GEORGE KENNEDY: Expect conservatives to push for consumption tax, repeal of Prop B

Republicans are already looking to reverse legislation passed in last month's election.

UPDATE: Fire severely damages apartment

There was significant damage in the bedroom where the fire started and smoke, heat and water damage across the rest of the unit. Total damage was estimated at $7,500.

Missouri volleyball sticks with superstitions heading into NCAA tournament

As the Missouri volleyball team heads into its first-round NCAA tournament match against overall fifth seed Northern Iowa on Friday, team members and coaches aren't letting go of any of the superstitions they've developed over the season.

UM System President Gary Forsee to take extended leave

Forsee is taking the leave to take care of his wife, who was diagnosed with cancer. The Board of Curators met hastily in a closed session Thursday.

UPDATE: Former UM System employee named commissioner of higher education

David Russell will oversee the recent Missouri Department of Higher Education review of "low-producing" higher education programs and draft a report for the governor on its findings.

Missouri revenues up 3.5 percent this budget year

State revenue in November was 3.3 percent greater than in the same month last year.

Three MU football players net All-Big 12 honors from AP

Tight end Michael Egnew, center Tim Barnes and linebacker Andrew Gachkar earned first-team honors for the Tigers.

Re-enactment brings Boone County history to life

The Maplewood Barn Theatre Players and Boone County Historical Society are collaborating to present an interactive re-enactment of Christmas in 1905, with actors playing members of the prominent Lenoir and Nifong families.

Columbia's independent bookstores adapt, persevere

In the face of well-muscled competitors and a down economy, Columbia's independent bookstores persevere. "Independent bookstores have to be nimble and quick on their feet," says Doug Wilson of Village Books.

Missouri governor plans weeklong Asia trade mission

The focus of the trip is to sign a letter of intent for Taiwanese businesses and industry groups to buy about $120 million of Missouri products over the next five years.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Roy Blunt's record on earmark spending

Thompson Center to celebrate new center, director

The new building will open with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Friday. The building has 10,000 more square feet than the old center did. The center offers resources for those with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Corpening leads Hickman girls basketball to victory over Helias

The senior scored a game-high 26 points in the Kewpies' 47-34 win over the Crusaders.

Cunningham leads Rock Bridge girls basketball to victory over Rolla

Cunningham, a junior point guard for Rock Bridge, brings intensity not only to her play but also to her leadership role on the team.

Columbia College volleyball team advances to NAIA quarterfinals

The Columbia College volleyball team defeated No. 8 Azusa Pacific on Thursday to give the Cougars three straight wins in pool play at the NAIA national tournament.


Republican House speaker bestows chairmanships to three Democrats

House staff sees speaker Steven Tilley's handing the chairs of three committees to minority party members as unprecedented.

Fire severely damages apartment

An entire building at Fireside Apartments was evacuated Thursday to clear out smoke and assess the severe fire damage; no one was injured.

O Christmas tree, how tall are your branches?

BOONE LIFE: Retirement home provides freedom, entertainment

Boone Landing residents said they enjoy being free of the stress and responsibilities of keeping up a house.

Missouri housing agency to redo secret vote on ethics

The Missouri Housing Development Commission voted on ethics policy changes in a closed meeting. The meeting may have violated Missouri's open-meetings law so the subcommittee will vote again in an open meeting.