FROM READERS: Recipes from Columbia Raw Food Feasters

Check out these three recipes from the Columbia Raw Food Feasters, a group that pursues a nutritious diet of raw food.

Temperatures in Columbia on track to break records

The forecasted high of 84 would surpass the record high for March 14 by two degrees.

BOONE LIFE: Falconer turns childhood dream into reality

Larry Temares, director of the Missouri Falconer's Association, spent decades learning to practice the most strictly-regulated hunting activity in the nation — the art and sport of training wild hawks to track and catch game known as falconry.

Citizens Police Review Board votes against sanctions in racism allegations

The board voted unanimously in support of Columbia Chief of Police Ken Burton's decision not to bring sanctions against an officer facing allegations of racism. 

Author visits MU, calls reality TV a threat to women

Jennifer Pozner says reality TV sheds false light on women and promotes stereotypes of society, but because it is cheap to produce trumps other scripted shows.

Chiefs sign free-agent runningback Peyton Hillis

Hillis has played fullback and tailback during his career, the type of versatility that made him attractive to the Chiefs. His bulldozing style also will help complement Jamaal Charles and the speedy Dexter McCluster in the backfield.

UPDATE: 600 expected at Occupy the Midwest conference in St. Louis

The conference is expected to bring people from almost 20 cities to St. Louis for a weekend of workshops and protests.

ANALYSIS: When 'take this job and shove it' isn't enough

Rather than just quitting, disgruntled employees occasionally find it more satisfying to also publicly complain about the jobs they're leaving.

Romney touts lead in votes over other GOP candidates

The race now turns to caucuses Saturday in Missouri, where Santorum and Romney already have invested substantial time, and Puerto Rico's primary on Sunday, which is drawing rare attention in a year when the race has drawn out longer than most.

Obama picks North Carolina to win NCAA Tournament

President Barack Obama picked the Tar Heels to win it all in his 2012 NCAA bracket. He correctly picked North Carolina to win the 2009 NCAA championship.

AT&T drawing ire for slower 'unlimited' 3G service

AT&T has started slowing down its supposedly "unlimited" service for users who hit certain traffic thresholds, causing at least one iPhone user to sue.

Missouri softball team wins at Arkansas

The No. 12-ranked Tigers extended their winning streak to 12 games with a 4-0 victory Wednesday over the Razorbacks.

Activists urge longer look at Missouri nuclear plant

The federal agency held a sparsely attended public meeting Wednesday afternoon in Fulton on Ameren's license renewal application for the Callaway nuclear power plant.

600 expected at Occupy the Midwest conference in St. Louis

This week's Occupy the Midwest conference in St. Louis will include at least four protests, including one against Monsanto and one against Bank of America.

Claire McCaskill, four others targeted by 60 Plus Association ads

The ads aimed at McCaskill and four other Senators say the Affordable Care Act could be problematic for Medicare recipients.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Public trust requires open government

National Sunshine Week highlights the importance of open government and demanding accountability from elected and appointed officials.

Royals' Perez to have surgery on left knee

Perez will have surgery on his left knee to repair a lateral meniscus tear. He injured his knee warming up starting pitcher Jonathan Sanchez in the bullpen before a 7-5 victory Tuesday against the Cincinnati Reds.

AGING AMERICA: Baby boomers find time, energy for sports of their youth

Baby boomers are exercising more to counteract the effects of getting older.

Ameren Missouri's request to renew nuclear plant license discussed in Fulton

The meetings, held by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, are scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Fulton City Hall. The Callaway nuclear plant is Missouri's only nuclear power plant. 

Columbia College softball drops first two games of conference play

The Cougars lost 1-0 and 6-2 in a doubleheader against No. 18-ranked Williams Baptist on Wednesday in Walnut Ridge, Ark.