School board to recognize Columbia gifted teacher for award

Jill Rockett was awarded the Outstanding Educator of Gifted Award by the Gifted Association of Missouri.

ANALYSIS: It's wish-list time for Missouri businesses

Lower taxes and more protection against discrimination lawsuits will likely make the list.

Firearms deer season opens Saturday

Computer models indicate there are about 1.4 million deer in Missouri for the fall hunting season.

New gym plans unveiled for Columbia high schools

Rock Bridge and Hickman high schools are getting new gymnasiums. The school district is trying to get FEMA funding by making the new gyms approved storm shelters.

Everyone Eats! will host free Thanskgiving Dinner at Stephens College

The organization is providing a free Thanksgiving meal for the 13th consecutive year. Everyone Eats! will also make food baskets for families who cannot afford a Thanksgiving meal. Food and cash donations will be accepted, and food will be collected at Moser's Discount Foods on Nov. 20.

Missouri bucks national trend, elects more women to statehouse

Forty-six of Missouri's 197 lawmakers are women.

Overall broadband use growing, gaps across demographics persist

A Commerce Department report found that the percentage of households that connect to the Internet using broadband grew to 63.5 percent in 2009 from 9.2 percent in 2001, reflecting increases across nearly all demographics.

Columbia FFA students recognized for winning national forestry award

The students competed in several categories, including a chainsaw practicum and the identification of tree disorders, to win the award.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Cutting C-17 cargo plane program would hurt military and taxpayers

Cutting the program would waste money and could force 30,000 manufacturing workers out of their jobs. Refurbishing older aircraft would not help military or budgetary needs.

Bidding reset on prized MU horse

The MU Equine Science program has reset the bidding on MU Little Miss Loper after the highest bidder withdrew a $3,600 bid.