LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Help local hungry by sharing the harvest this fall

Archery, muzzleloader or firearms hunters can donate some or all of a deer to Share the Harvest by taking it to a participating processor or locker. All Share the Harvest venison stays in the community where it is donated.

Rock Bridge boys' soccer takes lessons during domination of Hickman

The Bruins won 5-0 with the help of Jacob Kovarik's hat trick.

New point guard ready to star for Missouri basketball

After sitting out last season due to NCAA transfer guidelines, Jordan Clarkson is ready to fill Phil Pressey’s shoes.


'America's Music' meant to showcase nation's range

Six genres. Six lectures. Six films. Six performances. Series coordinator Judith Mabary calls it "an American music extravaganza."

Internal motivation sped up recovery, Missouri football's Henry Josey says

Missouri running back Henry Josey spoke at a leadership event at the MU School of Health Professions about overcoming a 2011 knee injury that kept him out of two football seasons.


THE SMOKER: Michigan man might remain uninsured unless he quits habit

The federal health care law allows insurance companies to charge smokes higher premiums, potentially pricing them out of the market.

THE MEDICAID WINNER: Program's expansion a happy surprise for Colorado man

Colorado is one of at least 24 states expanding Medicaid access for adults under the Affordable Care Act. In Colorado, that means single adults who earned less than $15,400 last year will have access to Medicaid.

THE MEDICAID LOSER: Politics affect low-wage pizza employee

In states that chose not to expand Medicaid programs, the low-income population — including Chris Gatliff, a 38-year-old diabetic from Oklahoma — remains in limbo.

THE PATIENT: Health insurance within reach for bipolar sufferer

Under the Affordable Care Act, insurers will be prohibited from turning away millions of Americans with pre-existing medical conditions. For Jessi Spencer-Hammac, that could mean a chance to see her therapist more regularly.

THE SMALL-BUSINESS OWNER: Health care law perplexing

Uncertainty over the health care law's cost has led restaurant owners Colleen and Tim Holmes to forgo opening another business.

THE YOUNG ADULT: Costs worry woman, 26, who wants health insurance

Helena Gudger is the type of person health insurance companies need on the books as the federal Affordable Care Act begins to roll out: Young, relatively healthy and hungry for coverage.

THE SELF-EMPLOYED: Health costs likely rising for many

Seattle software developer will lose current health plan, but he expects to to find better coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Former Columbia police Officer Rob Sanders cleared of third-degree assault charge

Rob Sanders immediately turned his attention to reclaiming his job in the Columbia Police Department following the ruling Tuesday morning that he was not guilty of third-degree assault.

ROSE NOLEN: Texting while driving is reckless behavior

Young people should acknowledge the seriousness and possibility of danger when they text while behind the wheel.


WHAT OTHERS SAY: Climate change is getting worse. When will nation act?

What we all want is a planet, a country, a city that we can pass on to the next generation. We want our children and grandchildren to have better opportunities than we have had. Climate change is making that less likely.

Pirates beat Reds 6-2 in NL wild-card game

The Pittsburgh Pirates won their first playoff game in 21 years.

Cardinals' second baseman Carpenter having spectacular year

The 27-year-old Matt Carpenter came to spring training needing to learn a new position so he'd fit in the lineup. He enters the postseason as perhaps the best leadoff man in the game, a second baseman who'll never hurt you on defense and an MVP candidate.

Key dates in Obama health care overhaul law

Online insurance markets are scheduled to open Tuesday in every state. Here's a breakdown of how the Affordable Care Act came to be.



What it means: A glossary for health care reform

The new health care law has come with a lot of jargon. Here are some of those terms and what they mean.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Learn about pipeline project at informational meeting

The Heartland Prairies Tar Sands Resistance will talk about tar sands and the Flanagan South Pipeline on Friday at the Boone County Government Center.