Curb cuts, handicapped parking to be added downtown

The city of Columbia will be installing new parking spots that are easier for wheelchair users and people with disabilities to use. The spots will be located downtown.

Plaintiffs in California gay marriage case wed in San Francisco

California State Attorney General Kamala Harris presided at the wedding of Kris Perry and Sandy Stier of Berkeley as hundreds of supporters looked on and cheered.

State-run hospital faces $21M audit

The audit found that Hawthorn Children's Psychiatric Hospital failed to meet regulatory requirements to qualify for the federal Medicaid reimbursements over a period of five years.

Downtown St. Louis prepares for PrideFest

This weekend's event, capped with a Sunday parade down Market Street, comes in the wake of this week's Supreme Court decisions that gave a significant boost to same-sex marriage.

Marlene Waggoner Cumbie, of Columbia, July 25, 1932 — June 26, 2013

Marlene Waggoner Cumbie die Wednesday, June 26, 2013. She was 80.

UPDATE: Missouri's Oriakhi drafted No. 57 by Phoenix Suns; Pressey to sign with Celtics

Alex Oriakhi was the only former Missouri basketball player to be drafted in Thursday night's NBA Draft. Phil Pressey is expected to sign with the Boston Celtics after not being picked in the draft.

With fresh sod on MU's rock M hill, Memorial Stadium renovation continues

Renovations continue at Memorial Stadium with the move of the rock M hill Wednesday. Chad Moller, associate athletic director of strategic communications for Mizzou football, spoke about the progress of the renovations.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Columbia has plenty of problems, but not a crime crisis

City officials have a variety of solutions for a perceived violence problem, but they might be overreacting. News coverage, especially on television, can make a crime ripple seem like a wave.

MU student leader joins effort to fight Stafford loan rate increase

Nick Droege of the Missouri Students Association is urging students and others to quickly press Missouri's lawmakers in Congress to maintain the current interest rate for subsidized Stafford loans.

Eliot Battle service set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Columbia church

A funeral for Columbia educator Eliot Battle will start at 11 a.m. Saturday at Missouri United Methodist Church, 209 S. Ninth St.

Columbia food bank benefits from Invest an Acre program

The program encourages farmers to donate the proceeds from a portion of their crop sales to Feeding America. 

Columbia School Board approves $181.4 million budget

The budget shows revenue for next fiscal year at $177 million, which means the district will have to draw from its reserves for about $4.4 million in fiscal year 2013-14.

From people of faith, divided responses to same-sex marriage decisions

While some religious leaders applauded the decision as a societal advance, others expressed disappointment and concern.

FROM READERS: Two different SCOTUS rulings, two different reactions

Frequent Missourian commenter Derrick Fogle shares his thoughts on the Supreme Court's ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act and the Voting Rights Act.

Missouri School of Journalism names eight medal winners

Among them are New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof and Charles Lewis, former '60 Minutes' producer.

COMO SOCIAL: What Columbia is talking about on Reddit

Communities around the topics of Columbia, Mizzou and Missouri on Reddit are talking about different things such as a recent shooting, luxury housing and if Missouri is considered southern.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress must act so recent graduates have job options

Fixing the tax regime for pass-through businesses presents a major opportunity to drop the disgraceful unemployment rate in Missouri, especially for recent graduates.

DAVID ROSMAN: Approach gang problem with smart strategy, not hammers

Here's why street gangs exist — poverty and lack of support systems, few living wage jobs, poorly funded education systems and the outlook of a dismal future.  Heavy-handed police action doesn't address those issues.

Missouri Symphony Society's Joy of Music camp nurtures young performers

The Joy of Music Summer Camp at the Missouri Theatre concludes with a concert Sunday afternoon. The camp is designed to help children become better players under the guidance of professional musicians.

Police seek suspect in burglary; victims report indecent behavior

No arrests have been made in a burglary early Thursday.