TODAY'S QUESTION: Can ballroom dance help fight obesity?

A new bill written by Rep. Tim Flook could make ballroom dancing an option for students to meet their physical education requirement.

Missouri basketball team's sharpshooter changes routine

Until recently, Missouri sophomore guard Kim English spent hours of extra time at Mizzou Arena in order to practice his shooting. However, a slump through the first part of Big 12 play has changed that.

The Candy Factory to increase operating hours for Valentine's Day

The Columbia store's chocolate-covered strawberries are in high demand for the holiday, said Mike Atkinson, director of sales. The shop will open earlier Thursday through Saturday and will be open Sunday for Valentine's Day.

COLUMN: Best way to fight obesity is to get kids moving

Treating childhood obesity should start at home with kids getting off the couch and doing chores outside.

Rock Bridge and Hickman principals leaving when school year ends

Kathy Ritter of Rock Bridge High School will retire at the end of the school year, and Michael Jeffers of Hickman High School took a position in Kansas City.

LETTER: Rich get richer at expense of everyday Americans

Those on Wall Street don't know what its like to be an everyday American. Those making over one million dollars per year should be taxed more than those who are not.

LETTER: Missouri Dental Association offers solutions to state's oral health problems

Dental therapists are not the solution to Missouri's poor oral health. Instead, we should look to the Missouri Dental Association and its agenda.

Missouri considers youth concussion legislation

The measure would require medical clearance before young athletes who suffer a concussion could return to practices or games.

Snowfall still flusters Mid-Atlantic

The continuing snow storms forced hundreds of thousands to stay home from school and work.

Missouri lawmakers debate photo ID, early ballot voting rules

The proposed bills would make voting more convenient and also more secure.

White River Basin talks to proceed between Missouri and Arkansas

Arkansas and Missouri officials are continuing talks of creating new pollution standards for the region of the White River Basin based off of water quality data gathered by both states.

Fourth annual Missouri Grand Prix info

Missouri housing director wants to work for non-profit

Pete Ramsel has stated his interest in working for a charity that focuses on housing issues after he steps down as executive director of the Missouri Housing Development Commission on March 1.

Senators mixed on best way to handle tax credits

Tax credit review by Senate needs special consideration due to business interests.

Jefferson City girls basketball team beats Hickman in overtime

The Kewpies had a chance to tie the game at the end of overtime but missed a 3-point attempt.

COLUMN: Like the playground, Congress filled with fighting children

Childhood fights we encounter on the playground are much like the games Congress plays.

Missouri lawmakers consider ban on synthetic pot

Missouri lawmakers consider a ban on a synthetic drug that mimics the effects of marijuana. The drug is widely available and legal, but there has not been a study on its effect on humans. 

UPDATE: Columbia Police report 25 weather-related accidents overnight

Columbia Police responded to 19 accidents between 5 p.m. and midnight Monday and another six Tuesday morning before 9 a.m.


Three car accidents make busy night for Columbia Fire Department

The Columbia Fire Department and the Boone County Fire Protection District responded to three car accidents Monday night.


Journalists discuss concerns over press freedoms

A panel held Tuesday talked about confidentiality of sources, access to politicians and journalists' privacy on social networks.