Columbia Public Schools to update facilities through bond issues

The district plans to ask voters to approve a bond issue every two years from 2012 to 2020.

Missouri-Kansas basketball rivalry to be showcased on ESPN "College GameDay"

ESPN's "College GameDay" will be at Mizzou Arena on Saturday for No. 4 Missouri's game against No. 8 Kansas at 8 p.m.

Storyteller Gladys Coggswell to perform at MU art exhibition

Storyteller Gladys Coggswell will perform in 106 Pickard Hall on Thursday night as part of "Black Women in Art and the Stories They Tell," a new exhibition by MU's Museum of Art and Archaeology and the Missouri Folk Arts Program.

Dorial Green-Beckham's commitment to Missouri prompts excited tweets

When Dorial Green-Beckham, considered the No. 1 football recruit in the nation, signed a letter of intent to play for Missouri on Wednesday morning, some fans turned to Twitter to express their excitement and support.

J. KARL MILLER: Two-party system might not be perfect, but it works

The two-party system has its benefits, including stability and encouraging debate.

DAVID ROSMAN: Graphic political ads have no place on TV's biggest stage

Pro-life presidential candidate Randall Terry is peddling a graphic commercial that must be aired because of federal law. Here's why you should turn off your TV when the ad airs.

After lopsided loss to Baylor, Missouri women's basketball looking for positives

A 30-point walloping was a 14-point improvement from the Tigers' last date with the Bears in early January, a 44-point loss in Waco, Texas. And small improvements are what Missouri coach Robin Pingeton preaches to her team.


PHOTO GALLERY: Defendant Tony Lewis faces trial for Aaron Hobson murder, robbery

Tony Lewis of Boonville is on trail for second-degree murder and second-degree robbery in the slaying of Aaron Hobson. Lewis is said to have been positioned the closest to Hobson at the time he was fatally  shot.

Missouri women's basketball team will play two televised games

The Missouri women’s basketball team will play two games against Big 12 rival Iowa State live on cable television.

PHOTO GALLERY: Day one of the Tony Lewis trial

Tony Lewis, 27, is charged with the second-degree murder and second-degree robbery of Aaron Hobson at a Break Time gas station in October 2010. There are seven other co-defendants in the case. The trial began Tuesday after jury selection Monday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Baylor's women's basketball team shows why they are No. 1

Missouri women's basketball team fell to No. 1 Baylor 71-41 Wednesday night at Mizzou Arena. The Bears Brittney Griner, who was's preseason Player of the Year, led the way for her team with 18 points.

Missouri women's basketball team can't contain Baylor's Griner

Baylor's Brittney Griner, a 6-foot-8 center, scored 18 points in only 26 minutes in the No. 1 Bears' 71-41 win against Missouri on Wednesday night at Mizzou Arena.

Bill Tillotson stresses growth and job creation in Sixth Ward campaign kickoff

To a crowd of supporters Wednesday night, Sixth Ward candidate Bill Tillotson stressed economic growth and job production as the major tenets of his campaign.

Political clubs team up to clean up Rock Bridge High School

The Young Socialist Club organized a cleanup of the Rock Bridge High School's grounds with the school's other political groups to promote unity and understanding.

Cellphone use contributing to upward trend in 911 calls

Multiple reports of the same incident and the prevalence of "pocket dialing" keep dispatchers busy.

Recruits tweet about joining Missouri football

Some of the Missouri football recruits shared their thoughts about National Signing Day on Twitter.

New Komen Foundation policy will not affect Columbia's Planned Parenthood

Although the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation will stop providing grants to Planned Parenthood, Columbia's clinic won't be affected because it has never received funding from the foundation.

Winter of 2012 mild compared to snowy winter of 2011

On Feb. 1, 2011, Columbia was being hit with a blizzard that set a new record for snowfall in a 24-hour period. On Feb. 1 this year, Columbia tied for the highest minimum temperature on record.

Arkansas fans unhappy about Green-Beckham's choice

Some University of Arkansas fans took to Twitter to share how they feel about Green-Beckham's decision to play for Missouri.

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