New Kirksville dental school addresses Missouri dentist shortage

Missouri ranks 41st in the country in oral health. A.T. Still University's new dental school in Kirksville aspires to raise that ranking by putting more dentists where they're most needed.

Missouri swimming at home Friday

Missouri swimming and diving hosts eight in-state teams Friday at the ninth annual Show-Me Showdown.

Columbia volleyball sweeps Stephens

The Columbia College volleyball team defeated Stephens College for the second time this season, this time in three sets.


Softball senior night jitters result in win

Rock Bridge softball team defeats Smith-Cotton 11-0 and looks ahead to the postseason.

General Faculty meeting discusses shared governance

A conversation about the administrative decision to reorganize MU's Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute in 2012 was one of the topics that took the floor at Wednesday's General Faculty meeting.

UPDATE: White House meeting yields no progress on shutdown

The standoff between Democrats and Republicans continued after a White House summit with the president. Financial leaders and Wall street urged a resolution before serious damage is done to the U.S. and world economy.

Bob Gage served in the Air Force and at church

Bob Loyd Gage died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at his home in Columbi. He was 81.

Kathleen Livingston enjoyed music, cooking, gardening

Kathleen Robertson Livingston of Columbia died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. She was 89.

Ruby Maxwell found joy in reading, volunteering

Ruby Maxwell, who died on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, worked as a reference librarian for 16 years at the MU engineering library. She was 97.

After government shutdown, agencies' worth determined by essential personnel

The Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice and Department of Veterans Affairs have retained the highest percentage of employees in the face of Tuesday's government shutdown. NASA, the Department of Education and the Department of Treasury have not fared so well.

Bald eagle rescued from Missouri River doing better

Raptor Rehabilitation Project members found no injuries to the eagle, but the bird was underweight and lethargic. It still has not been determined what is wrong with the bird.

MU administrator Jackie Jones retiring after 34 years

As vice chancellor of Administrative Services, Jones oversees financial and service operations, including Cashiers, Payroll, Campus Facilities, Human Resources, MU Police, Parking & Transportation Services and Environmental Health & Safety.

Bobby Gage, March 14, 1932 — Oct. 1, 2013

Bobby Loyd Gage died October 1, 2013, at his home in Columbia. He was born in Healdton, OK, on March 14,1932.

Missouri fallout continues as shutdown enters Day Two

As the government shutdown enters Day Two, Missouri and Kansas veterans fly to Washington to try to visit the nation's closed war monuments. 

Charles Nauert, July 26, 1928 — Sept. 29, 2013

Charles G. Nauert died Sunday, September 29, in Overland Park, Kan.

Resources for learning more about the government shutdown

If you are trying to make some sense of the U.S. government's shutdown, we've compiled a few resources for you.

MU graduate's quit vid goes viral

MU School of Journalism graduate's quitting video goes viral.

Kathleen Livingston, Jan. 29, 1924 — Oct. 1, 2013, of Columbia

Kathleen Livingston played keyboard for the Nashville Country Church Band. She also liked cooking, gardening, reading and traveling.

DAVID ROSMAN: Collect those taxes, but try to only pay them locally

Proposed legislation in the U.S. Senate would require e-commerce sites to collect taxes from out-0f-state buyers. Besides being a messy proposition to administrate, it also means you're paying taxes to another state or community rather than supporting your own. 

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Unreasonable tea party demands drag nation into turmoil

In America, elections have consequences. But that premise is undermined by the ability of an intense faction to shut down government because it won’t accept a particular law.