Oakland forum focuses on transitions for eighth-graders

Depending on how boundaries are drawn when Battle High School opens, students now in eighth grade might have to switch schools twice between ninth grade and their senior year.

Columbia College softball home opener postponed

The Columbia College softball team had to postpone its Wednesday doubleheader against Lindenwood University. The games will be made up on April 21.

MU men's golf wins second-straight tournament

The Missouri men's golf team won the 2011 Jackrabbit Invitational with a one-shot victory over Idaho.

Missouri Senate endorses workers' compensation changes

The bill would make sure that occupational diseases are covered by workers' compensation.

LETTER: Engineers deserve applause for heroic efforts in Japan

Efforts to prevent a hydrogen explosion by engineers at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant should not go unnoticed in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan.

St. Louis to lay off 30 firefighters

The cuts are on one of few Fire Department layoffs in city history. The department has 600 firefighters.

Bill Cosby to join Kansas City high school panel

The forum on bullying and conflict resolution will focus less on problems than solutions. It is sponsored by One Goal Consultants and is not open to the public.

Jimmy John's delivery driver robbed at gunpoint Tuesday morning

Columbia police said the robber took the victim's wallet and ran away. The victim was not injured.

Missouri agency touts flood insurance, preparation

Most homeowner policies don't cover flood damage and people must buy the coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program.

ROSE NOLEN: Younger generations need to remember importance of unions

The luxuries of the current work landscape need to be recognized by younger generations, and they need to realize that things like a 40-hour workweek were fought for by past generations through unions.

GOP files complaint over Sen. McCaskill's flights

Sen. Claire McCaskill repaid the U.S. Treasury last week for flights she organized through a company in which she and her husband have an ownership stake.

LETTER: Rock Bridge represents itself well at state basketball tournament

The Rock Bridge Bruins made a good impression at the Missouri State High School Basketball Championships.

LETTER: Humane Society appreciates community support

The Central Missouri Humane Society placed 2,276 animals in homes in 2010. Even with a makeover and redesign, the shelter continues to face the challenges of an average monthly animal intake of 483 animals.