Nixon notes improved conditions in Iraq

On Tuesday, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and four other U.S. governors departed for Iraq. Nixon said President Obama's goal of reducing U.S. forces to 50,000 troops by Sept. 1 is feasible.

Missouri Theatre to close, seek new management strategies

The board is soliciting proposals for new management and leaderships.

Missouri River 340 2010 River Race Postponed

The Missouri River 340 has been postponed.

Postponed Missouri River 340 race not stopping all competitors

Next week's 340-mile race for canoeists, kayakers and other paddlers has been postponed because of dangerous conditions on the Missouri River. However, at least two competitiors say they plan to complete the course on the original schedule, despite the dangers.

COLUMN: Libertarian candidates for Ninth District U.S. representative not viable

Neither Libertarian candidate for the 9th congressional district seemed ready to pass the test for being a good representative at the League of Women Voters' debate.

After closure, uncertainty hangs over Missouri Theatre's future

The theater is expected to reopen in September, but its financial footing remains uncertain.

LETTER: Kelly J. Coleman thanks doctors, nurses, staff who saved his life

Sedalia man thanks Missouri University Hospital, the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and the Cardiothoracic unit of the Surgery Clinic for outstanding care and successful efforts to save his life.

NASCAR puts Carl Edwards on probation

NASCAR docked Carl Edwards 60 driver points in the Nationwide Series, fined him $25,000 and placed both Edwards and Brad Keselowski on probation through Dec. 31 after their last-lap run-in Saturday at Gateway International Raceway.

Missouri No. 2 in North in Big 12 preseason football poll

The Missouri football team is predicted to finish second in the North Division of the Big 12 Conference in the league's preseason media poll.

John Sam Williamson stays cool despite setbacks

The Democratic candidate for Boone County Presiding Commissioner is running against Scott Christianson in the Aug. 3 primary election. Check our complete coverage in the Voters Guide.

Children taken to University Hospital after three-car accident

Two of the three children sustained life-threatening injuries in the accident Wednesday evening at the intersection of Locust Street and College Avenue.

Arts community shaken by Missouri Theatre closure

Groups say the Missouri Theatre's acoustics and atmosphere make it a rewarding place to perform.

Missouri Theatre timeline

A look at the major events in the history of the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts.

Nixon creates commission to review Missouri tax credits

Gov. Jay Nixon appointed 25 people to a committee in charge of finding ways to meet tax credit goals more effectively. Two members, Russ Still and Craig Van Matre, are from Columbia.

MOHELA money to go toward Access Missouri scholarships

The loan agency will devote $30 million to Access Missouri scholarships, which will help offset part of the $50 million budget cut to the program announced last month.

City accepting applications for boards, commissions

Applications are due to the city clerk's office by noon Aug. 6.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Do you think Columbia's policing has a racial bias?

A panel discussion about racially biased policing in Columbia takes place  at 7 p.m. today at the Activity and Recreation Center.

Man arrested after threatening two people with a sword on Route J

A Harrisburg man was arrested after he reportedly threatened two individuals with a sword and caused damage to one victim's vehicle. 

Petition to ban Tasers approved for City Council consideration

A petition banning the use of Tasers in Columbia will be put to the City Council for consideration.

Informal games keep Cricket players connected to game of their homeland

Columbia cricket enthusiasts of all ages gather whenever they can to play the game they learned to love in home countries such as India and Pakistan.