Although Columbia has two ongoing tax-increment financing projects downtown, city officials have expressed a desire to increase its use in the First Ward. Statewide data suggest many considerations need to be made before branching out.
On Thursday, the Columbia city arborist presented his reasons for designating eight sweet gum trees for removal on Westwood Avenue.
Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes said he is standing by Police Chief Ken Burton following a call for Burton's resignation by a local police organization.
MU researchers found multiple parts of the brain are more active when a person is involved in religious practices.
City and county officials are pondering a more expansive use of tax-increment financing to address a variety of public projects. Here's a look at how the method is being used by other cities across Missouri.
City and county officials are discussing the increased use of tax-increment financing, a public funding method pioneered in California in the early 1950s. The method was legalized in Missouri in 1982, though its use in Columbia has only picked up in the past three years.
Freshman Ashtin Stephens and sophomore Mackenzie Sykes, two of the Tigers' best offensive players this season, attended Blue Springs High School, where they led the Wildcats to an undefeated state championship season in 2009.
Columbians for Modern, Efficient Transit sponsored the event to push for transit expansion.
Homeowners can rent out their homes through a new website, giving people who come to Columbia for football games and graduations a choice other than having to stay at hotels.
Missouri's House passed two business bills Thursday that could overcome previous vetoes by the governor. While one of the bills would reduce protections for whistleblowers, the other would bar employees from suing their co-workers for on-the-job injuries.
Two of the three finalists are Columbia residents. If the Columbia City Council approves the finalists, the artists will be paid $2,000 to create a design.
After earning a spot in the starting lineup with a breakout at first base, Mike McGraw is confined to the dugout after injuring his thumb in practice. The sophomore, who is in his first year with the Tigers, hopes to return before the season is over.
MU student Phil Joens collects an average of seven or eight balls a game at Taylor Stadium despite team assistants' efforts to get to them first.
Missouri women's golf recruit Katherine Hepler has an impressive game, but that's not all. She has a 4.0 GPA, a 35 ACT score, plays several musical instruments and tutors chemistry and algebra, "just for fun."
The Missouri football team will host 150 international students Saturday at a clinic to help them understand the traditions and workings of the game.
Jones' consistency helped the Kewpies, who have used as many as four pitchers per game so far this season, defeat Blue Springs 8-2 on Thursday at Hickman.
Kansas City broke a 1-1 tie in the fifth inning with consecutive two-out hits by Jeff Francoeur, Mike Moustakas and Brayan Pena, and the Royals won 4-2 over the Indians on Thursday in Cleveland.
Carl Wilkens, a missionary to Rwanda who stayed after Americans were evacuated, is speaking Friday evening on why he chose to stay.
Mayor Bob McDavid may believe calling half the city "blighted" as just semantics, but an Enhanced Enterprise Zone would cause more harm than good for Columbia.
The bill will now move to the Senate after being passed by a 99-47 vote.