GEORGE KENNEDY: Gun, tax bills resting, not dead

Republican House Speaker Tim Jones called the outcome of Wednesday's veto session only a "temporary setback." We can be confident that HB 253 or something similar will return next year.

Democratic Gov. Nixon's veto victories send message to Missouri's GOP

Republican legislative leaders thought they would be able to use their first supermajorities since the Civil War era to reshape Missouri's economy.

Missouri women's golf team takes 15th at Cougar Classic

The Cougar Classic golf tournament in Hanahan, S.C., included seven of Golfweek's preseason top 30 and eight Southeastern Conference teams.

Missouri volleyball's Whitney Little faces best friend in tournament

Missouri's Whitney Little and N.C. State's Alesha Wilson played volleyball together in high school, and the juniors are about to play each other for the first time in their college careers. 

Student soccer manager aims to bring LGBTQ inclusion to Missouri athletics

Alejandro Cubria played soccer throughout his adolescence before playing alongside former professionals in the Houston Football Association. Now in his second year as an MU graduate student, Cubria has shifted his focus from playing to coaching, mentoring and advocating for LGBTQ inclusion in athletics.

Homecoming planned for Columbia kayaker

Janet Moreland's solo trip down the length of the Missouri River began in April. She is expected to be at Cooper's Landing on Monday.

William Christopher 'Chris' Boettcher, April 14, 1968 — Sept. 10, 2013

Community servants to be recognized at Blue Note concert benefiting Silence the Violence

Bringing a message of non-violence to the community is the aim of a benefit concert and award recognition.

Stephens College goalkeeper overcomes obstacles to stay in net

Stephens College goalkeeper Briannica Ponder has chronic Lyme disease, a condition she has been receiving on-and-off treatment for six years.

Barthena Barnes valued family, knitting for nearly a century

Barnes was born Jan. 1, 1914, in the Deer Park area south of Columbia, one of 14 children.

Burrito fans camp outside Freebirds World Burrito in quest for free food

Some participants in a contest for free burritos spent more than 18 consecutive hours on the sidewalk outside Freebirds World Burrito, a new restaurant in downtown Columbia.

Interim President Terry Smith stresses Columbia College's values

Interim President Terry Smith said a successor for former President Gerald Brouder is expected to be named by July 1, 2014.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Drop in teen birth rate is victory for preventive care

People are getting smarter about how and when they have children, leading to drop in the teen birth rate.


WHAT OTHERS SAY: Loss for flawed tax bill is victory for Missouri

Legislators must focus on targeted tax reform instead of economic gamble in 2014.

Nixon ends freeze on education budget items

With his veto of an income tax cut sustained, Gov. Jay Nixon has released $215 million in withheld funds.

FROM READERS: Project shatters student's stereotypes on homelessness

MU student Megan Schultz writes about how she stopped complaining about insignificant inconveniences and started thinking differently about her advantages.

East Campus residents hope new sculptures will become symbols for neighborhood

The East Campus Neighborhood Association has commissioned four sculptures that will be used to demarcate the neighborhood and serve as symbols of the community.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: On Syria, a horrible but correct decision that America might avoid making

This was the tough part of the president’s challenge, convincing America that this is our problem.

Local fair will teach healthy, sustainable living

The Sustainable Living Fair will provide locals with the opportunity to visit sustainable communities and view working solar panels.

Jacob William Meadows, Oct. 5, 1995 - Sept. 10, 2013