Planning and Zoning Commission votes to deny Brookside rezoning request

A rezoning request from the developers of Brookside for their property on the south side of Walnut Street was denied by the Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday evening after it had two amendments added at Monday's City Council meeting.

Missouri Symphony Orchestra brings music to Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater

The Missouri Symphony Orchestra presented its "Strike Up the Band" concert Thursday evening at Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater.

EEZ Board discusses environmental concerns, property values

The Enhanced Enterprise Zone Board continued its charge to make recommendations to the City Council on the size of the zone, eligible businesses and property tax abatements.

New flights to Atlanta prove convenient for first passengers

Mayor Bob McDavid said the Atlanta route is the first step in making airline travel easier for mid-Missourians.

Pickleball at the Missouri State Senior Games is an event that brings people together

The Missouri State Senior Games is great place for older people to stay active, to compete against one another and, most importantly to some, to get to know other people.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Columbia Imagined could be for naught without real participation

The best plan in the world is nothing more than words on paper or brightly colored maps unless we and our elected leaders have the will to mean what we say we want.

Elderberry production growing in Missouri

A small group of scientists and growers are building the elderberry industry from the ground up. And for the third year, an elderberry festival will be held this weekend in Hartsburg.

Peppers Nightclub property annexation and rezoning request tabled

Karon Rowe, owner of the previously open establishment Peppers Nightclub, requested rezoning and annexation of her property in May. The request was tabled a second time at the Thursday meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Columbia golfers gear up for Francis Hagan tournament

Lake of the Woods Golf Course will host the annual Francis Hagan Match Play Championship this weekend and next.

New York real estate firm buys into Columbia Housing Boom

Kayne Real Estate Advisors, a unit of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P., purchased The Cottages of Columbia and Grindstone Canyon apartment complexes.

UPDATE: Missouri officials seek fix for school funding formula

Shortfalls in the formula have prompted concerns that money distribution problems will lead to a significant boost for some districts while others suffer.

Levels of E. coli in Flat Branch exceed EPA suggested levels

Pet waste and human pollutants might be to blame for high E. coli levels.

City Council to hold retreat this weekend to focus on strategic plan

The retreat will begin 8 a.m. Friday at the Activity and Recreation Center.

UPDATE: Defense lawyers concerned about Missouri execution drug

Attorneys for death row inmates are citing a variety of concerns, but high on their lists is the new execution method.

Missouri assistant basketball coach Ernie Nestor leaves to coach Navy

Ernie Nestor served as assistant coach for one year at Missouri.

Cardinals' rookie Lance Lynn strikes out 11 in blowout of Astros

Carlos Beltran connected on his National League-leading 16th homer in the fifth and Shane Robinson added a two-run shot in the seventh to help the Cardinals take the series.

FROM READERS: Girls In Tech group meets tonight

An in-person social network aims to connect like-minded women working in technology.

MU conference explores the science, politics, economics of climate change

Panelists in the "Adapting to Climate Change: Gaining the Advantage" conference at MU are discussing how climate change might affect the health and vitality of the Missouri region, as well as the nation at large.

FROM READERS: A Cardinal who got all wet and an update on Daddy Bluebird

Corporations boost agricultural research funding

A recent study suggests that increased levels of corporate support given to public universities' agriculture departments corrupt their research.