COLUMN: A good editor would help the legislative process

Legislation should be written as simply and concisely as possible without any hidden tricks or hastily passed provisions.

Physicians in short supply in rural Missouri areas

Eighty percent of Missouri's counties don't have enough physicians, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. An MU School of Medicine program has been part of the solution to that problem.

Musketeers post play too much for Missouri women's basketball team

After winning seven straight games, the Tigers lost 68-60 to No. 16 Xavier on Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena.

Today's Question: How do you avoid and treat seasonal colds?

When the temperature drops to single digits, freezing weather causes more than discomfort and stubborn car engines. It can lead to seasonal colds, which in turn can lead to more serious illnesses. How do you deal with colds?

Jones hopes unique shot lifts Missouri women's basketball team

Shakara Jones, an undersized post player on the Missouri women’s basketball team, says her shot technique helps her deal with defenders larger than her.

Hickman rolls to win against Lebanon

Lyle Harris leads the Kewpies with 18 points.

LETTER: Questions about traditions following Missouri-Navy game

In the end, it was a great game and the Mizzou fans were great folks.

African congregation hopes for a building to call home

African refugees in Columbia are looking for a building to help establish their congregation as a Presbyterian church. Pastor Aaron Ruvugwa says expressing Christian faith in their own languages is important for refugees trying to adjust.

COLUMN: If the country is a mess, it's our fault

In this new decade, let's try to remember that "we the people" are ultimately responsible for our problems and finding solutions to them.

Ex-DNR official: Lake test results delayed to make plan

The former deputy director of the Department of Natural Resources told a Senate committee that he thought it would have been irresponsible to publicize last May's bacteria test results without explaining what they meant and presenting a plan for cleaning the Lake of the Ozarks.

Winter storm watch issued for Columbia

The watch is in effect from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday afternoon.

Man gets 5 years for involvement in Bentley murder

Denzel Smith, 19, was sentenced to five years in prison for second-degree robbery in connection with the June 2008 shooting death of Nathaniel Bentley.

LETTER: Missouri band stole the moment at Texas Bowl

Most football programs know and respect each others' traditions.

Central Missouri Humane Society takes in 28 dogs seized by state

Most of the dogs being sheltered are small, including Chihuahuas and beagle-Labrador mixes. The Humane Society hopes to find homes for them quickly.

Former CEO of United Management Inc. sentenced to 5 years in investment fraud plan

Craig F. Swoboda also was ordered to pay $2.4 million in restitution.

Former state Sen. Jeff Smith begins prison sentence

Smith pleaded guilty to charges of obstruction of justice in August.

Report: Missouri clinics face insurance payment delays

The state insurance department surveyed 69 hospitals and found more than $500 million in outstanding claims, more than a quarter of which had been unpaid for at least 90 days.

Missouri Gov. Nixon outlines business incentive plan

The "Missouri First" initiative would allow the Department of Economic Development to exceed normal tax credit caps for established Missouri businesses that chose to expand. Gov. Nixon said current tax incentives often make no distinction between longtime Missouri employers and out-of-state companies looking to relocate.

Battleship Missouri coming out of drydock

The former USS Missouri, now a museum known as the Battleship Missouri Memorial, has been undergoing maintenance and repairs since October.

NASA chooses 3 finalists for $650M space mission

One of the finalists is a team of researchers based at Washington University in St. Louis. Their proposed mission would send a lander to the Moon to collect samples.