Plans for new shovel-ready site introduced during Columbia's State of the City address

The City Manager Bill Watkins forecasts adding Sutter site to Columbia's collection of development-ready locations.


Columbia to hold Prescription Drug Take Back Day

People are encouraged to bring their leftover prescription drugs to safely dispose of them and prevent teens from abusing them.

MODOT to announce construction plans for 13 bridges across mid-Missouri

Bridges in Boone, Callaway and Cooper counties will be affected.

GUEST COMMENTARY: No need to change the Missouri Court Plan

Those who seek to change the plan have shown no evidence of corruption in the court system.

Citizens, politicians discuss future of Missouri River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began a series of meetings in Missouri as part of a 12 state wide project to assess the uses and management of the Missouri River. Both citizens and politicians voiced their concerns about how water will be distributed.

Seven sentenced to prison in dogfighting crackdown

The seven were part of a larger group of suspects rounded up last summer.

Missouri college plans to reverse fee increase

Linn State Technical College increased course fees across the board by $3 per credit hour. Administrators said Wednesday they will waive the fee increase for courses taught at its central Missouri campus during the 2010-11 academic year.

Columbia Public Schools Foundation grants benefit every school in the district

The Columbia Public Schools Foundation awarded $46,170.85 in grants to benefit all schools in the district.

Missouri insurers expanding coverage of adult children

The new law requires insurance plans that offer dependent coverage to apply to children up to age 26 — even if they are married, no longer students or no longer claimed as dependents on their parents' tax returns.

Researchers at St. Louis University say too many with HIV smoke

Studies show that of the 1.1 million Americans living with HIV or AIDS, 40 percent to 60 percent smoke.