UM decision on domestic-partner benefits draws praise, further questions

MU faculty members shared how they will be affected by last week's decision by the UM System Board of Curators to add "sponsored adult dependents" to the list of those eligible to receive some employee benefits. 

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Rodeo, senior games, triathlon draw people from across Missouri

Missourian photographers also captured pictures of flooding, the Missouri State Senior Games and a basketball camp.

CoMo Girls Rock Camp plays Mojo's show after campers gain confidence through music

CoMo Girls Rock is a camp for girls ages 11-18, with instrument lessons, workshop instruction and the opportunity to form bands.

City Council delays vote to donate land to Columbia Housing Authority

The Columbia City Council on Monday night tabled a vote to donate three city-owned properties to the Columbia Housing Authority, which plans to develop affordable homes on the land.

Senior Games competitor finds familiar passion in sport shooting

As a young man Elmer Hawse had a passion for hunting. As he grew up, his joy for the sport was lost. As an older man at age 75, his passion was once again found and Hawse began his relationship with sport shooting.

Partnership provides transportation for Columbia Housing Authority residents

Services for Independent Living teamed up with the Columbia Housing Authority to provide a better system of transportation for residents of Paquin Tower, Oak Towers and the Bear Creek neighborhood.

Police release ages of victims of downtown Columbia shooting

The Columbia Police Department was investigating a downtown shooting in which three people were wounded. Police said there was no information they could release about suspects in the shooting.

GUEST COMMENTARY: It's time to stand up for rural Missouri

This year's bill required some Missouri-style compromise and commonsense — and while nobody got everything they wanted, it's a bill that we can all be proud of, and that passed the Senate with a large bipartisan majority.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Farm bill fails to trim the fat for corporate interests

Lawmakers love to wring hands over the deficit and budgets, except when it’s time for feeding farm supporters.

Video shows downtown Columbia shooting

A video posted on YouTube shows a shooting Saturday in downtown Columbia.

THE WEEK’S MOST READ STORIES: Eliot Battle's death, UM Curators meeting drew Columbia's gaze

Eliot Battle's death and UM System's Board of Curator's decision to extend benefits to include employees with same-sex partners topped this week's most read stories list.

Hallsville and Centralia mayors, state legislator try to attract gun manufacturers

Local leaders are reaching out to gun companies in states that have passed stricter gun regulations. One targeted company is MagPul Industries, a Colorado-based gun manufacturer.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Government dragnet threatens our rights to privacy, free speech

The intrusion into American lives for the sake of security shows that many elected officials "have lost touch with the privacy needs of the people they're sworn to serve."

Backup Missouri linebacker Torey Boozer dismissed

Team spokesman Chad Moller said redshirt freshman linebacker Torey Boozer is no longer a member of the Tigers.

Cattle farmer, rodeo coach David Baurichter, 57, died Friday

Mr. Baurichter bred, groomed and showed cattle in Kentucky, Kansas, Mississippi, Maryland and Wisconsin.

FROM READERS: Woodhaven hosts gala to support the food bank

In its second year, Woodhaven's Red Carpet Gala collected 880 pounds of food for the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri.

Molina helps Cardinals beat Cubs

Yadier Molina had a two-run double to lead St. Louis to a 5-2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night.

Royals edge Indians 2-1 on wild pitch

With a 2-1 win over the Cleveland on Monday night, Kansas City got past .500 for the first time since May 21 and moved past Cleveland into second place in the AL Central.

Report suggests changes to NCAA women's basketball postseason

The NCAA women's basketball committee will meet next week in Nashville, Tenn., site of the 2014 Final Four, to discuss the recommendations.

Supreme Court overturns state law requiring voters to prove citizenship

The 7-2 ruling closes the door on states independently changing the requirements for those using the voter-registration form produced under the federal "motor voter" registration law.