Fire District approves long-term disability insurance

The district's board voted unanimously to provide the insurance plan to full-time employees.

IBM website posts 27 available jobs in Columbia

IBM posts the first of 800 jobs it plans to offer at its new site in Columbia. The new technology service delivery center plans to open this fall.

Increased funds for 911 services kept on hold in Missouri Senate

Missouri's 911 service directors are stretched thin with smaller budgets and bigger workloads. Legislation that would increase funds failed in the Senate last year, but the directors are determined to try again.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Monday in pictures at the Boone County Fair

Council discusses 2010 park sales tax ballot initiative

The 1/8-cent sales tax is citywide and voters first passed it in 2000. It was extended by the voters in 2005, and the tax will raise an estimated $12 million dollars if extended for another five years.

After-school program looks for solutions to lost grant money

A Columbia after-school program serving low-income families needs additional funding to survive and a new strategy for the future.

UPDATE: Police arrest one man, have two more suspects in northeastern Columbia robbery

Bond for Randall E. King is set for $100,000 at the Boone County Jail.

Cornhuskers say new Big 12 season top concern

Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini said the Cornhuskers upcoming move to the Big Ten is a non-issue right now and it's been business as usual for his team. "All I'm concerned about is this fall," he said. "I haven't thought much about the Big Ten to be honest with you."


UM System researches different retirement plan for new employees

A proposed plan would require new UM System employees to pay into their retirement accounts. It would switch the investment risk from the universities to the employees.

21st District primary candidates offer contrasting solutions to budget woes

The three candidates' plans include cutting spending and raising taxes.


Police arrest one man, have two more suspects in northeastern Columbia robbery

Randall E. King was arrested for entering a man's home, armed with a shotgun and stealing a laptop, PlayStation 2 and cash. There are two other suspects who accompanied King.

LETTER: Scott Christianson cares about public good

Don Sievert writes about the wisdom and experience J. Scott Christianson has demonstrated in the 20 years they have been neighbors.

LETTER: Scott Christianson would be practical, honest presiding commissioner

Columbia resident Sarah Catlin-Dupuy explains why she's voting for Christianson on Aug. 3.

LETTER: Unbalanced state budget would be outrageously irresponsible

George Kennedy's idea that Clinton left office debt-free is inaccurate. The idea of advocating debt for the state budget is also absurd.

Pigeon droppings halt Kings of Leon concert in St. Louis

The droppings posed a health hazard at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, and the band called it quits after three songs.

Sen. McCaskill examines report of discrepancies at Arlington National Cemetery

Sen. Claire McCaskill held a news conference Monday afternoon outside the Boone County Courthouse and discussed an investigation into mismanagement at Arlington National Cemetery.

TODAY’S QUESTION: Has the reality of the war in Afghanistan been distorted?

The release of more than 90,000 U.S. military and diplomatic documents provides new insight on the war in Afghanistan.


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Candidate for Boone County Associate Circuit Judge, Division 5