Freshman boosts confidence in Missouri baseball team's victory

Missouri freshman outfielder Blake Brown hit his first home run for the Tigers in the second-inning Tuesday against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

Freshman Missouri outfielder Blake Brown hit a second-inning home run in the Tigers' 9-0 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Tuesday at Taylor Stadium.

Larger role on MU men's basketball team likely for Moore next season

Missouri sophomore Steve Moore had three blocks and two rebounds in 16 minutes Sunday against West Virginia, a sign he is set to take on a larger role with the Tigers next season.

Columbia slowly but anxiously analyzes health care legislation

 Columbia stakeholders anxiously await the local effects of the national health care reform bill that passed Sunday.

Columbia College softball team splits with Park

The Columbia College softball team split a doubleheader Tuesday against visiting Park. The Cougars won 2-0 in the first game then lost 3-2 in the second.

Senate work groups discuss budget cuts suggestions

Many of the proposals considered came from Missouri residents, but others came from legislators and state agencies.

Missouri men's golfers win Virginia tournament

The Missouri men's golf team won its second-straight tournament Tuesday at the C&F Intercollegiate in Williamsburg.

Loch leads Hickman girls soccer team to victory

Corner kicks from sophomore Jessie Loch set up both of Hickman's goals in a 2-0 victory over visiting Pembroke Hill.

President Obama signs health care into law

Democrats celebrated the passing of the health care reform bill as President Obama signed it into law Tuesday.

Q&A guide to health care overhaul

After Obama signed landmark health care legislation, many Americans are left wondering about the details, including when the uninsured will get coverage and what is required of employers.

COLUMN: Take advantage of privilege: be an informed voter

The right to vote is one of our most important privileges, and those choosing to vote should ensure they are well-informed and well-prepared. This election is particularly important, as it will elect a new mayor and two city council seats.

COLUMN: Editor, publisher Lucile Bluford promoted justice, equality

As March is National Women's History Month, it's fitting to take time to honor Lucile Bluford, a woman who struggled for equality and social justice for not only herself, but also for others, throughout her long life.

VIDEO: Fetching in the Capitol

Sen. Kevin Engler, R-Farmington, regularly brings his 80-pound English bulldog to the Capitol during legislative sessions. The jowly-faced pooch, named Winston, is well-known in the Capitol and throughout Engler's 3rd District. The senator says having his dog around helps him relax after tough legislative days.

Missouri Lt. Gov. Kinder joins health care lawsuit

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder announced Tuesday that he's joining officials from around the country in a lawsuit to challenge the new federal health care law.

Missouri senators analyze ideas submitted online to save money

Missouri senators put their heads together Tuesday during a brainstroming session that reviewed approximately 1,500 online suggestions to increase revenue or lower expenses for the state. Large and small governmental changes were given thought as the state faces a shortfall for next year's budget of at least $200 million.

Mississippi River closed, plants evacuated after sulfur trioxide release

Officials closed a seven-mile stretch of the Mississippi River after a cloud of sulfur trioxide gas was released from an industrial plant about 115 miles north of St. Louis.

Sseko sandals provide Ugandan women opportunity for education

MU graduate Liz Forkin Bohannon created the Sseko sandal company to help young Ugandan women go to college and, ultimately, become leaders in their country. The company is growing rapidly in profit and employees.

TRAMA Textiles weaves lives back together

Two weavers from Guatemala shared their technique along with stories of civil war and building new lives.

Daniel Clay named dean of MU College of Education

Daniel Clay, associate dean for administration, research and innovative programs at Auburn University’s College of Education, was named dean of MU's College of Education. He will begin the new position on June 1.


Craigslist founder comes to Columbia

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark will come to Columbia to speak at the Columbia Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase.

TIMELINE: Presidential influence on health care reform throughout 20th century

A look at major health care reform programs throughout the 20th century, why they failed, and how they helped the progression of reform.