UPDATE: Gov. Jay Nixon concerned about money for veterans' homes

The governor urged the Missouri General Assembly to pass a new funding source for state-run veterans' homes.

Once World Trade Center reaches new heights, tallest NYC skyscraper

The One World Trade Center, the building replacing the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, might be back on top as the tallest U.S building.


Missouri senator pushes for new state slogan emphasizing rivers

Sen. John Lamping is encouraging a change to "The Great Rivers State" for the state slogan, rather than "The Cave State" or "Where the Rivers Run."

U.S. men's team drawn into tougher Olympic pool

The 2012 USA men's basketball team was drawn into Group A with Argentina, France and Tunisia for the London Games in Rio de Janeiro, and U.S. head coach Mike Krzyzewski said the going is going to be extremely competitive.

Gov. Jay Nixon to stay out of tobacco tax debate

The governor said he does not intend to get involved in any significant way with the initiative to raise the cigarette tax.


COMO YOU KNOW: Activity and Recreation Center

The ARC is a 73,000 square foot health club, fitness center and place to exercise run by Columbia Parks and Recreation.

Rains push some Missouri rivers, creeks to flood levels

Weekend rains caused flooding along some rivers and creeks in Missouri, including Petite Saline Creek in Boonville.

Dome lease lets Rams keep renovation plan private, commission says

The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, a public agency that operates the Dome, has said it will release records only if the Rams say it's OK.

Number of US newborns with drug withdrawal triples

The number of newborns with withdrawal symptoms increased from a little more than 1 per 1,000 babies sent home from the hospital in 2000 to more than 3 per 1,000 in 2009 according to a national study released by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Mobile app helps report unfair airport screeners

The Sikh Coalition has launched the FlyRights app, a free mobile application that allows travelers to complain to the government if they feel they have been treated unfairly by airport security screeners.


Cleanup continues after tent-toppling St. Louis storm

Strong winds and hail resulted in damage to the St. Louis area beyond the collapse of a tent near Busch Stadium.

Gov. Jay Nixon concerned about funding for Missouri veterans' homes

Gov. Jay Nixon used a Capitol news conference Monday to urge lawmakers to pass legislation that would provide the money needed to continue running state nursing homes for military veterans.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Missouri State Music Festival, Tap Day, Silence the Violence rally

Images from MU's Tap Day, the Missouri State Music Festival and a Silence the Violence rally were among the week's best photos by Missourian staff photographers.

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Egnew picked in NFL Draft; softball team sweeps

Missouri tight end Michael Egnew was selected in the third round of the NFL Draft, and the softball team swept Iowa State.


THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Quadriplegic struck by car; MU football draft hopefuls

Last week's most-read stories included a Columbia woman who was struck by a car while crossing the street in a wheelchair and a group of police officers who want Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton removed from his duties.

Phone responder uses own mental illness to help her callers

Karren Jones lives with four serious mental illnesses and has experienced her share of the instability and stigma associated with mental health issues. Now Jones is a volunteer phone operator for the National Alliance on Mental Illness hotline and uses her understanding of her own illnesses to help others deal with theirs.

Missouri softball team completes sweep of Iowa State

Missouri held off host Iowa State 6-5 on Sunday to give Tigers freshman pitcher Bailey Erwin a victory in her first Big 12 Conference start.

PHOTO GALLERY: In Columbia, fine weather for fishing after morning storms

After a morning with heavy thunderstorms, it cleared up enough Sunday afternoon to go fishing. For Monday, morning showers and thunderstorms are likely, according to the National Weather Service.

Wilson leads Missouri men's golfers at Big 12 tournament

Hickman graduate Nick Wilson finished 11th for the Tigers in the individual standings this weekend at the Big 12 tournament in Trinity, Texas.

Missouri baseball team shut out at Texas Tech

For the second straight game, the Tigers had just four hits, falling 7-0 on Sunday at Texas Tech.