Columbia voters hit the polls

Columbia voters share their thoughts on why they are voting and what they find important.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Was Frank Haith the best choice for the next Missouri men's basketball coach?

Haith, 45, has an overall record of 129-101 as a head coach.

Stephens College presents 2011 Senior Film Showcase

Stephens College will host two screenings premiering the 2011 senior class film projects produced by students.

LETTER: Johnson, Paul would make great presidential candidates

New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and Texas Congressman Ron Paul would make good candidates because they show faithfulness to the constitution.

Missouri House backs livestock constitutional amendment

The measure would prohibit rules that put an "undue economic burden" on people who raise livestock.

BRAD CLEMONS: Why we went north for spring break

A day at the beach isn't always a proverbial day at the beach.

New Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith addresses media

Players and fans broke into a chant of M-I-Z Z-O-U as Haith took the podium.

Inmate to be 1st in Texas executed with new drug

Cleve Foster is to be the first Texas prisoner executed with the new drug cocktail.

Japan sets new radiation safety level for seafood

Japan sets its first radiation standards for fish after seawater measured at several times the legal limit for radioactivity.

Kinder to reimburse state for hotel costs

The Lieutenant Governor will use campaign funds to rent a condominium so he no longer has to stay at hotels.

MU names Haith new men's basketball coach

Missouri athletics director Mike Alden announced the hiring of Frank Haith as the new Missouri men's basketball coach at a news conference Monday evening. Haith's less than stellar record caused some questions among MU fans, but Alden said he is confident in his man.


Columbia City Council approves design firm for Short Street garage

Walker Parking Consultants were approved to design the Short Street parking garage by the City Council Monday night. The firm will be paid $514,600 for its services.

Three MU faculty members receive Kemper Fellowship Awards

Bethany Stone, Mike McKean and Etti Naveh-Benjamin each received the William T. Kemper Fellowship Award for Teaching Excellence on Monday. The fellowship is given to five educators each year and includes a $10,000 award.

Missouri tax revenues up 6.5 percent through March

Numbers from the state Office of Administration show tax revenues are up 6.5 from a year ago.

Bowers and English declare for 2011 NBA Draft without agents

Two Missouri men's basketball players have declared for the 2011 NBA Draft. Because Bowers and English did not hire agents, there is a possibility the two will return next season.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Obama's transparency proves cloudier than ever

Despite initial promises of openness, the Obama administration has set even more boundaries against a transparent government than previous presidents.

Missouri Senate panel endorses new congressional districts

The Senate's proposed map considers redrawing the boundaries of the state's congressional districts. Taking the 2010 population changes, it consolidates two districts that currently cover St. Louis city into one district.

Number of polling locations reduced for Tuesday's election

Residents planning on voting tomorrow should check their sample ballots for correct polling locations.

University of Central Missouri to award Bill Clinton honorary degree

The university will honor the former president with the doctor of humane letters degree as UCM wraps up its two-year partnership with the William J. Clinton Foundation. The foundation has helped the university build its energy efficiency program.

Senate plans to compromise on extending unemployment benefits

Failing to pass an unemployment benefits extension at the end of March, the Senate leadership will try again to pass the proposal Thursday. If passed, $105 million in federal money would extend benefits for an additional 20 weeks.