Rock Bridge boys' soccer coach wins respect on and off the field

The Rock Bridge boys soccer team is enjoying success under new h,ead coach Alex Nichols. The Bruins won the district championship on Wednesday and Nichols gives all of the credit to his players.

Hickman boys soccer team expects Hunter Morawitz to lead next season

Junior Hunter Morawitz will lead a young team of Kewpies next fall as their very own Superman.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Hurricane Sandy redefined 'harm's way'

The monster that shut down New York became the monster that shut down a presidential campaign. In that regard, it touched all Americans.

Missouri workers will have day off after Thanksgiving

Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order Friday that will close state offices the Friday after Thanksgiving. 

Merck agrees to settle Missouri Vioxx lawsuit

The settlement requires Merck to pay all validated claims by Missouri Vioxx users, along with attorneys' fees and other costs.

MU holding weekend summit on textile products labeling

The conference is designed to explore issues surrounding country-of-origin labeling requirements.

Kansas City Council votes to restrict funeral protests

The ordinance was aimed at Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., council members said. The church is known for protesting at military funerals.

Still no decision on funding for Missouri mini nuclear reactor

The Department of Energy was supposed to announce who would share the grant money a month ago. A spokeswoman said the applications are still under review.

AMERICAN NEXT: Residents in Chillicothe discuss politics, civil rights

In small towns in mid-Missouri, people of different ages and origins sound off about the political and social issues that matter to them.

Noor Azizan-Gardner named MU's chief diversity officer

Noor Azizan-Gardner has worked with diversity issues for 18 years. On Tuesday, it was announced that she will take over as chief diversity officer of MU.

Progress varies toward health care exchanges in Missouri, other states

Although the deadline for states to apply to create a state health care exchange is approaching, many states haven't taken the steps necessary to apply.

MU Health Care found in violation of federal regulations

MU Health Care is in violation of a federal regulation governing pharmaceutical services, according to a letter sent to administrator Jim Ross last week. Deficiencies were found during a September site visit. 

VOTERS GUIDE 2012: A look at the Missourian's coverage

The Missourian has published a number of articles to help inform voters about the candidates and ballot issues for the 2012 general election.


Mental health tax could help counseling, prevention programs

If the tax passes, money could go toward a variety of services listed in the state law that allows counties to levy a tax for children's mental health, including temporary shelter, crisis intervention and early intervention.

Columbia Chamber of Commerce hosts inaugural Haunted History Walk

Columbia residents got to explore the city's "haunted" history on a tour Thursday that took them from Stephens College to MU's Museum of Art & Archaeology.

Community members recognized with fitness awards

Craig Lycke went from 320 pounds to 195 pounds in four years through diet and exercise. On Thursday, he was recognized as one of 12 Columbia residents chosen as winners of the Mayor's Council on Physical Fitness and Health awards.

Upperclassmen hope to see rebound for Missouri volleyball team

Juniors Molly Kreklow and Lisa Henning have taken on leadership roles as the Missouri volleyball team's only upperclassmen and hope to lead the Tigers out of a month-long slump.

Lenoir Woods residents gather to discuss blight and EEZ

The Lenoir Woods senior community hosted a meeting Thursday for residents and representatives from REDI and CiViC to discuss the potential implementation of an enhanced enterprise zone that would include the area.

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

When was the last time Missouri played Florida? Who won the Gators' first Heisman trophy? Test your knowledge of the University of Florida's football program.

Low Columbia gas prices are a welcome break for drivers

Columbia gas prices averaged $3.10 Thursday, a 42-cent decrease from the 2011 state average.