic etiquette

Post-colonial theorists make a great argument for why words like "Oriential" are hurtful, even if the intent is not to be.

Columbia to release names of police chief candidates Wednesday

The candidates will answer questions and make personal statements in a session open to the public on Jan. 12.

City Council approves funding for Columbia Police training center

The Columbia City Council unanimously approved $83,593.50 to be used for furnishings for the Columbia Police Department’s future regional training facility.

City Council requests further research for Wi-Fi on city buses

A plan to provide wireless Internet on Columbia Public Transit buses is on hold while the city looks into ways to fund it.