Nixon proposes increased funding for education, new bond issue in State of State address

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon presents his State of the State address on Monday in the Missouri House of Representatives at the State Capitol in Jefferson City.

Gov. Jay Nixon requested a $150 billion increase in funding for education and more than $1 billion in health care, mostly from federal funds, during his annual address Monday night in the House Chamber.

Gov. Jay Nixon proposes increases in education funding

Among his suggested $150 million increase for education, Nixon proposed a $17 million increase in early childhood education, $100 million in new funding for K-12 classrooms and an increase of $34 million in higher education funding.

MU to reveal 'major gift' toward athletics facilities renovation

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton, athletics director Mike Alden and a representative of the donor family will announce the gift at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Reynolds Alumni Center. 

Full text of House Speaker Tim Jones' Republican response to State of State Address

Tim Jones, speaker of the Missouri House, says many of Gov. Jay Nixon's new proposals would create a bigger, more intrusive government bureaucracy that threatens to create a chasm that no amount of bipartisanship can bridge.

Full text of Gov. Jay Nixon's 2013 State of the State Address

Gov. Nixon's speech will cover a proposed ethics reform on campaign contributions and a $150 million increase in education spending. He'll also touch on economic development projects in the state, access to health care and employment for veterans, among other issues.

Temperature in Columbia reached record high for Jan. 28

Monday's hot, humid weather broke records. The warm weather will continue but drop off later this week.

Missouri men's basketball jumps to No. 17 in AP Rankings

Of the three Southeastern Conference teams ranked, Missouri is third, behind No. 4 Florida and No. 16 Ole Miss.

Analysis: Local real estate market 'outstanding' in 2012

The increase in home sales in Boone County is credited to the redistricting of Columbia Public Schools, job growth, low interest rates and a drop in unemployment.

Missouri basketball team's Oriakhi humble about his success on offense

Missouri forward Alex Oriakhi scored 18 points in the Tigers' games against South Carolina and Vanderbilt, but he has been quiet about it in front of the media.

FROM READERS: GI Bill allowed MU graduate to pursue goals

After spending time in the Missouri National Guard, Tom Holt went to MU to pursue a degree in civil engineering.

Missouri softball predicted to finish second in SEC East

After being ranked No. 8 in the nation, the Missouri softball team is predicted by SEC coaches to finish second in the Eastern Division.

Columbia gun stores facing ammunition shortage

A six- to nine-month supply of ammunition has been sold at Columbia's gun stores in the past 30 days, one gun store owner says. Gun shop owners say they've seen this happen before when there's talk about tighter gun controls.

Twitter reacts to Gov. Jay Nixon's 2013 State of the State Address

Gov. Jay Nixon outlined proposals for increased funding to education, domestic violence and mental health in his 2013 State of the State address on Monday night. Many Missourians took to Twitter to talk about the governor's remarks and proposed changes.

Rock Bridge girls basketball unperturbed by high expectations

Rock Bridge coach Jill Nagel knows something about attaining lofty goals, having led the Bruins to state titles in both 2008 and 2012. With a majority of last year’s championship team back again, Nagel has had to temper her expectations and remind her team that this is a different season.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU Climbing Club spends warm Monday at Capen Park

Members of the MU Climbing Club visited Capen Park on Monday to enjoy the warm weather.

States face financial fears vs. real benefits in Medicaid choice

President Barack Obama's health care law gives states the option to expand their Medicaid programs to cover millions of low-income people now left out. But the leaders of some states fear Medicaid expansion infringes on states' rights and could drag down the quality of the health care system.


How the federal health law will affect Missouri

Here are a few common questions and answers to help you understand the facts and figures surrounding health care in Missouri.

Two men chased, arrested on suspicion of drug-related activity

Two bags of marijuana, a package of cocaine and five packages of heroin were confiscated.

MU police investigating report of November rape at Center Hall

Capt. Brian Weimer said he did not know when the investigation would be complete.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Columbia should focus on renewable energy

It is time to increase renewable energy goals and develop new energy efficiency programs to help us meet that commitment.