UPDATE: Health care law survives Supreme Court

Claire McAndrew of Washington, left, and Donny Kirsch of Washington celebrate outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Thursday after the court's ruling on health care.

The Supreme Court upheld the majority of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act with a 5-4 vote Thursday. 

Missouri basketball players English, Denmon picked in NBA Draft

Kim English was drafted by the Detroit Pistons, and Marcus Denmon was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs.

47th District GOP nominate Mitch Richards to Missouri House seat

Mitch Richards, treasurer of Keep Columbia Free, has been chosen as the Republican nominee for the 47th District seat for the Missouri House of Representatives. 

Republicans set to pick fourth candidate for 47th District

Republicans will consider Mitch Richards of Keep Columbia Free for the 47th District seat in the Missouri House of Representatives.

Missouri stakeholders comment on impact of health care ruling

Representatives from businesses, medical establishments and government bodies offer their views on the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Missouri shot-putter earns spot in finals at Olympic Trials

Missouri junior Kearsten Peoples ended up in eight place after Thursday's preliminaries and will move on to Friday evening's finals. 

Last hurrah for Missouri senior swimmer at the Olympic Trials

Missouri senior Emily DiBenigno will be racing in the 200 breaststroke Friday for the last time at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials. She will not continue competitive swimming, and will spend the coming school year abroad in Nice, France. 

Missouri's Laurence Bowers, youth have strong bond

A commitment to giving back earned Bowers two character awards last school year. The Tiger's senior forward was named the Big 12 Conference's Winter Chick-fil-A Community Champion and was inducted into the Mizzou '39, both of which recognize accomplishments in athletics, academics and community service.


Impact of health care ruling on Columbia's uninsured still uncertain

The uninsured are a major stakeholder in the Affordable Care Act. With the central features of the act declared constitutional Thursday, the Family Health Center explains how uninsured people will be affected by the bill. 

Columbia native receives high honor for being one of first African-American Marines

Lawrence Diggs was honored Wednesday at the White House with the Congressional Gold Medal. Diggs was one of 400 Montford Point Marines, the first African Americans to service in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

Heat wave expected to persist into next week

High temperatures are expected be between 100 and 105 degrees Friday and Saturday, with a heat advisory in effect for Boone County until 7 p.m. Saturday.

Weekend heat cancellations in the Columbia area

The Missourian will keep you updated as excessive heat cancellations pop up around the area this weekend.

Missouri candidates react to health care ruling

Missouri Republicans respond harshly to hearing the Supreme Court's decision to uphold most of the Affordable Care Act.

UPDATE: Wednesday's heat advisory now has record-breaking predictions

Temperatures between 105 and 110 degrees are expected to last through Saturday, but the extreme heat is predicted to extend into next week.

Republican Mike Zweifel withdraws from 47th District House race

The GOP candidate withdrew from the race a week after being nominated to the position. Boone County Republican officials have yet to choose a replacement candidate.

BOONE LIFE: Postnatal placenta remedies gaining popularity in Columbia

The placenta can be used to replenish mothers' energy, hormones and to avoid postpartum depression.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Tiger Town is a flawed concept

The decision to create Tiger Town, a block-party event before football games, is a flawed plan mainly because of its location.  

Texas Hold 'em tournaments help Missouri Hepatitis C Alliance

The organization's Texas Hold 'em tournaments have been bringing poker lovers together now for two years, helping the group raise money for disease awareness while also helping a few lucky individuals win some money of their own.

Blues in Schools program will continue in Columbia

Gov. Jay Nixon's withholding of money for Blues in Schools will not affect the program in Columbia. In fact, the local program plans to expand.

Four cases of heat-related illness reported in Columbia

Recent extreme temperatures will continue through the weekend and into next week. One local doctor advises people to stay inside during the hottest hours of the day and to keep hydrated.