UPDATE: MU Health Care CEO to retire; interim School of Medicine dean named

The University of Missouri Health System announced Thursday the retirement of MU Health Care's CEO and the appointment of the MU School of Medicine's interim dean.

Columbia rally sparks debate over women's issues

Mary Still, who is challenging Kurt Schaefer for his seat in the state Senate, contended that U.S. Rep. Todd Akin has offered "a window into the views" of some Missouri Republicans.


UM Press future still unclear after MU Faculty Council meeting

Confusion about the University of Missouri Press closure led to a postponement by the MU Faculty Council of a vote on a resolution opposing the action.

National Weather Service forecasts weekend showers for Columbia

Rainfall may bring short-term relief, but experts doubt it will be effective.

Stephens College volleyball team has high hopes for new coach

The Stars have struggled in recent years, finishing 12-26 last season. This year, the players are confident that new coach Rose Obunaga can turn things around.

Tickets for Missouri's SEC home football games go on sale Friday evening

A limited number of general admission tickets for the Georgia game (Sept. 8) and the Alabama game (Oct. 13) will be available.

U.S. 63-Route H interchange to open in early November

The U.S. 63-Route H interchange near Columbia Regional Airport will open in early November, an engineer with the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

New power line proposal would use city land near MKT Trail

Columbia Water and Light continues to look for a power line route that the public can get behind.

Ashland Cattlemen Days Rodeo returns for its 36th year

The 36th annual Cattlemen Days Rodeo will take place Friday and Saturday in Ashland. In addition to the rodeo, the weekend will feature children's events, live music and a parade.

Missouri soccer team not satisfied with early success

With the MU soccer team off to a hot start, Coach Bryan Blitz urges his Tigers — who have been burned by high expectations the past two years — to "pump their brakes" before thinking too far ahead.

Faced with hay shortage, Missouri farmers consider lower-quality feeds

Missouri farmers are looking into alternative livestock feeds due to drought and hay shortages.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cedar Ridge students score lunch from Kim English

Kim English, the former Missouri basketball player who was drafted by the Detroit Pistons, donated sandwiches Thursday to students at Cedar Ridge Elementary School in Columbia.

Planned Parenthood voter tour to make Columbia stop Thursday

In an effort to educate women on why they should vote in November's election, Planned Parenthood will stop in Columbia on its 11-state bus tour.

Tennessee wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers suspended indefinitely

Tennessee wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers, who led the SEC in catches last season, has been suspended indefinitely and is not expected to return at all this season.

The facts behind rape and sexual assault

In light of Rep. Todd Akin's comments regarding "legitimate rape," here is a closer look at rape statistics and laws, both nationwide and in Missouri.

Context on rape, sexual assault and pregnancy

Here are links that address sexual assault and the science and beliefs behind pregnancy resulting from rape.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Returning to environmental regulations would keep Earth livable

Business and industry naysayers claimed that clean water and air laws would kill jobs and business, but facts show these rules had just the opposite effect. Obeying these environmental laws proved to be a boon in both economics and public health.

Without big donors, Missouri Senate candidate Akin seeks small handouts

Rep. Todd Akin now has to go forward without the firepower of well-funded political groups that had planned to pummel Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill with negative television ads.

Drought intensifies in key Midwestern farming states

Nearly all of Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Illinois are in extreme or exceptional drought, with Illinois showing the most-dramatic climb in those categories.

Chiefs, Seahawks set to test key players

Rookie quarterback Russell Wilson will start for the Seahawks, and the Chiefs will use top wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, who waited until last week to sign his franchise tender and report to camp.