Organ players of Columbia

An organist plays and reads music.

Amy Cook, of Olivet Christian Church, Colleen Ostercamp, of First Baptist Church of Columbia, Eric Aldrich, of Parkade Baptist Church, and Michael Bancroft, of First Presbyterian Church, often play at their respective churches. 

New student housing complex approved by Columbia City Council

The Columbia City Council voted 7-0 Monday night in favor of a plan to build a six-story, 103-apartment structure on Conley Avenue between Fourth and Fifth streets.

Columbia City Council tables comprehensive land-use plan

The Columbia City Council tabled a vote Monday night on implementing "Columbia Imagined," a 17-year comprehensive land-use plan for growth and development. 

Missouri attorney general seeks to execute 2 men, cites drug shortage

In court documents filed Monday that the Missouri Department of Corrections has just three quantities of propofol remaining — with one expiring this October, another in May 2014 and the third in 2015. As each batch expires, the department's ability to carry out executions diminishes, the attorney general's office said.

Demolition begins on Stephens College buildings

The area is being cleared to begin construction for the Hagan Scholarship Foundation's college-preparatory academy. The academy is expected to open in time for the 2015 fall term. 

100 AGES, A CENTURY OF VOICES: Behind the project

Take a look behind the project that brought together 100 voices representing Boone County.


“Another word for pizza is pizza pie!”


Jay Dix Station park to incorporate railroad theme

Construction is set to begin this summer on a new park along the MKT trail.

Columbia man, 67, arrested on suspicion of possession of child pornography

Police found more than 25,000 images of pornography on the computer of John S. Littell, 67. Some of the images are thought to include minors as young as 8 years old.

UPDATE: Nixon vetoes bill changing underage gambling laws

Missouri law bars people younger than 21 from entering a casino, but with the veto, a violation remains a misdemeanor.

100 AGES, A CENTURY OF VOICES: Sophia Romero-Compain, 14

“When you have an autistic sibling you’re called a glass child.” — Sophia Romero-Compain


THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Stadium construction; downtown gateways planned

This week's most read stories include construction at Memorial Stadium and Faurot Field and an arrest that was made in connection to the June 23 homicide. 

BATTLE RISING: Anthony Fitzgerald waxes floors at Battle High School

Every year before the start of classes, the floors of the new Battle High School will be waxed.

J. KARL MILLER: Racism will linger as long as it serves a political agenda or profit motive

Racism is kept on life support by those who use it for a political agenda, gouge out economic benefits or inflame social conscience.

DAVID ROSMAN: Decisions on same-sex marriage follow changes in American attitudes

Poll after poll shows an ever-increasing acceptance of marriage equality in the United States and worldwide.

FROM READERS: Celebrating the retirement of Principal Sandra Logan

Several hundred people met at the home of the former principal of West Junior High School, Dr. Sandra Logan, to celebrate her retirement on Saturday, June 29.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Modern civil rights movement still has work to do

The truth is that Jim Crow may be dead, but racism is alive and well. Our first order of business now needs to be demanding that Congress reformulate the pre-clearance requirement of the Voting Rights Act.

Fire at Bank of America building displaced workers, injured none

Maintenance personnel told firefighters there was a fire in an air handling unit on the second floor, which is unoccupied. When crews went to the second floor, there was fire in the equipment room and smoke.

100 AGES, A CENTURY OF VOICES: Garrett Rucinski, 24

“I remember she was stunningly gorgeous.”


GUEST COMMENTARY: Legislation is a critical step toward high-speed broadband access for Missouri

House Bill 331 would bring uniformity to Missouri's current guidelines and result in expanded wireless networks.