GEORGE KENNEDY: GOP candidates' positions on issues more important than horse race

Missouri citizens will place their vote for the Republican presidential candidate Tuesday during the primary election. The media should do a better job documenting each candidate's positions.

Susan G. Komen organization confronts backlash over Planned Parenthood cuts

The breast cancer charity has been accused of succumbing to the pressure of anti-abortion groups who openly criticize the services of Planned Parenthood.

PHOTO GALLERY: Firefighters battle blaze in Boonville

A large structure fire occurred Thursday morning at Unlimited Opportunities Inc. Tim Carmichael, chief of the Boonville Fire Department, said there were no injuries.

Missouri fans ready for basketball game against Kansas on Saturday

Even with different approaches, the student fan groups for the Missouri men's basketball team have been preparing all season for Saturday's game against Kansas.

Matt and Phil Pressey accustomed to change

Matt and Phil Pressey's nomadic childhood has toughened them over the years, leaving them more adaptable to difficult situations like the departure of coach Mike Anderson.

Missouri storyteller Gladys Coggswell inspires elementary students

Award-winning storyteller Gladys Coggswell came to Columbia elementary schools as part of a new exhibit, "Black Women in Art and the Stories They Tell."

PHOTO GALLERY: Students camp out to hold spots for ESPN "GameDay"

ESPN "College GameDay" will be in Columbia for the Missouri versus Kansas rivalry game. Students started camping out last night to make sure they are a part of the event.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ron Paul is best option for peace

Ron Paul, the only peace candidate in the upcoming election, has received more donations from military personnel than any other presidential candidate.

Large structure fire in Boonville displaces workers with disabilities

The fire occurred at Unlimited Opportunities and also burned Savvy Seconds, a clothing store. There were no injuries, but the fire's cause and damage costs are unknown.

Missouri schools discuss 15 percent funding cut to higher education

Representatives from the University of Missouri, Lincoln University and other state schools stressed the budget's role in preserving their academic integrity.

Road beckons for Blues, among NHL's best

The St. Louis Blues are 21-3-4 at home and and in good shape for the rest of the season. But only 13 of the Blues' remaining 32 games are at the Scottrade Center, and the Blues are 8-10-3.

Co-defendant testifies for the defense in Tony Lewis trail

Lee Carter, who pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery and armed criminal action in the Aaron Hobson case, said he didn't think Lewis was involved in the incident.

Waters leads Missouri wrestling against Top-10 opponents Oklahoma, Oklahoma State

Missouri wrestler Alan Waters' successful season this year has NO. 13 Missouri confident entering matches against No. 1 Oklahoma State and No. 10 Oklahoma this weekend.


City Council candidates discuss city's economic health

At a forum Thursday hosted by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, candidates answered questions about the airport, crime and balancing the budget.

Former MU Wheelchair Basketball player returns as assistant coach

Brendan Downes spent four years playing intercollegiate wheelchair basketball at the University of Arizona before playing his final year at Missouri in 2011. Now, he's stayed on to coach.

MU professor documents cancer battle in online videos

David Oliver, a gerontologist at the MU School of Medicine, was diagnosed with a form of throat cancer and is chronicling his journey as a cancer patient through online videos and blogs.

Missouri gymnastics team confident after win over Nebraska

Missouri's first regular-season win over Nebraska since 1995 vaulted it to No. 17 heading into its meet Friday against North Carolina State.


Missouri to receive funding for forest restoration project

The federal government has set aside $40 million for forest restoration projects. The funding, part of the 2009 Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration program, will finance projects in 10 states, including Missouri

Pennsylvania's groundhog 'predicts' six more weeks of winter

The groundhog has predicted six more weeks of winter 100 times and an early spring just 16 times since 1886. Whether the groundhog "sees" his shadow is predetermined by the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club's Inner Circle.

New assistant gymnastics coach fits in at Missouri

Jennifer Green, whose lifelong dream has been to coach collegiate gymnastics, was immediately interested when she heard Missouri had a coaching vacancy.