SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Health inspection reports available

The City of Columbia website publishes health inspection reports for all establishments in Columbia, including restaurants, daycare facilities, nursing homes and schools.

Details of the U.S. Senate's immigration proposal outlined

President Barack Obama is expected to endorse a similar set of proposals Tuesday during an appearance in Las Vegas.

Boy Scouts considering retreat from no-gays policy

The Boy Scouts of America is contemplating giving sponsors of troops the power to accept gays as scouts and leaders. The religious and civic groups that sponsor Scout units would decide for themselves how to handle the issue.


Medicaid questions remain for states undecided about expansion

Here are answers to common questions to help you understand how the federal health care law will affect states across the country.

Black historical figure Benjamin 'Pap' Singleton buried in Kansas City

The burial place of Benjamin "Pap" Singleton was unknown for over a century. This month, three researchers have located Union Cemetery records indicating he was buried in Kansas City.

Japan's new import rules to help U.S. beef industry

Japan banned U.S. beef altogether in 2003 after the first case of mad cow disease was recorded in the U.S. It resumed importing beef in 2006 after imposing tough safety standards. Japan's decision Monday to ease restrictions should provide a boost to the American meat industry.

Missouri bat found to have white-nose syndrome

The Missouri Department of Conservation says the bat was found in the entrance of Onondaga Cave in Crawford County, about 70 miles southwest of St. Louis.

Upward Basketball League about more than winning

One of three basketball leagues in Columbia, the program at Calvary Baptist Church has 38 teams and four cheer squads, bringing the total number of children involved to more than 400.

Columbia College raises more than $3,000 for Coaches vs. Cancer

Columbia College raised more than $3,000 for the American Cancer Society during the week leading up to its men's and women's basketball games on Saturday.

Cardinals sign infielder Cedeno to $1.15 million, one-year deal

St. Louis also agreed to minor league contracts with catchers Rob Johnson and J.R. Towles and outfielder Justin Christian and hired former catcher Bengie Molina as assistant hitting coach. He is the older brother of Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina.


Land donated for Missouri park to house 300-foot tower

The 300-foot tower aimed at eliminating dead spots in radio coverage for first responders is controversial because the land was a partial donation from the Banard family, who intended the land to be used for park purposes.


UPDATE: Economist casts doubt on Mo. job-creation business incentives

A university economist and regional economics adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis is casting doubt on whether Missouri's job-creation incentives actually result in more jobs.

Baby Clydesdale from Boonville star of Budweiser Super Bowl ad

The commercial was filmed when the foal was just seven days old at Warm Springs Ranch in Boonville.

Children's Mercy Hospital given $1 million grant

The hospital said the grant will fund a Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine, which focuses on diagnosing inherited pediatric diseases and improving health care for children.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: More reforms needed to fix Missouri's criminal justice system

Missouri lawmakers should rewrite the criminal code, reduced penalties for some crimes, streamlined the code and keep their eyes on the ultimate prize: fix the system so in the long run, prison populations drop.

Massive Budweiser sign to get upgrade

The brewery is spending $500,000 to upgrade the sign so that it will shine more brightly, using LED technology that will be better able to stand up to the elements.

Missouri plans statewide earthquake drill

On Feb. 7, more than 350,000 Missouri residents will participate in the exercise marking the 201st anniversary of the 1812 New Madrid earthquake.

Nixon outlining budget, policy priorities for Missouri

The Democratic governor is scheduled to deliver the annual State of the State address Monday evening.

LIVE COVERAGE: State of the State address

Gov. Jay Nixon will address the General Assembly on Monday in his annual State of the State speech. Watch the speech here.