$2.7 million suit alleges gun-rights violations in Boone County

Two father and son pairs allege abuses of powers and name the city, county, Columbia police and Boone County prosecutors among the defendants. Stephen Wyse is representing both parties in the lawsuit.

UM System President Tim Wolfe reflects on his first year

UM System President Tim Wolfe touched on campus strategic plans, growth in online learning and the lessons he's learned in the past year.

Common Core brings new technology, library curriculum

Columbia Public Schools is working to make sure schools have the right technology to test students under new academic standards. Meanwhile, media specialists are working to tweak their curriculum.

DAVID WEBBER: Experienced residents stimulate discussion about America's decline

A combination of rising consumer debt and a bleak economic future is creating a growing perception that America is at risk of losing its superpower status. But America is not necessarily worse than in the 1950s. The media over time has created a false sense of a normal socioeconomic status.




Board of Adjustment agrees to give North Central distillery a shot

The Board of Adjustment voted unanimously Tuesday to issue a conditional use permit that will allow the operation of a micro distillery in North Central Columbia.

Panelists discuss gun control, school safety with Hickman students, community

At Speak Your Mind, a forum hosted by Hickman High School, students and a group of panelists discussed violence in schools and gun control. 

Construction of academy rides on rezoning

Two properties on the Stephens College campus could be rezoned for office purposes.

Missouri men's basketball team still stumped by road games

The Tigers are 0-5 on the road, even after injury issues have faded, and 14-0 at home.

MU professor calls North Korean nuclear test 'long-term concern'

Sudarshan Loyalka, curators' professor of nuclear engineering at the MU Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, answered the Missourian's questions about the latest move by North Korea's new leader, Kim Jong-un.

House committee approves bill to protect modern agricultural practices

The resolution would ensure that no law could be enacted in Missouri that would abridge "the right of farmers and ranchers to employ modern farming technology and modern livestock production and ranching practices."

FROM READERS: Bald eagles at Twin Lakes Park

Ricardo Restrepo shares pictures he took of bald eagles flying around the MKT Nature and Fitness Trail and Twin Lakes Park.

ROSE NOLEN: Remember those who fought for our voting rights

With voting rights legislation making headlines once again, we cannot forget the struggle it took to get us where we are.

Former Columbia police officer Rob Sanders gets dog Fano back

The Clarence Police Department said Fano was too aggressive for its purposes.

Former Missouri basketball star, NBA player Anthony Peeler wants to coach Tigers

Peeler, who is currently an assistant coach at Division II Virginia Union University, has always wanted to coach for Missouri.

Stephens College basketball team holds on for victory

Stephens College used a balanced scoring attack and stingy first half defense to hold Benedictine (Ill.) Springfield at bay Tuesday night, 50-40.

Top-ranked Columbia College men's basketball cruises to 26th win

The Cougars maintained their No. 1 ranking and undefeated season, rolling past conference foe Hannibal-LaGrange University, 68-50 Tuesday night.

Hickman boys basketball team routs Lebanon

The Kewpies soundly beat the Yellowjackets for their 22nd win of the season. 

Columbia College women's basketball pushes past Hannibal LaGrange

With a 73-65 win, the Cougars are now 21-5 overall and 13-0 in America Midwest Conference play.

Tolton Catholic boys basketball falls to Helias Catholic

Tolton Catholic couldn't keep up with Helias Catholic, going scoreless in the fourth quarter and dropping the road matchup, 63-30.

Missouri men's golfer Cuartero rallies late to win invitational

Emilio Cuartero's tournament victory at the Farms Collegiate Invitational helped the No. 19 Missouri men's golf team capture third place in the team's spring opener.