Missouri legislators discuss proposed consumption tax

Two Columbia representatives participated in a panel Monday morning to discuss replacing the current income tax with an expansive sales tax, which would tax people on what they buy instead of what they can afford to buy.

Columbia's Office of Cultural Affairs moves to Walton Building

The new location is intended to foster collaboration with Convention and Visitors Bureau.

MSA encourages MU students to protest Gov. Nixon's budget cuts

MSA will set up between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the student center to encourage students to sign letters petitioning budget cuts to their representatives and to Gov. Jay Nixon.

Chiefs hire Daboll from Miami as new offensive coordinator

Brian Daboll, former offensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins, has worked with the Chief's general manager and new head coach in the past while at New England.

More Big 12 wrestling honors for Missouri's Alan Waters

Missouri wrestler Alan Waters has been named the Big 12 Conference Wrestler of the Week for the third time this season.

Missouri teen describes killing as amazing, enjoyable

A handwriting expert described how he could see through the blue ink that Bustamante had used in an attempt to cover up her original journal entry on the night of the murder. Bustamante described killing as "ahmazing" and "pretty enjoyable."

MU School of Law holding summit on cyberbullying

The summit will be free and open to the public Thursday and Friday at MU's Hulston Hall. 

U.S. closes embassy in Syria

After 11 months of a violent crackdown on dissent by President Bashar Assad's regime, U.S. diplomats left Syria on Monday. 

Alyssa Bustamante back in court for sentencing

The central Missouri teenager pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder in the 2009 killing of her neighbor, 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten. 

Report: Haley Steelers' next offensive coordinator

Former Kansas City Chiefs coach to be the Steelers' new offensive coordinator.

NFL London tickets featuring St. Louis Rams on sale

The St. Louis Rams will play one game per season at Wembley in London. Tickets for the Oct. 28 game go on sale Monday.

Joplin residents lost home, but not security bills

After losing their homes in a deadly May 22 tornado, customers of Vivint, a Utah-based security company, are still paying bills to protect their uninhabitable buildings.

Romney works to fend off Santorum challenge

The two Republican presidential candidates criticized each other from afar one day before the Colorado and Minnesota caucuses.

Tea party: Warming or resigned to Mitt Romney

Tea party activists are shifting their support to Mitt Romney after losing hope in other Republican presidential candidates. 

Gingrich shunned lobbying, but hired lobbyists

Newt Gingrich's Center for Health Transformation and the Gingrich Group hired lobbyists, according to lobbying disclosures and corporate reports, but he said his consulting group has never lobbied for clients.

Missouri bill would allow advertising on school buses

The legislation would allow school districts to lease advertisements on the interior and exterior of school buses. A portion of the advertising revenue would pay for student transportation.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Freddie Mac kept Obama initiatives from working

Elements of the housing bureaucracy has kept initiatives that would help hard-pressed homeowners from working at the level they were intended.

Censors MIA during M.I.A.'s finger flip

The Super Bowl half-time show experienced a significant gaffe when network censors failed to cut away from an offensive hand gesture made by British performer M.I.A. The incident prompted speedy apologies from NBC and the NFL.

Arrowhead Motel, Calvary Cemetery highlight 'most notable' places

Columbia's Historic Preservation Commission is set to honor six properties as Most Notable in 2012.

Six properties to be honored by Columbia's Historic Preservation Commission

Columbia Telephone Building, Missouri Hall, Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority House and the Harry Satterlee Bill and Florence Henderson House are among those honored on the 2012 Most Notable Properties list.