TIF funding approved for Regency Hotel

A tax increment finance funding resolution was approved for the redevelopment of Regency Hotel by the TIF Commission.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What should Missouri do about its capital punishment problem?

The state has enough supply of the lethal injection drug for five more executions, but the drug expires on March 1.

DEAR READER: There is little difference between 'student' and 'professional' reporters

Covering the KOMU-Mediacom negotiations requires reporting skills, regardless of whether the reporter is a student or a professional.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Separating myths and facts regarding Prop B

Proposition B passed in November, but the debate around the legislation is far from over.

Mary Still winds up for third pitch of payday loan reform legislation

Critics of Mary Still's bill said the proposed legislation will lead to an elimination of hundreds of jobs in Missouri.

Missouri lawmaker proposes statewide vote on union jobs

Some Republican senators want to prohibit union-only work places, which they contend may deter some businesses from locating in Missouri.

Proposed Columbia parking ordinance could result in fine increases

Meter violation fines could increase from $5 to $10, and the penalty for nonpayment of fines within 15 days could increase from $15 to $25.

Columbia Public School System thinks ahead of proposed food guidelines

Proposed federal guidelines to improve school meals were introduced Thursday. Columbia Public Schools said it's been ready.

Columbia four months away from sixth red-light-traffic camera

Columbia's net revenue from tickets issued as a result of red-light cameras was $18,046.94 for the fiscal year 2010.

Capt. Stephen Monticelli promoted to deputy chief

Monticelli was most recently the investigations bureau captain for the Columbia Police Department.


Columbia organizations collaborate to promote children's emotional health

Columbia Cares for Kids will hold an event series beginning Jan. 24 that emphasizes the importance of discerning the emotional needs of young people.

UM curators hear of need for higher tuition

To raise tuition by more than the expected inflation rate, the UM System Board of Curators will have to file for a waiver from the Missouri Department of Higher Education.

Volunteers at shelter benefit as much as homeless

Volunteers and homeless people form bonds and blur lines of difference as the clock ticks through one night at Room at the Inn temporary homeless shelter in downtown Columbia.

City snow removal process is complete

Although not all residential roads in Columbia are completely clear of snow, street crews have tried to make them passable.

Social media not viewed as immediate move for Columbia Public Schools

City Council to assess R-1 zoning ordinance Tuesday

The discontinuance of transferring a certificate of compliance to a new owner will be a major change to the R-1 zoning ordinance if the proposed amendment passes.

LETTER: Sturtz, Hoppe showed true courage with Pledge of Allegiance issue

Civic virtue is portrayed in standing up for what you believe in and not just going with the flow.

State paying part of former MSU president's salary

Gov. Jay Nixon's office is paying part of Mike Nietzel's salary because Nietzel is an adviser on higher education and work force readiness.