City Council approves plan for new student housing

The Columbia City Council approved plans for a new student apartment complex on Grindstone Parkway.

Akin fights to save GOP Senate bid

The Missouri representative seems to be quickly losing political support after suggesting that women's bodies are sometimes able to prevent pregnancies in cases of what he called "legitimate rape."

Missouri cattle farmers brace for fallout from drought

The drought's effects on forage and grain prices have forced cattle farmers to decide whether to slaughter portions of their herds so the majority can survive or gamble by scrounging up what feed they can while waiting for better, wetter days.

Record number of MU freshmen prompt more temporary housing

The number of beds at the off-campus Tiger Diggs has increased by about 100 over last fall, and some residence hall study rooms have been turned into dorm rooms.

FastCAT, Tiger Line give students options for transportation

Although the shuttle services are similar, officials representing both services say the buses aren't competing for riders.

Josey has extra motivation to come back from injury for Missouri football team

The recovery process from last year's season-ending knee injury has not been easy for Tigers running back Henry Josey. There have been times when he feels like giving up, but one thing always keeps him going — his son, Henry Josey Jr.

ANALYSIS: New studies weigh college value and cost

Recent college graduates have struggled more than usual to find jobs matching their training, and have had to deal with mounting debt. About 40 percent of students left school with an average of about $22,000 in debt.

Delta to end flights from Columbia to Memphis in November

The early morning flight to Memphis will be canceled. A third flight to Atlanta is expected to be added by March 3.

Housing Authority poised to move forward on affordable housing, redevelopment projects

Commissioners will consider new construction on the Business Loop 70 and hear more details about proposed renovations of downtown apartments.

UPDATE: 11-mile stretch of Mississippi River closed

New Orleans-based Coast Guard spokesman Ryan Tippets said the area is currently being surveyed for dredging and a Coast Guard boat is replacing eight navigation markers. He says 40 northbound vessels and 57 southbound vessels were stranded and waiting for passage Monday afternoon.


Group to celebrate University of Missouri Press on Tuesday

The program will include authors' readings, a question-and-answer session and recognition of the 10 press employees likely to lose their jobs when the press is de-funded. 

Coast Guard closes 11-mile stretch of Mississippi River

Almost 100 vessels are stranded along a stretch of the Mississippi River due to low water levels caused by extreme drought.

MU launches civility campaign

P.M. Forni's talk, "Life is a Relational Experience: Civility in the Age of Google," will begin the grass-roots Show Me Respect campaign meant to spread civility across MU.

UPDATE: Columbia councilmen voice their opinions about trash roll carts

One council member wants to slow down and let the public debate about the idea continue. The idea is included in the proposed budget for fiscal 2013.

SUMMER IN COMO: Mid-Missouri PrideFest celebrates LGBTQ community

Mid-Missouri PrideFest is an annual event that celebrates the LGBTQ community with family-friendly entertainment, food, activities and more.

Columbia Council holds first hearing on 2013 budget plan

The 2013 budget proposed by City Manager Mike Matthes calls for changes in fees for immunizations, building permits, parks and recreation programs and utilities.


Crash during race at Missouri State Fair injures five

Mark Quisenberry of Columbia and a woman from California, Mo., were flown to  University Hospital with serious injuries.

Committee to hold hearing on 2013 transportation projects and plans

One of Columbia's transportation committees will invite public comment on budgeting for Columbia's transportation needs in the 2013 fiscal year.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: School districts annual performance report

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education offers a free annual report on all of the school districts in Missouri.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Hamoodi incarceration is an example of U.S. hypocrisy

Shakir Hamoodi, who has been sentenced to federal prison for violating U.S. sanctions against Iraq, had no choice but to help his family overseas and is a pillar of the Columbia community — but his religion is a major factor in his harsh punishment.