Women farmers thrive in male-dominated field

Women are more likely to inherit a farm than men. However, farmers can have complicated estates because their personal and business assets are often intertwined.


2010 deaths: Remembering those we lost in Columbia

We review the hundreds of residents who died last year.

iPhone alarms fail to ring in the new year

iPhone users started the new year by sleeping in late when a software glitch kept their alarms from working, but the problem should be fixed by Monday morning.

For NASCAR driver Carl Edwards, Columbia more than home

One of the city's most famous sports stars remains dedicated to his hometown.

Missouri women's basketball set to host ranked Florida State

The Missouri women's basketball team will have a rare opportunity Sunday when it plays  No. 25 Florida State.

Pump prices could hit $4 a gallon this year

Council to hold hearing on Hinkson Creek plan

The long-running dispute about an EPA proposal for controlling pollution in Hinkson Creek will come to the City Council after criticism that it had not been adequately involved in establishing policy on the matter.

UPDATE: Nixon tours tornado damage in Rolla area

Storms that hit Friday afternoon have killed four Missouri residents in the St. Louis and Rolla areas.

Families, volunteers enjoy First Night

The annual celebration featured family-friendly activities at multiple downtown venues.

Ed Robb sworn in as presiding commissioner

Despite a health emergency Wednesday, Ed Robb was sworn in as Presiding Commissioner of Boone County at the ceremony Jan. 1. "When I say I'm very happy to be here, I really mean it," Robb said.

Foster care reimbursement rates in Missouri among lowest in US

A 2007 study shows that foster care reimbursement rates in Missouri rank 48th in the U.S. Three years later, not much has changed.

Missouri school districts prepare for state budget cuts

To avoid increasing class size, some districts have eliminated buses this year for several hundred students who had been riding them, cut back on building cleaning and required employees to contribute more for their health insurance.

2010's world gone wild: Quakes, floods, blizzards

Disasters caused $222 billion in economic losses in 2010 — more than Hong Kong's economy — according to Swiss Re. That's more than usual, but not a record, said Andreas Schraft, vice president of catastrophic perils for Swiss Re. That's because this year's disasters often struck poor areas without heavy insurance, such as Haiti.

ANALYSIS: Images of 2010, gobbled up by a nation of watchers

We no longer simply receive imagery. We pursue it, and we produce it, too. But changes in how we receive and process news of the day are forcing us to make sense of what we're really looking for.