Sean O'Day endorses Sid Sullivan for Columbia mayor

Sean O'Day endorsed Sid Sullivan to be Columbia's next mayor on Wednesday. O'Day said that of the six candidates running for mayor, Sullivan's ideas most closely resembled his own.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should the next census include a space to mark sexual orientation?

A campaign called "Queer the Census" is lobbying for the next census to include an option for people to mark their sexual orientation.

Missouri softball pitchers shine in ace's absence

The Missouri softball team has made many changes to its pitching rotation because of the loss of ace Chelsea Thomas, but a group effort gave the Tigers a pair of shutout wins Wednesday in a doubleheader against Saint Louis.

Missouri infielder's bat stays hot despite baseball team's loss

Jesse Santo moved from shortstop to third base in order to get more playing time with the Missouri baseball team. But a recent hitting streak, including an RBI double in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to Purdue, has also helped him crack the lineup.

Rock Bridge track not worried about depth

With 170 athletes out for the team this season, the Rock Bridge track and field team has plenty to work with.

House passes bill adding new restrictions on abortion

The Missouri House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that would require abortion providers to contact a prosecuter before performing an abortion on a patient under 18, and make it a crime to coerce someone into having an abortion.

Mees draws on experience in Columbia School Board election

Jan Mees, who is running to keep her seat on the Columbia School Board, said her primary goals are closing the academic achievement gap between students and balancing the district budget.

Holt puts past lessons to work in Columbia School Board election

Dan Holt said his Columbia School Board loss in 2009 left him with “unfinished business." He's ready to change that outcome in his favor in 2010.

Council candidates discuss economic incentives

Candidates for Columbia mayor and council seats offer stances and ideas on economic incentives.

Boone Hospital Center listed among nation's top 100

Boone Hospital Center President Dan Rothery says he is grateful for the recognition but not surprised.

LETTER: Read's role in Crosscreek demands scrutiny

Barbara Hoppe would like readers to know about Sarah Read's involvement with Crosscreek Development mediation process.

LETTER: Sessions would be asset to Columbia School Board

A background in education and an ability to listen to another's perspective makes Jonathan Sessions an ideal candidate.

Skala named to university communities panel

Karl Skala, Columbia's Third Ward councilman, has been named to a national panel representing university towns.

Missouri lawmaker has a challenger — her husband

Rep. Linda Fischer, D-Bonne Terre, will be running against her husband, John Fischer, a Republican, for the same seat in the Missouri House of Representatives.

Obama clears way for oil drilling off US coasts

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that a new policy could put new oil and natural gas platforms in water along the southern Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico and part of Alaska.

LETTER: Parent Teacher Associations say yes to school bond issue

The group of 22 PTA/PTSA units encourages Columbians to vote in support of the school district's bond increase.

LETTER: Delivering babies is not like delivering jobs

A resident who has worked with both Bob McDavid and Jerry Wade in the past now supports Jerry Wade for mayor.

LETTER: Skala will work for all

Third Ward residents explain that Karl Skala is readily accessible to his constituents and responsive to their concerns.

LETTER: Greever-Rice offers practical, sensible government

Greever-Rice's qualifications include service on the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Energy and Environment Commission, neighborhood and homeowner associations, the Vision Commission and the Board of Adjustment.

LETTER: Wade needs no on-the-job training

Wade has the experience, the education and the ability to be mayor of Columbia and lead our city through these difficult economic times.