City Council and mayoral candidates discuss budget surplus, jobs at forum

Fourth Ward City Council candidate Daryl Dudley speaks with Columbia Public Library librarian Patricia Miller before the candidates answered questions on Tuesday. The League of Women Voters hosted the forum held at the Columbia Public Library.

The candidates agreed bringing in new jobs is key for Columbia, but had different ideas on what to do with the budget surplus.

Postal Service seeks to cut jobs at Columbia's processing center

A study has found that the U.S. Postal Service could save $4.15 million a year by cutting 42 jobs at the mid-Missouri mail distribution center.

Missouri's Alex Oriakhi knows what it takes to win championship

In 2011, the Missouri transfer was an integral part of the No. 3-seeded Huskies, who won the NCAA men's basketball championship that season.

Passed ball leads to Missouri collapse in second game of doubleheader

After winning the first game against Arkansas State 5-1, the Missouri baseball team dropped the second 10-3.

Nerves affect Hickman, Rock Bridge golfers more than weather

The Bruins defeated the Kewpies 163-186 on Tuesday evening at Lake of the Woods Golf Course.

Bruins' Laurie Frew scores winning goal days after state basketball title

Laurie Frew scored a game-winning goal for the Bruins girls soccer team less than 48 hours after helping the girls basketball team win its second consecutive state championship. 

Seniors on Missouri women's basketball team rejoice as season continues

For the Tigers' seniors, being selected to play in this season's WNIT meant an opportunity to play for fans once more at Mizzou Arena.

Columbia Independent School announces new lower school director

Chris Sayers, a kindergarten teacher at the school for more than five years, will replace Beth Gardner as lower school director. 

Maldives' Shauna Aminath describes her path to activism at Westminster College

Shauna Aminath served under Mohamed Nasheed, who was featured in the documentary "The Island President" and was the Maldives' first democratically elected president.

Columbia Parks and Recreation outlines Jay Dix Station plans

BMX trails, soccer fields and train themes are part of the plan for Jay Dix Station in southwest Columbia. Boone County currently owns the land, which would be annexed to the city for park development.

As spring arrives, drought-damaged trees may require fertilizer, extra water

Soil samples can be sent to the MU Extension Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory at Mumford Hall to determine tree health.

CiViC announces endorsements for April election

Citizens Involved and Invested in Columbia has endorsed Sid Sullivan for mayor, Karl Skala for Third Ward councilman and Bill Weitkemper for Fourth Ward councilman.

A fan's guide to the Women's National Invitation Tournament

The Missouri women's basketball team will make its first postseason appearance since 2007 after receiving a bid to play in the WNIT on Monday night.

Two separate convenience store armed robberies take place Monday night

There is no information at this time that convenience store robberies on West Ash Street and Paris Road are related, but the investigations are ongoing.

DAVID WEBBER: Political system makes fiscal discipline hard to recover

Our political system, and the political culture surrounding it, makes it nearly impossible to achieve the level of financial responsibility most citizens would expect.

ROSE NOLEN: America without religion paints a worrying picture for our future

Christianity seems to be dying in America, which could be considered bad for the country.

Trees tapped near Ashland for maple syrup

Richard Guyette, an MU forestry professor, and Kevin Hosman, a senior research specialist at MU and manager of the Baskett Wildlife Research and Education Center, have been harvesting sap and making maple syrup together for about 15 years.

Columbia City Council delays decision on using general funds for one-time improvements

The City Council has requested changes to a proposal to use surplus funds on city projects, including money to restore the J.W. "Blind" Boone home.

Three Tolton runners place in top three in Hallsville Pentathalon

Tolton boys runner Cameron Bagley and girls runners Laura Richardson and Emily Gregory notched several top three finishes in the Hallsville Pentathlon.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU shows off new Ellis Fischel Cancer Center

MU Health Care held an open house on Tuesday for the new Ellis Fischel Cancer Center at University Hospital.