Brookside rezoning, FastCAT proposal approved by City Council

Construction continues at the Brookside on College apartments Monday on the corner of College Avenue and Walnut Street. Some of the apartments, which were damaged in a fire, have already been demolished, leaving only a concrete pad as the foundation for the new construction.

A request to rezone 0.4 acres of land on Walnut Street from residential to commercial property passed along with Mayor Bob McDavid's proposal for a new downtown and campus bus loop.

EEZ opponents rally at Columbia City Council meeting

Although the Columbia City Council took no action related to the establishment of an enhanced enterprise zone Monday, opponents staged a demonstration before the meeting.

New visions emerging for public housing in Columbia

Columbia Housing Authority contracted a coalition of consulting companies to increase housing options for low-income families and seek new financial resources to fund future projects. 

Downtown Columbia leaders back new sidewalk design

The Downtown Community Improvement District Board wants the city to adopt a new sidewalk standard on Broadway.

Thumper Entertainment requests $15,000 for Stephens Lake festival

The funds will be used to offset advertising and entertainment costs.

Farms offer chance to see where locally grown food comes from

Slow Food Katy Trail is offering self-guided tours of local organic and sustainable farms from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday rain yields 1.17 inches; dry conditions still a problem

Although the rain Saturday evening provided a brief respite from the dry spell, dry conditions still pose a problem for the Columbia area.


Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland looks to create 25 new troops

Local area Girl Scouts hope to create 100 troops for 100th anniversary. 

State Historical Society to aid in digitization of Civil War-era newspapers

The State Historical Society of Missouri has been awarded a $74,623 grant to digitize its collection of Civil War-era Missouri newspapers.

LETTER: Ed Martin is committed to veterans

Attorney general candidate Ed Martin would be committed to serving Missouri veterans during his tenure in office.

FROM READERS: Implications of a dry spring for organic farm

Eric and Joanna Reuter, who are full-time farmers managing Chert Hollow Farm LLC, discuss the implications of a dry spring on their produce. 

FROM READERS: Feeding baby Bluebirds

Photographer John Hall has become an expert on feeding baby bluebirds.

FROM READERS: The changing world of wine

Rachel Mills, Les Bourgeois Vineyards and Winery marketing director, shares how her experience with wine is different from that of previous generations.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Enhanced Enterprise Zone summary

Regional Economic Development Inc. is pushing for an Enhanced Enterprise Zone in Columbia. These documents relate to the EEZ in Columbia.


Arkansas ends South Carolina's NCAA tournament streak

Ryne Stanek and Barrett Astin combined on a four-hitter and Arkansas beat South Carolina 2-1 at the College World Series on Monday night, ending the Gamecocks' NCAA tournament record winning streak at 22 games.

Bixler leads Houston to 9-7 win against Royals

Brian Bixler drove in a career-high three runs on three hits, including his first career homer, and Justin Maxwell and Brian Bogusevic also homered as the Houston Astros held off the Kansas City Royals for a 9-7 win Monday night.

Kent State eliminates top-seeded Florida 5-4 at College World Series

Kent State scored four unearned runs and another on a wild pitch, then held off Florida's comeback bid in the ninth to eliminate the top-seeded Gators from the College World Series with a 5-4 victory Monday.

Second baseman Chris Getz on disabled list for Royals

The Kansas City Royals have placed second baseman Chris Getz on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left leg.

UPDATE: Judge rejects state's objections in Woodworth case

Boone County Circuit Judge Gary Oxenhandler declined to revise a May 1 legal opinion of the 1990 shooting.


Democrats, Republicans are worlds apart on how to fix economy

"These two positions are almost diametrically opposed to each other," said Sung Won Sohn, a California State University economics professor. "And there's no common ground it seems."