GUEST COMMENTARY: Arizona law instills fear in all citizens

Although Arizona governor Jan Brewer signed the senate bill that allows law enforcement to "crack down" on immigration laws, we must refuse to give in to the fear. American citizens shouldn't have to carry around their U.S. passports like my grandfather did in fear of the KGB.

Missouri Senate could approve ban on red-light cameras

On Monday, the Missouri Senate approved an amendment banning red light cameras and texting while driving in the state.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Do you think Columbia should get an ice rink?

Boone Ice Group is working with Columbia's Parks and Recreation Department to bring an ice rink to Columbia. Would you use it?

Boessen gets kick out of Rock Bridge soccer team's victory

Carmen Boessen showed off a bicycle kick, one of soccer’s most difficult moves, during the first half of Rock Bridge's 3-0 win over visiting Troy Buchanan on Monday night.

Amendment meant to cut Ellis Fischel funding shut down by House

The Missouri House voted to kill an amendment that would have cut $31 million in funds for Ellis Fischel Cancer Center from a re-appropriatons bill.

Denisha Midgyett graduated a 'Super Kewp' before death

Denisha Shavon Renee Midgyett graduated from Hickman High School, despite poor health causing her to stay in school an extra year. She received her diploma and died 14 days later.

BOONE LIFE: Welcome Home Inc. provides shelter for veterans

One woman is helping lead the crusade against homelessness among veterans in Columbia through Welcome Home Inc.

More fans mean more cash for Mizzou women's basketball coach

Robin Pingeton's five-year contract includes incentives if attendance doubles in each of her first two years.

AT&T operates in Missouri after license revocation

AT&T Inc.'s sales tax license was revoked on April 4 in over 200 municipalities in the state, according to the Department of Revenue website. Operating without a valid sales tax license is a misdemeanor, according to Missouri's Department of Revenue documents.

No charges filed in three reported rape cases in Columbia

Three rapes reported in Boone County over the past three months have not resulted in any charges.

Missouri state auditor pushes for limits on tax credits

State Auditor Susan Montee endorsed tax credit controls. According to Montee, the credits are costly and innaccurate.

Madoff whistle-blower to visit MU

Harry Markopolos is credited with alerting Congress and the Securities and Exchange Commission to the largest Ponzi scheme ever, and he's coming to MU to speak Friday.

Ethics reform dealt a major setback in Missouri House

Legislation to reform ethics in the Missouri House of Representatives was sent back to the Rules committee, and some lawmakers say the bill will not be brought up again before the May 14 deadline.

Missouri women's golfer earns another bid to NCAA Regional

Julia Potter will compete in her fourth NCAA Regional.

UPDATE: Closure revised for western Missouri mental facility

Plans to build up to nine group homes near the Nevada Habilitation Center in Missouri that was slated to close completely have eased patients' and their relatives' worries about moving away from their current care.

UPDATE: Missouri state auditor pushes for limits on tax credits

State Auditor Susan Montee has called for changes in tax credit control, blaming incorrect fiscal projections and a lack of government controls as inefficiencies.

Deaf association files suit against state

The Missouri Association for the Deaf and 13 deaf individuals are suing Missouri, claiming it fails to provide adequate mental health services.

Budget director says conference committee cuts are not enough

Missouri legislators backed up $400 million in budget cuts that were proposed by Gov. Nixon.

Energy saving efforts save $3 million taxpayer dollars

Last year, Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order requiring state agencies to reduce energy use by 2 percent annually for 10 year. Nixon said the efforts are showing through and have saved taxpayers more than $3 million.

Missouri publishes new airport directory

The new airport directory has information for both pilots and travelers.