Deer disease shrouds hunting future in Macon County

Family Outdoor Fun Day in Macon County was overshadowed by the looming danger of chronic wasting disease, which was recently found in Missouri's deer population.

Mike Zweifel nominated for state House seat in district including Boone County

Mike Zweifel is the new nominee for state House District 47 after Columbia attorney Jennifer Burkowsky withdrew from the race. Zweifel's nomination marks the end of an "awkward" process for Boone County Republicans. 

2012 presidential campaigns apply tech tools to ground game

President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign has developed Dashboard, which integrates field and online efforts, and puts his organization's use of technology ahead of its Republican counterpart. Still, Mitt Romney's campaign has improved significantly on the tools used by Republicans during the last presidential election.

Centro Latino fundraiser celebrates solstice, promotes healthy eating

Centro Latino held a daylong fundraiser Thursday that promoted healthy eating by offering only vegan food. The event also celebrated the summer solstice and the "Festival of the Sun" in Inca culture.

DAVID ROSMAN: Enhanced enterprise zone an immoral enterprise

Poverty is only a few cents away for many, and the areas targeted by the EEZ represent the lower income bracket of Columbia’s working class. An EEZ could harm the working poor in the name of economic development, the columnist writes.

Bicycle tour of five Columbia gardens planned for June 30

The event, "Garden Cruise," promotes community gardens, bicycling and gardening advice.

47th District Republicans will try again to nominate House candidate

Although Columbia attorney Jennifer Bukowsky was nominated to run for the state House on Wednesday, the selection was not valid because not enough Republican committee members attended the meeting. Committee members will meet Thursday to try again to nominate a candidate.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Dry conditions could pose problems for Fourth of July

Far more fires are reported nationwide on a typical Independence Day than on any other day of the year, with fireworks accounting for more than half of those fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

Owner of closed Peppers Nightclub seeks rezoning; Odles request development plan

The Planning and Zoning Commission will revisit the rezoning of the Peppers Nightclub property and a request for a development plan from the Odle brothers for their Locust Street property at its meeting Thursday night.

LeBron James, Heat close out Thunder to win championship

LeBron James recorded a triple-double in a rout of the Oklahoma City Thunder as he and the Miami Heat won the NBA Championship.

Four-team playoff means change for college football

For years, the Big Ten and then-Pac-10 were adamantly against a playoff. What changed?

Cardinals lose to Tigers in 10th inning

Lohse allowed a 425-foot homer to Prince Fielder in the fourth inning, and the Cardinals went on to lose 2-1 to Detroit in 10 innings Thursday. Quintin Berry's bases-loaded single won it for the Tigers.

Moderate drought conditions officially grip Missouri, Columbia

Drought conditions persist for Missouri despite recent rainfall. Below-average precipitation is forecast through June 30.

LETTER: Online Social Security statement provides estimates for retirement

A new online Social Security statement provides people with accurate estimates for retirement, survivor benefits and disability.

Larry Joe Starke lived a life full of appreciation, hard work

Larry Joe Starke of Columbia died Wednesday, June 20, 2012.

Larry Joe Starke, April 20, 1947 — June 20, 2012, of Columbia

Larry Joe Starke, 65, of Columbia, died Wednesday, June 20, 2012.

FROM READERS: Pepe's food truck

Robin Nuttall, an author of CoMo Whine and Dine blog, reviews Pepe's of Columbia, a local food truck. 

FROM READERS: Baby bluebirds leave an empty nest

Photographer John Hall sees off the last of the baby bluebirds as they leave the nest.

SUMMER IN COMO: Juneteenth

Attendees of Juneteenth talk about the event and how they like to celebrate the emancipation of African Americans.


$5.4 million awarded to Washington University by Komen

The grant money will go toward breast cancer research. Overall, Komen awarded 154 grants to researchers in 22 states and seven countries.