COLUMN: IBM deal includes protections for Columbia residents

Economic incentive deals have a tendency to be good for business and bad for communities, but the IBM deal really is a win-win for all involved.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What can Columbia do to become more sustainable?

Columbia's new sustainability manager and a group of residents discussed ideas Tuesday night. Which of these ideas do you think has the most merit?

Investigation reveals concerns with Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Callaway

An investigation into the Nuclear Regulatory Commission uncovered problems with safety procedures.

COLUMN: Legislative session earns above-average grade — barely

A review of 10 legislative priorities shows the Missouri General Assembly could have done more this session to avoid the train wreck that has been postponed until next year.

UPDATE: Son of slaying suspect to testify by video link

Eleven-year-old Sean Kahler will testify against his father via a remote television at the June 22-23 preliminary hearing. His father, James Kraig Kahler, is charged with capital murder in the deaths of his wife, two daughters and his wife's grandmother.

Columbia police's internal investigation finds no wrongdoing by SWAT officers

Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton said the officers involved in the Feb. 11 incident acted appropriately and announced more changes to department policy.

Kahler's son to testify via remote TV

A social worker said at a hearing Wednesday that testifying in court while his father watched could damage Sean Kahler's therapy. The father, James Kraig Kahler, is charged with capital murder in the deaths of his wife, his daughters and his wife's grandmother.

COLUMN: IBM likely to have a hard time living up to hype

IBM will be good for Columbia, but it won't be quite as beneficial for the community as it has been hyped to be.

Columbia College Cougars win on first day of NAIA softball championships

The Cougars beat 11th seeded Dickinson State University 1-0 and will play sixth seeded Belhaven University on Friday.

Maplewood Barn celebrates new season, new stage

Maplewood Barn Community Theatre launches The Phoenix Season with a new stage and performances of "Arsenic and Old Lace" on through Sunday.

Columbia Farmers' Market opens new location

On Monday night, the City Council approved a request by the Columbia Farmers' Market to open three satellite locations: Forum Christian Church, Rock Bridge Christian Church and Boone Hospital Center.

MU professors win grants for nuclear research

Two MU professors received approval for approximately $1.2 million from the Department of Energy to further nuclear research.

Columbia Board of Education discusses budget cuts, school improvements

The Columbia Board of Education held a special session Thursday morning to discuss long-term plans related to district funding and school improvements. Topics of discussion included next school year's budget reductions and the status of the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan.

Rock Bridge tennis rolling through week

Skybridge demolition signals change in St. Louis

When St. Louis Centre opened as what was then the nation's largest urban mall in 1985, it was hailed as a saving grace for downtown. Instead, it was a huge failure. On Friday, a wrecking ball will begin tearing down the old skybridge that connected the mall with Dillard's department store.

Job seekers subscribe online to Columbia IBM position openings

Almost 1,500 job seekers have signed up for updates on the IBM jobs coming to Columbia. The updates are provided by a website set up by the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

Former Columbia School Board president appointed to State Board of Education

Russell Still of Columbia replaces Russell Thompson on the bipartisan panel of the Missouri State Board of Education.

Play about 'Blind' Boone comes to The Blue Note

A play about the life and times of ragtime musician J.W. "Blind" Boone give viewers a glimpse into 19th century American music.

Oil spill cap at issue in Missouri Senate race

Federal law caps liability for oil spills at $75 million, but U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt filed legislation Thursday that would raise the liability cap for an offshore, deep-water oil rig spill to $150 million or an amount equal to the last four quarters of the company's profits, whichever is greater.

DWI patrol results in six arrests

Four sheriff's department deputies patrolled from 11 p.m. Saturday until 3 a.m. Sunday. The patrol was funded by a grant through Partners and Prevention at MU.