Columbia transportation organization to hold hearing on 2 projects

The Columbia Area Transportation Study Organization will hold a public hearing on two proposed projects and their budgets for fiscal year 2012. 

Recorder of Deeds Johnson warns residents of deed scam

Boone County residents warned to disregard mail offering copies of their property deeds. 

Columbia Regional Airport to be updated with FAA grant

The airport runways and taxiways will be improved with the new Federal Aviation Administration grant, along with a land purchase. 

The 35th annual Cattlemen Days Rodeo in Ashland kicks off Friday

The two-day event normally hosts about 5,000 people.

DAVID ROSMAN: Cuts to the transit system hurt the city and punish its residents

By not expanding the public transit system (rather than cutting it), workers, students and citizens of Columbia become strapped by gas prices, hamstringing the economy.

Conservative couponers: Missouri shoppers forgo 'extreme' in favor of courtesy

The sagging economy and rising popularity of TLC's "Extreme Couponing" have been credited — or blamed, depending on whom you talk to — for the rise in coupon use among shoppers. But not all coupon-clippers are quite like those you see on TV.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Special mop-up session wastes taxpayer money

Special sessions are becoming too routine, and these excessive meetings are calling attention to the wrong problems.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Frank Haith's credibility puts MU in tight spot

Mike Alden is faced with a difficult to decision to make about new basketball coach Frank Haith, who may not have come from the University of Miami as clean as Alden thought.

Cooling centers across Columbia can help during extreme heat

The recent high temperatures have brought a heat advisory from National Weather Service. Temperatures are expected to cool off Thursday, but until then, cooling centers across the city can help stave off the heat.

New wireless devices causing connection problems on campus

An increase of wireless devices on campus has been causing network connection problems as students and faculty came back to campus.

Joplin School Board approves some payment to fix tornado destruction

The Joplin School Board approved a nearly $30 million payment for July and part of August.

Harris-Stowe State names first new president in three decades

Albert Walker will be the new President of Harris-Stowe State University, replacing Henry Givens Jr.  

Water main breaks in construction zone on MU property

When the bank of a storm/sewer tunnel excavation site caved in, it pulled a water main pipe down as well.

Masked man with gun robs West Boulevard FastLane

An armed, masked robber targeted a convenience store Tuesday night.

Post-quake, West teases East on social networks

After the magnitude 5.8 quake that rumbled the East Coast on Tuesday, people on the West Coast — where earthquakes are more common — took to Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus with taunting remarks.

J. KARL MILLER: U.S. nuclear arms are an unfortunate but necessary deterrent

The United States should maintain its supply of nuclear weapons because rogue states cannot be trusted to follow disarmament procedures.

Hip-hop star Nelly plans recording school in St. Louis

Nelly is teaming with Vatterott College to produce a new music recording school called Vatterott College Ex'treme Institute.

Missouri lawmaker upset about governor's staff shifts

Staffers were recently  moved to a separate state agency by Gov. Jay Nixon.

Missouri sentencing project gets backing from officials

Missouri officials are working with the Pew Center on the States to analyze current sentencing laws, prison and probation programs, and recidivism rates.

Columbia yoga studio moving out of alley and onto Fourth Street

The yoga studio's old space at the back of The Tiger Hotel will become a nightclub, the hotel's owner says.