LOCALLY GROWN: Don't throw away when you can reuse

Buying long-lasting, durable goods that can be reused or recycled cuts down on wastefulness.

Engulfed: Where acts of God are a way of life

The people of Plaquemines Parish know life is tough living along the Gulf, but they've learned to lean heavily on faith.

LETTER: Now is the time to switch to clean energy

Instead of investing millions of dollars into a new coal-handling system, the MU Power Plant should make the switch to clean energy.

PHOTO GALLERY: Show-Me State Games handball competition

Sixteen men from around Missouri competed in the event Saturday.

Former NFL player finds success with handball

Former NFL player Tommy Burnett keeps his competitive spirit alive with handball, a sport he been playing for nearly 38 years. On Saturday, he showed off his skills at the Show-Me State Games.

PHOTO GALLERY: Best in pictures at the Show-Me State Games

The Show-Me State games had its second day of competition Saturday around Columbia.  Here are some of the best moments that Missourian photographers found around town.

UPDATE: Missouri applies for federal money to save teacher jobs

Legislation being considered by Congress would offer $10 billion in grants to school districts to avoid teacher layoffs. Federal officials said 10 to 15 states could win the grants.

Families learn about bats at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

Park naturalist Roxie Campbell explained how bats differ from their portrayal in movies before leading a tour into one of the caves at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park.

PHOTO GALLERY: Show-Me State Games Day 1 tennis

Photos from the first day matches at the Show-Me State Games.

Appeteazer raises money for Columbia Farmers' Market

Donations collected at the event will go toward a permanent pavilion for the Columbia Farmers' Market.

Water main break at Broadway and Ninth Street more public than usual

The break sent large quantities of water flowing down Ninth Street.

Show-Me State Games powerlifting not just for the young

At age 78, Dave Quevreaux enjoyed being a crowd favorite Saturday in the Show-Me State Games powerlifting competition.

Students promote fair trade and anti-slavery practices in Columbia businesses

Fourteen students are working with a campaign called OPTFair to promote and expand socially responsible business practices, such as fair trade, in downtown Columbia.

Boone County soccer players come together in Show-Me State Games

Soccer players from three high schools in Boone County came together Saturday for the Show-Me State Games to prepare for high school tryouts.

PHOTO GALLERY: Wabash Station anniversary celebration

A train conductor greeted attendees just as he would have greeted passengers a century ago.

VIDEO: Coyote Hill celebrates another 'Framing Day'

Coyote Hill is an organization that takes in abused and neglected children. The organization held an event that revolved around constructing a fourth home on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ultimate Frisbee at Show-Me State Games

PHOTO GALLERY: Show-Me State Games Skeet Shooting

PHOTO GALLERY: Show-Me State Games Cycling

PHOTO GALLERY: Show-Me State Games Baseball