Dance Outside the Box gets children dancing

The Dance Outside the Box program teaches ballet and other kinds of dance to children with fewer resources. The classes meet at the Missouri Contemporary Ballet studio on Thursday nights.

Now in its second year, Dance Outside the Box, an extension of Dream Outside the Box, provides the opportunity for children with fewer resources to take classes from professional dancers.

Art for Autism showcases more than just artwork

The Art for Autism exhibit in Perlow-Stevens Gallery features work by patients of the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders and will run through October.

Columbia Chamber of Commerce endorses Proposition B

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce voted to endorse Proposition B, which would raise Missouri's tax on a pack of name-brand cigarettes from 17 cents per pack to 90 cents per pack.

Bus routes change for MU's Homecoming festivities

Buses will be detoured to accommodate an outdoor concert by Imagine Dragons, which is part of MU's Homecoming festivities. 

MU athletics department cracks down on credit card use

Department spokesman Chad Moller said Tuesday that director of video operations Michael Schumacher had repaid $7,605.50 for two credit charges from a May 5, 2011, visit to Olympic Garden in Las Vegas.

Columbia Police Department announces new deputy chief

The Columbia Police Department announced Tuesday morning the promotion of Capt. Dianne Bernhard to the position of deputy chief.

Mary Alice Shaver was a leading advertising, communications professor and scholar

Dr. Shaver, a leading scholar in advertising and communications for more than 25 years, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, in Fearrington Village, N.C.

FROM READERS: Family history of activism, rallying against oppression fuels political passion

Aline Kultgen, civil liberties co-chair for the League of Women Voters of Columbia, discusses her motivations for being politically involved.

Second city commission votes against shift of Grindstone trail funds

The Environment and Energy Commission voted unanimously against a plan that would shift funding from the Grindstone trail to other projects. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Friends of the Columbia Public Library hosts weekly book sales

Friends of the Columbia Public Library held a book sale Tuesday at the Columbia Public Library.

Warm Up Columbia clothing drive sets records

Five thousand items including coats, hats and blankets were collected from August through October during the eighth annual Warm Up Columbia clothing drive.

Jefferson City facilities face water shortage after pump malfunction

Jefferson City residents were under a boil water advisory and multiple facilities in the city were out of water on Tuesday because of a malfunctioning water pump.

New York Times journalist Andrew Revkin talks about science communication

Scientists should connect their work with people who need it, says Andrew Revkin, whose Dot Earth blog covers sustainability and environmental issues.

ROSE NOLEN: Businesses are not interested in helping country

This election season I’m getting the opportunity to observe how much our lives have changed over the past few years. It’s been a long time since the country has been split on the basis of political parties.

In Centralia, people discuss politics with cynicism, hope for opportunity

In Small Town, USA, families discuss the election and possibilities for their futures.


Columbia College men's soccer ties in regular season home finale

The Cougars struggled on offense in a physical battle with Baker University. The tie puts the No. 4 Cougars at 13-0-4 this season.

Rock Bridge volleyball team falls in district semifinals against Hannibal

Hannibal defeated Rock Bridge 25-21, 13-25, 25-18 in the Class 4, District 9 girls volleyball tournament Tuesday at Rock Bridge High School.

West entrance to Boone County Courthouse Plaza to close for construction

The west entrance to the Boone County Courthouse Plaza will be closed for construction Thursday and Friday.

Driver in March car chase gets probation

Jeffrey Edward Skaggs, 27, of Harrisburg, was sentenced to five years probation Monday stemming from a March 2012 incident in which he and a passenger were involved in a police chase.

Columbia College women's soccer falls to Baker

In sloppy conditions, the Cougars couldn't generate enough offense. After a 3-1 loss to Baker University, they will play their final game of the season with a conference title on the line.