From Readers: ShowMe Music Club fundraising for Boys & Girls Town

The ShowMe Music Club is trying to raise money to buy a piano for Boys & Girls Town, an organization devoted to helping neglected or abused children.

LA Kings beat Blues, on brink of series sweep

After beating St. Louis 4-2 on Thursday night, Los Angeles could clinch its first trip to the conference finals since 1993 in Game 4 on Sunday.

NFL players union files grievance in 'pay for pain' bounty case

The NFL players union doesn't believe Commissioner Roger Goodell has the authority to suspend players who participated in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal between 2009 and 2011.

Jobs lost to recession trickle back, but wages lag

Job creation has been "consistently solid" adding "more than 100,000 jobs for eight months straight" while employers have also added "at least 100,000 jobs every month this year."

Missouri lawmakers back change on third-party filings

The new bill would make it easier for new political parties to form and gain support in Missouri.

Missouri House votes to reduce business taxes

Proponents of the measure believe lower taxes could encourage job growth in the state.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Least offensive way to ruin judge selection still a bad idea

Senate Joint Resolution 51 asks voters to change the part of the Missouri Constitution that limits political influence in the selection of judges for the state courts. Missouri senators should dig deep into their consciences and vote it down.

Oil drops below $100 for first time since February

Amidst economic worry over unemployment and less than projected job growth, the price of oil dropped below $100 per barrel for the first time in three months.

Breast cancer is rare in men, but they fare worse

While breast cancer in men is rare, studies show that survival rats fro the 1 in 1,00 men that are diagnosed with breast cancer are lower than those of their female counterparts.

Kansas City becomes destination for downtown school

Because of the elementary school's location, students at Crossroads Academy will have the opportunity to experience education in a more hands-on way.

Historians develop brochure of Civil War sites in southeast Missouri

The brochure was created to draw attention to the importance of a Civil War battle fought in New Madrid.

Northwest Missouri student raises money for Kashmir effort

Adil Abbas Sheikh promotes art in his home country of Kashmir where there are very few opportunities for artists to express themselves.

Nelly to headline St. Louis concert series

Eight artists will come to the Midwest in July for Fair St. Louis and the Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concert Series.

US, China forge tentative deal on Chinese activist

Legal activist Chen Guangcheng can apply for travel permits to study abroad in the U.S. after the U.S. and China outlined a deal Friday to end the diplomatic standoff over allowing Chen to travel to the U.S.

Missouri baseball looks to snap losing skid against Texas

After managing 16 total hits over its past four games, the Missouri baseball team will return home to try to turn things around this weekend against Texas.

International students dominate MU's computer science graduate programs

As international students make up the majority of scholars pursuing advanced degrees in computer science, professors worry about what the situation means for the United States. 

Joplin Globe journalists discuss their experience covering the 2011 tornado

The Joplin Globe staff came to Columbia on Thursday to watch "Deadline in Disaster" for the first time. The film is a documentary about how the newspaper staff worked during the tragic 2011 tornado.

Education group submits petition for exclusive representation

In response to a collective bargaining policy approved in January, the Columbia Missouri National Education Association submitted a petition Friday to Columbia Public Schools that proposes the election of a single group representative for teachers.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Westwood tree issue classic Columbia story

The activism exhibited in the situation involving the removal of gum drop trees along Westwood Avenue shows a need for a strongly preservationist tree policy in Columbia.

UM System's "Advancing Missouri" campaign is going national

The Association of Public Land-Grant Universities has hired former UM System administrator Cindy Pollard to help create a national version of the system's Advancing Missouri campaign.