Romney looks past Iowa rivals to criticize Obama

Mitt Romney unleashed his attack on the president as his rivals vied in increasingly acerbic terms to emerge as his principal, conservative rival in the long march of primaries to follow the Jan. 3 caucuses.

Carnahan denies conflict over Missouri renewable-energy ballot measure

State Rep. Jay Barnes, R-Jefferson City, asked Secretary of State Robin Carnahan to recuse her office from writing a ballot summary on the proposed initiative.

UMKC's School of Education receives $1.5 million gift

The money, which comes from the Sosland Foundation and the Vivian & Hymie J. Sosland Charitable Trust, will pay for an endowed chair in urban teacher education.


Schools object to NCAA multi-year athletic scholarship plan

More than 75 schools are asking to override a plan approved in October to allow multiple-year athletic scholarships rather than the one-year renewable awards schools currently provide.

Former Missouri standout Justin Smith earns third Pro Bowl selection

San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith, a Jefferson City native and a standout at Missouri from 1998 to 2001, was named to the Pro Bowl on Tuesday.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: It's wise to limit visual access in Bustamante trial

The trial likely will create a media event rarely experienced in Cole County.


COMMENT: 2011 season a triumph for Missouri football

While an 8-5 record might be disappointing to some, the obstacles Missouri overcame to get there are just as important.

Icy roads hinder Columbia's Tuesday morning commute

Columbia was expected to see lows Tuesday night in the mid- to upper 20s. For the rest of the week, temperatures will warm to highs in the mid- to upper 50s.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hanukkah celebration at Chabad House

The sixth day of Hanukkah was celebrated Sunday at an event at the Chabad House in Columbia.

ATO fraternity hopes to put disreputable past aside, revive chapter at MU

The ATO fraternity, which lost its status as an MU organization in December 2008, is working to restore its chapter. For now, it's operating as a colony, recruiting members and trying to overturn its questionable reputation.

How to recycle Christmas trees, other holiday decorations

Simple ways to recycle Christmas trees and other holiday decorations can help reduce waste during the holiday season.

BOONE LIFE: MU art student with disability expresses self in art

Allison Reinhart was diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease when she was 16 months old. But the disability didn't stop her from pursuing her dream of becoming an artist.

Missouri men's basketball team at No. 8 in AP poll

The Tigers, 12-0 for the first time since opening the 1981-82 season 19-0, stay at No. 8 in this week's USA Today/ESPN Coaches poll.

GOP Iowa caucus campaign enters final week

An Iowa caucus campaign that has cycled through several Republican presidential front-runners entered its final week Monday.

Joplin storm tops AP ranking of Missouri stories of 2011

Other top stories included the St. Louis Cardinals' World Series victory and Missouri's planned move to college sports' Southeastern Conference.

ANALYSIS: Missouri's higher education loan fund may be raided again

Gov. Jay Nixon is thinking of taking of money from the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority to help finance higher education institutions, an idea that was controversial when it came from former Republican Gov. Matt Blunt.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Resolve to keep science experiments off your table in 2012

The variety and volume of engineered crops have steadily increased over the past 15 years, despite the lack of independent research on their long-term effects on human health and the environment.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Gifts Missouri politicans should return

For the politicians involved, at least, these missteps and misstatements would have been better left unwrapped.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Private Medicare plans have been a disaster

A plan to cut Medicare costs released by Sen Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is being celebrated by some as bipartisan success. Actually, it is proof that even a Democrat and Republican working together can chart a dangerous course for future retirees.


PHOTO GALLERY: A rainy day in Shreveport for Independence Bowl

Between a day-after-Christmas game day and a very rainy afternoon in Shreveport, La., attendance was low at the Independence Bowl.