COLUMN: Zero patience left for MU's flimsy 'zero-tolerance' policy

MU must enforce a true zero-tolerance policy to prevent further racist actions.

Rock Bridge freshman Crane continues bid for Class 4 125-pound state title

Sam Crane, a 125-pound wrestler from Rock Bridge, has a chance to become just the seventh freshman to win a Class 4 state championship.

Boone County Fire Protection District ponders tax levy

The Fire District has been without a tax levy for two years and began the process of evaluating its needs. The district usually purchases a new bond every 10 years and was due for one in 2008. 

Leawood Plaza construction begins; Bourn Avenue traffic still hot issue

The busy intersection of Broadway and Stadium Boulevard is seeing big changes as construction of an office complex begins. Neighbors continue to have concerns.

DEAR READER: Missourian sports students go toe-to-toe with pros — and win

The Associated Press Sports Editors honored the Missourian sports staff in their annual contest last week.

The Great Backyard Bird Count begins

Every year, people all over the country count the birds in their backyards. Columbia's bird-watching enthusiasts promote this year's Great Backyard Bird Count to encourage bird-watching in general.

Stephens College Children’s School to celebrate 85th anniversary

Stephens College Children's School will celebrate its 85th anniversary on Thursday.

Thriving romance novel industry pulls in MU alumna and writer

On a trek across the state, new romance writer and MU alumna Susan Claridge talks about why she writes romance novels and why she thinks people are drawn to them.

States' measure to repeal federal laws divides Missouri House

The proposal to allow states to repeal federal laws met with different opinions in the House.

Hickman's Cox continues run to 215-pound Class 4 state title, teammate Owens falls in semifinal

Hickman junior Will Owens loses by a fall in 189-pound semifinal, but 215-pound J'den Cox advances to state final.

Soni, Hardy dominate 100 breast stroke in Missouri Grand Prix

Teammates Rebecca Soni and Jessica Hardy took the top two spots in the women's 100 meter breaststroke. Soni set a meet record in 1:05.89.

Boone County Fire Protection District works to update policies

The Boone County Fire Protection District is updating policies and a youth survival plan.

Missouri women's basketball looks for consistency at Allen Fieldhouse

The Missouri women's basketball team has a chance to get their first Big 12 road win in two seasons at Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday when they face Kansas.

Humane society to hold 'Spay-ghetti' dinner fundraiser Tuesday

Proceeds raised at the spaghetti dinner will fund spaying and neutering for pets belonging to families with financial hardships.

City money available for community projects

Funds are available through the city's partnership with public communications service providers.

City manager application deadline approaches

The deadline for applicants to apply for city manager is today at 5 p.m. Final candidates will be interviewed in March.

House blocks federal aid for Planned Parenthood

The 240-185 vote on Friday is a victory for anti-abortion forces.

Department of Transportation rankings show major airlines' strengths, weaknesses

United and US Airways have the best on-time records; Delta bumps the fewest fliers. And Southwest passengers — who complain the least — can still check their bags for free.


Protesters flood Wisconsin state capitol in protest of bill

Democratic state senators have fled the state to delay the passage of legislation to end collective-bargaining rights for some state, county and local workers

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should the U.S. remain allies with Bahrain's monarchy?

Pro-democracy protests broke out in Bahrain earlier this week, leaving at least five dead after police opened fire on peaceful protesters in the nation's capital. President Barack Obama must decide which side he will side with.