Tigers' QB helped 9-year-old Columbia girl win NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition

With a little help from Missouri quarterback James Franklin, Eryn Puett won the 8-and-9-year-old girls division of the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition over the weekend in Baltimore, Md.

Columbia lawmakers have mixed reactions to Nixon's plans for 2013

Nixon is proposing to fill the $500 million gap in Missouri’s fiscal year 2013 budgetby slashing the funding for the state’s colleges and universities by $89 million. This is a nearly 13 percent reduction in these institutions’ current funding levels.

Missouri men's basketball enjoys luxury of two top point guards

Sophomore Phil Pressey and junior Michael Dixon's different styles have been essential to the Tigers' success this season.

Missouri football's Michael Egnew to play in Senior Bowl

Egnew was a first-team All-Big 12 selection as tight end for the 2011 season.

Three more candidates file to run for Columbia School Board

Paul Cushing, Russ Tandy and Melvin Blase have entered the race for the Columbia School Board. Two seats are open for three-year terms in the April 3 election.

Columbia City Council votes to repeal business tax

The tax has generated $20,000 per year for the Special Business District, which is being absorbed by the Downtown Community Improvement District.

MU to receive replica of Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial

An MU graduate played a key role in organizing the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial and in turn, MU will receive a smaller replica of the sculpture.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to outline budget proposal

Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State address will coincide with the release of his proposed budget for the 2013 fiscal year. 

ROSE NOLEN: Live life one day at a time

We are never satisfied with living in the moment. Instead, we are too busy anticipating the next day ahead.

Missouri guard Bailey Gee uses music to help manage stress

Senior Bailey Gee, a civil engineering major and a guard on the Missouri women's basketball team, said playing guitar helps her with the pressures of being enrolled in a demanding academic program while playing for a Division I athletic team.

Greyhound seeks to move operations to Wabash Station

The City Council is reviewing a proposal from the national bus line to use the downtown Columbia Transit stop as its primary local terminal.

A look at the Twitter reaction to Gov. Nixon's State of the State address

Here's a look at what the response to Gov Jay Nixon's State of the State address was on Twitter.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia adjusts to changing weather

Though Monday's weather broke the record high temperature for the date at 70 degrees, temperatures Tuesday were much colder. Temperatures fell as low as the 20s Tuesday morning.


Missouri wrestler named Big 12 Wrestler of the Week, again

For the second time this season, sophomore Alan Waters has been named as the Big 12 Wrestler of the Week.

Public Works to hold meeting on east side sidewalk rehabilitation

The Public Works Department will take public comment at an informational meeting Wednesday on Phase III of the sidewalk rehabilitation for east-central Columbia.

Unseasonably warm temperatures break record in Columbia

With a high of 70 degrees on Monday, Columbia broke the previous heat record before temperatures plunged into the 20s on Tuesday.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Right to work — a partial remedy

Federal labor law impinges on the rights of workers, employers and labor organizations.  The best way to ensure that these rights are no longer impinged is to abolish federal labor law. 

Missouri men's basketball's Marcus Denmon named to Wooden Award list

Midway through the season, senior guard Marcus Denmon was named as a Top 25 candidate for college basketball's highest award.

Citing airport woes, McDavid calls for higher lodging tax

Mayor Bob McDavid would like to see the revenue from a proposed lodging tax rate increase pay for a terminal addition at Columbia Regional Airport. The proposal, pending approval by the state legislature, would allow Columbia voters to increase the rate from 4 percent up to 7 percent. 


New St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher ready to rebuild franchise

Fisher, who coached the Tennessee Titans for 17 years, signed a five-year deal with the St. Louis Rams on Tuesday.