ROSE NOLEN: Let women make their own decisions

Instead of focusing on women's health issues, lawmakers should focus on the economy, job creation, highway infrastructure, maintaining prisons and making state parks run well.

Tolton Catholic tennis remains undefeated with second win over Columbia Independent

Peter Robe, Morgan Vogt, Caroline Parker and Emily Schactner all had wins for Tolton in singles play. 


Columbia College softball opens AMC play with sweep at William Woods

The Cougars swept a doubleheader Tuesday in Fulton and ended a six-game losing streak.

Missouri's Smith named MAC Wrestling Coach of the Year

Brian Smith was also named the Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year last season after the Tigers' last year in the league.

No changes for Missouri softball team in national polls

The Missouri softball team kept last week's spots in the national polls, ranked No. 7 in the USA Today/NFCA poll, and No. 6 in the Softball poll.

Two suspects, one victim identified in Randolph County crime spree

Carmelita L. Kaser of Moberly was identified as the 92-year-old deceased victim.


MU Table Tennis Club goes to a national tournament

The MU Table Tennis Club will participant in the College Table Tennis National Championships in Rockford, Ill.

New arraignment set for Rudy Perez, VA homicide suspect

The suspect is scheduled to appear before Judge Christine Carpenter on April 8.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Parents face challenges coming to terms with child's autism

Families struggle with three main issues when it comes to children with autism — receiving the diagnosis, handling the perceptions of others, and deciding on a course of treatment.


FROM READERS: Cardinals baseball excitement reaches a fever pitch

Amanda McCutchen shares her love of St. Louis Cardinals baseball.

FROM READERS: Hallsville pole vaulter breaks school record

Kyle Borland, a sophomore at Hallsville High School, broke the school record in pole vault on March 29.

Voters offer thoughts on Tuesday's municipal election

In Columbia, three seats on the City Council are up for grabs. Voters also cast ballots for mayor and for a Boone County amendment that would increase sales tax to pay for an overhaul of the 911 and emergency management operations.

A post-racial U.S. Supreme Court poised to change race laws

The Supreme Court is set to release opinions by the end of June on two cases, one concerning affirmative action and the other on voting rights.

Missouri group runs ad against proposed income tax cut

The ad targets legislation scheduled for a House committee hearing Tuesday that would cut income taxes by three-quarters of a percentage point while increasing the sales tax by a half cent.

Missouri testing new student tests for English, math

The Smarter Balanced tests are to be given to students in grades three through 11 starting this month and running into May.

Blues place Oshie on injury reserve, recall rookie goalie Allen

Jake Allen replaces Jaroslav Halak, who injured his groin in a 4-1 victory at Minnesota on Monday night.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Education bill is too broad to be effective

The bill establishes a requirement for evaluating teachers and administrators on the basis of students' academic growth.

Missouri S&T students to take concrete canoe to competition

The Rolla school said student competitors are challenged to design canoes that minimize drag in the water.

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder calls for pipeline approval

The Republican Lieutenant Governors Association said in a letter to President Barack Obama that more pipeline capacity is needed to tap oil supplies from formations in Canada, Montana and North Dakota.

St. Louis city, county voters weigh sales tax increase

Voters will decide on Proposition P, a 3/16-cent sales tax. It would generate an estimated $780 million over 20 years.