TODAY'S QUESTION: Why have Congress members been threatened since health care vote?

Threats have been made against Democrat and Republican lawmakers in the week since health care reform passed.

Two MU students must 'meet an obligation' in cotton ball case

The Boone County prosecutor handling what has come to be known as "the cotton ball case" said Monday that the state will not file charges against the two students who were arrested until the pair has met "an obligation."

Event marks Katy Trail's 20th anniversary

The kickoff event is planned May 8 at the trailhead in Rocheport.

Field announced for Missouri's NCAA gymnastics regional

No. 5 Georgia, No. 8 Oregon State, No. 25 Minnesota, No. 30 Iowa and No. 36 North Carolina will join No. 15 Missouri in a NCAA gymnastics regional on April 10 at Hearnes Center.

Missouri Theatre Center postpones Hot Summer Nights festival

Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts' limited budget will leave the Hot Summer Nights Music Festival on hold.

Jobs training group wins grant funding

Volunteers working to promote job training programs in mid-Missouri won a $47,932 grant from the Central Missouri Workforce Investment Board. The money will be used to study adult job training needs and to improve existing programs.

Candidates offer different views on growth management planning

Candidates for mayor and for two seats on the Columbia City Council have expressed differing views on how development planning fits into city government. A proposed public high school and extension of Stadium Boulevard have prompted the city to study potential impact and land use options.

BOONE LIFE: Cambodian Buddhist monk a spiritual leader

Mey Savann is the only Cambodian Buddhist monk who lives and practices in Missouri.

UPDATE: Police warn residents of scam risk in southwest Columbia

Columbia police seek man in connection with scams.

Missouri wants volunteers to pick up garbage

The campaign No More Trash is encouraging people to pick up litter during April.

Crime rate in Columbia relatively flat since 2001

An analysis by the Missourian shows that Columbia's crime rate — which has become a hot topic leading up to the April 6 election — has not fallen or risen dramatically since 2001, when adjusted for population

Christians pray for state officials handling Missouri budget

More than 500 people attended a revival-style prayer service at the Missouri Capitol on Monday. The service was led by Anne Graham Lotz, daugher of television evangelist Billy Graham.

Sen. Claire McCaskill on 'Colbert Report' Monday night

Missouri's senator will be a guest on "The Colbert Report" at 10:30 p.m. Monday talking about health care reform and the NCAA tournament.

Historians recall the significance of the Civil War-time Pony Express

Residents of St. Joseph will celebrate the sesquicentennial of the familiar adventure story that involved three freight company owners.

Son of Sedalia civic leader E.B. Smith publishes commemorative book

The work contains prints of Sedalia's landscape and news clippings from the turn of the 20th century.

Missouri woman leaves behind generous gift to charities

Hidden behind her recusiveness, Clara Schallert's philanthropy still helps St. Louis' women and children six years after her death.

Missouri group helps people cope with daily struggles

Celebrate Recovery is not rehab or counseling, but group support. Five churches in Southeast Missouri churches are now offering these meetings that allow attendees to find moral support in sharing their struggles with the community.

Missouri House approves horse slaughtering bill

The bill needs another vote before heading to the Senate.

More than 200 Missouri bridges under repair this year

Drivers can access the MoDOT Web site for information on construction and alternative routes.

LETTER: Setting the record straight on Skala

Gary Kespohl, a candidate for City Council in the Third Ward, opines in regard to the Missourian's March 28 report Skala spends less than city allowances for travel expenses.