LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Keep it easy to vote

Requiring photo IDs to vote would hinder the democratic process.

Rock Bridge girls basketball prepares for districts

Rock Bridge senior Lindsey Cunningham scored 15 points and received applause and hugs in her last home game. The Bruins end the regular season after a 12-game win streak and prepare for district semi-finals on Tuesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: 'Black History Month Talent Showcase Blow Out' brings the talent

Douglass High school hosted the 'Black History Month Talent Showcase Blow Out' on Thursday. The event showcased local talent in singing, dancing, rapping and drumming from a variety of ages.

Improvements to Cosmopolitan Park would benefit Columbia sports leagues

Improvements would include adding lights, a restroom and a restroom/concession building. A revised version of the plan must be approved before it goes to City Council.

Columbia group hosts First Ward forum on the future of transit

Columbians for Modern, Efficient Transit invited people to a dinner to share their opinions on the bus system. About 80 community members from the First Ward showed up to discuss what they want from Columbia transit and the challenges of achieving those goals.

Sue Ann Logan inspired children to fix things, offered kindness to others

Missouri gymnastics continues tough schedule against No. 3 Oklahoma

Missouri gymnastics faces a tough schedule this season. The Tigers have already competed against No. 4 Nebraska and face No. 3 Oklahoma on Friday. Next year, when the Tigers enter the SEC, the schedule won't be any easier.

Owner rescues dogs from north Columbia house fire

Jeremy Spillman was leaving his house when he noticed smoke in the windows. Before calling the fire department he rescued his dogs from the basement.

Boone Hospital Center hosts Heart Fair

The annual Boone Hospital Center Heart Fair provided free screenings for blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol. More than 500 people attended and the event's educational information focused on risk factors connected to heart problems. 

Rock Bridge High School concert will benefit Granny's House

One hundred percent of the show choirs' proceeds will go to Granny's House, an outreach program for children living in Columbia's public housing. 

Sophomore continues comeback in Columbia College women's basketball team victory

Ashley Fisher, who rejoined the Columbia College women's basketball team in January, had 11 points and nine rebounds as the Cougars defeated Missouri Baptist University 67-59.


Organic milk supply low while demand up

The demand for organic milk may be up, but as farmers struggle, supply is low. High costs of both feed and fuel have left many organic dairy farmers unable to keep up, even thought the market is willing to pay the premium milk prices.

Remote-controlled chip implant wirelessly delivers medicine

Scientists have been testing a new way to wirelessly control an implanted drug chip. This breakthrough technology would help with the administration of medicine from a remote.

Government says parents need more info on apps for children

Smartphone apps may extract information about children that use them. There is a new market specifically for children-friendly apps.

Missouri Supreme Court examines new U.S. House districts again

This is the second time this year the state Supreme Court has examined the congressional districts enacted by the General Assembly.

Missouri students attending KU's Edwards Campus get tuition break next fall

Starting next fall, students from 11 Missouri counties will pay the same tuition that Kansas students pay.

Columbia College men's basketball team pulls together defense for a victory

Relying on strong defense, the Cougars recovered in the second half to squeak past Missouri Baptist to a 58-54 victory.

Northwest Missouri State trims jobs, cuts departments

Northwest Missouri State University will eliminate several programs, including the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Missouri State Government website hacked

Officials are investigating the state website breach after graphic images of war scenes were implanted on the website.

Missouri Senate passes bill to delay candidacy filing

The filing period was set to begin Feb. 18, but the state Senate voted unanimously to delay it until March 27 because of uncertainty about district boundaries.