Census Bureau to go door to door starting this weekend

Census Bureau regional director Dennis Johnson said the volunteers will be asking the same 10 questions that are on the paper census forms.

City sets meetings about water distribution project

A recent study determined that a new water main was needed, according to Columbia Water and Light.

Madoff fraud investigator shares experience in MU lecture

Harry Markopolos, who discovered and alerted authorities to the Madoff investment fraud scheme, spoke to an audience at Cornell Hall at MU on Friday.

Cycle Recycle giving away bikes, get residents pedaling through Columbia

The Cycle Recycle program, which aims to give away previously used bicycles, will hold an event Sunday as part of Bike, Walk & Wheel Week. Line vouchers will be handed out at 9 a.m. and bikes will be given away at noon.

Columbia College presents marketing plan to the city of Cuba, Missouri

A Columbia College business class presented a marketing plan to Cuba Development Group Inc. on Thursday, that involved looking at education and safety in the city of Cuba, Mo.

VIDEO: Budweiser Clydesdales open to the public

Starting Saturday, visitors will be allowed to tour Warm Springs Ranch. The ranch is the new home to Budweiser’s Clydesdale breeding program. On Friday, the ranch held an open house for special guests and showed off their new-to-the-public facility. Jim Poole, general manager of Clydesdale operations, spoke about the decision to move to Boonville, what goes on at the new facility and what it takes for Clydesdales to be fit for commercials.

Two Missouri banks among FDIC seizures Friday

Champion Bank of Creve Coeur and BC National Banks of Butler were closed along with five others, bringing the number of U.S. bank failures this year to 64.

Derby Ridge Elementary students learn from the Retired and Senior Volunteer program

Volunteers at Derby Ridge work with kingergartners through a multigenerational learning program.

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 3 p.m. for Boone County

Strong wind gusts, large hail and frequent lightning are predicted for Boone County and all adjacent counties.

VIDEO: Woodcarvers meet at Senior Center to practice skills

The Mid-Missouri Woodcarvers Association meet every Tuesday and Thursday at the Senior Center to work on their woodcarving skills. Each carver has a different theme to his or her work.

Missouri lawmakers approve $23.3 billion spending plan

Despite legislators cutting more than $480 million from Gov. Jay Nixon's proposed budget, it is still bigger than last year's budget.

Wellness Resource Center holds first MU farmers market

MU hosted its first farmers market of 2010 on Thursday on Lowry Mall. For the first time, MU’s Wellness Resource Center is sponsoring a series of six farmers markets on campus, bringing locally grown products to college students.

UPDATE: Missouri senators strip funding for Ellis Fischel Cancer Center

A Missouri Senate committee removed funding for construction of a new Ellis Fischel Cancer Center in Columbia. The money would have come from the federal recovery package designed to reimburse the state for highway construction. Last year, the legislature approved money for the cancer center project, but the money has never come through.

Missouri Senate committee strikes down funding for cancer center

The Missouri Senate Appropraitions Committee voted 10-1 against spending $31 million to build a replacement for the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center

Students plead guilty to littering in cotton ball incident at Black Culture Center

Zachary Tucker, 21, and Sean Fitzgerald, 19, were sentenced to two years unsupervised probation.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Do you think funding for Ellis Fischel should be a bigger priority?

Funds to build a new facility for Ellis Fischel were cut once again. Senators say it would benefit a greater number of people if the money is spent on other projects.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should red-light cameras be banned in Missouri?

On Monday, the Missouri Senate passed an amendment to an omnibus transportation bill with a 23-8 roll call vote.  This amendment would ban the use of red light cameras throughout the state. 

COLUMN: Earth Day polarizes, while Arbor Day offers nonpartisan celebration

Four decades after the original Earth Day, the political issue of environmentalism still has the ability to divide people.

Rock Bridge pitcher adapts since performing in Little League World Series

In 2006, Ryan Phillips was a 5-foot-6 12-year-old who could throw a fastball in the 70s. Now, he is a 16-year-old starting pitcher on the Rock Bridge varsity baseball team with a 6-0 record.

GUEST COLUMNIST: Muslims should be challenging instances of Islamophobia

Educated people all around the world see Muslims as nothing more than terrorists. This is made obvious through offensive depictions of the prophet Mohammed that are made to be laughed at. If no one speaks up against Islamophobia, the future will only hold more misery for the next generation of Muslims.