States that fail to comply with the federal mandate could lose 5 percent of their highway funds — about $30 million in Missouri's case. If they remain out of compliance for a second year, that penalty doubles
As the new year begins, the Missourian looks back at the hundreds of Columbia and Boone County residents who died in 2011.
A gallery of images of memorable moments from 2011 by Missourian staff photographers includes pictures of heavy snowfall last winter, MU's 100th Homecoming in the fall and a springtime cicada invasion in Columbia.
The survey is part of the Citizen Participation Plan, which seeks input from the public on how to use federal Department of Housing and Urban Development funds.
The Missouri men's basketball team moved up two spots in the rankings this week and will start Big 12 Conference play Tuesday.
Owner Stan Kroenke fired coach Steve Spagnuolo and general manager Billy Devaney with one year remaining on their contracts.
Children should be getting more quality instructional time, not less, to prepare to compete in the rapidly globalizing economy. Instead they're being held back and provided fewer school days and hours by stopgap solutions to budget problems they didn't cause.
More than half of last year's homicides were triggered by domestic violence.
The Hickman girls basketball team beat Waynesville 49-37 on Monday in the first round of the Rolla tournament.
Several notable events in 2011 showed it's time for Americans to change at least some of their old ways of thinking about oil.
In this election year, the economy will be a topic of much discussion and debate. Candidates will take credit for each upswing and criticize opponents for each downturn. But no candidate or elected official can single-handedly spark an economic boom.
Laura Hawkins Frazer was the childhood sweetheart of Samuel Clemens, and when he grew up and began writing stories under the name Mark Twain, he used his old flame as the model of the girl who steals the heart of Tom Sawyer in the classic novel, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."
Greg Morton has performed in Columbia for more than 20 years. He uses a combination of impersonations, singing and dances to entertain audiences.