Republican Spence launches first ads in Missouri governor's race

Republican Dave Spence, a candidate in this year's race for Missouri governor, is launching the first round of ads in his campaign.

Kansas gambles on Weis to rebuild football program

Charlie Weis, former head coach for the Notre Dame football team, wants to turn Kansas into  a new team — a winning team.

NHL commissioner gives support for shootout

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman gave support for the overtime shootout rule during the All-Star weekend in Ottawa last weekend. The rule, which was instituted after the 2004-05 season, could potentially be changed when the current collective bargaining agreement expires this summer.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Lawmakers finally back a tax hike, but it's the wrong one

The Missouri Legislature is trying to avoid the term "tax" as it tries to find new revenue for veterans homes.

Future of Missouri Grand Prix swim meet uncertain

The Missouri Grand Prix is in the final year of a four-year contract with USA Swimming. This year's event will feature 700 participants, an event record.

Dixon's layup pushes Missouri men's basketball past Texas

Michael Dixon scored 21 points, including the winning layup in the No. 4 Tigers' 67-66 victory Monday night at Texas.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri beats Texas, 67-66

No. 4 Missouri hung on for a road win over Texas on Monday, 67-66. Michael Dixon led the Tigers with 21 points, including the game-winning layup with 31 seconds remaining.

Budget for Short Street garage art up in the air

The budget for the Percent for Art program is still up in the air because the price of the Short Street garage keeps increasing.

Big 12 race tightens up as teams pass midway mark

With three teams ranked in the national top 10, the race for the Big 12 championship is heating up midway through the new 18-game conference schedule.

PHOTO GALLERY: Near record temperatures bring Columbia residents outside

Columbia residents experienced near-record highs Monday.

Missouri drops in latest basketball rankings, clash with Kansas still top 10 battle

The Missouri men's basketball team fell to No. 4 in this week's Associated Press Top 25 and ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.

MU students could get library improvements with proposed fee increase

MU Libraries is asking the Missouri Student Association to consider a proposal for a student fee to improve library services, including keeping part of Ellis Library open all night.

Cass County Democrat plans to run for congressional seat

Cass County Prosecuting Attorney Teresa Hensley plans to seek the Democratic nomination to run in Missouri's 4th Congressional District.



Man shot in thigh during fight in central Columbia

A man in his 20s was shot in the thigh during a fight at the intersection of Lincoln Drive and McBaine Avenue, police said. No one else was injured.

Columbia legislators to host forum on I-70 toll

The proposed toll would be about 10 to 15 cents per mile for cars and twice that for trucks. The panel will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Activities and Recreation Center.

Temperature to flirt with record, prompts fire danger warning

With Monday's forecast high of 67 degrees, the temperature could come close to the 1890 record of 68 degrees.

MBA students bring TED Talks to MU

The theme for the event, scheduled for April 14, is "Collaboration for Innovation." 

MU performance project shares stories of domestic violence

MU's Troubling Violence Performance Project is a troupe of actors who share personal stories about domestic and sexual violence with Columbia. By bringing up these sometimes taboo issues, they encourage conversation with the community.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Source of income should not matter for taxes

For too long, wage earners have been subjected to unfair, regressive taxes on their wages while some millionaires and billionaires have been favored with much lower tax rates than their wage-earning counterparts.

Great Central U.S. ShakeOut seeks to raise awareness in earthquake emergency drills

The second annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut will occur Feb. 7, which is the 200th anniversary of the 1812 New Madrid Earthquake.