Painter will not be next MU men's basketball coach, chooses to remain at Purdue

Purdue men's basketball coach Matt Painter instructs his team in a February game this season. After meeting with MU officials on Tuesday about the opening with the Tigers, Painter decided Wednesday to accept a new contract offer from Purdue.

Matt Painter will not be the next coach of the Missouri men's basketball team. He agreed upon a new eight-year contract with Purdue on Wednesday.


Report shows which states' counties are healthiest

The report of the nation's most and least healthy counties has some community leaders acting quickly to improve their ranking. 

Nine of 10 least healthy Missouri counties are in southeastern part of state

A report from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the RObert Wood Johnson Foundation illustrates the link between poverty and health.

U.S. economy outpaces rivals even as job growth lags

The U.S. has outperformed other Group of 7 countries in terms of economic growth but is creating fewer jobs.

Search continues for next Missouri men's basketball coach

Matt Painter's decision Wednesday to turn down offers from Missouri to remain the men's basketball coach at Purdue, means MU officials will have to look elsewhere for a replacement for Mike Anderson.  

Former Purdue coach says loyalty is what kept Matt Painter at Purdue

Gene Keady saw Matt Painter transform from one of his players to the man who took over his team. On Wednesday, Keady was relieved when he found out that Painter decided to stay at Purdue. 

Missouri House passes $23 billion budget for next fiscal year

The budget bill now moves to the Senate, where it could face opposition from some Republicans who were looking to make deeper cuts.

MU softball team splits at North Texas

The Missouri softball team's 24-game winning streak ended with a 9-2 loss to North Texas in the second game of a doubleheader split Wednesday with the Mean Green in Denton, Texas.

Prop. 2 would approve the purchase of Columbia Energy Center

The proposition would authorize Columbia to issue $49.5 million in bonds to purchase outstanding shares of Columbia Energy Center. 

Proponents hope April 5 election approves stipend for City Council

Members of the City Council haven't been paid since the city's first charter in 1949. Proponents of a proposed stipend think it would help the mayor and council members with their complex jobs resulting from the city's population growth.      

Earth Hour saves Columbia highest amount of energy yet

The increased number of participants is what event organizers are really happy about, though.

Boone County is 10th healthiest county in Missouri

Boone County comes in at No. 10 of 114 in a list of the healthiest counties in Missouri. Although the county's air quality is above average, it still has a ways to go to be on par with national averages in smoking, drinking and obesity.

Rock Bridge High School vandalism suspect pleads guilty

One of three men charged with vandalizing Rock Bridge High School pleaded guilty on Tuesday to second degree property damage. The men were Hickman High School students at the time of the crime.

TODAY'S QUESTION: If Missouri got high-speed rail, would you use it?

If Missouri's application for railway installation and improvements gets accepted, Gov. Jay Nixon announced  plans for construction of a high-speed rail stretching from Kansas City to St. Louis. Would you use the railway if it's built?

Q&A with the Fifth Ward City Council candidates

Helen Anthony and Glen Ehrhardt answer questions from the Missourian and its readers.

Another extra-inning win for MU baseball team

Conner Mach's single in the top of the 11th inning was the winning hit in the Missouri baseball team's 3-2 victory over Texas State on Wednesday night in San Marcos, Texas.

UMKC health sciences program duplicates MU degree

The University of Missouri-Kansas City wants to add a bachelor's degree similar to a degree offered at MU since 2008. The Coordinating Board for Higher Education has to give its approval first.

J. KARL MILLER: U.S. should do its job right in Libya

Establishment of the no-fly zone in Libya entailed the best of intentions; however, there has yet to be a clearly defined mission or objective.

DAVID ROSMAN: Candidates with 'real ideas' deserve your vote

With less than a week until the municipal election, Fred Schmidt and Helen Anthony stand out as ideal representatives for the First and Fifth wards, respectively.

McCaskill's re-election bid could be dogged by plane revelations

The Missouri senator has spent four years working on initiatives to curb government spending and abuse. Republicans say that image has been irreparably damaged by the plane episode.