Columbia groups, residents oppose 911 sales tax

Proposition 1 on the April 2 ballot would generate about $9.3 million a year if passed. Opponents argue the sales tax is unfair to the poor and that plans for how to spend the money are lacking.

Missouri women's basketball receives Women's National Invitation Tournament bid

The Missouri women's basketball team will play in the postseason for the first time since 2007 after receiving a bid Monday night to the Women's National Invitation Tournament. 

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center commits to high-tech innovation

University Hospital unveiled a new $50 million treatment facility. Patients will stay in "smart rooms" surrounded by electric devices and monitors that allow doctors to get a “snapshot” of patients' vital information.

TELL US: How is growth in Columbia affecting your life?

The Missourian is working on a series of stories dealing with progress and growth, and we want to get our readers' perspectives on issues such as traffic, housing and schools.

UPDATE: MU's Charles Davis named University of Georgia journalism school's dean

The position at the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication will be a "homecoming" for the Athens, Ga., native.

Missouri men's basketball preparing for NCAA March Madness Tournament opener

This year, the Tigers will be a No. 9 seed and play No. 8-seed Colorado State (25-8 overall, 11-5 Mountain West) in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament.


PHOTO GALLERY: Shelter Gardens begins to change seasons

The clouds cleared enough after a gray Monday morning to give hints of spring. Kaitlin Post was able to take her blue heeler Cricket out for a long walk at Shelter Gardens.

Boone County Fire Protection District Board: Proposition 1 would make 911 service quicker, safer

Revenue from Proposition 1 would go toward a new dispatch center for the 911 operation to replace the Joint Communications Center. It would also upgrade equipment and add staff.

FROM READERS: Dismantling a backyard tree

John Hall shares photos of a tree being cut down in his backyard and the birds that came to check on what happened to part of their habitat.

Missouri basketball's Pressey named to AP All-SEC Second Team

Missouri men's basketball point guard Phil Pressey was named to the 2013 Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference Second Team on Monday afternoon. Tiger forwards Laurence Bowers and Alex Oriakhi received honorable mentions.

Chamber of Commerce endorsements same as 2010 mayoral, council elections

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce board of directors has endorsed Mayor Bob McDavid, Third Ward Councilman Gary Kespohl and Fourth Ward Councilman Daryl Dudley in their re-election bids.

FROM READERS: Columbia resident remembers demolished house on Paquin Street

Lori Campbell, a former MU student, shares her special connection to the house she lived in during the summer before her senior year. The building, formerly on Paquin Street, has since been demolished.

Missouri unranked in final AP men's basketball poll

Florida (No. 14) finishes as the only team ranked in the SEC in the final AP Poll. Gonzaga (No. 1), Louisville (No. 2), Kansas (No. 3), Indiana (No. 4) and Miami (FL) (No. 5) round out the final top five.

Missouri baseball pitcher Keaton Steele named SEC Pitcher of the Week

In 13.2 innings this season, Steele has recorded an ERA of 2.63 along with 15 strikeouts.

Terry Leon Blumer, June 8, 1932 — March 17, 2013, of Columbia

Terry Blumer served in the Marines during the Korean War, and he loved fishing, hunting and golf.

Vote for MU nontenure-track faculty voting rights to begin Tuesday

The vote will close at 11:59 p.m. April 2, and results will be announced April 3.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Discrimination protection should extend to everyone

People are still being discriminated against because of sexual orientation or gender identity. But some young activists are working to prevent this discrimination.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Boone County Sheriff’s Department Operations Statistical Report

The report breaks down Boone County Sheriff’s operations by month and activity.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Congress' Problem Solvers Bloc urges lawmakers to work across party lines

Fifty senators and representatives have formed a "Problem Solvers Bloc" under the leadership of No Labels, a political organization that advocates for bipartisanship and problem solving in Congress.

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center to host open house Tuesday

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center will host an open house of its new home at University Hospital from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday.