COLUMN: Memories of Port-au-Prince

A trip to Port-au-Prince 40 years ago left a lasting impression.

Historical houses offer glimpse of Columbia's past

A section of West Broadway has been nominated for the National Register of Historic Places. The section features examples of important American architectural styles and reveals a lot about the early development of Columbia.

Missouri men's basketball survives scare from Texas Tech

After seeing an eight-point lead evaporate in the final minute of regulation, the Missouri men's basketball team made every one of its eight free throws in overtime to finally turn away Texas Tech for a 94-89 victory Wednesday night in Lubbock, Texas – the Tigers' first road win of the season.

Former Booches owner dies in house fire near Washington, Missouri

Bob Rappold, a former owner of Booches and other restaurants in Columbia and elsewhere, died in a house fire at his home near Washington, Mo., on Sunday.

LETTER: Remember King by volunteering your services

Missouri Clean Water AmeriCorps members are asking citizens to use the day off to volunteer. The staff of Misouri River Communities Network will be sorting donations at the Central Missouri Food Bank and asks the public to join the effort.

COLUMN: Fear of flying? — blame the bureaucracy

All the evidence needed to stop Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was there well before he boarded Northwest Flight 253. So why was it the passengers who had to stop him?

Denmon becoming clutch scorer for Missouri men's basketball team

Sophomore guard Marcus Denmon is the second-leading scorer on the Missouri men's basketball team with 11.3 points per game, and he is tied with leading scorer Kim English for the team lead in 3-pointers at 37.

Senate hearing explores eliminating income tax

Abolishing the income tax and allowing the state to go into debt were two budget fixes proposed to a Senate panel Tuesday.

Senior Missouri women's basketball player says reserve role ideal

Marissa Scott, the first player off the bench for the Missouri women's basketball team, provides a spark when the team needs one. Coming off a long string of accomplishments in her youth, the success she enjoys is no surprise.

Flurry of K-State 3-pointers dooms Missouri women's basketball team

The Tigers dropped their third straight game 65-50 to Kansas State on Wednesday night at Mizzou Arena.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What, if any, new regulations should be placed on puppy mills?

Missouri has the most puppy mills in the nation. Animal rights advocates hope to regulate such breeding by imposing harsher penalties on offenders; critics think trying to regulate puppy mill operators who already don't adhere to licensing rules would do little to stop the problem.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Let the EPA enforce the Clean Air Act

Missouri women's basketball team lets halftime lead slip away

The Tigers women's basketball team could not defend the hot shooting of Kansas State on Wednesday night at Mizzou Arena.

Play depicts life of autistic 13-year-old boy

 "Window Pains," presented by the group Performing Arts in Children's Education, runs Thursday through Sunday at Jesse Hall Auditorium. 


Hickman girls lose on buzzer beater

The Kewpies fail to stop Waynesville on the last possession of the game.

Two teenagers arrested in connection with Columbia Walmart shooting

Police arrested two suspects in connection with the December shooting of an employee of the Walmart on Conley Road.

Missouri education department seeks public input on special education services

To comply with federal regulations, Missouri is seeking to change its guidelines regarding special education. A final public hearing before recommendations are submitted to the state board of education will be held Jan. 26 in St. Louis.

State auditor: Consider repealing costly tax discount for businesses

State Auditor Susan Montee said Missouri should consider repealing a law that cost the state $93 million in potential revenue in 2008. The law gives a 2 percent discount to businesses who pay their taxes on time.

UPDATE: 400 rally against federal health care bill at Missouri Capitol

The rally focused primarily on federal proposals that would tax individuals who do not purchase health insurance and penalize businesses that do not offer it to their employees.

Missouri, Kansas charities rushing aid to Haiti

Heart to Heart International plans to ship between $500,000 and $1 million worth of medical supplies by Thursday.