Columbia School Board candidates answer questions at community forum

Candidates in the April 3 school board election discussed relationships with teachers and administration at a forum held at the Activity and Recreation Center.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri women's basketball loses to Oklahoma in the second half

Missouri lost 70-59 after leading at halftime against No. 2 seed Oklahoma.

Missouri men's basketball players say Kansas City is their city

 The No. 5 Tigers have played their best basketball at the Sprint Center, winning each of their three games there by at least 18 points.

Emissions rule calls future of city power plant into question

Columbia Water and Light plans to hire an engineering firm to determine whether it makes economic sense to update the plant to comply with new air pollution regulations or shutter the plant that's been generating electricity for Columbia since 1914.

School Board Elections 2012

In advance of the school board election, learn about the candidates, their platforms and ballot proposals.

School District bond issue helps raise funds for construction expenses

Columbia Public Schools has presented two proposals — a bond issue and tax levy increase — to raise more money for the district.


Tax levy increase aids district's operating budget

Columbia Public Schools has presented two proposals — a bond issue and tax levy increase — to raise more money for the district.


PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri men's basketball beats Oklahoma State 88-70

The Missouri men's basketball team beat Oklahoma State 88-70 Thursday night in the Big 12 tournament quarterfinal in Kansas City.

Mini-Mizzou brings home atmosphere to men's basketball games at Kansas City tournament

Mini-Mizzou, the Missouri men's basketball team's pep band, has a close relationship with the Tigers, especially seniors Steve Moore and Jarrett Sutton. 

Missouri women's basketball season ends with tournament loss to Oklahoma

Missouri lost 70-59 to No. 2-seeded Oklahoma on Thursday in the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City. Senior Christine Flores led the Tigers with 18 points.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Tough choices for Missouri Republican caucus

Many Republican caucus-goers could have a tough time deciding whom to cast their vote for in two weeks due to the flawed and crowded pack of candidates vying for delegates.

EPA rule limits emissions, particulates

The Columbia Municipal Power Plant on Business Loop 70 faces significant restrictions on emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. Allowable levels by 2014 are less than half of the plant's 2010 levels.

Rock Bridge girls basketball team wins comeback thriller in state semifinal

Rock Bridge trailed by 11 in the third quarter. But senior Lindsey Cunningham and the Bruins refused to go home, rallying back for a 46-43 victory over Incarnate Word.

Peterson convicted of second-degree murder in mobile home park shooting

Zachariah Peterson was convicted of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of James Porter on Jan. 18, 2011. He was found not guilty of armed criminal action.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge defeats Incarnate Word at state semifinals

The Rock Bridge girl's basketball team defeated Incarnate Word 46-43 on Thursday during the Class 5 state semifinals at Mizzou Arena.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU students protest Missouri House Speaker's decision to honor Rush Limbaugh

A group of MU students visited the State Capitol to speak against the House Speaker's decision to induct Rush Limbaugh into the Hall of Famous Missourians.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Initiative process is public and transparent lawmaking

The initiative process has led to some of the most important and fundamental reforms we enjoy today. In the end, it is a much more public and transparent lawmaking process than the lawmaking process in Jefferson City.

Proposed ordinance would require alcohol servers and sellers to receive training

The Substance Abuse Advisory Commission has drafted an ordinance that would require anyone involved in the sale of alcohol to receive certification from the city.

Henry Hager, 85, MU journalism professor, remembered for graceful interaction

Wearing golden sashes, Missouri women gained the vote

At an event in celebration of International Women's Day on Thursday, an author discussed "The Golden Lane," a women's suffrage demonstration in St. Louis, and how Missouri women got the right to vote.