Maplewood holds extra performance of 'John Brown's Body,' holds auditions

The reader's theater performance will take place March 11, followed by auditions for "Glengarry Glen Ross" the next two days.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Are you surprised by the Missouri census data?

Though recent census data showed the state's population has grown 7 percent since 2000, Missouri will lose one of its nine Congressional seats in future legislative sessions.


Warmer weather expected next week

The National Weather Service says there will be no snow in Columbia next week, and temperatures will climb into the 50s.

Missouri's annual tornado drill to be held March 8

The drill is meant to help Missourians prepare for severe weather events. Missourians should practice taking shelter when they hear sirens or broadcast messages.

Kansas City's Science City receives $1 million donation

The fund will be used for new exhibits at Science City at Union Station.

Shoppers wary of genetically modified foods they find everywhere

Despite consumer concerns, the U.S. Department of Agriculture continues to approve genetically modified foods, and food producers aren't always required to identify genetically modified ingredients.

Wisconsin Assembly passes bill taking away union rights

The bill now goes to the Senate, where Democrats refuse to come back to the Capitol and vote.

St. Louis-area residents told mountain lions are back

Conservation officials say they have been getting more calls about sightings in St. Louis County and the surrounding area.

Missouri arts officials picked for national conference

Six members of the state council will attend a conference in May to talk about why states should continue funding school arts programs, even in economic difficulties.

GENE ROBERTSON: Columbia moves slowly in embracing African-Americans

Black History Month is a time for reflection and action. The needs of the black community must be addressed within the context of the larger Columbia community.

GLOBAL JOURNALIST: Perspectives of indigenous journalists

Journalists from indigenous populations can offer unique points of view, but they also can face challenges when issues arise between governments and these populations.

New Zealand quake toll rises to 113 dead

Recovery and victim identification specialists are still at work in the aftermath of this week's Christchurch earthquake.


Kansas infant keeps fighting after multiple open-heart surgeries

Six-month-old Peyton Dunn has been in the hospital all but one week of his life because of heart complications.

Missouri hospital helps train military personnel

A hospital in St. Louis helps the military train medics for service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Missouri firefighters use vacant buildings to train

Isle of Capri is allowing Missouri firefighters to carry out extensive training exercises in more than 20 vacant properties on the casino company's construction site.  

Columbia 2010 census data to set ward boundaries

The U.S. Census Bureau has released its 2010 census data for the state of Missouri. It shows Columbia's population has grown by 28.4 percent since 2000.


UPDATE: Census figures show southwest Missouri population growth

Missouri's census information was made public Thursday, and figures show growth in St. Louis suburbs and southwestern Missouri. The city of St. Louis lost 8 percent of its population.

Census shows greatest growth in southwest Missouri

Contrary to expectations from 2009, the city of St. Louis saw its population fall to its lowest level in a century.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Here's hoping the third TIF is a charm

The Columbia City Council only occasionally approves tax-increment financing, but when it does, the financing tends to stray from its intended path.

Census: Missouri minority population grows at faster pace

The Hispanic population in Missouri grew 79 percent since 2000, the largest growth of any minority population in the state. The white population grew 4 percent.