Pinkel says Josey won't play for Missouri football in 2012

Josey, who led the Tigers in rushing last season with 1,168 yards in 10 games, suffered tears in his patellar tendon, ACL and MCL in his left knee in a game against Texas last season.

Rainfall for Columbia much-needed; Isaac could bring relief

Total rainfall in Columbia since June 1 is 3.5 inches, which is 9 inches below normal. Once Tropical Storm Isaac makes landfall, it could bring more rain to the central Missouri area.

UPDATE: DEAR READER: Technical problems delay launch of digital apps

For now, the old system is still in place and the new one is on the launch pad for Tuesday.

MU launches new Mizzou Bike Share program

Led by the Missouri Students Association and the Residence Halls Association, Mizzou Bike Share provides 20 bikes for students to borrow for up to 24 hours. Riders must provide their own helmets.


Q-and-A: MU allergist ties drought to brutal pollen season

Dry air and increased pollen concentrations are to blame for a particularly awful summer allergy season, an MU Health Care allergist says.

TELL US: Why is it important for you to be politically informed or involved?

We want to see why people are choosing to spend their time engaging with politics as we approach November's general election.

Sidewalk project intended to improve safety for Fairview Elementary students

Projects authorized by the Columbia City Council will create two sidewalks and a roundabout by Fairview Elementary School for $500,000. 

Your social media guide to the 2012 General Election

A compilation of social media accounts of candidates running in November's general election.

Columbia residents gather to plan for community improvement

The Columbia Climate Change Coalition hosted the event Monday, which focused on issues of transportation, neighborhood revitalization, energy, education, water use and conservation, zoning and land use, development and finance and public health.

Missouri football team's receivers embrace high expectations

With a wide selection of talented receivers either returning or coming into the program, expectations for Missouri's receivers are high.

DEAR READER: Why membership makes a difference

Readers of the Columbia Missourian have given of their time, expertise and experience. They have helped make the newspaper what it is: an award-winning publication that trains the next generation of journalists across the world.

A subdued start for GOP convention as Isaac surges

With Isaac approaching menacingly off the Gulf Coast, the Republican convention started off somberly, with nearly every party leader speaking of the storm's potential damage.   

Sherman inherits talented, hopeful Rock Bridge volleyball team

Robin Sherman, the Bruins' fourth head coach in four years, looks to build on last year's successful 27-win season.

Family of homicide victim says it's right teen suspect in homicide will be tried as adult

The father of Bryan Rankin Jr. said he hopes that trying a 15-year-old as an adult will send other teens a powerful message.

Ron Paul delegates mounting floor fight over new rules

The new GOP rules would bind delegates to the outcome of presidential primaries and caucuses, allowing candidates to choose which delegates would represent them at future national conventions. The new rules would also make it more difficult for insurgent candidates to get their names placed in nomination at the convention.

Columbia College's Matt McKenna spearheads soccer team's defensive success

Columbia College junior goalkeeper Matt McKenna helped the Cougars soccer team set several defensive team records in 2011.

UPDATE: New Missouri traffic law among several taking effect

The Missouri legislature approved bills focused on criminal sentences, traffic, billboards and disturbances at worship services.

Chamber considers giving neighboring communities more say in airport's management

A chamber task force is looking at other airports for ideas to improve the airport's management structure.

Gov. Nixon warns veto override would tax 120,000 vehicle sales

Missouri lawmakers return to the state Capitol on Sept. 12 to consider veto overrides, including the vehicle a vehicle sales taxes bill that Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed in July.

Akin presses forward with Missouri Senate campaign

Republican Rep. Todd Akin continues his campaign for Missouri Senate, despite losing support from Senate Republicans and a conservative interest group.