MU faculty, community members express opposition to museums' move

At Thursday's Faculty Council meeting, dozens of MU faculty and community members expressed concerns about how the university handled the decision to move two museums off its main campus.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Exercises in democracy, some better than others

Monday's City Council meeting showed elected officials at their best. The next day, a Columbia lawmaker couldn't find much to praise about the General Assembly's recent session.

Columbia officials' retreat to gauge progress on improving city services

The council members' and city department heads' retreat will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Activity and Recreation Center.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Nixon's veto stopped tax cuts that were dangerous for Missouri

Although Missouri's tax system does need updating in a way that supports the common good, House Bill 253 would have hurt the state.


Columbia Transit looks for new marketing, public relations specialist

The recent resignation of Christa Holtzclaw sparked the search for a new specialist to promote Columbia Transit.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Columbia airport needs our business more than tax money

Before spending millions of dollars on a terminal expansion, taxpayers in Columbia should commit to using their regional airport whenever practical rather than driving to St. Louis or Kansas City.

PHOTO GALLERY: For Columbia T-ball players, it's all in fun

Summer T-ball games provide diversion for both players and parents.

Cubs take Missouri's Rob Zastryzny in MLB draft

Missouri senior pitcher Rob Zastryzny was chosen with the 41st overall pick of Thursday evening's Major League Baseball draft.

Tigers sprinter Woodson places 10th in 100 meters at NCAA championships

Missouri's Markesh Woodson ran a personal best of 10.12 seconds in the preliminaries, but was still 0.04 seconds short of qualifying for Friday's finals at the NCAA track and field championships in Eugene, Ore.

BATTLE RISING: Images from a high school's first week

Students participated in a tornado drill, learned cooking and practiced football skills during Battle High School's first week of classes.

Two ramps at I-70 and Route Z scheduled to open Friday

The Missouri Department of Transportation and contractor Don Schnieders Excavating Co. will open the eastbound ramps Friday afternoon, two months ahead of schedule.

Preventative West Nile virus mosquito spraying to begin along Columbia trails

Mosquito spraying along Columbia trails will begin early Friday morning and last through early fall.

Royals' offense surprises in come-from-behind victory over Twins

A four-run eighth inning carried Kansas City to a 7-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night and to back-to-back wins for the first time since May 4-5.

Shelby Miller helps himself with first home run in Cardinals win

St. Louis rookie pitcher Shelby Miller hit his first career home run and pitched six sharp innings, leading the Cardinals over the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-8 Thursday night.

UPDATE: Southeast Missouri man gets 20 years in death of triplets' mom

James Clay Waller II of Jackson entered a guilty plea to second-degree murder in the death of Jacque Sue Waller. She had been missing since June 1, 2011.

Chiefs wrap up critical offseason program

After nearly 50 roster moves and a month of offseason workouts under new coach Andy Reid, the culture of a 2-14 franchise is slowly changing.

Mississippi River crests in St. Louis area; more rain looms

The National Weather Service said the river had crested in the St. Louis area and the Illinois towns of Grafton and Alton farther north.

Democratic, Republican student loan plans fail in Senate

Dueling measures would have kept interest rates on some student loans from moving from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent, although separate Republican and Democratic proposals each failed to win 60 votes needed on procedural votes.

Missouri loses 3,000 jobs in late May

Missouri was among the states with the biggest increase in applications.

More Missouri beaches closing because of high bacteria levels

Finger Lakes in Columbia has been closed since May 30 due to high bacteria levels.