Tony Coelho urges more activism for rights of people with disabilities

Former U.S. Rep. Tony Coelho, (D-Calif), spoke at the Christy Welliver Speaker Series on Wednesday. Coelho is a primary sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act. During his speech, he told attendees about his personal disability of epilepsy and his struggle to find a job after college because of it. "I don't think employers should ask what your disability is. They should ask what your ability is," Coelho said.

Former U.S. Rep. Tony Coelho spoke Wednesday to commence the Christy Welliver Speaker Series. Coelho talked about his personal journey with epilepsy and his political experience.

Downtown Wi-Fi draws 1,665 users in early July

A strong motivation in offering free Wi-Fi is to attract more visitors downtown and enhance their experiences there, according to the district. Opinions vary so far on whether that is happening. A six-month trial of the network began May 16.

Confidential MU chancellor search follows UM System's history, national trend

The search for MU's new chancellor will include public input, but big decisions will come behind closed doors.

Police investigate connection between house fire and shooting

A Saturday house fire on West Boulevard could be connected with a Sunday shooting at Providence Road and Interstate 70, police said. Police have arrested two people in relation to the shooting.

Former Tigers join Team USA

Former Missouri players Nicole Hudson and Rhea Taylor are members of Team USA for the World Cup of Softball to be televised by ESPN.

Missouri's James Franklin to work at Manning Passing Academy

The Missouri quarterback will serve as a counselor at the Academy, run by the Manning family, Archie Manning, Peyton Manning and Eli Manning, in Louisiana.

SEC media days kick off Tuesday

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel and three players will represent Missouri on Tuesday.

Driver who crashed into a garage turns himself in

Arthur Evans had a blood alcohol content was over the .08 percent legal limit.

No injuries in small fire at MU Power Plant

A small fire occurred in the west ash collection silo when a hot ember came into contact with the ash collection silo and caused the paper filters inside the silo to catch on fire. 

FROM READERS: The story of 'remarkable' Ruth Welliver

Ruth Welliver will turn 96 on July 11. In honor of Ruth, family friend Nancy Rogers wrote about her life and family.

DAVID ROSMAN: Employment numbers may be up, but half of jobless are older workers

For those over the age of 55, the job search can be even more difficult. Employers may not believe they can teach an old dog new tricks.

Egypt escalates crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood

The Brotherhood denounced the warrants for the arrest of Mohammed Badie and nine other leading Islamists for inciting violence Monday that left dozens dead, saying "dictatorship is back" and vowing it will never work with the interim rulers.

Earl Chandler enjoyed the simple life

Earl Lane Chandler loved the outdoors, especially trout fishing and mowing his lawn.

Back to negotiations after student loan plan fails in Senate

Without congressional action in the coming weeks, the increase could mean an extra $2,600 for an average student returning to campus this fall, according to Congress' Joint Economic Committee.

Victory Christian Church purchases land for new building

Victory Christian Church envisions a future with new church building and multiple projects, all without debt. 

TELL US: Where were you during the Great Flood of 1993?

The Missourian is collecting stories from people who remember what it was like in mid-Missouri 20 years ago.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: To address crime, we need overhaul of Police Department

We do not need a task force for crime in this town. We need the resignation of an ineffective police chief.

Man found guilty in death of Columbia man

The jury on Tuesday found 21-year-old Khiry Summers guilty of second-degree murder, robbery and armed criminal action in the April 2012 death of 34-year-old Keith Mosely.

MULTIMEDIA: The art of making music and a life worth living

Mike Dulak, 66, makes mandolins in his garage in Rocheport.

J. KARL MILLER: Immigration reform is necessary, and overdue

If immigration reform is to succeed, there will have to be compromises made from both sides of the aisle.