MU meeting with Purdue's Painter about men's basketball coaching job

Former Purdue coach Gene Keady confirmed Tuesday morning that Matt Painter has been in contact with Missouri representatives concerning the coaching vacancy on the Missouri men's basketball team. Keady believes Painter met with Missouri representatives on Tuesday, but said Painter has not made a decision. 

Campaign finance reports released for Columbia City Council hopefuls

The reports show that each Fifth Ward candidate has spent more than the four First Ward candidates combined.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Who's had the most surprising run in the NCAA tournament?

Butler and VCU have both had improbable runs in the 2011 NCAA tournament. Which has been the most surprising?

MU shooting team looks to win national title

Louie Conti, the president of the MU Shooting Club Team, says he thinks his team can take the national title at the Intercollegiate Clay Target Championships from March 30 through April 5 in San Antonio.

Fifth Ward candidate Helen Anthony demands better planning

Helen Anthony currently holds a seat on the Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission and said, if elected, she plans to bring that experience to the Columbia City Council.

Glen Ehrhardt, Fifth Ward City Council candidate, gives historical perspective

Fifth Ward candidate Glen Ehrhardt supports downtown cameras, fostering a business-friendly environment and creating jobs in Columbia.

MU's Thomas earns more Big 12 softball pitching honors

For the second time this season and fourth time in her career, Missouri's Chelsea Thomas was named the Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Week.


Missouri House trims governor's travel budget

The House gave initial approval to the state budget after cutting $500,000 from the governor's travel budget. 

UPDATE: Missouri seeks high-speed rail funds rejected by Florida

Gov. Jay Nixon said the nearly $1 billion in funding would be used to improve rail service between St. Louis and Kansas City.

Arrow Rock to celebrate George Caleb Bingham's birth

March 20 marks 200 years since the frontier artist's birth.

Q&A with First Ward City Council candidates

Pam Forbes, Mitch Richards, Fred Schmidt and Darrell Foster answer questions from the Missourian's readers and reporters.

First Ward hopeful Pam Forbes has weathered tough times

She is one of four candidates on the April 5 ballot for the First Ward City Council seat being vacated by Paul Sturtz.

Youngest First Ward candidate, Mitch Richards, offers new approaches

Richards, who believes in the rights of citizens, opposes the militarization of police operations and drug enforcement. He thinks the government should help drug addicts, not imprison them. 

Foster wants to serve, lead Columbia's diverse First Ward community

Darrell Foster hopes to bring his history of community activism and commitment to inclusion to Columbia's City Council. Foster is running for the council's First Ward seat.

Fred Schmidt wants to bring communication, financial expertise to council

Schmidt is a native of Columbia and resettled here because he grew tired of giant corporations in California and New York. He's running to represent the First Ward.

MU men's golfers win Arkansas tournament

Led by Jace Long's winning performance, the Missouri men's golf team won the Arkansas-Little Rock First Tee Classic.


MU baseball game at Busch Stadium postponed

Tuesday night's baseball game between MU and Illinois at at Busch Stadium in St. Louis was postponed because of wet and cold weather.

ROSE NOLEN: Technology thrives, but real relationships suffocate

Technology may simplify the act of connecting and communicating. But what toll does that take on our ability to connect to real people in the real world?

LETTER: KOMU shows it doesn't care about its viewers

Editor's note: This letter is in response to a guest column by KOMU/Channel 8 General Manager Marty Siddall, which was published by the Columbia Daily Tribune on March 22.

LETTER: Helen Anthony has the right qualities for City Council

Anthony has the strength, experience and intelligent leadership to make Columbia a better place.