Washington Post: Columnist David Broder dead at 81

Political columnist David Broder was revered for his neutral approach to political commentary. The Pulitzer-Prize winner died Wednesday.

Primate regulation isn't monkey business for Missouri Senate

A new bill suggests Missouri primates should be registered and spayed or neutered by their owners. But opponents said these measures are unnecessary and dangerous.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Big 12 men's basketball media guide

The Big 12 men's basketball tournament is just around the corner. Research all the teams with the help of the 2010-2011 Big 12 men's basketball media guide. 

Columbia man charged with three counts of possessing child pornography

The police received a tip and were led to a computer in Joel W. Hartenbower's home. They found pictures and videos of children engaged in sexual acts.

Arrest attempt on risky suspect turns deadly for marshal

Carlos Boles opened fire as law enforcement officers attempted to arrest him Tuesday morning in St. Louis. U.S. Marshal John Perry suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head.

Springfield school district wants out of MAP tests

The school board president said the tests come too late in the academic year to help improve student learning.

Missouri's U.S. Sen. McCaskill to return money spent on private flights

A spokeswoman for the U.S. senator says McCaskill is repaying the costs to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest.

Missouri House panel to hear anti-meth legislation

The proposal would require a doctor's prescription for certain cold medicines and is backed by Gov. Jay Nixon and Attorney General Chris Koster, among others.

David Rosman: Conservatives threaten U.S. future by supporting minimum wage and grant cuts

By taking money from minimum wage earners and students, conservatives are destroying America's financial and educational systems.


J. KARL MILLER: Springtime brings back entertaining memories of MU

Today's students, with the inevitability of progress and growth, do not get to experience some of the old pleasures the writer shared in the 1950s at MU.

Missouri House panel calls for prison funding cuts

Under a proposal released Tuesday, there would be an increase in funding to pay overtime to department employees, but a $1.3 million cut for maintenance of the state's prisons.

Lawmakers say Illinois governor to abolish death penalty

Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to hold a signing ceremony in his capital office Wednesday, making Illinois the 16th state without capital punishment.

House hears contraceptive bill for sexual assault victims

The Missouri House of Representatives Children and Families Committee heard a bill that would require hospitals to stock emergency contraceptive pills for victims of sexual assault.