Citizens Review Board to discuss appeal from California

Ed Rosenthal, the California marijuana activist who was the first person to file an appeal with the Citizens Police Review Board, plans to try to speak to the board Wednesday night.

The Week in Comments: Short skirts, Proposition C, Social Security

Every week, readers of offer their opinions on the news and the Missourian's coverage of it. Here, we offer you a digest of some of the conversations we found most interesting.

Columbia volunteers continue to work for progress in Haiti

While recovery efforts in Haiti creep forward more than six months after an earthquake, Columbia residents are jumping to the front lines to lend a hand. Haiti is the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation, with 80 percent of the population living under the poverty line before the quake struck. More than 200,000 people were killed, and an estimated 1.5 million Haitians were left homeless.

Columbia School Board to vote on contractor bids

With groundbreaking past, the next step in building Columbia's next public high school is to approve which contractors will take part in the project.

Warren Funeral Chapel lawsuit no longer a class action

Kathy Johnson's 2008 lawsuit against Warren Funeral Chapel over the mishandling of her mother's remains became a class action in February 2009. A judge ruled Monday that because each plaintiff has different allegations against the chapel, the suit should not be class action.

Roundup biker traffic, primary election day could cause extra traffic

The primary election polls open at 6 a.m. Tuesday, and the National Bikers Roundup begins at 9 a.m. Although polling locations do not anticipate a major interference, the city has taken measures to re-route traffic.

How to be sure you're prepared to vote Aug. 3

Heat indexes expected to reach 105 Tuesday and Wednesday

A heat advisory was issued for Columbia for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Young Skillet Camp is a plate of fun topped with experience, education

"Skilleteers" learn to cook, garden and film one other as part of a free three-week summer camp for children in Columbia's First Ward.

Proposal could ban alcohol in three downtown Columbia parks

A Columbia Police Department officer wrote a proposal that would ban alcohol in three downtown parks. The proposed ordinance comes after a group of Columbia residents filed complaints. Currently, there is no part of city code prohibiting alcohol in parks.

Letter: Proposition C will increase insurance premiums, take away individuals' rights to choose their insurance

Letter writer says Missourians should vote no on Proposition C, and should stand strong for reform and for building a healthier and more prosperous Missouri.

Hunter orientation and registration sessions start in August

Police remind citizens to be aware of scams

Officers saw four incidents in June and three in July involving fraudulent checks and money orders.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should the city allow street closures for for-profit businesses?

Criticism of street closures for for-profit businesses has arisen following Harpo's request to close Cherry Street between Ninth and Tenth streets during MU's six home football games this fall.

Two arrests made in Sunday shots fired at Douglass Park

Maurice D. Penny and Deundrea L. Woods were arrested on suspicion of unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action. Investigators are working to determine if it is related to earlier incidents.

Man, 24, arrested in connection with assault near University and Hitt

Jeremy Lee Greber, 24, turned himself in. He was arrested on suspicion of felonious restraint and assault in the third degree with physical injury.

Cyclists stop in Columbia on nationwide bike tour for clean water

Two cyclists stopped in Columbia on Saturday as a part of their 4,000 mile bike tour for charity:water, a nonprofit organization focused on brining clean drinking water to developing nations.

MU softball player finalist for USA Women's Baseball Team

Missouri softball player Jenna Marston is one of 32 finalists for the USA Baseball Women’s National Team.

Gregory Waid and Melissa Owen

Gregory Waid and Melissa Owen were married July 11, 2010 at Illinois State Beach Resort in Zion, Ill.

Big Ten Conference officials aim to add football title game

Commissioner Jim Delany expects the Big Ten to hold a championship game next season, when Nebraska joins and brings the league to 12 members.