COLUMN: Single-payer health care system would save lives, money

A lack of health care kills more people than terrorism, and the newly approved Protection and Affordable Care Act doesn't quite cut it.

MU, Texas A&M receive grants for cattle research

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture awarded two grants totaling more than $14 million to researchers at MU and Texas A&M to study problems facing the agricultural industry.

DEAR READER: Digital archives don't last: A tale of corruption and crashes

This week, a group of archivists, scholars, vendors and newspaper editors sat in The Newspaper Archive Summit at Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Missouri football Black and Gold game set for Saturday

The Tigers' annual spring scrimmage is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

DNA test identifies body of missing Boone County man

Billy Joe Basinger, 55, had been missing since March 22, 2010.

Missouri softball has been waiting for Oklahoma rematch for nearly a year

Fox Sports Net and ESPN will both be in Columbia for the Missouri softball team's series against Oklahoma this weekend. Since the No. 14 Sooners beat the No. 9 Tigers in last season's Big 12 tournament championship game, the Missouri players have been itching for a rematch.

Missouri baseball players don't let go of losses after leaving Taylor Stadium

The players have different ways of coping and moving on from bad games, including talking about how to improve.

Nixon raises $1 million more than Kinder for campaign

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's campaign has more than $2 million in donations in its bank account. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, a likely opponent for Nixon in the 2012 election, has raised $771,000.

Columbia City Council to vote on inspection certificates

The City Council will debate whether to overturn part of an inspection certificate ordinance passed in January that would allow the Certificate of Compliance to be transferred to a new owner after a rental property is sold without an inspection.

Fundraising for new Big MO drum kicks off at Black and Gold game

MU football fans will get a chance to hit the Big MO drum Saturday outside Memorial Stadium for a $1 donation that will help fund a new drum.

Columbia woman arrested for financial exploitation

A Columbia woman was arrested on suspicion of financial exploitation of the elderly/disabled.

Columbia City Council to vote on funding for new buses

Columbia gave $500,000 to the Public Works Administration in order for the group to be eligible for a $2 million loan that would fund the replacement of buses and other means of public transportation.

Traffic signals to be changed at Providence and Vandiver

The work is scheduled to start Monday and, weather permitting, will finish by Friday.

Body in Mississippi River identified as missing Boone County man

The man went missing in March 2010, and his body was found in August. DNA test results revealed the body was Billy Joe "JR" Basinger of Hartsburg.

Gov. Nixon appoints new associate circuit judge for Boone County

This position becomes available upon the appointment of Christine Carpenter as circuit judge.

College Avenue, Paris Road intersection to undergo changes

The Missouri Department of Transportation will add a protected left turn lane on southbound College Avenue and adjust the timing of traffic signals along the road.

St. Charles Road to close for improvements

A section of St. Charles Road will be closed starting April 25 in conjunction with the Battle High School project.

Missouri school accreditation changes could be put on hold

A new accreditation process for Missouri schools that would monitor students' performances after high school could be postponed for more research in schools statewide.

Nixon reports raising $1.7 million for re-election

Gov. Jay Nixon's re-election campaign says fundraising shows strong early support.

Missouri men's basketball adds Murray State assistant coach Isaac Chew

Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith has added former Murray State assistant Isaac Chew to his coaching staff.