U.S. versus Japan: the context, perception and significance

United States players stand on the pitch after their team lost the final match between Japan and the United States at the Women's Soccer World Cup in Germany on Sunday.

Sports writers and analysts from around the country shared their perspectives on the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup final on Sunday.

This Week in Comments: Jail bed & breakfast, dinner train protests, Islamic Center expansion

Every week, readers of offer their opinions on the news and the Missourian's coverage of it. Here, we offer you a digest of some of the conversations we found most interesting.

Controversial rezoning issue returns to Columbia City Council for vote

Although the owners of Great Hangups Framing intend to sell, they are asking for a zoning change to allow redevelopment of the property at the southwest corner of Broadway and West Boulevard.

Montminy Gallery exhibit celebrates life work of late artist

Tracy Montminy, an American abstract expressionist, was honored on the anniversary of her 100th birthday with an exhibit at the Boone County Historical Society. 

This Week in Pictures: July 10 to July 17, Harry Potter, mud volleyball tournament

High temperatures around the U.S. and beyond

Does it make you feel better that there's a heat wave in Canada, too? Check out these links for some perspective, along with tricks for staying cool.

Police still looking for man who robbed Jimmy John's Friday

At about 10:54 p.m. Friday night, a man entered the back of the Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches as the assistant manager and two other employees were leaving, said Dave Hestir, director of marketing for Jimmy John’s stores in Columbia.