Purebred bison back to Missouri after almost two centuries

The Nature Conservancy is reintroducing purebred bison to the state at the Dunn Ranch Prairie in northwest Missouri. They hope that the bison herd can help restore the prairie's ecosystem.

New technology organization focuses on Columbia women

Girls in Tech aims to empower and educate women, as well as exposing them to new personal and professional opportunities.  

Asian grocery gets business boost from African food

Chong’s Oriental Market is growing so it can meet the culinary needs of Mid-Missouri’s African immigrants.

Monday's rainfall is largest since April

Sanborn Field recorded 0.75 inches of rain. The last time Columbia saw that amount of rain was April 30 with 0.80 inches.

Columbia School Board approves 2012-13 budget

The board voted to approve the 2012-13 budget and a proposal defining which type of employee can vote in a fall election concerning bargaining methods.

LETTER: University of Missouri Press closing is betrayal

The closing of the University of Missouri Press creates the impression that those in charge care little about its mission.

LETTER: Proposed alternative to university press fails Missourians

Closure of the press would result in books being scrapped, and an alternative option proposed by the university won't serve Missourians in nearly the same capacity.

Neighbor arrested after fire investigation reveals arson

Joseph Warren, 44, was taken to the Columbia Police Department for questioning, and was arrested and charged in connection with arson at Colonial Village mobile home park.

FROM READERS: Quilting conference meets in Columbia this week

This SUGAR quilting conference started today and will run until Wednesday.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Focus on education to jumpstart Missouri's economy

Missouri needs to reduce middle class barriers to college degrees by restructuring the state's regionalized and inefficient university system and increasing state funding to reasonable levels.

Golfers in Francis Hagan tournament finish first weekend of play

Participants completed their first rounds of match play. The tournament continues this weekend at Lake of the Woods Golf Course.

FROM READERS: Hockman on his way to becoming a martial arts master

Jade Hockman, a local martial arts instructor, has been selected as one of few worldwide to earn a coveted title in the sport.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Summer Food Service Program site list provides families with free meal locations

Summer Food Service Program gives children in need free meals during the summer. The program is federally funded.


Los Angeles Kings win Stanley Cup for first time

The Kings beat the New Jersey Devils 6-1 to win the Stanley Cup in six games.

Apple kicks Google Maps off iPhone, introduces new MacBooks

Apple appears to be severing its ties with Google as is it going to replace the Google Maps application on its iPhone with a new Apple-developed application, and will partner with Facebook instead of Google's social network platform, Google Plus.

Noisy hospitals need prescription for quiet as patients rest

Noisy environments wake up hospital patients, possibly causing a number of health troubles in addition to affecting recovery from initial illness or injury.

Missouri Early Head Start cuts to take effect soon

The early childhood programming had been underfunded but escaped state cuts in recent years.

Health of Egypt's Mubarak deteriorates in prison

Egypt's former leader has suffered from high blood pressure and breathing difficulties during his time in prison. On two separate occasions, doctors were unable to find a pulse on Mubarak and have had to use a defibrillator.

Penn State trial opens with graphic testimony

Jerry Sandusky faces 52 counts that he sexually abused 10 boys over 15 years. His arrest last year shamed the university and led to the ouster of beloved Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno and Penn State's president.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Nixon should veto SB 749 — Missouri already compromised on contraception

Gov. Jay Nixon should veto Senate Bill 749, a poorly considered, politically contrived rehash of a decades-old debate about contraceptives.