Kim Jong Il, North Korea's dynastic 'Dear Leader,' dies

Kim Jong Il, the mercurial and enigmatic North Korean leader whose iron rule and nuclear ambitions dominated world security fears for more than a decade, has died. He was 69.

Board considers starting food policy council in Columbia

Food policy councils connect government and public policy to food projects, making changes regarding zoning and land use, food procurement and quality and more. Members of the Board of Health and experts from MU Extension are discussing the possibility of forming one in Columbia.

Other regions form food policy councils

Some communities are using their councils to create policies about land use, while others work to staff their groups.  

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Holiday cheer, graduation elation and a new UM System president

Images of holiday festivities, graduation celebrations and a new president for the University of Missouri System were among last week's best photos by the Missourian staff.

Michael Dixon scores 30 points in win for Missouri basketball team

Michael Dixon scored a career-high 30 points in No. 10 Missouri's 94-56 win Sunday against William and Mary at Mizzou Arena.

EPA rules threaten older coal-fired power plants

The plants, some of the oldest and dirtiest in the country, produce enough electricity for more than 22 million households.

Not quite an MIT degree, but online MITx may appeal

University officials described "MITx" as a nonprofit entity established inside the university that will offer an "MIT-sanctioned certificate" for completing various online courses.

Missouri wrestlers handle Iowa State

The Missouri wrestling team had an easy time beating Iowa State in a 31-10 victory Sunday at Mizzou Arena.

Analysis: MU professor's study finds fault with Missouri term limits

David Valentine, associate director of public service at MU's Truman School of Public Affairs, concluded that term limits have harmed the ability of lawmakers to tackle tough policy decisions.

Tuition dispute could hold up Kansas City student transfers

Three surrounding school districts said Friday that the amount the Kansas City district is willing to pay them for students who transfer is insufficient.

Missouri men's basketball beats William and Mary

The Missouri men's basketball team used a big early lead to rout William and Mary 94-56 on Sunday at Mizzou Arena.