Increase in recycling at MU drives purchase of new city truck

The new truck will ease the burden on the city's one existing truck for commercial recycling, which already goes to the campus three times a week.

Victim of Callaway County shooting released from hospital

Gina Werdehausen, a victim of a shooting in Callaway County on Oct. 26, was released from the hospital Monday.

Some Columbia schools closed on Election Day

Though several middle and elementary schools were used as polling places for the election, that was not the lone factor for closing the schools. Several schools that were polling places did stay open.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What do you think about passage of the East Area Plan?

The plan highlights needs for changes in infrastructure, regulating commercial development and maintaining development densities consistent with the area.

SLIDESHOW: Election judges talk about the job

Why do election judges drop everything to work on Election Day? Listen as they explain why.

Semi-truck strikes Columbia woman

Jaimie Grimes, 18, of Columbia is in serious condition at University Hospital. The driver of the truck remains unidentified.

Columbia College volleyball dominates Stephens

After a shaky first game, the Cougars swept Stephens 25-22, 25-8, 25-11 Tuesday at Silverthorne Arena.

On launch eve, NASA marks 10 years at space station

Space shuttle Discovery will make its final journey into space Wednesday after 10 years of service. The launch will mark the 39th launch for NASA's oldest surviving shuttle.

DAVID ROSMAN: The ballot box blues

While at the polls on Tuesday, I decided to steal a Steve Goodman melody, “Chicken Cordon Blues,” and put my own words to it. It is called "The Voter Ballot Box Blues."

GENE ROBERTSON: We should nurture the seeds of peace

Corporate war profiteers, lobbyists, politicians and others encourage a war paradigm for their own self-interest. The loss of life and limb, prestige, integrity and other resources by many is too great a price to pay.

ROSE NOLEN: Government needs to protect kids from irresponsible parenting

The use of our tax dollars to help undo the harm people are doing to their own children goes against the grain. If government doesn't step in to try to protect these children, who will?

Republicans take control of U.S. House

Republicans have seized control of the House for the first time since 2006, riding a wave of voter discontent and economic woes to directly challenge President Barack Obama's agenda.

Democrats keep U.S. Senate majority; GOP gains 5 seats

Democrats lost Senate seats in at least five states Tuesday, but were guaranteed to keep the majority thanks to wins in California and West Virginia. Republicans scored big wins, taking Senate seats in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arkansas, North Dakota and Indiana.

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Missouri elections could impact national legislative power balance

Data on how the Missouri elections stack up in the race for control of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Early clues: What to watch in Tuesday's midterm elections

Key races in the Midwest and the South could indicate the extent of a Republican resurgence in Congress.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia voters go to the polls

Voters will decide key issues in Tuesday's election.

Polls open in Missouri

Missouri voters are deciding who will succeed Rep. Kit Bond who will retire when his term ends. Boone County voters will also decide on a presiding commissioner.

Assistant U.S. attorney to monitor election in Kansas City

The public is being asked to report any fraud or voting rights abuses they witness at the polls Tuesday.

UM curators dig deep into retirement-plan discussion

The UM System Board of Curators met Monday to set objectives for a new retirement plan for faculty and staff. The curators' goal is to develop a viable benefits plan based on the system's research as well as input from faculty and staff.