GUEST COMMENTARY: Energy production must move away from private sector

Energy generators under private control have damaged parts of the world as companies reap the financial rewards of ownership.

UPDATE: Obama, Republican leaders in Congress reach debt deal

President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders reached agreement on a compromise to permit vital U.S. borrowing by the Treasury in exchange for more than $2 trillion in spending cuts.

ANALYSIS: Nixon pitches jobs package — but is it his plan?

Missouri Republicans and Democrats vied to take credit for the state tax credit overhaul as jobs and the economy become the primary concerns in the November 2012 elections.

MSU residence hall to blend into historic Springfield neighborhood

The proposed 300-bed building will have a contemporary interior design, but its facade will fit into the historic district.

Columbia companies set to launch 4G service in August

Two local partner companies will launch a 4G wireless Internet service in Columbia on Aug. 15. The service will be available with limited coverage in the city and Ashland.

Democrats, Republicans 'really close' to debt deal, McConnell says

No compromise had been sealed Sunday, just two days before a deadline to raise the federal debt limit and enable the government to keep paying its bills.

Missouri officials: No short-term snags from debt issue

Missouri's budget director says the state would have a short-term cushion even if there was a temporary hiccup in the federal money that flows to Missouri. However, it was unclear exactly for how long that would last.

67th annual Boone County Country Ham Breakfast and Auction kicks off

This year, 178 hams total were judged in the open and youth division competitions, and 48 were auctioned. Ashley Popham's grand champion ham was sold for $900.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri should forge renewable energy compromise

Coal is still king in Missouri and the U.S., but the rise of renewable energy as a reliable alternative shouldn't be overlooked.

Little pressure, lots of fun at Show-Me State Games team gymnastics competition

Although only two teams took part in the event, all of the participants were able to walk away with an enjoyable experience — and a medal.

One-eyed horse still a serious contender in Show-Me State Games dressage

Remington proved at the Show-Me State Games that his missing eye doesn't faze him. He had the highest score for dressage training and won silver medals in the individual event and team events.

Fourteen-year-old tennis player powers past older players at Show-Me State Games

Playing two age groups above her level, Alyssa Williams earned her third straight singles gold medal Saturday at the Show-Me State Games.

MU hosts cyber security camp to train future defenders of cyberspace

The United States Cyber Challenge completed its week-long camp in Columbia with an information security version of a Capture the Flag competition.

St. Louis kickball team keeps atmosphere light at Show-Me State Games

The Banana Hammocks, who play in the BigBalls League in St. Louis, won their first game in this weekend's Show-Me State Games kickball competition.

Carl Edwards remains quiet on contract status

Carl Edwards refused to discuss his current contract negotiations and disputed the idea that the indecision will hinder Edwards' title chances. His lagging negotiations could be holding up other drivers' talks as well.

UPDATE: Attendance at Boone County Fair exceeds 88,000

A pay-one-price deal was credited with drawing people to the annual Boone County Fair. The tractor pull and demolition derby were prime attractions.

Peppers Nightclub owner charged with multiple offenses

Karon Rowe, owner of Peppers Nightclub, was released from jail after posting a $9,500 bond. She was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful conversion of food stamps and promoting prostitution.

Missouri lawyers challenge service of California-based vendor LegalZoom

The $5 million civil suit claims LegalZoom is not licensed to provide legal services and seeks reimbursement to the plaintiffs of three times what they spent on documents through LegalZoom. It is set for trial Aug. 22 in Jefferson City. 

Joplin to assess cost of rebuilding city parks

Joplin in the process of figuring out how to pay for what was damaged in the May 22 tornado, but officials do know it's a long process.

Missouri faces shortage of primary care doctors

Declining reimbursements from insurance companies and the hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical school debt doctors graduate with are both reported to be contributing to the shortage of primary care physicians.