City plans to build new fitness track, field at West Junior High

Money for the project would come from Columbia's parks sales tax.

Former Cardinals manager Whitey Herzog mending after fall, hospital stay

Herzog struck his head while putting away cushions from his pool and then spent 23 days in intensive care after bleeding on his brain was discovered.

Nixon focuses on jobs and education in State of the State transcript

In the 2012 State of the State address in Jefferson City, Gov. Jay Nixon highlighted job creation across the state, the strength of Missouri exports and the challenge of funding public education.

Two Missouri gymnasts earn Big 12 honors

Senior Mary Burke was named Big 12 Gymnast of the Week, and freshman Rachel Updike was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week.

City Council introduces taxi stand ordinance

Staff recommends the pilot project downtown be used as a permanent solution to late-night crowds.

Missouri long jumper named Big 12 Athlete of the Week

In his Missouri debut, junior Malcolm Pennix set the national-leading mark of 7.74 meters, winning the long jump at Friday's MU-KU Border Dual.

Documentary about environmental activism comes to Columbia

In the 1960s, Marion Stoddart took on the restoration of the Nashua River while living in Groton, Mass. Once one of the 10 most polluted bodies of water in the United States, she helped restore the river by getting a clean water act passed and founding the Nashua River Watershed Association.

Former Missouri pitcher Aaron Crow to speak at annual dinner

Generations of former Missouri baseball players come together to recognize past and present achievements at the Annual First Pitch Celebration.

Gov. Jay Nixon's budget proposal cuts funding to public universities

Under Nixon's current budget proposal, Missouri public universities will see about a 13 percent decrease in funding.

Gov. Nixon proposes higher ed cut, touts economy

Missouri governor aims to close the state's budget gap and encourage job creation.

Mo. governor proposes higher ed cut, boost to school aid in 2013

Nixon proposed a nearly $23 billion operating budget for the next fiscal year. It would cut funding for higher education by 12.5 percent.

UPDATE: Mo. court sides with redistricting challengers

The Missouri Supreme Court struck down new state Senate districts Tuesday and ordered further legal review of new congressional boundaries.

Proposal seeks to ban Missouri teacher tenure

A proposed initiative petition filed to the secretary of state's office on Tuesday would ban tenure for Missouri's teachers.

Missouri Supreme Court sides with redistricting challengers

The Missouri Supreme Court ordered further legal review of the state's new congressional boundaries and struck down new state Senate districts on Tuesday.

Missouri measure would expand Conservation Commission

Supporters of the proposed state constitutional amendment say there is little geographic or occupational diversity on the commission. 

President Barack Obama honors St. Louis Cardinals

The 2011 World Series champions were praised for their season comeback and charity efforts.

Mo. lawmakers consider calls for I-70 tolls

Interstate 70, which runs west and east through the middle of Missouri, needs big improvements quickly. Several different ways to pay for the improvements are being considered. 

Mo. jobless rate drops, state still sheds 11,800 jobs

Officials say seasonal job losses are included in total number of jobs lost.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Indistinct lines divide public service, campaign ads

Several state politicians coming up for re-election have appeared in public service announcements recently. It is up to voters to determine whether the politicians are communicating a worthwhile message or using tax dollars for personal gain.

Mo. court rejects warrantless DWI blood test

The Missouri Supreme Court threw out results of a blood test from 2010 taken on an unwilling suspect in a routine drunken-driving stop.