School board puts tax levy increase, bond proposal on April ballot

The school board hopes the bond would help to get rid of 60 trailers at Columbia elementary schools. Board member Jonathon Sessions said that all trailers will be removed by 2020. 

Judy Baker shows interest in lieutenant governor's office

Democrat Judy Baker, a former state representative, is exploring a bid for lieutenant governor.

Proposed extension to County House Branch Trail causes controversy

A proposed extension of the County House Branch Trail has some neighbors worried about noise, loss of privacy and litter.

Co-owner of The Candy Factory files for Second Ward council seat

Mike Atkinson filed his paperwork Monday to become the third to do so in the north-city ward. The deadline to file as a candidate for Columbia City Council is Tuesday.


GENE ROBERTSON: Living icons provide inspiration for everyone

Living icons such as Oprah Winfrey, Nelson Mandela and Harry Belafonte are no greater than anyone else. They experience successes and failures, but they have set big resolutions for their lives and are prepared to conquer them — something we can all learn from.

UPDATE: Missouri officials spar over job-creation tax breaks

Missouri lawmakers question Gov. Jay Nixon's economic development plan after prior job-creation programs have not done as well as intended.

Deadline to register to vote in presidential primary is Wednesday

Missouri's Secretary of State reminds people to register to vote before Wednesday in order to be eligible for the presidential preference primary. 

After first loss, Missouri men's basketball drops in rankings

After losing to Kansas State on Saturday, the Missouri men's basketball team remained in the top 10 of the AP and Coaches' polls.

UPDATE: Missouri governor outlines jobs plan

The jobs proposal includes setting up an online information center for Missouri businesses seeking to expand exports.

Baker likely to run for Missouri lieutenant governor

The Columbia resident recently resigned as the regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Iowa State men's basketball team off to strong start in Big 12

Missouri's next game is at Iowa State (12-3), which is off to its first 2-0 start in the Big 12 in five years.

Westminster College to host memorial service for Jack Marshall

"Mr. Westminster," who worked 40 years at Westminster College in Fulton, held several prominent positions. John "Jack" Marshall died of cancer Nov. 20.

Missouri officials spar over job-creation tax breaks

Figures show a wide gap between the number of jobs anticipated and those actually created. Legislators pressed officials from the Department of Economic Development to acknowledge failures.

The BCS as we know it is going away

In the tumultuous 14-year history of the Bowl Championship Series, the appetite for change among football's leaders has never been stronger.

Challenger loses second bid for Missouri NAACP presidency

The challenger, Rod Chapel of Jefferson City, said he is likely to contest the results. He lost by one vote.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Highway fatalities drop again

The drop in traffic fatalities last year was the sixth consecutive yearly decline. Improved highway safety measures, improved vehicle safety and greater law enforcement has contributed to the decline.

Missouri Senate leader wants to target health care law

Two measures in the Senate will target the federal health care law. One seeks to amend the state's constitution to prohibit government mandates to have health insurance; the other would prohibit state-run health insurance exchanges.

Missouri wrestler earns Big 12 honor

Missouri's Brent Haynes was named the Big 12 Wrestler of the Week, the first time the 197-pound junior has earned the honor.

European bats could offer white nose solution

The fungus that causes white nose, Geomyces destructans, is almost identical to the fungus found on bats in Europe, but it does not appear to have the mortality in Europe that it does in North America, studies have shown.

Missouri governor to outline jobs plan

The Missouri Works program is designed as a blueprint for economic development in the state.