As 'fiscal cliff' negotiations continue, Boehner offers 'plan B'

As President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner pushed to reach a broad deal to avert the "fiscal cliff," Boehner offered a "plan B" that would cancel tax increases for everyone earning $1 million or less.

Software industry braces for new online privacy rules for children

The software industry is bracing for new regulations that the Federal Trade Commission will announce Wednesday to update rules for collecting personal information from children.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: National commission must address gun violence

A national commission can and should focus the spotlight on those who profit from America’s gun culture.

Swift ruling expected in appeal of Allen verdict

George Allen Jr. spent nearly three decades in prison for the 1982 death of Mary Bell but has been free since mid-November after a judge's ruling. Attorney General Chris Koster is challenging the ruling before the Missouri Court of Appeals.

3 new leaders named for Missouri House budget panels

The three new committee leaders are Reps. Sue Allen and Marsha Haefner, of the St. Louis area, and Rep. Craig Redmon of Canton.

Councilwoman Hoppe proposes abeyance on demolition permits

The plans to raze Columbia's oldest building, the Niedermeyer Apartments, sparked Barbara Hoppe, the Sixth Ward Councilwoman, to propose an ordinance that delays demolition permit requests in downtown Columbia for six months.

MU's Anna Waldron spreads the word of science

Anna Waldron spent many of her years in education focusing on English, but an early passion for science led her to her current position as director of science outreach. She now works to make science accessible to anyone who wishes to learn about it.

Boone County Sheriff's Department puts faith in sobriety checkpoints to curb drunken driving

Officers at a sobriety checkpoint work not only to detect impaired drivers and other lawbreakers but also to help deter drunken driving and educate motorists.

Second Saturday unites community members for service

Mike Sykuta, coordinator of Second Saturday, works to increase Columbia's community volunteer involvement with monthly projects.

Proposed housing development by state park stirs controversy

A proposed residential development that would be constructed next to Rock Bridge State Park has sparked concerns over the potential environmental impact.

Jabari Brown debuts for Missouri men's basketball team

Sure, there were pregame jitters, but Jabari Brown, the 6-foot-5 guard, quickly shook them off, contributing immediately for the Tigers in Monday night's game at Mizzou Arena.

Columbia City Council holds hearing on Parkside Estates, EEZ

The proposed subdivision, Parkside Estates, would feature 65 single-family homes, 11-villa style duplexes and two exits that would open onto Route K from the east. An ordinance that would repeal the establishment of an Enhanced Enterprise Zone Advisory Board also was introduced at the meeting.

Missouri men's basketball rolls past South Carolina State

No. 12 Missouri played extremely well for all 40 minutes, demolishing South Carolina State 102-51 on Monday night at Mizzou Arena.

UPDATE: City Council hears proposed ordinance to purchase park land

The City Council heard an ordinance proposal to purchase private land surrounded by the Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area.

MU holds memorial for shooting victims at Sandy Hook Elementary

Chancellor Brady and Anne Deaton laid a wreath at the MU Columns alongside a sign saying, "The Mizzou Family honors the children and staff of Sandy Hook Elementary."

Midweek storm brings threat of snow to parts of Missouri

Forecasters don't expect the storm to interrupt Columbia's ongoing stretch of consecutive days without measurable snowfall

Missouri names Henson offensive coordinator, Hill associate head coach

Josh Henson, who has been the co-offensive line coach at Missouri for four years, replaces David Yost, who stepped down on Dec. 3. Hill will now coach the quarterbacks after serving as receivers coach since 1996.

Missouri stays put at No. 12 in AP rankings

Missouri is still one of two ranked teams in the Southeastern Conference, with Florida (7-1) dropping to No. 8 after losing to Arizona this past week.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: MU's out-of-state recruitment lets policymakers off the hook

Missouri isn't limiting its recruitment to just Illinois, but is pressing hard in California where high school students are looking to escape soaring college tuition rates.

FROM READERS: Shifting missions for a soldier, the National Guard

John Gandt has seen changes in the National Guard since he joined in 2000, but despite deployments in Iraq and Egypt, the most gratifying aspect of his career has been helping others during state missions.