UM curators give green light to financing for building projects

The Board of Curators voted to approve issuing up to $265 million in bonds to finance capital building projects across the UM System's four campuses.

City Council hears about need to expand power grid's capacity

The director of Columbia Water and Light said some substations are approaching their maximum physical capacity and suggested a new substation and transmission lines.

Break gives Missouri football team time to focus on KU

The Jayhawks are struggling under first-year coach Turner Gill, but Tigers coach Gary Pinkel said that because of the rivalry, he expects another competitive game.

Bo Fraser announces resignation from UM System Board of Curators

A member of the board since 2007, Fraser will join three other curators whose terms expire at the end of the calendar year.

COLUMN: Keys to a successful Black Friday

Getting up early, staking out the store ahead of time and a commitment to dealing with the madness are what it takes to survive the big shopping day.

Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs manager resigns

Marie Nau Hunter has led the office since 2001; her resignation takes effect in February.

Jefferson Junior High math teacher honored for excellence

Kathy Steinhoff was presented with the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence in front of students and faculty Monday morning at Jefferson Junior High. Steinhoff is the first teacher in Missouri to receive the award.

VIDEO: Practicing a $123,000 throw with Blaine Gabbert

Alison Schwartz is competing against four other students at next week's Big 12 Championship game in Dallas. MU's quarterbacks offered to help her hone her skills.

MU men's basketball players say trip no day at the beach

The Missouri men's basketball team left on Sunday morning for Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, just outside of Cancun, to play two games in the Cancun Challenge. Players all agreed that winning is the sole focus of the trip, not the beach.

Columbia College men's basketball team doing well on the road

This season's Cougars played four of their first five games on the road, winning three.

MU Twain editor offers reason for autobiography's appeal

MU professor Tom Quirk says there's something in Twain's work that is universal and accessible.

PHOTO GALLERY: Unseasonably warm weather draws park-goers to playground

With temperatures topping out in the low-70s, park-goers took advantage of the warm weather before the afternoon rain.

Seasonal recipe favorites from Missourian design staff

The designers share their favorite traditional — and not-so-traditional — recipes for you to try this holiday season.

Fr. Tolton Catholic High School chooses school mascot

The Trailblazer was chosen as the mascot to honor the priest for whom the school is named.

UPDATE: Girl run over by float in good condition

A 7-year-old girl who was run over by a float in the Columbia Jaycees Holiday Parade is now listed in good condition.

Columbia residents share Thanksgiving traditions, memories

The residents of Columbia have a wide variety of traditions and memories about Thanksgiving. Despite the difference in traditions, they share several key components--food, family and friends.

Columbia officials question proposals to limit runoff in Hinkson Creek

Officials from Boone County government, city government and MU met to decide how to respond to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Agricultural groups weigh options for fighting Proposition B

Groups trying to keep the ballot initiative from taking effect are considering judicial and legislative means of fighting the newly enacted law, which raises standards for commercial dog breeders.

PHOTOS: Record turnout for Everyone Eats!; more meat needed

The annual event distributes Thanksgiving groceries to families in need. On Monday, high demand forced the organization to plead for quick donations of meat.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What are your Thanksgiving plans?

Many of us will share the day with loved ones. Other won't celebrate at all. What are your plans?