Former Secretary of State James Baker to speak at Westminster College

Tickets are available to the public for Baker's lecture, titled "The Case for Pragmatic Idealism," which will be part of Westminster's Symposium on Democracy.

Biodiesel plant in southeast Missouri gets new name

After producing its first batch of diodiesel in May, the plant opened for full production later this summer.

Columbia School Board approves budget for new building

Moving two offices into the new building will save the district an estimated $7.5 million over 26 years.

Rock Bridge wins volleyball showdown againt Hickman

The Rock Bridge volleyball team defeated rival Hickman 25-23, 25-13, 25-10 on Monday at Hickman.

Three Columbia men arrested on suspicion of cocaine distribution

Two search warrants were served by the Boone County Sheriff's Department on Monday that led to the arrests of the men.  



'CarnivOIL' makes stop at MU, takes aim at oil industry

The traveling, carnival-style event targets the relationship between the oil industry and members of Congress. MU College Democrats used the opportunity to take aim at Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Columbia College wins AMC volleyball opener

The Columbia College volleyball team won its American Midwest Conference opener Monday defeating Missouri Baptist 25-16, 25-23, 25-23 at Southwell Complex.

MU professors to discuss Supreme Court decision on campaign spending

The League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County is hosting a forum Wednesday about the effect of the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which prohibits limits on certain campaign contributions.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock climbers scale faces at Capen Park

Three MU students took on the challenge of scaling rock faces Monday at Capen Park, southeast of Columbia.

MU's King grows into running career

As a child, Missouri senior Phil King didn't like running. But with encouragement from his mother he has made the sport a big part of his life.

COLUMN: Journalists, delight in balls jokes only when appropriate

Journalists often make sexist comments when descriptions get out of hand, but the Missourian is doing well sticking to the facts and keeping it simple.