As Latinos deepen roots in Columbia, Spanish-language services expand

Columbia is expanding its resources to provide services to the growing Latino population. Columbia está aumentando sus recursos para proveer servicios a la creciente población latina.

Institutions in Columbia and mid-Missouri have made changes to meet the needs of a growing Latino population.

Alden provides updates on transition to SEC

Mike Alden, MU athletics director, released a list of updates in regards to the fast-approaching 2012 athletic season.

Columbia marathoner goes miles beyond ordinary

After 20 years away from the sport, Angie Turner began running again with the intention to qualify for the Olympics.

UPDATE: Mediacom Internet outage caused by severed fiber communication line

Mediacom customers were without Internet service for several hours Tuesday after electrical contractors accidentally cut a fiber communications line.

OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS: Phelps makes history, U.S. takes gold in women's gymnastics

The U.S. claimed several medals Tuesday, winning gold in women's gymnastics, soccer and swimming. Michael Phelps won the silver medal in 200 butterfly race, and the gold in the 4x200 men's freestyle relay. He now holds the Olympic record for most medals.

Columbia fourth best small city to age in, study says

A comprehensive investigation by the Milken Institute found Columbia to be the fourth-best small metropolitan area to age in.

Columbia-area House, Senate candidates present their priority issues

From helping farmers to reforming the corrections system, candidates for area House and Senate seats share their priorities if elected.

Commission will ask clerk to verify Putting Kids First signatures

Supporters of a sales tax to fund mental health services for children and adolescents submitted more than 8,200 signatures in support of a November vote.


ROSE NOLEN: Constitution provides freedom of choice, even for things we don't like

Freedom is considered a core value of American life, but what happens when individuals start using those freedoms to harm others? Rose Nolen offers her take on the complexity of freedom in America.

Northern District commission candidates raise more than $70,000

Janet Thompson has raised the most money among the four Democratic candidates for Boone County's Northern District commissioner, receiving support from lawyers, friends and family. The two Republican candidates, Lance Robbins and Don Bormann, have both raised about $10,000 with Robbins having a slight advantage.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obamacare? Trick names don't help voters

The program should be more rightfully named Congress Care, a Columbia resident writes.

Mark Woodrow Williams, July 8, 1948 — July 28, 2012, of Kansas City

Mark Woodrow Williams died Saturday, July 28, 2012. He was 64 years old.

Jerry Antel of Columbia died Sunday

Jerome "Jerry" Antel, of Columbia, died Sunday, July 29, 2012. He was 88 years old.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What will it take to get sidewalks fixed?

Torn ligaments and missed work have prompted one Columbia citizen to call out the Columbia City Council on the conditions of the sidewalks.


FROM READERS: Columbia Metro Rotary installs officers and board of directors

Columbia Metro Rotary recently installed its new officers for the Rotary year 2012-2013.

FROM READERS: Columbia Gators win gold in Show-Me State Games

The Columbia Gators 11 and under baseball team took the gold in the Show Me Games on Sunday, July 29.

Jerry Antel, June 5, 1924 – July 29, 2012, of Columbia

Jerry Antel died Sunday, July 29, 2012. He was 88 years old.

Mark Woodrow Williams, July 8, 1948 — July 28, 2012, of Kansas City

Mark Woodrow Williams, 64, of Kansas City, died Saturday, July 28, 2012.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Exercise your freedom by voting in election

Voting is a unique privilege, and everyone should take advantage of it by voting at every available opportunity.

Holliday's 4 RBIs lead Cardinals past Rockies

The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Colorado Rockies 11-6 Tuesday night.