Boone County Commission seeks board members to oversee Children's Services Fund

The nine-member board will be responsible for the fund, which was created when voters passed a sales tax increase in the November election.

Sam Allison leaves mayor's race voluntarily

Allison ended his candidacy after only ten days, saying he feared splitting votes with Sid Sullivan.


Colleges look for ways to help students scrub online footprints

As employers look more toward social media to learn about job applicants, new methods for students to clean up their online images have emerged.

Criswell's gritty play lifts Missouri men's basketball team

Tigers coach Frank Haith says he knows forward Tony Criswell can score, but he said the player also is "willing to do the dirty work."

Columbia Housing Authority to hold forum on proposed street changes

City traffic engineers will present information about possible changes to Trinity Place and Allen Street at a public meeting on Tuesday.

Shelley Bush-Rowe appointed northeast regional director for MU Extension

The region comprises 20 Missouri counties and was created by a recent realignment of the extension program.

DEAR READERS: Headlines can stir up heaps of trouble

If it were easy, everyone would be writing headlines. Unfortunately, even the pros get caught up in mayhem and mishaps that show up in print or online.

GEORGE KENNEDY: We must work to limit damage of gun culture

Like many of you, I suspect, I’m skeptical that we can end this plague of gun violence. We can, however, and we must take the steps most likely to limit the damage.

Accidental drowning ruled cause of former Rock Bridge soccer player's death

The results of a medical examiner's report related to the Nov. 30 drowning of Arianna Alioto at a Northern Michigan University pool were released by the school Friday.

Columbia College announces plans for presidential search

Daisy Grossnickle, chair of Columbia College Board of Trustees, has announced the presidential search timeline to follow Gerald T. Brouder's retirement effective Aug. 1. 

FROM READERS: Confessions of a less than perfect parent

Nathan Tiemeyer is a teaching pastor at The Crossing in Columbia. In this post, he reflects on four challenges of being a parent.

Newly nominated UM System curator Covington faces plenty of homework

Former Missouri Supreme Court Judge Ann Covington says she wants to familiarize herself with the matters before the board in order to be knowledgeable and useful as much as possible.

Harold Virgen enjoyed sports, cared for family, friends

Harold Glenn Virgen of Columbia died Wednesday, Jan. 16. He was 78.

Harold Virgen, Aug. 20, 1934 to Jan. 16, 2013 of Columbia

Harold Virgen, 78, of Columbia, MO passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2013 in Columbia.

Four years in, Obama shifts strategy, outlook

As Barack Obama enters his second term as president, he is sounding more confident, vowing a harder line on negotiations, relying more on trusted allies, promising less and expressing more cynicism about the grip of partisanship on Washington.

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Lincoln University names Kevin Rome new president

An administrator at a college in North Carolina will become the new president of Lincoln University in Jefferson City.

Missouri bill seeks lower limit for cold medicine

Missouri already caps purchases of medicines containing pseudoephedrine at 9 grams every 30 days.

Missouri National Guard winding down work in Joplin

At one point after the May 2011 tornado, the guard had 377 personnel in Joplin providing security, working traffic checkpoints and helping establish a mobile medical unit.

Missouri lawmakers leave for long holiday weekend

The legislature will not return until Tuesday afternoon because Monday marks the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.