WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri should expand Medicaid program now

Gov. Jay Nixon should accelerate his state's plans to implement a law that will improve the health of its citizens and inject billions of new dollars into the economy.

Missouri cautions about fireworks as blazes rage

Authorities warned Missouri residents to practice extreme caution when handling fireworks ahead of the July 4 holiday. Little rain and hot temperatures have elevated the fire risk this year.

St. Louis officials study 2 possible heat deaths

The St. Louis medical examiner is scheduling autopsies on two elderly residents who died over the weekend. In Kansas City, officials report three deaths related to heat.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Save austerity measures for the next boom

Conservatives and liberals have different ideas on how to fix the slumping economy. Donald Kaul examines the economic debate.

UPDATE: Missouri opens attorney disciplinary process

A Missouri Supreme Court order took effect Sunday allowing public access to disciplinary charges filed against attorneys.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: The right ruling on stolen valor

The Supreme Court made the correct decision in striking down the Stolen Valor law, in which it said false claims of military achievements do not diminish the honor of those who served.

Missouri raises SEC flag to signify official move to conference

Mizzou Arena hosted a flag raising ceremony on Monday to make MU's joining of the Southeastern Conference official.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Columbia Police Department list of warrants

Find out if the police are actively seeking to arrest a neighbor, friend or family member.

Missouri opens attorney disciplinary process

A state Supreme Court order that took effect on Sunday grants public access to misconduct cases against attorneys.

THIS WEEK IN PHOTOS: Trying to beat the heat

Images of Columbia residents fighting the brutal heat were among the best Missourian staff photos last week.

ANALYSIS: Missouri candidates try to turn health care ruling into cash

Appeals for donations started within hours of the Supreme Court's decision upholding the individual insurance mandate in President Barack Obama's signature health care overhaul.

New EEZ Board members discuss job creation, zone boundaries

Members of the new EEZ Board weigh in on the possible future of an enhanced enterprise zone in Columbia.

Missouri eager for jump to SEC

Missouri's move to the SEC is official on Sunday, ending an association with the Big 12 and its previous incarnations dating to 1907. There's no looking back.

Shoe store owner dreams about what could have been — without the store

Jody Paschal bought a shoe store somewhat on a whim. He says he'd never be an owner again — it hasn't worked out quite like he's hoped. Much of his life hasn't either. He wishes he were married with kids, and he says he always pictured he'd be further along in life, though he's not sure what that picture of life is.

Personal essay: A Romanian’s reflection on the American Dream

Most of the young people I talked to in reporting for the American Next project said they believed in the American Dream theoretically but didn’t think they could live it themselves.

Texas A&M Aggies officially say 'Howdy' to SEC on Sunday

Texas A&M was welcomed into the league on Sept. 26 and will officially make the transition along with Missouri on Sunday when they will become the first newcomers to the league since South Carolina and Arkansas joined the conference in 1992.


THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: New era for athletics, draft picks

Missouri officially joined the SEC and two Tiger basketball players were selected in the NBA Draft.

Raising the dream

James Lehnhoff takes pride in the work he does to provide for his wife and kids, even if selling insurance might not be what he wants to do forever. He seems happy. The prospects for his family: promising. What about young people who aren't as lucky — who don't grow up in loving homes with goals, consequences or direction?

Occupiers camp out in Columbia for statewide conference

Drawn to the movement for different reasons, demonstrators united in their quest for change and open dialogue this weekend outside the Boone County Courthouse.


Craig homers, Cardinals avoid sweep, top Pirates 5-4

Jason Motte got the last four outs for his 17th save in 21 chances to end the Pirates' four-game winning streak. Motte was the last in a flurry of moves by rookie manager Mike Matheny that left three players seeing time at two positions.