Equal Opportunity Schools helps recruit minority students for rigorous courses

Columbia Public Schools will work for another year with Equal Opportunity Schools, a not-for-profit organization, to increase minority students' participation in rigorous courses.

Danny Davis tries to find the magic again

Snowboarder Danny Davis had virtually secured a 2010 Olympics spot but an auto accident devastated that dream. Now, after four years of recovery, Davis is trying to make a comeback.

'Preferred' pronouns gain traction at U.S. colleges

Professors, dorm advisers, club sponsors are inviting students to state their preferred gender pronouns such as "they," "ze" and "sie," at several colleges across the United States.

Missouri lawmaker proposes September to May school year

A shorter school year might mean longer school days for children.

Officials plan monthly updates on Missouri River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the first briefing will be held on Jan. 9.


PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri women's basketball defeats Western Illinois

The Tigers won 75-60.

Avoiding letdown could be key for Rams

Here are five things to look for in a Bucs-Rams matchup.

Seneca Falls, N.Y., claims link to 'Wonderful Life'

Seneca Falls residents say Bailey's make-believe hometown of Bedford Falls in "It's a Wonderful Life" — including the main street and the steel truss bridge — was heavily inspired by the upstate New York town.

Missouri women's basketball hopes to prepare for SEC in final nonconference game

After suffering a 67-53 upset at the hands of in-state rival Missouri State, the Missouri women's basketball team will look to get things back on track in their final nonconference game against Western Illinois.

Horse 'comfortable in a stall' after pool rescue

Hershey, Melody Whitworth's gelding, was rescued Friday night after falling into a pool on her neighbor's Hallsville property, where she was boarding her three horses.

Rain and ice cover Columbia; hazardous road conditions expected

Freezing rain covered much of Columbia in ice, but roadways were clear for much of Saturday. The threat that water on the roadways would freeze overnight could pose a risk to drivers, though.

Braggin' Rights slip away from Missouri men's basketball team

Tony Criswell’s last-second desperation heave from beyond the three-point line sailed wide, clinching the 65-64 victory for Illinois.

Rural Missouri residents more likely to be uninsured

Missouri overall ranks right in the middle of the nation in the percentage of uninsured residents — tied with Washington state at 25th with 16 percent uninsured.

Colts, Chiefs meet after model turnarounds

As deadline nears, Boone County residents show interest in health exchange

Boone County clinics and social service agencies said that in the past three weeks, they have helped more people learn about and enroll in health insurance plans than in any period of time since the website's Oct. 1 launch.

Harry Donald Bailey, World War II veteran, earned 6 battle stars

Harry Donald Bailey died Saturday, Dec. 21. He was 93 years old.

Harry Donald Bailey, Feb. 3, 1920 — Dec. 21, 2013

Harry Donald Bailey of Columbia died Saturday, Dec. 21. He was 93.

Parade of lighted farm machinery a tradition in Centralia

The Stanton family helped found the Centralia Lighted Tractor Parade and has watched the event grow from 15 tractors to more than 50 pieces of farm equipment.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: America's middle class is stuck

Middle class prosperity is needed to grow the economy. So where are the solutions?

Chiefs' Jamaal Charles has always been about chasing history

Even Joe Washington knew from the moment Charles broke his high school records that Charles was destined to do great things.