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.
A recent national study indicates the religious use social media as much, if not more than, the public as a whole. Houses of worship in Columbia are already using new technology to communicate with their members.
Puminan 'Pete' Punthasee, a second-year graduate student at MU, spent the holiday season with American families meeting new people.
Kameron Gwin, 19, of Columbia was killed early Sunday morning in Missouri's first reported traffic fatality of 2012. A passenger, Danielle Strickland, was in serious condition at University Hospital on Sunday afternoon.
The Perlman-Stoy Ballet School is moving to a new location at The Village of Cherry Hill on Monday.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, who has survived several decades in politics as a lawmaker, prosecutor and auditor, is heading into a challenging campaign year against an economic headwind that may imperil incumbents.
The issue came to the ACLU's attention after former Chicago Bears team chaplain Ray McElroy, a former NFL defensive back, made several presentations to St. Joseph district schools in October.
The fourth annual Happy New U drew more than 200 Columbia residents Sunday morning to start the new year with different exercises.