Analysis: The state of legislative priorities

The state legislature has until May 14 to approve the budget and address job creation, ethics reform, DWI enforcement and autism insurance coverage.


Hindman honored at celebration dinner

After 15 years as mayor, Darwin Hindman was honored at dinner with more than 500 guests.

The week in comments: more on Buffalo, Third Ward council race tactics, downtown surveillance, and cinder use

Every week, readers of this Web site offer their opinions on the news and the Missourian's coverage of it. This week's hot topics included more discussion of Ten things you didn't know about Buffalo, the campaign methods of the Third Ward council seat candidates, surveillance cameras downtown and the city's use of cinders in winter.

Police warn residents of scam risk in southwest Columbia

According to an alert from the Columbia Police Department, a male in his late 20s has been appearing at residents' doors requesting personal information or entry into their homes.

ANALYSIS: Missouri bill would hike child support fees

With the poor economy and an uncertain state budget, last week the Missouri House passed a bill to create new child support fees.

Future schools leader Stiepleman commits to life of helping children

Peter Stiepleman, principal of West Boulevard Elementary School, changed his life to help children in need. Now, he looks forward to his new position as assistant superintendent for elementary education.

Missouri track and field team strives to keep throwing tradition alive

MU thrower Chris Holly joined the Tigers this season after winning the 2009 junior college national championship with Neosho County Community College. Holly is vying to become part of a long line of successful Missouri throwers.

Urban Agriculture Center teaches residents to build chicken coops

The City Council passed an ordinance February permitting Columbians to keep chickens in their backyards.

The Week in Pictures: March 21 to 27

The U.S. House of Representatives signed the health care bill, college basketball teams advanced in the NCAA tournament and much more.

Arkansas police find southeast Missouri prison escapee

Before the capture of the 28-year-old man, Columbia police believed he might have been in the city.

Tigers win, but Missouri ace suffers stress fracture

No. 3-ranked Missouri softball stopped Oklahoma 11-5 Saturday without ace Chelsea Thomas, who missed Saturday's game with a stress fracture in her right wrist.

Shire's Big 12 all-around title leads Missouri to third at conference meet

Missouri senior gymnast Sarah Shire won her second consecutive Big 12 Conference all-around championship to help the Tigers gymnasts earn third at the Big 12 Championships on Saturday in Lincoln, Neb.

Missouri baseball team struggles in College Station

After dropping its Big 12 Conference opener Friday to Texas A&M, the Missouri baseball team lost again Saturday to the Aggies, this time in the ninth inning.   

Williams Woods students protest loan cuts

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's budget proposal would cut college finanacial aid programs like Access Missouri and Bright Flight, but only for nonpublic colleges and universities.

LETTER: Proposition 1 critical to public safety

Vote yes for Proposition 1 and help ensure the safety of Columbia.

LETTER: Greever-Rice brings expertise, common sense

Associate director of the MU Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis Tracy Greever-Rice is well suited for a City Council spot due to political savvy.

LETTER: Greever-Rice has it all

A vote for Fourth Ward council candidate Tracy Greever-Rice is a vote for a woman with generosity.

LETTER: Smart Growth Coalition endorses candidates

The coalition has released it's endorsements for the April 6 election.

DEAR READER: Skala's dining is in Kespohl's 'sites'

Karl Skala has spent more on travel than any other ward council member while assuming leadership on national committees. Voters will decide if it presents an issue.

Missouri's federal funding at risk in 2010 census

The importance of the 2010 census goes much further than a population count.