Missouri's conference future is uncertain; fans remain positive

The UM system Board of Curators is meeting this week to discuss Missouri's options in conference realignment, among other issues.

H3 Studio focuses on two downtown nodes for revitalizing

H3 Studio Inc. led discussions about revitalizing the Broadway and Providence Road intersection and the North Village Arts District.

Colorado accepts invitation to join Pac-10

The Colorado Buffaloes have bolted from the Big 12, accepting an invitation Thursday to become the 11th member of the Pac-10 Conference.

COLUMN: McCaskill not afraid to go against the current

While Sen. Claire McCaskill has shown she's willing to speak her mind and go against her own party at times, Gov. Jay Nixon would rather cut services and fill prisons than dare suggest any type of tax increase.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Are additional bus routes a sufficient response to Columbia's growing transportation needs?

Although more people are riding on city buses, the service is less than ideal with delays, crowded buses and not enough routes. 

Columbia Public School District could cut 79 positions

The Columbia Public School District has budgeted $5.6 million less on its next budget.  Of the 79 positions being cut, about 40 of them could be teaching positions.

GUEST COMMENTARY: American Power Act is good, but environmental protections needed

America has an opportunity to lead the way in a new clean-energy economy instead of falling behind other nations with similar plans.

Gov. Jay Nixon to compete in Senior Games

Nixon will compete in the basketball skills competition Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Columbia College.

Boonville's Chuckie Jones is drafted by Giants

Chuckie Jones finally received the call he's been dreaming of his entire life. The outfielder was selected by the San Francisco Giants Tuesday in the seventh round of the MLB draft.

DeMarre Carroll hosts Next Level Basketball Camp

YouZeum for sale after two years of operation

The YouZeum, which was expected to have about 60,000 visitors a year, has had about 40,000 visitors since May 1, 2008.

LETTER: Columbia residents gave generously to food bank

Through food and monetary donations, Columbia residents helped letter carriers collect 166,000 pounds of food for The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri.

Family tradition drives the Soap Box Derby

Street performer rejects conventional lifestyle

Local musician Lee Wenzbauer makes a living playing his violin on the streets of Columbia.

UM vice president tapped for state education position

David Russell, senior associate vice president of the University of Missouri System, has been appointed to be the state's interim commissioner of higher education, according to a news release from the Missouri Department of Higher Education.

COLUMN: Umpire Jim Joyce shows integrity under fire

Umpire Jim Joyce's erroneous call cost Armando Galarraga his perfect game. Joyce later apologized to Galarraga, turning his mistake into an example of sportsmanship and integrity. 

Welding operation causes smoke at MU Agriculture Building

The Columbia Fire Department was dispatched to the MU agriculture building at 9:47 a.m. A welding project had produced large amounts of smoke but there was no fire.

Kansas City school district inches closer to full accreditation

The provisionally accredited school district has made substantial progress, including higher test scores and improved management of federal programs, but still struggles to assign teachers to schools promptly.

60 years on, ex-GIs remember their 'forgotten' war

Nearly 60 years after the Korean War began, American soldiers recall their unique stories from the battlelines.

Stolen SUV hits St. Louis house

Police continue to investigate after a stolen SUV crashed into a St. Louis home.