WHAT OTHERS SAY: Americans haven't learned from past hurricanes

The nation is still not bracing properly for the potential consequences of high winds and rising water.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Can young Americans rescue our economy?

A sound education, helpful mentors and internships will lead to young American entrepreneurs and a foundation for future economic prosperity.

Election 2012: Your guide to the Missourian's election night coverage

President Barack Obama, Sen. Claire McCaskill and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon were re-elected Tuesday.

UPDATE: Obama wins Northeast; Romney secures conservative base

The critical battlegrounds with the key to victory were unsettled — Virginia, Ohio and Florida among them — with long lines in many locations after poll-close time.

City Council cancels roll-cart pilot program

The Columbia City Council canceled a plan to implement a pilot program to test roll carts for trash removal. 

Pinkel, Missouri football players back James Franklin after Florida loss

Missouri quarterback James Franklin hasn't tried to deflect any blame after Saturday's loss at Florida, but his coaches and teammates have gone easy on him.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU student Democrats, Republicans come alive during campaign season

MU student Republicans and Democrats worked on campaigns and helped with voter registration in the weeks leading up to the general election.

Campaigns carry their efforts into the last hours before election

Statewide candidates include Columbia in their final rounds; local candidates focus on getting out the vote.

Voters and readers voice what's important to them in the election

The Missourian's outreach team was interested in hearing what voters and readers had to say. We asked about their feelings on the candidates, what questions they had regarding the election and why it was important to them to be politically involved.

Latest work on Avenue of the Columns in Columbia nears completion

Mary Wilkerson, the chair of the Avenue of the Columns Committee, wants to make Eighth Street a 24-hour street where people work, live and shop.

City Council approves February special election for Fifth Ward seat

The Columbia City Council approved a February special election to fill the seat that will soon be vacated by Fifth Ward Councilwoman Helen Anthony.

Young point guards ready to lead offense for Missouri women's basketball

As the team heads into its regular season, the Tigers will look to the underclassmen to help the inexperienced team settle in.

MU Sinclair School of Nursing gets $14.8 million grant

The money from the largest research grant in university history will fund a project aimed at reducing avoidable rehospitalizations among nursing home residents.

Missouri women's soccer team to play in NCAA Tournament

Missouri was expected to reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2008, but some seniors were skeptical until they received official news Monday that their season would continue.

Akin, McCaskill candidates making final appeals for election

State and national candidates from both major parties are engaged in whirlwind tours of Missouri to drum up support in the final day before the election. 

FROM READERS: Columbia Independent School sophomore wins cross-country honors

Ruth Bondurant earned all-state honors in the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 1 Girls Cross-Country competition Nov. 3.

5 things to know for Tuesday's elections in Missouri

An estimated 72 percent of the state's registered voters are expected to cast ballots. Here's a look at the top races and factors impacting the day.

Get a ride to the polls Tuesday

Voters in Columbia and Boone County who need a ride to the polls have several options. 

MU student starts horse exercising business

Erin Miller started taking riding lessons at age 12. Now, she runs a business taking care of other peoples horses when they do not have time to do so themselves.

Get Lost Bookshop owner returns to painting

Amy Stephenson, owner of Get Lost Bookshop, recently decided to create a profile, amypaintings, on to sell her portraits of families and pets.