LOCALLY GROWN: Renewed uncertainty over clean energy in Missouri

In 2008, Missouri voters passed the Missouri Clean Energy Initiative that requires investor-owned utilities to generate or purchase an incrementally increasing amount of energy from renewable sources to reach 15 percent by 2021. How and where that’s going to happen is still in question.

Woody's Menagerie at the Boone County Fair

Woody's Menagerie holds more than 200 animals and visits more than 10 state fairs throughout the country.

Collegetown 2010: Download the e-book

Collegetown is our annual special publication designed to orient new Mizzou students to life in Columbia. Download this specially formatted e-book version, specially formated for viewing on your laptop or iPad.

Carl Edwards' father reminisces at races at Boone County Fair

Watching the young drivers competing Thursday night at the Door Banger Nationals at the Boone County Fair, Carl Edwards Sr. saw lots that reminded him of his son's first steps on the path to NASCAR.   

COLUMN: Vacate and spend time with God

A vacation doesn't require a trip to a new place, but rather a break from the stresses of your daily life.

Children, adults alike compete in Ag Olympics at Boone County Fair

The Ag Olympics at the Boone County Fair included half a dozen agriculture-themed games.

Pictures of the week: July 24 to 30

Special Olympics Athletes return with medals

Columbia 2010 Special Olympics participants brought back more than 20 medals after competing in the USA National Games from July 18 to 23.

Central Missouri Humane Society accepts animals for free

The Central Missouri Humane Society reminds Columbia that it is best for the animal when drop off is done during business hours. The humane society accepts animals for free.

Riders from across Midwest compete in historical horse show

Old traditions meet new traditions at the historical Society Horse Show. Riders from around the country compete in more than 105 divisions.

Traffic moves to two new lanes of Scott Boulevard

Construction on Scott Boulevard has closed the west side of the road, and traffic has been rerouted to the two new lanes.

Presiding commissioner job requires teamwork, willingness to listen

As presiding commissioner for Boone County, it is essential to work well with the other commissioners and keep the interests of the entire county in mind when making decisions.

4 St. Louis veterans test positive for hepatitis

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been urging patients at its St. Louis dental clinic to be tested. Cleaning errors may have created a risk of infection.

Missouri track athletes win All-Academic honors


Eleven members of the Missouri track and field program earned US Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic honors.

Columbia Public Schools MAP results best in five years

Columbia Public School District saw more schools meet the state's adequate yearly progress standard. The MAP test is part of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002.

DEAR READER: News of your neighbors works, mostly

A survey of Neighborhood News e-newsletter readers show there's a lot to like -- one reason the Missourian is expanding to 17 areas this fall.

PHOTO GALLERY: Agriculture Olympics take over Boone County Fair

PHOTO GALLERY: Thursday in pictures at the Boone County Fair

The steer competition took place at the fair on Thursday, as well as the Jesse Hockett Tribute Race. Fair attendees also watched grizzly bears perform.

Slowing economic rebound raises unemployment fears

Analysts said Friday that employers are unlikely to step up hiring anytime this year, and unemployment could return to double digits. Economic growth crawled at a 2.4 percent pace in the spring, the weakest showing in nearly a year.

Whooping cough found in Missouri Amish community

Officials have identified six cases of whooping cough among a northeast Missouri Amish community in the past week. The first case was diagnosed on July 23.