Columbia School Board votes in favor of three-tier transportation plan

High school students will have more flexibility under the new plan, and middle school students will start first. 

Missouri men's basketball braces for SEC Tournament play

The Missouri men's basketball team is busy preparing for the Southeastern Conference tournament, which starts Thursday for the Tigers.

Missouri license officials assure security of documents

A Missouri man filed a lawsuit challenging a new requirement that documents be scanned into a state computer system.

Comet Pan-STARRS best seen this week

The Comet Pan-STARRS will be visible for three weeks. The comet could provide a great view Tuesday evening shortly after sunset, so grab a pair of binoculars.


Recent storms ease drought in middle of U.S.

Flooding has caused several roads, including a few state ones, to close across portions of Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and Indiana.

Forum discusses expansion, limits of Medicaid in Missouri

At a forum hosted by the Missouri Foundation for Health, the expansion of Medicaid in Missouri was discussed.

$1.4 million donation to MU School of Music will fund scholarships, programs

The MU School of Music received a $1.4 million donation from Rex and Jeanne Sinquefield. The gift was announced before the MU Chancellor's Concert.

Dance Marathon donates more than $150,000 to MU Children's Hospital

The 2013 Mizzou Dance Marathon became the largest student-run philanthropy operation when it raised $152,402.44 for the MU Children's Hospital. Donations will be accepted through April 1.

MU leaders say White House's college scorecard is a good idea but clarifies little

The card's unclear statistics do little to separate it from other, similar college shopping tools, some MU and other higher education leaders say.

Crowding, understaffing challenge 911 and emergency management centers

A three-eighths-cent sales tax on the April 2 ballot would provide millions of dollars to build and staff a new facility.

Columbia School Board scheduled to vote on new transportation plan

The board will vote on items including a tiered transportation plan and a two-day assessment period for incoming kindergarteners. 

Woman with cerebral palsy depends on bus route

Marcy Luebbert and Roberta Mahannah's favorite city bus route is the 103 Green Northeast Loop because it has everything on it: bank, doctor, grocery stores and restaurants.

DEAR READER: Let the light shine for open government

The Missourian will take part in celebrating Missouri's open record law as part of Sunshine Week.

Missouri's Oral Health Caucus discusses dental care accessibility for the underserved

The General Assembly's Oral Health Caucus met Monday night to hear about the accessibility of oral health care in Missouri.

Missouri baseball to play Truman State on Wednesday

The Tigers host the Bulldogs on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

SUNSHINE WEEK: U.S. citing security to censor more public records

The federal government rejected more Freedom of Information Act requests in 2012 than ever before, the two main reasons were national security and internal deliberations.

Missouri men's basketball remains unranked in AP poll

Florida (No. 13) remains the only ranked team in the SEC but dropped two spots after losing to Kentucky. Gonzaga, Duke, Indiana, Louisville and Georgetown are this week's top five.

Heavy workload awaits next pope; church in turmoil

The to-do list for the next pope includes dealing with the church's failures to protect children worldwide, fighting against religious persecution and strengthening relationships with other religions.

Adela Walter was an active member at her church

Adela Walter worked at Walmart as a greeter for the past five years.

Adela Walter, Dec. 3, 1928 — March 10, 2013, of Columbia

Adela Walter was an active member of Alive In Christ Lutheran Church and worked as a greeter at Walmart.