Laura Nauser wins race to regain Fifth Ward council seat

Fifth Ward candidates held watch parties Tuesday evening in anticipation of the special election results. Laura Nauser won with 43 percent of the vote.

Laura Nauser emerged the victor by 55 votes in a three-way race for the Fifth Ward seat on the Columbia City Council. She will return to the seat she held for six years from 2005 to 2011.

UM President Wolfe testifies in support of state bond legislation

The resolution would allow the state to issue $950 million in bonds to pay for a range of capital projects that could include higher education facilities, transportation projects and work in state parks and public school districts.

Larry James addresses Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib concerns at MU forum

About 30 MU academic community members have signed a letter requesting the revocation of Larry James' candidacy for a senior position at the College of Education.

Bill could ban drone surveillance in Missouri

The legislation is intended primarily to protect agri-businesses from animal rights groups.

With new No. 1 ranking in hand, Hickman boys basketball wears down Jefferson City

The Kewpies played up to their new ranking, using plentiful steals and a 28-point performance by sophomore guard Jimmy Whitt to knock off the Jays for the third time this season.

Rock Bridge boys basketball stops shy of century mark in blowout victory

Coach Jim Scanlon ordered his team to stop scoring down the stretch during the Bruins' 94-39 victory against visiting Springfield Central on Tuesday night.

MoDOT holds first public forum to discuss transportation priorities

The meeting is one of a total of 16 public forums the department will hold statewide to solicit opinions from community members on state transportation needs.

Gun bill blocking state enforcement of federal restrictions wins support

The legislation comes in reaction to President Barack Obama's call for comprehensive strategies to curb gun violence.

College coaches must evaluate character too in recruiting

On Wednesday, high school players around the country will sign their letters of intent to play college football. Coaches must evaluate more than just 40-yard dash times and tackling technique when they decide whether to offer a scholarship.

Health study recommends expanding public transit in Columbia

The assessment was performed by the Columbia/Boone County Department of Health and Human Services in a partnership with the PedNet Coalition and Central Missouri Community Action.

Columbia visitor center to use iPads to provide community information

The newly completed visitor center features iPad kiosks to engage visitors and provide them with information about Columbia attractions and the community itself.

Fifth Ward voters head to the polls

Susan "Tootie" Burns, Mark Jones and Laura Nauser are competing for a seat on the Columbia City Council. Polls remain open until 7 p.m.

Virus outbreak leaves Central Missouri Humane Society in need of supplies

After a group of dogs tested positive Saturday for the parvovirus, the Central Missouri Humane Society is in need of toys, blankets and bleach.

ROSE NOLEN: Men and women doing the same work should receive the same pay

There should be an expanded Department of Labor. It would be a place where all matters involving work issues could be handled. There are probably more issues related to job unfairness that go undetected than in any other area of human endeavor.


DAVID WEBBER: Students write about concerns of America's decline

Reflecting the wider public debate, many students mentioned debt, both public and private, as a major cause of America’s stagnating economy and loss of confidence in government.

Booche's makes 2013 list of Columbia's most notable properties

Notable properties of 2013 will be recognized Tuesday night by the Columbia Historic Preservation Commission in the lobby of city hall.

Columbia's 2013 Most Notable Properties

Here are the descriptions and details of this year's notable properties.

Hickman girls basketball team routs rival Jefferson City

Emily Miller scored 13 of her 15 points in the first half Tuesday in the Kewpies’ 69-29 victory over visiting Jefferson City.

Ten Tolton Catholic boys basketball players score en route to easy victory

The Tolton Catholic boys basketball team used its bench extensively in a dominating win over Missouri Military Academy on Tuesday night, as ten players scored en route to a 59-19 victory.


Columbia College women's basketball moves up in rankings

The Columbia College women's basketball team moved up one spot to No. 17 in the NAIA rankings Tuesday after collecting two wins last week.