Grasslands, Providence Road projects stir controversy

Traffic on Providence Road builds up during rush hour Wednesday. Proposed road changes are designed to ease the congestion near the Grasslands Neighborhood.

A plan to knock down eight houses and construct new roads, add new signals and lengthen a turn lane on Providence Road in the Grasslands Neighborhood has the Historic Preservation Commission seeking alternatives and Fifth Ward council candidates debating the issue.

Missouri women's basketball player's funny side not always easy to see

The Tigers' Liene Priede grew up in Riga, Latvia and moved to the United States with aspirations to learn the language and play basketball. She has another dream as well — to become a comedian.

Missouri men's basketball rally falls short at LSU

Missouri rallied back from a 13-point halftime deficit but fell short in a 73-70 loss Wednesday at LSU.

Dispute over city information-sharing policy raises questions

Fourth Ward City Council candidate Bill Weitkemper is crying foul over a city policy of sharing information from candidates' records requests with their opponents. City Manager Mike Matthes, however, says it's a standard policy stemming from a need for neutrality.

FROM READERS: Classmates start Students' Say group to advocate for teen voices

High school students write about their expectations of involvement in school policies and the mixed messages they get from adults.

Fifth Ward council candidates seeking solutions for Columbia Transit

The city's Fifth Ward council candidates confront the bus system's ongoing scheduling and budget problems. They say a solution will be customized for Columbia and its residents' needs.

Missouri men's basketball looks to get first SEC road win

The Tigers will have a chance to pick up its first victory at an SEC opponent's arena when it plays Wednesday at LSU. Missouri coach Frank Haith says it won't be easy.

Columbia College's Bob Burchard to be inducted into Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

Burchard, the Cougars athletics director and men's basketball coach, was also inducted into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2008.

UM tuition increases might be smaller than expected

A 1.7 percent increase in tuition and required fees, amounting to an average of $157 more per year for resident, undergraduate students, is on the agenda for the UM System Board of Curators meetings Thursday and Friday in Kansas City.

Clarence police buy former Columbia police dog

Fano — the police dog that former Columbia Police Officer Rob Sanders tried to buy — was sold because of the cost of boarding him.

Rain beneficial but not enough to quench drought

The 1.53 inches of rain on Tuesday put a dent in the ongoing drought, but much more rain is needed before the spring growing season.

Missouri basketball's Bowers to return against LSU

After missing five games with a sprained right knee, Bowers will see limited playing time in Wednesday night's game against LSU.

Missouri football agrees to home-and-home series with Arkansas State

Missouri and Arkansas State will play a home-and-home football series in 2013 and 2015.

Convention and Visitors Bureau plans rebranding to promote tourism

The tourism bureau hopes to increase tourism with a new logo, tagline and television commercial. 

DAVID ROSMAN: Keep religion out of Missouri's science curriculum

Missouri's proposed Missouri Standard Science Act, which would require intelligent design to be taught in schools, would only hurt America's science education.

Carolyn 'Lynn' Whitworth enjoyed literature, good conversation

Carolyn "Lynn" Whitworth, who lived in Columbia for 50 years, was the secretary to the library director at Stephens College for 18 years.

Missouri shortstop Segovia questionable for opening weekend

The junior transfer pulled his hamstring rounding third base during an intra-squad scrimmage Saturday. 

Belcher: Proposed increase to funding formula still not enough for Columbia

Gov. Jay Nixon has proposed an almost $66 million infusion in new money to the state's funding formula for education.


Fire damages home on Hickory Street

To extinguish the fire, firefighters removed the ceiling above the home's living room.

Proposed additional funding for Early Head Start could affect Columbia centers

Melissa Chambers, Early Head Start operations director, sees the proposed increase as a recognition of the benefits of early intervention.