Supporters testify for Missouri bill to invalidate federal firearms laws

A Missouri Senate committee heard public testimony on a bill to invalidate federal firearms laws. The bill declares that it is the courts duty to protect the rights of law-abiding citizens to bear keep and arms.

To help with homework, Columbia parents go back to school

Russell Boulevard Elementary School held Russell University, where parents took free university-style classes Tuesday to learn about the resources available for helping their children.

UPDATE: Tentative deal in place to save Niedermeyer Building

An MU professor plans to buy the building from Collegiate Housing Partners, which is the current contract holder of the building.

TELL US: What historic places in Columbia are special to you?

What places in Columbia do you want to make sure get remembered, preserved or celebrated? As Columbia grows and changes, we want to hear from you.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cloudy skies spoil view of comet from MU observatory

Efforts to observe the comet Pan-STARR at MU's Laws Observatory were thwarted Tuesday evening by heavy clouds in the western sky. 


Columbia College women's basketball team readies for NAIA tournament

Fourth-seeded Columbia College will play fifth-seeded Shawnee State on Wednesday morning in the first round of the NAIA national tournament in Frankfort, Ky.

Long-tossing Missouri pitcher Alec Rash wins in first start

Missouri freshman Alec Rash, the highest-drafted high school player in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft to come to college instead of going pro, earned a victory in his first start against Jackson State on Tuesday.

Renowned MU anthropologist chronicles career, criticisms in new book

Napoleon Chagnon, whose controversial research of the Yanomamo tribe in the Amazon sparked criticism in the academic world, spoke Tuesday at the Bond Life Sciences Center.

Columbia College allows military students to defer tuition payments

Columbia College is working to help students affected by federal budget cuts that went into effect March 1.

New MU website encourages student involvement in climate and energy goals

The aligning of the university's 2013 master plan with its sustainability plan is designed to get more visibility for MU's goals for construction and sustainability.

For working poor seeking housing help, budget cuts bring tough choices

Federal cuts will compromise Section 8 and other Columbia Housing Authority initiatives, CEO Phil Steinhaus said.

MU hosts 6th annual Women's Health and Wellness Fair

For the first time representatives from the Citizen Jane Film Festival, the Office of Financial Success, and the MU Veterans Center participated in MU's sixth annual Women's Health and Wellness Gathering.

District reviews initial use of Kelly Educational Staffing to find substitutes

Since January, Kelly Educational Staffing has handled hiring substitutes and filling classrooms as teachers call in sick, request personal days and attend professional development classes.

FROM READERS: Resident shares thoughts on Columbia's 2013 Most Notable Properties

Dianna O'Brien, a freelance writer, shares her thoughts on historical preservation and the properties added to the Columbia Historic Preservation Commission's 2013 Most Notable Properties list.

DAVID WEBBER: Reclaiming the American Dream tied to middle-class political system

Hedrick Smith, author of "Who Stole the American Dream?," argues the middle class is disappearing. His argument is a credible one that is consistent with recent research.

GENE ROBERTSON: Internet, social media generate need for better word choice, linguistics

The explosion of word usage through the Internet, email and tweets, has created a need to more clearly define the meaning of words.



ROSE NOLEN: You can survive a while without your phone

People used to use their office phones for business during the day and reserved social calls for evenings on their home phones. But when cellphones came on the market, it seems people began to use them full time for everything.

Missouri freshman diver Clark Thomas punches ticket to NCAA Championships

Missouri freshman Clark Thomas will join teammate David Bonuchi at the NCAA Championships in Indianapolis later this month.

Missouri men's basketball's Bowers, Pressey named to All-SEC team

Missouri point guard Phil Pressey was named to the All-SEC first team while forward Laurence Bowers was named to the second team.

Missouri softball team falls to No. 8 in latest polls

The Tigers dropped to No. 8 in both the Softball and the USA Today/NFCA polls.