Ninth-graders at Oakland Junior High School hold political convention

The 59 students who participated researched the candidates' lives, political careers and stances on issues in order to write a speech, create pamphlets and fliers and post information on poster boards.

Three engines respond to Friday morning flue fire

Three engines were dispatched at 12:20 a.m. to the flue fire at 6003 St. Charles Road. A ladder truck and an ambulance also responded to the call. There was no damage to the property, and no one was injured.

FROM READERS: Mizzou Archery team hosts national competition, two MU shooters win trophies

The Mizzou Archery club hosted the USIAC 3D Nationals last weekend, where two Missouri shooters won trophies for the first time ever.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Without disarmament, nuclear conflict a permanent concern

With a stock of nuclear weapons on both sides, conflict over missile defense shields and strategic war plans with nuclear strike options, U.S.-Russian relations haven't entirely left the Cold War behind.

Missouri attorney general spreads campaign cash to fellow Democrats

Online state campaign finance records show Koster's campaign on Thursday contributed $6,000 each to Democratic secretary of state candidate Jason Kander and to Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Susan Montee.

VOTERS GUIDE 2012: Candidates for the 43rd District State Representative race

If you live and vote in the 43rd District, meet your candidates for state representative: Jay D. Houghton and Ed Lockwood.

VOTERS GUIDE 2012: Candidates for the 49th District State Representative race

Missouri Western to be tobacco-free next year

Tobacco will be banned on the Missouri Western State University campus in St. Joseph, beginning July 1, 2013.

State to honor black Civil War soldiers in Missouri

A park in Bates County where soldiers set up headquarters in the Civil War will be dedicated to black soldiers who fought in the Battle of Island Mound.

St. Louis County Library accused in ethics complaint

A complaint alleges that the library spent $175,000 for radio ads and brochures aimed at generating support from Proposition L on the Nov. 6 ballot.

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

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).