Missouri sweeps Oklahoma with another dramatic win in extra innings

Missouri's Abby Vock slides into home plate past the tag of Oklahoma catcher Jessica Shults to score the winning run in the 11th inning of Sunday's game at University Field. Nicole Hudson's hit allowed Vock to score.

Sophomore third baseman Nicole Hudson got the hit that scored senior shortstop Abby Vock to end the game.

Census figures paint a new picture of Columbia

City Council voting to hire lawyer to appeal EPA decision

The Environmental Protection Agency has issues recommendations for cleaning up Hinkson Creek. The appeal is estimated to cost $150,000.

Census will prompt new boundaries for Columbia city wards

Data from the 2010 Census reveals that Columbia will require reapportionment.

PHOTO GALLERY: Snapshots from Columbia's Earth Day festival

Hundreds of people visited Peace Park and the surrounding downtown streets for the  annual Earth Day festival Sunday.

McCaskill to hold education events around Missouri

The senator wants to hold discussions as a way to gather opinions from constituents before an expected debate on reauthorizing the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Census data shows 115 percent growth in Columbia's Hispanic population

The increase has led to an expansion of additional community services in Columbia.

Missouri men's golf team ties for second at Iowa Invitational

The Tigers were led by Nick Wilson, who finished fourth overall.

Earth Day brings educational excitement to Columbia

Homegrown foods, natural bath products and handicrafts were available for purchase at booths Sunday at the 41st annual Earth Day festival.

Missouri track teams compete at Indiana Invitational

Tre Chambers highlighted the Tigers' showing with a meet record in the 200-meter dash.

Kansas takes series from Missouri baseball team

The Tigers lost on Sunday, dropping a three-game series to the Jayhawks in Columbia  for the first time since 1983.

Food bank battles poverty and unemployment

The food bank acts as a distributor to food pantries in 32 counties across the central and northeastern regions of Missouri.

Boone County women waiting longer to have babies

Data show about one-third of children in Boone County were born to women between 35 and 50 years old between 2006 and 2009.

Congressional redistricting plans pass in Missouri House, Senate

The Missouri House and Senate have both passed their plans for the redistricting of Missouri. A finalized district map must be submitted before the end of the legislative session. 

Nearly one in 10 Columbia residents speak foreign languages first

There are roughly 700 students enrolled in Columbia Public Schools' English Language Learners Program, and about 9.5 percent of Columbia residents say they predominantly speak another language than English. 

Columbia, Boone County report growth in 2010 census

Despite that growth, Columbia remained the fifth largest city in Missouri, a position it has held since 2000. Boone County is now ranked seventh with a population of 162,642, according to the 2010 census.

Most Columbia residents still drive to work alone

Most, 74. percent, of Columbia's labor force is driving to work alone, despite the GetAbout Columbia grant which promotes carpooling, walking, and biking according to American Community Survey data.

Super rich see federal taxes drop dramatically

The sheer volume of credits, deductions and exemptions has both Democrats and Republicans calling for tax laws to be overhauled.

ANALYSIS: Missouri GOP lawmakers positioning for veto

The common characteristic of the four topics is that they carry some controversy — and thus are potential veto targets for Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. And Republican legislative leaders want to put themselves in the best possible position in case they wish to attempt a veto override.

Firm uses census, school district data to redraw attendance boundaries

RSP and Associates uses more detailed local data in conjunction with census information in redistricting.