Seasonal blue moon rises over Columbia

Tuesday's blue moon rises over downtown Columbia. There are two definitions for a blue moon; it is either the second full moon in a calendar month or the third full moon of four in a season.

Val Germann of the Central Missouri Astronomical Association said views will be dramatic Wednesday, too, even though the moon is not technically full. 

Columbia City Council puts brakes on property tax increase for more cops

The Columbia City Council unanimously rejected a proposal to raise property taxes to support the hiring of more police officers. Mayor Bob McDavid withdrew support of his own proposal last week.

Laura Nauser introduces objectives for Columbia anti-violence task force

Speaking to the Boone County Pachyderm Club on Tuesday evening, the councilwoman and co-chair of the Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence outlined issues the task force will address.

Missouri football's Jimmie Hunt confident he can score

"Touchdown" Jimmie Hunt can trash talk with the best of 'em. But can the Missouri junior wide receiver walk the walk in 2013 after ankle surgery in spring?

GUEST COMMENTARY: Reducing tax rates and investing in education: We can have it both ways

The governor would like you to be naïve enough to believe that if the state reduces its tax demands from citizens and small business that funding for critical investments, like education, will plummet. I’d like to share a couple facts with you to consider as you make an informed decision on whether or not you feel Missouri’s tax rates should be adjusted in favor of the people. 

Statewide MAP scores show largest improvement in science

Statewide, students showed the most improvement on the science part of the Missouri Assessment Program tests.

Columbia high school enrollment swells with addition of freshmen

Columbia Public Schools opens the new school year with more high school students and higher total enrollment.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Speed limits must be both safe and sensible

Establishing speed limits is the fine art of finding a balancing point between convenience and risk.

Second murder suspect taken into local custody in Daniels killing

Boone County and Columbia police extradited Casey Lewis, 24, from an Oklahoma jail in connection with the murder of Brian Daniels.

ROSE NOLEN: Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till are national reminders of racism

Racial attitudes against the civil rights movement may still be prevalent today.

Worley Street at Stadium Boulevard to close Wednesday, Thursday nights

Worley Street will be closed just east of Stadium Boulevard for stormwater drainage installation.

Boone County Sheriff's Department plans sobriety checkpoint this week

The enforcement effort will occur sometime between Tuesday and Sunday. Unimpaired motorists should expect minimal delay, authorities said.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: CAT-TV has helped educate residents, offer new opportunities

CAT-TV has educated me about the reality behind what we see on TV. Columbia Council members should be proud of the CAT-TV program.

Columbia College sees enrollment growth across system

Columbia College's total system-wide enrollment increased from last year. A total of 31,302 students enrolled for the 2013-2014 school year.

Columbia College offers new grant to military members and families

Active military members and their spouses and dependents qualify for the new Military Family Member's Opportunity Grant at Columbia College, regardless of whether the military member is affiliated with the university.


Cardinals lose, with Lohse beating former team 6-3

Kyle Lohse beat the Cardinals in his fourth try this season and Sean Halton knocked in a career-high three runs to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat St. Louis 6-3 Tuesday night.

White Sox scratch out 2-0 win over Royals

John Danks (3-10) ended his exasperating winless streak by scattering seven hits and a walk. The White Sox beat the Royals 2-0.

Rams determined to show little in preseason

Quarterback Sam Bradford has raved about his comfort level working with offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer for the second straight season. But on game day, rookie wide receiver Tavon Austin has yet to show his breakaway capability. Tight end Jared Cook, the other major skill upgrade on offense, has one big catch.

Missouri to increase oversight of unaccredited schools

The Missouri Board of Education has contracted with an education reform group to develop a turnaround plan for Kansas City Public Schools and other unaccredited school districts.

BATTLE RISING: Living mascot greets Battle High students on first day of classes

As it was throughout Columbia Public Schools, Tuesday was the first day of fall classes at Battle High, the district's newest high school. (See a video.)