Columbia City Council approves Regency Hotel redevelopment TIF

Council members on Monday signed off on tax-increment financing for the redevelopment of the Regency Hotel. The total cost of project is estimated to be $17.5 million.

William Taft, historian and journalism educator, dies at 95

Taft, professor emeritus of the Missouri School of Journalism, had a career that spanned 25 years and more than 10,000 students.

COLUMN: Proposed cigarette tax isn't fair to smokers

We shouldn't target smokers for an addiction for which we are partly responsible as a society.

Extensive traveling allows Rock Bridge girls basketball team to bond

During the course of the regular season, the Rock Bridge girls basketball team has played 18 of its 25 games away from home. The long bus rides have brought the Bruins players closer.

Hickman boys basketball team wins district quarterfinal

Hickman beat Washington to snap a seven-game losing streak and advance to the Class 5, District 9 semifinals.

House committee hears arguments on elk-damage bill

Landowners argue that the state should bear responsibility for any havoc elk wreak when they're reintroduced to southeast Missouri. Others testify that there is no threat.

Redistricting presents challenge for Missouri lawmakers

Because of the results of the 2010 census, Missouri is losing a congressional seat. Missouri lawmakers must reapportion the state into eight districts.

Columbia City Council moves foward on apartments, downtown beautification

Further construction plans for The Grove, a 632-bedroom apartment complex, and the renovation of the Avenue of the Columns, a downtown beautification project, can move forward.

Pictures of the Year International judging wraps up at MU

Judging for the 68th annual Pictures of the Year International competition ends Tuesday. A panel of 11 judges critiqued images in 44 categories. More than 40,000 images will have been shown during the competition.

Columbia City Council votes to extend Hinkson Creek sewer line

The roughly $8.1 million project will use boring rather than open excavation to minimize the environmental impact of constructing 29,000 extra feet of sewage pipe.

House to debate English-only driver's tests

The Missouri House will review a bill that would require driver's tests to be taken in English.

Public forums part of UM System curators' president selection process

The UM System Board of Curators will hold seven public forums across the state to get public opinion as part of their process for selecting Gary Forsee's successor.

Watkins names acting director for Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau

Amy Schneider will take over for Lorah Steiner. She will hold the position until a permanent replacement is found.

Bone marrow drive hopes to increase number of minority donors

The Mizzou Black Men's Initiative is holding the "Swab Up & Be The Match" event Tuesday afternoon to try to increase the number of minorities in the bone marrow donor registry.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should Republicans negotiate collective bargaining legislation in Wisconsin?

A proposed bill by Wisconsin's governor would eliminate the collective bargaining rights of public employees on all issues other than wages. The proposal has spurred thousands to flock to the state capital to protest the measure.

Missouri considers moving presidental primary to March

A bill proposed in the Senate would move back Missouri's presidential primary in 2012 from February to March. Rules agreed on last year by both the Democratic and Republican parties state that only four states can hold their primaries in February.

No consensus among Missouri wrestlers on Iowa controversy

Missouri wrestlers disagree when it comes to males competing against females in their sport.

Promising minor league players give Royals hope in spring training

Young players in minor league system give Kansas City Royals some promise after the team finished 67-95 last season.

House committee to consider Nixon's higher education budget

The chairman of the House Education Appropriations Committee said the budget — which reduces funding by 7 percent — should pass the committee unchanged. 

Student gets another West Point appointment

Joshua Litofsky, a former Rock Bridge High School student, was prevented from the entering the academy last year due to injury, but received another appointment last month.