MU remembers the students who died in the past year

MU Remembers, an annual commemoration of MU students who died that year, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Does union activism put the democratic process at risk?

With the ward council campaigns over, an important question remains unanswered: What is the proper role in politics of public employee unions?

Committee defeats proposal to shrink Missouri House membership

A committee in the Missouri House of Representatives rejected a proposal to cut the number of seats down from 163 to 103.

LETTER: Bowers, English and Denmon represent class

Rock Bridge girls soccer team beats Helias in penalty kicks

For the third consecutive year, the Rock Bridge and Helias Catholic girls soccer teams took their game to overtime. Thursday at Rock Bridge, the Bruins prevailed in an overtime penalty kick shootout.

UPDATE: Missouri Senate embraces extension of jobless benefits

Four Republican senators ended a filibuster Thursday against legislation renewing federal funded jobless benefits.

Magnitude 7.4 earthquake hits off Japan's coast

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Japan Thursday night. A tsunami warning was issued for a coastal area already torn apart by last month's disaster.

World Cafe participants discuss intermediate school programming

Columbia Public Schools held a community discussion Thursday, addressing the future of intermediate schooling.

Data: MU men cited more than women for alcohol violations

Data from MU show that men are more likely than women to be disciplined for breaking laws or school rules against alcohol and substance abuse. This likelihood is in line with a trend across the nation.

Rock Bridge freshman finds success at Missouri Relays

Rock Bridge freshman Taylor McDannold won the 400-meter dash at Saturday's Missouri Relays. It was her first high school meet.

MU Faculty Council votes to support grievance policy pilot

A new grievance policy pilot process has the support of the Faculty Council, and it will be presented to the general faculty on April 19.

One Mizzou launches in response to hate crime

The new diversity initiative aims to encourage an atmosphere of respect for different cultures. MU Chancellor Brady Deaton said the launch was his proudest moment as chancellor and historic for the university.

Man arrested after pushing vehicle off road on Scott Boulevard

Police said the man was also involved in an incident of tailgating and yelling at another vehicle earlier on I-70 Drive Southwest.

Boone County voter turnout drops from 2010

Voter turnout for the municipal elections in Columbia is down 8.31 percent from the April 2010 elections.

UPDATE: Missouri Senate embraces extension of unemployment benefits

Several Republican senators ended a filibuster against legislation renewing the federal long-term unemployment benefits.

Police searching for Ramada Inn robber

The robber fled the Ramada Inn on Conley Road on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

Woman escapes three men after attempted robbery

Three men attempted a robbery at gunpoint after meeting a woman at an apartment on Demaret Drive for a transaction.

GOP seeks 1-week extension as government shutdown looms

Republicans are seeking a one-week extension of the funding bill. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the main issues holding up the bill are reproductive rights and clean air.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Will MU's smoking ban encourage smokers to quit?

In an e-mail, MU Chancellor Brady Deaton reminded students, faculty and staff that campus will be smoke-free starting in 2014. Will the ban encourage those affiliated with the university to quit?

Missouri Senate bill would create online healthcare estimates

Online price estimates could allow people to see their out-of-pocket costs for various medical procedures and tests under the proposed legislation.