THE TRAIL: Portraits of third-party candidates for Missouri public office

Anatol Zorikova (Constitution) U.S. House of Representatives, District 2: “In United States, I like a lot the combination of regulations and freedom. Freedom, personal rights, respect to the citizens from law enforcement agencies and government. Unfortunately, we are starting to lose it. That’s why I’m running for office, to change everything."

A Missourian photographer shot these unique pictures of third-party candidates in mid-Missouri using a camera that was first produced in the '50s.

Proposed Grindstone trail faces neighborhood opposition at commission meeting

The Parks and Recreation Commission heard public comment on the Grindstone trail and discussed a plan to shift trail funds to other projects.

Bowers is recovered, ready to start senior season with Tigers

Laurence Bowers has recovered from a torn ligament in his left knee, which ended his season last year, and has more high expectations for his senior season.

PHOTO GALLERY: Downtown businesses decorated black and gold for Homecoming

Students in MU Greek organizations designed and decorated window murals as part of the Decorate The District contest in preparation for Homecoming.


MU Faculty Council reacts positively to non-tenure-track voting proposal

Many MU Faculty Council members expressed support for allowing their non-tenure-track colleagues to vote but still want to see what the rest of the faculty has to say about the proposal.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU's Greek houses prepare Homecoming house decorations

As the 101st Homecoming at MU approaches, Greek houses are preparing for the event by setting up house decorations.


Boone County commission candidate Janet Thompson has passion for horses, justice

The Democrat says her background as a lawyer and public defender has prepared her well for representing Boone County's Northern District.  

Bormann hopes to apply surveying skills as county commissioner

All cowboy hats and country music, the Republican candidate for Boone County Northern District Commissioner wants to streamline county government.

Ninth-graders prepare for Oakland Junior High's political convention

Honors English and government students at Oakland Junior High School will put on a mock political convention Thursday. They will give speeches as candidates from the local, state and national levels.

New Kentucky players part of new-look SEC men's basketball

This season the Southeastern Conference adds Texas A&M and Missouri, and there are also new coaches at South Carolina (Frank Martin), Mississippi State (Rick Ray) and LSU (Johnny Jones).

Columbia College's new soccer team has chance at conference title

If the Cougars beat Park University on Friday in Parksville, they will claim the American Midwest Conference regular season title in their first year as a program.

Rock Bridge football not overlooking first playoff opponent

The third-seeded Bruins will host sixth-seeded Troy Buchanan on Friday in the first round of the Class 6, District 3 tournament.

East Broadway Commerce Bank robbed

The Columbia Police Department said the suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and fled on foot.

Before the game, MU Homecoming events include campus decoration, rallies

Events begin Thursday night with a free breakfast on campus and run through the football game against Kentucky on Saturday.

GEORGE KENNEDY: What the candidates aren't talking about — climate change

Climate change is an important issue, but it's not one that concerns much of the public — and both presidential candidates have been mostly silent about it, George Kennedy writes.

Freeze watch issued for late Friday night, early Saturday

A cold front moving through the area could bring frost and temperatures below freezing to mid-Missouri, according to the National Weather Service.

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of Kentucky, Missouri football's next opponent

Missouri will play Kentucky at 11 a.m. Saturday. How much do you know about Kentucky's football history?

THE TRAIL: Northern District Boone County commissioner candidates campaign

Democratic candidate Janet Thompson and Republican candidate Don Bormann have been campaigning for the Northern District Boone County commissioner seat.

Columbia landlords, police officers work together to reduce crime

The number of people living in Columbia rental properties who have also been arrested has decreased in the past eight years, according to the Columbia Police Department. 

Tolton-Calvary loses final game of team's first season

Despite a quiet offense, Tolton-Calvary returned a kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown, and Christian Elliott made an interception that he returned 70 yards for a touchdown.