GEORGE KENNEDY: Some real facts about health care reform

A Tuesday talk at the League of Women Voters cleared up  some misconceptions  about  health care reform and made clear that it is still very much a work in progress.

Gooden bringing consistency to injury-riddled MU defense

With the Missouri football team's defense hit hard by injuries, sophomore linebacker Zaviar Gooden has been learning on the fly. But you can't tell by watching him play.

Columbia Police Officers Association outraged at review board decision

In a statement released Thursday, the association argued the board based its decision on facts the officer did not know at the time of the incident.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Do you think alcoholic energy drinks should be banned in Missouri?

On Wednesday, Washington state's liquor board banned the sale of alcoholic energy drinks after several students at Central Washington University had to be hospitalized after drinking Four Loko.

COLUMN: Bush should rethink his 'worst moment' as president

Kanye West's remark in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina should pale in comparison to the sacrifices made by those serving in the military.

Missouri football team copes with injuries on defense

A seemingly unending string of injuries has cast a shadow on a season in which the Tigers have emerged as one of the top defenses in the Big 12 Conference.

UPDATE: Rep. Skelton fears 'chasm' between military, citizens

Ike Skelton was the keynote speaker at the Veterans Day ROTC breakfast at Lincoln University in his first public event since he lost his Nov. 2 re-election bid.

GUEST COMMENTARY: A moment less than sane before the Rally to Restore Sanity

After being escorted from the lobby of a hotel while she was waiting for a paying guest to meet her, a diversity pro describes being "blindsided" by the event and offers solutions for future difficult conversations.

PHOTO GALLERY: Annual Veterans Parade & Wreath Ceremony

MU Craft Studio features art work from veterans

Veterans showcased their sculpture, photos and drawings as part of the MSA/GPC studio's Veterans Week exhibit.

MU celebrated veterans, new center and history project

Those who helped make the Missouri Veterans Oral History Project possible were recognized by MU students and staff, veterans and officials. The project maintains stories of Missouri veterans. The grand opening of the MU Veterans Center, which was originally part of the Admissions Office, was also celebrated.

UPDATE: CPOA outraged by review board decision

The Columbia Police Officers Association was highly critical Thursday of a Citizens Police Review Board decision that found an officer used excessive force, but the board chairwoman defended the finding.

Denmon looks to dunk in MU men's basketball team's exhibition

Missouri basketball player Marcus Denmon says his explosiveness has returned for the start of his junior season, and he has his sights set on a certain statistic to prove it. 

Anheuser-Busch, prosecutors to co-host DWI summit

Event hosted by Anheuser-Busch and the Missouri Office of Prosecution Services is intended to educate prosecutors who are less experienced in drunken driving cases.

Locker room a special place for Columbia College soccer team

The transformed hair salon that the Columbia College men's soccer team uses as a locker room is often more telling of how the Cougars performed on the field than the most detailed press release.

Habitat for Humanity to give home to veteran in Columbia

The VA Mortgage Center donated $60,000 and 300 employee volunteers to Show-Me Central Habitat for Humanity in exchange for Habitat reserving its next available lot for a veteran.

AUDIO GALLERY: Veterans share their stories

Local Mormon churches' membership growing through active missionary work

The Mormon church is growing, and church leaders say that's largely due to young people like Tyler Hemenway and Sean Marett, two tidily dressed young men you may have seen on bikes or on foot in Columbia spreading the word.

Nursing scholar to speak on 'radical' change

Research by Patricia Benner suggests that dramatic changes are needed in nursing education in response to a chronic shortage of nurses and instructors, as well as a "chaotic" health care system.

MU wrestlers set for season-opening challenge

The No. 11 MU wrestling team is trying to keep loose during their preparations for its season-opening dual match against No. 10 Illinois on Friday in Edwardsville, Ill.