Two MU distance learning programs merge to create Mizzou Online

Mizzou Online, created from MU Direct: Continuing and Distance Education and the Center for Distance and Independent Study, will create more distance learning opportunities.

Hundreds sample hybrid tomatoes, peppers at annual festival

MU’s Bradford Research and Extension Center served peppers and tomatoes at the seventh annual Tomato Festival on Thursday.


For local analysts, Apple still shines

Apple shares ended the day less than 1 percent lower Thursday, the first day after the company’s founder Steve Jobs announced his resignation from executive management. The steady trading represents a consensus that Apple is still on a strong position and is also a sign of people’s support for the iconic American business, local analysts said.

MU English professor to lead Honors College

Nancy West, an English professor at MU, succeeds Stuart Palonsky in leading the 52-year-old Honors College. Among her goals is to get the college more visibility.

PHOTO GALLERY: Steve Jobs unveils new Apple computers over the years

Apple Inc. announced the resignation of CEO Steve Jobs on Wednesday, effective immediately.

Missouri allocates funding toward homeless needs

The Missouri Housing Development Commission approved a $122 million plan to provide housing for homeless people in Missouri.

Local farmers market sells at MU

MU students milled around the farmers market on Lowry Mall.

ROSE NOLEN: Loss of small post offices is another sign of economic despair

As many small-town post offices, people are losing hope in a recovery for the economic job crisis. 

Imprelis herbicide kills trees in Columbia

Imprelis, a DuPont pesticide used by professional lawn care companies, has been linked to tree deaths in the city. 

ARC to offer game day child care

The Activity and Recreation Center of Columbia will provide child care to children ages 4 to 10 during MU home football games.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Tax-increment financing could help governments create jobs

Tax-increment financing could help federal, state and local governments pay for infrastructure and other improvements — and create jobs.

LETTER: Squeezing bus service will profoundly affect lives

Columbia's transit system is good, but the proposed price increases and cuts to the routes will hurt those who rely on the bus system and don't have jobs with regular hours.

MU to lease Missouri Theatre

MU and the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts are poised to enter into a three-year lease in which the university will use the theater for events Jesse Auditorium can't accommodate and other programs.

Your guide for the latest on Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene is on a track toward the Eastern Seaboard. Here are links to the latest updates and current status of Hurricane Irene. 

GEORGE KENNEDY: A ward reapportionment plan emerges that might suffice

The committee is on the right path to successful reapportionment, but voting procedures may prove to be the most difficult hurdle to overcome.

Missouri housing panel approves aid for tornado affected areas

The Missouri Housing Development Commission estimates the $100 million in tax credits could fund about 450 housing units.

Suspect wanted in Days Inn shooting

The victim, a 25-year-old man, was shot in the chest, but the wounds are not considered life threatening, according to the Columbia Police Department.

Missouri Lottery to boost Powerball ads when ticket prices increase

Powerball tickets now cost $1, but the price will double in January — a change the Missouri Lottery expects will cause a drop in ticket sales. To counteract the effect of the change, the Lottery will spend nearly $1 million advertising Powerball next year.

Citizens Police Review Board discussion continues

Issues such as defining police misconduct, the review board's independence from the Police Department and whether meetings should be closed when requested by a complainant or police officer were discussed.

Isle of Capri first-quarter losses, revenue, expenses down

The casino operator was hurt by declines in food and beverage and horse racing operations, as well as temporary closures due to flooding.