UPDATE: City Council works on tight budget at second work session

City Council members discussed changes — mostly cuts — at more than seven departments. They also proposed reinstating four firefighter positions and adding two police officers.

Pinkel discusses Missouri football team's disciplinary problems

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel said Monday he feels responsible for the disciplinary problems his team is facing, but thinks the program has a good system for dealing with such difficulties.

TODAY’S QUESTION: What changes to the city budget would you like to see?

City officials are discussing the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. What are some changes you'd like to see?

Residents, officials discuss proposed parking lot at Jefferson Junior High

The new lot would increase safety for students, but neighbors are concerned it would cause flooding problems for nearby homes.

Quick recovery has Jackson ready for Missouri football opener vs. Illinois

Missouri wide receiver Jerrell Jackson was supposed to be out until October with a wrist injury, but some fast healing put him back in the lineup against Illinois on Saturday.

Big 12 coaches schedule easier opponents early in season

Many Big 12 football teams will start the season Saturday against easy competition. Missouri opens against Illinois and will face weaker opponents in the following three weeks.

Salmonella scare drives demand for locally produced eggs

Several vendors at the Columbia Farmers' Market have been selling out of eggs since the first commercial-egg recall two weeks ago.

Proposal would regulate developers' piles of dug-up dirt

The Columbia City Council plans to review an ordinance that would regulate the size and placement of the large soil piles created by developers during construction projects.

PHOTO GALLERY: Back to practice for Columbia ballet dancers

Members of the Missouri Contemporary Ballet ended their summer hiatus on Monday.

COLUMN: Rather than another dialogue, how about accountability for racist remarks?

Rather than focusing on divisive issues we should address the methods used and the people trying to divide us.

Carnahan donates $126,000 to Missouri Democratic Party

Campaign officials said the money was donated to help elect Democrats to state offices.

Boone County Art Show soliciting entries

Professional and non-professional artists can enter the contest.

UPDATE: Almanac predicts rough winter for Missouri

The 2011 edition of the Farmers' Almanac calls for a brutal winter season in Missouri, with plenty of snow and cold temperatures through March.

Missouri education officials to develop plan for future

Chris Nicastro, the state's education commissioner is scheduled to speak at the Jefferson City meeting.

Biden visits Iraq to mark formal end to U.S. combat

The vice president will meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Tuesday morning about the political situation and troop withdrawal.

Nebraska leaving rivalries behind with conference

Nebraska and its rivals are preparing for the Huskers' final season in the Big 12. The school's departure for the Big 10 will put an end to rivalries dating back nearly a century.

Kreklow wins weekly Big 12 honor despite dislocated pinkie

A dislocated pinkie didn't stop Molly Kreklow from being named Big 12 Rookie of the Week. The MU freshman setter earned the award after a stellar showing at the Tiger Invitational. She was also named MVP as the Tigers won the tournament.

Online resources explaining the Iraq troop withdrawal

Missourian editors have compiled this wide array of online resources on the troop withdrawal.

MU vet clinic offers free horse castrations

The MU College of Veterinary Medicine is offering a low- or no-cost, day-long horse sterilization clinic on Oct. 2 to people who can’t afford the procedure, which costs around $125. Students will work with clinicians to perform the sterilizations.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Restaurant inspections

Find out the health hazards for the eateries you frequent.