Join the Missourian in a March Madness bracket challenge

Compete against other fans and some of the Missourian's staff in the Columbia Missourian tournament group.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Increased sales tax is not the answer for funding services

Sales taxes impose more upon the poor and working class than upon the well-to-do.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ian Thomas ready for challenge of leading Columbia

Ian Thomas will bring a fresh set of ideas on how to deal with public transportation needs along with addressing rapid growth with theconsensus of all voters in the Fourth Ward.

MoDOT asks for public's help on potholes

MoDOT this week began a program to temporarily patch potholes on the roadways the agency covers.

Pastor Luke Stockeland brings Open Door Baptist Church back from brink

As pastor of Open Door Baptist Church since March 2012, Luke Stockeland has increased attendance by more than 60 percent.

Punk rock feminist Kathleen Hanna reflects on her career

The former member of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre spoke at an event for Women's History Month at Columbia College on Wednesday. 

Boone County Fire Protection Board approves purchase of new tanker

The $283,731 new tanker will replace Tanker 305, which flipped onto its roof on Missouri 124 West in Hallsville in November.

U.S. Senate votes to approves $85 billion cuts, averts shutdown

The Senate approved legislation Wednesday to lock in $85 billion in widely decried spending cuts aimed at restraining soaring federal deficits — and to avoid a government shutdown just a week away.

COMO YOU KNOW: Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival

COMO YOU KNOW: Growth management planning

The master plan is part of a concept called growth management planning. Rather than allowing the city to expand willy-nilly, the commission is putting together recommendations for the Planning Department to codify into a written document.

COMO YOU KNOW: Grass Roots Organizing

A Boone County-based nonprofit organization with an emphasis on issues related to poverty.

COMO YOU KNOW: Grant Elementary School

Located at 10 E. Broadway, Grant is the oldest existing school building still in use in the city and serves 323 students.

COMO YOU KNOW: GetAbout Columbia

Formerly the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program and the Pednet Project. It is funded through a $22 million federal grant.


COMO YOU KNOW: Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center

The Black Culture Center began in 1972 at the Black Culture House, a haven for black students at MU.

COMO YOU KNOW: Flat Branch Pub and Brewing

Flat Branch Pub and Brewing is located at 115 S. Fifth St. The pub serves a wide variety of food and is known for its beer.

COMO YOU KNOW: Father Augustine Tolton

Father Augustine Tolton was born in Missouri and was the first black Catholic priest in the United States.

COMO YOU KNOW: Eminent domain

The use of eminent domain is akin to the use of easements, which primarily allow the city government to acquire small parcels of land that are necessary for infrastructure development.

COMO YOU KNOW: East Campus

The Columbia neighborhood is bounded by Old 63 (east), College Avenue (west), Rollins Street (south) and East Broadway (north).


Don Faurot is a former MU football player, coach and influential figure for which Faurot Field, MU's football field, is named.