EEZ Advisory Board continues discussion on proposed zone boundaries

The city's Enhanced Enterprise Zone Advisory Board is trying to look at the proposed zones by looking closer at census poverty data.

Alabama's rough tackle on Missouri running back draws apology

Late in Alabama's win against Missouri on Saturday, Alabama defensive lineman LaMichael Fanning earned an unnecessary roughness penalty when he body slammed Missouri running back Russell Hansbrough. He apologized for the play on Sunday.

New Columbia Environmental Research Center facility allows new research opportunities

Researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey Columbia Environmental Research Center will now be able to better understand and control invasive species such as the Asian carp, thanks to a newly constructed 22,800-square-foot federal research facility that was dedicated Wednesday.

Sneak peek tour hosted at new Ronald McDonald House after completing phase one of construction

The first phase of construction of the new Ronald McDonald House is completed. In phase two, the inside of the house will be completed and prepared for move-in. The new house will be able to accommodate twice as many families as the current house.

MU English professor receives grant to edit works of Jonathan Swift

Stephen Karian remains dedicated to making Jonathan Swift's work more accessible to the public because he believes the poet's pointed, ironic and satirical writing is still relevant. 

Gunshot victim dropped off at hospital, suspect arrested in Fulton

A 31-year-old Columbia resident was dropped off University Hospital Wednesday after being shot.

FROM READERS: Cyclist, cancer survivor explains effects of performance enhancers

Cancer survivor, medical student and champion mountain biker and cyclocross racer Dan Miller gives his take on Lance Armstrong's recent doping scandal. He also breaks down the science and effects of performance enhancing drugs.

Election issues separate Missouri secretary of state candidates

Voter ID requirements and ballot summaries are two of the biggest issues dividing Shane Shoeller and Jason Kander as they campaign to succeed Secretary of State Robin Carnahan.

DAVID ROSMAN: 911 operators need money to answer calls quickly

Voters should get behind an April 2013 ballot proposal that will raise the sales tax that would help fund the Public Safety Joint Communications.

Artist, former educator helps Columbia Fall into Art

Longtime art educator Farah Nieuwenhuizen has moved from teaching in the classroom to giving students a place to display their work with the third annual Fall into Art festival.

Missouri men's basketball takes 17th spot in USA Today preseason poll

Missouri, which returns two starters from its 30-5 team last year, is ranked No. 17 in the initial USA Today Top 25 Coaches' Poll for the 2012-13 season. Indiana claimed the poll's top spotwith 21 of 31 first-place votes. 

FROM READERS: Political involvement is a matter of human interest

This election season is important in terms of economics, civil liberties and the environment, according to Missourian reader and commenter Derrick Fogle.

FROM READERS: Winning entry of the 2011 Flash Fiction contest

Jessica Porter won Daniel Boone Regional Library's Flash Fiction contest last year with her story "Drifting."  The library is holding the contest again this year. All entries must be submitted online by Oct. 24.

Puppies with Purpose engages the community in raising service dogs

A new organization is drawing on students and community members to raise puppies for CHAMP Assistance Dogs in St. Louis.

J. KARL MILLER: Proposition B violates individual rights

Proposition B, the proposed 760 percent increase in cigarette tax, is an example of James Madison's  "Tyranny of the Majority," with a so-called well-meaning majority ganging up on Missouri's smoking population.

Rock Bridge girls volleyball team prevails against Hickman

The Kewpies played tough defense, but the Bruins pulled out a 25-10, 21-25, 25-22 victory Wednesday night at Columbia College in their second and final meeting of the regular season.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Injured citizens should be cared for, not treated with indifference

Public servants should not mistreat injured citizens. Instead, the city should provide refuge and remedial action for those of us who cannot accept promises of human rights and justice in Boone County.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rainy day offers different view of season change

Wednesday's weather brought rain and 60 degree temperatures, causing some residents to dust off their umbrellas and unpack jackets.

Columbia man turns himself in for involvement in three robberies

Columbia police had been looking for the man after identifying him in a surveillance video following a Sept. 28 gas station robbery.

ArtTalk: English country dancing is easy to learn with Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers

Krishna Fogle talks about English country dancing with the Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers.