ANALYSIS: Missouri tax cut could benefit the wealthy

The proposed mixture of income tax cuts and sales tax hikes included in the Senate legislation could have a much larger benefit for the wealthy, particularly those running their own small businesses. But for seniors living on Social Security benefits, the proposed tax changes could end up costing more.

WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Missouri basketball wins at home but loses road game

The Missouri men's basketball team suffered yet another road game loss after finishing with an undefeated home game season. Missouri baseball finally secured a win after a rough start to the season. 

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Windy day, baseketball, canine competitors

Last week's best images from Missourian photographers included scenes from a blustery day, Missouri men's basketball and athletes of a furrier variety at the Columbia Missouri Kennel Club's All Breed Dog Show.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Missouri men's basketball team grabs readers' attention

Stories about or relating to Missouri men's basketball dominated the week's most read, registering seven of the top 10 most read stories during the week.

PHOTO GALLERY: Sunday rain, melting snow combine for muddy conditions in Columbia

According to National Weather Service meteorologist Thomas Spriggs in St. Louis, Columbia received 0.83 inches of rain through Sunday afternoon.

Rain denies Missouri softball team chance for redemption

The Missouri softball team will not get a chance to redeem itself after being run-ruled by Texas A&M Saturday at University Field.

Fate of Olympic wrestling an unpleasant distraction for Missouri's Dom Bradley

Tigers heavyweight wrestler Dom Bradley wants to focus on winning an NCAA title, but for the past month, he has been answering questions about the future of Olympic wrestling.

Missouri men's basketball looks ahead to SEC Tournament

Missouri will begin the postseason with the Southeastern Conference tournament Thursday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Missouri will be the sixth of 14 seeds in the tournament.

Missouri wrestling earns first MAC championship

The Tigers, competing in their first Mid-American Conference tournament, dominated as four Missouri wrestlers earn individual championships

Columbia College softball has slow start at Gulf Coast Invitational

The Cougars started off with two losses Friday before returning Saturday with wins against Cumberland University and the University of Houston-Victoria. They lost 4-3 Sunday though to Louisiana State University-Alexandria.

Obama courtship of Republicans could help budget battle

Lawmakers cautioned that years of hurt feelings were unlikely to heal simply because President Barack Obama dined last week with Republican lawmakers. Obama hopes this week to woo lawmakers to help avert a coming budget showdown.

Missouri lawmakers to consider infrastructure measures

A House committee plans to vote Tuesday on legislation to authorize bonds for construction while the full Senate is preparing to debate a sales tax proposal that would raise nearly $8 billion over a decade to pay for roads, bridges and other transportation projects.

Before the papal conclave, horse-trading has begun

This time there are no star cardinals and no big favorites, making the election wide open and allowing the possibility of a compromise candidate should there be deadlock.

Confident Sheldon Richardson awaits NFL after MU

 Richardson, a junior college transfer from St. Louis, said he spent his two seasons at Mizzou "getting my mind right."


FROM READERS: Loyalty is an important attribute to be learned in the Army for MU graduate

MU graduate Steve Coller tells of his service with the Army Security Agency in Vietnam and what lessons he learned from it.

A patient's decision: Breast cancer survivors choose double mastectomies

It is one of many decisions women with breast cancer must make — whether to remove a healthy breast. It's a choice more women are making, even though doctors believe it's often unnecessary.

Missouri baseball cancels series finale due to rain

The Missouri baseball team canceled the third and final game of its weekend series against San Francisco due to rain. Sunday's cancellation was Missouri's fourth due to weather this season.


Perry's 2 goals lift Ducks over Blues 4-2

The St. Louis Blues lost to the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 on Sunday night.

Matt Kenseth holds off Kahne to win in Vegas; Edwards finishes fifth

Kenseth earned his 25th career victory in just his third start in the JGR Toyota after leaving Roush Fenway in the offseason.

Killer in 3-state rampage faces execution Tuesday

Steven Ray Thacker, 42, would be the first inmate executed in Oklahoma this year.