DONALD KAUL: The Stiffing State

Congress refusing to raise the debt ceiling is a bit like suggesting no one should pay bills.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Resource to help youths with disabilities transition to adulthood

This tool kit from the Missouri Department of Mental Health highlights resources to help youths with developmental disabilities transition to adult life.

FROM READERS: Coal Free Mizzou more than a club for one student

Coal Free Mizzou meets with administrators and energy processionals on a monthly basis,and talks of energy transitions are promising, Kelsey Wingo says.

City advisory board seeks feedback on downtown traffic, parking

The meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Walton Building will focus on the east side of town, and the next one will focus on the west. 

Offenses contributing to high NFL sacks totals

Heading into Oakland's visit to Denver on Monday night, there have been 97 sacks in Week 3, five short of the record set in 1986's 11th week. The New York Jets led the way with eight on Buffalo rookie E.J. Manuel.

Pacers hope to sign George contract before season

Larry Bird is spending most of his time these days trying to ensure Indiana's budding star sticks around for the next few years.

Former MVP Derrick Rose ready to lead Bulls again

Derrick Rose believes he's ready to dominate again and help his team contend for a championship.

UPDATE: School leaders ask Missouri lawmakers to fix school transfer rules

An interim House committee on education is holding hearings in several communities. The interconnected issues of costly school transfers and failing schools were clearly on the minds of most in the room at Monday's hearing.

Rams need to get rid of bad taste quickly

The St. Louis Rams only have a few days to recover from Sunday's loss before San Francisco comes to town on Thursday. 

Springfield utility planning big solar project

New solar power system expected to generate enough energy to power 875 homes.


Two mussels found in Missouri to get federal protection

The Neosho mucket mussel will be listed as "endangered" and the rabbitsfoot mussel will be considered "threatened."

Chiefs getting off to fast start this season

The team is scoring at quicker rate and is forcing more turnovers compared to the 2012 campaign. 

Shaquille O'Neal joining Kings ownership group

The Sacramento Kings announced Monday that Shaquille O'Neal has acquired a minority stake in the team under new owner, Vivek Ranadive.

Long, strange trip ending for VW's hippie van

Iconic van's production to stop amid new safety regulations in Brazil.


Cardinals clinch playoffs but lose to Brewers 6-4

The Cardinals were uncharacteristically sloppy Sunday night in a 6-4 loss to the Brewers with three errors.

Kinder: Missouri residents should skip health exchange

Missouri's Lt. Gov. is urging people to stay away from the online health insurance marketplace that launches Oct.1.


$1M awarded for wetland restoration in Illinois, Missouri

The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission approved $1 million in funding to Ducks Unlimited for Bottomlands of the Great Rivers.

Missouri bridge to test concrete technology

One span of the bridge will use a traditional concrete mixture while another will use a self-consolidating mixture.

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Missouri football crushes Indiana, volleyball continues perfect season

The Tigers soundly defeated the Indiana Hoosiers 45-28 and Missouri volleyball remains undefeated with its best record since 1982.

BATTLE RISING: Softball team holds car wash to raise money

The Battle High School softball team held a car wash at the Dairy Queen at Forum and Stadium boulevards on Sunday to raise money for the program.