Estimate for new high school $7.8 million over budget

One idea to address the budget overage for the new high school is to pare some facilities.

COLUMN: Launch of Citizens Police Review Board off to rocky start

Wednesday night's meeting dealt largely with whether the complaint filed by a California activist should be heard, since the complainant has no known connection to Columbia.

COLUMN: Daily Show accusations of sexism could be as fake as its news

The Daily Show might not have enough women on-air for some people's taste but accusing the fake news source of discrimination might be too much.

Father, daughter eager for Show-Me State Games archery competition

Sixteen-year-old Kelsey Brandkamp has been shooting arrows for most of her life, often alongside her father, Lee Brandkamp. Both will be competing in the archery events in this weekend's Show-Me State Games. 

Bike Boulevard stripes to be repainted

Lane striping done in May as part of the Bike Boulevard project was incorrect. Park Mark Inc., the St. Louis construction company that painted the lines, will be responsible for paying to repair the mistake.

Gov. Nixon signs bill offering Ford tax break

Despite the new break, Ford has made no new commitments at the Claycomo factory.

Engulfed: Down, but not completely out, in Louisiana

James "Putt" Braud, who owns a Louisiana bait shop, waits for his life to restart ever since business has come to a standstill after the BP disaster in the Gulf.

Advancing Renewables in the Midwest conference draws interest from business, government

Several presentations at the conference could prove worthwhile for Columbia and the mid-Missouri region.

PHOTO GALLERY: Wabash Station celebrates 100-year anniversary

Wabash Station is marking its anniversary Friday with a formal ceremony led by Mayor Bob McDavid and local historian Bill Clark. Exhibits, art displays and children's activities are also planned.


Wabash Station celebrates 100 years of service

Wabash Station is marking its anniversary Friday with a formal ceremony led by Mayor Bob McDavid and local historian Bill Clark. Exhibits, art displays and children's activities are also planned. To see a photo gallery of the Wabash Station's history, please click here

BP stops oil spewing from Gulf gusher

The oil stopped flowing at 3:25 p.m. EDT Thursday when the last valves in the cap were shut. The cap is now in a watch period, where BP is looking for any possible complications.

MU Wheelchair Basketball Camp comes to a close

The program had 26 participants from 11 states.

Stay cool during Columbia's summer heat wave

Take precautions to avoid complications from the heat.

LETTER: Kim Shaw brings love of Boone County to associate circuit judge race

TODAY’S QUESTION: Should cameras be used to enforce highway speed limits?

A St. Louis suburb is the first in the state to set up a highway speed camera.

Coach stays involved through Moonlight Hoops league

As a coach in the Moonlight Hoops Summer Outdoor Basketball League, Wale Aliyu has become a part of an effort to keep Columbia youth safe and out of trouble.

Engulfed: Putting a price on suffering

 The Missourian's Matt Pearce is in the Gulf region this week, sending back stories from the epicenter of one of the worst environmental catastrophes in U.S. history.

Like stolen paintings, like wrecked cars, like burned-down houses, human loss can be measured in money — at least if you’re Kenneth Feinberg, the lawyer and mediator appointed to dole out the $20 billion in BP’s compensation fund.


IT'S HOT: What others are saying

The scorching hot temperatures: You're feeling it, and everybody's talking about it.

Negro Leagues baseball featured on new stamps

The U.S. Postal Service has released a set of stamps honoring early African-American baseball players and their contributions to the nation's culture and history.

Cardinals' Mozeliak gets 3-year extension

The St. Louis Cardinals and general manager John Mozeliak have agreed to a three-year contract extension.