GEORGE KENNEDY: Differences emerge between candidates vying for school board, Fifth Ward

The race for Fifth Ward representative on the City Council is heating up as the candidates and their supporters start politicking and mudslinging.

Missouri House gives initial approval to English-only driver's license tests

Missouri currently administers driver's license exams in 11 languages. Legislators argue all drivers need to understand English to read road signs and follow driving laws.

Survival becomes the motto for Missouri men's basketball team

The Tigers endured an up-and-down game and moved on to the second round of the Big 12 tournament.

Dalai Lama says he'll give up political role

Dalai Lama says he wants to give power to the elected leader and devolve his formal authority.

MU men's basketball team loses in Big 12 tournament's second round

The Missouri men's basketball team was dismissed from the Big 12 Conference Tournament in a 86-71 loss to Texas A&M on Thursday in Kansas City.

UPDATE: Missouri Senate votes to repeal some Proposition B provisions

Lawmakers fear parts of Proposition B could negatively affect a $1 billion industry in Missouri, while critics say the measure to remove provisions defies the will of the voters who passed the measure in November.

Rock Bridge players take on AAU teammates in state boys basketball semifinals

Rock Bridge seniors Matt Kelly and Karon Hayes played with Troy Buchanan's Neil Branham and Derek Deters last summer on the St. Louis Raptors AAU team. The Bruins play the Trojans on Friday in the semifinals of the Class 5 state boys basketball tournament at Mizzou Arena. 

MU poetry professor brings new voice to campus

Cornelius Eady, an award-winning poet and playwright, came to MU in the fall as an endowed chair in the English department. He is teaching his first classes this semester.

Missouri men's basketball team withstands Texas Tech's defensive pressure at end of game

The Tigers held on to win 88-84 and advance to face Texas A&M.

Federal prisons run out of key execution drug

The federal government has run out of the anesthetic most death penalty states use because it is no longer produced in the U.S. Several states have switched to a surgical sedative while the federal government explores its options.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Missouri legislators continue to undo will of the people

Missouri legislators' tendency to ignore their constituencies is disturbing.

Budget proposal to add $500,000 for Nixon's instate travel

The travel allotment is included in a budget proposal for the governor's office that was released Wednesday by the House Budget Committee.

Female journalists offer global perspective on profession

A forum in honor of International Women's Day was held Thursday at the Reynolds Journalism Institute. Five women discussed their experiences in an ever-changing field.

Illinois death penalty abolishment sparks discussion in Missouri

Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, said the sponsors of a similar bill filed in Missouri on Tuesday likely want to draw attention to the issue of capital punishment to "see if we in the United States and in the state of Missouri want to rethink the death penalty."

Expert predicts a quieter spring for Columbia

MU weather expert Tony Lupo says Columbia residents can expect a spring with less severe weather than normal.

New animal ordinance close to completion

Up for debate still is whether to allow feral cat caretakers to receive a permit if they do not agree to test and vaccinate the cats for feline leukemia.

Stephens College guest artist brings art of contemporary African dance

Tawanda Chabikwa, guest artist of the dance department at Stephens College, is a native of Zimbabwe. He is a dancer whoalso works with different types of visual arts.

LETTER: MU bill for $0 makes no sense

MU's Division of Information Technology needs to set up its computer system correctly to avoid wasting money, time and trees.

Missouri Senate votes to repeal some dog-breeding rules

The Senate bill removes the cap of 50 breeding dogs per breeder and rolls back requirements for the dogs' living conditions.

Missouri Senate approves workplace discrimination bill

The current law requires workers to prove discrimination was a "contributing" factor in a firing. The Senate bill would require a showing that discrimination was a "motivating" factor.