Nedra Conboy, 1922 to May 18, 2013

Nedra Conboy was active in King’s Daughters in Columbia, and was passionate about her work on the Board of Boone County Group Homes (today’s Boone County Family Resources).

GUEST COMMENTARY: The hidden agenda in Jefferson City

Perhaps the biggest disappointment this session was the failure of a broad coalition of supporters of Medicaid expansion to get so much as a reasonable debate in either chamber.

FROM READERS: Never-worn wedding dress is a symbol of mother's philosophy

Parents can only do so much, and it's up to their children to grow and make those difficult, life-changing decisions on their own.

Another one-run loss for Royals

On Monday, the location changed but the result was the same when the Houston Astros got a 6-5 win over Kansas City.

Education Department gives No Child Left Behind waivers to three more states

The addition of Alaska, Hawaii and West Virginia brings to 37 the number of states operating outside the Bush-era law, along with the District of Columbia.

Tornadoes slam Plains, Midwest; 1 dead in Oklahoma

Forecasters had been warning of bad weather since last Wednesday and on Sunday said conditions had ripened for powerful tornadoes. Wall-to-wall broadcasts of storm information spread the word Sunday.

High crop prices entice farms to expand planting

Across the Midwest, farmers are planting crops on almost any scrap of available land to take advantage of consistently high corn and soybean prices.

Branson recovers from tornado, loss of stars

Fueled partly by rebuilding from a 2012 tornado that damaged some businesses on the city's main entertainment strip, new construction in 2012 was valued at $69.8 million and has reached $23.5 million through April of this year.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Reducing the number needed for 'one too many'

Making progress on the problem of reducing drinking and driving among both social drinkers and heavy drinkers is a matter of political will, say members of the National Transportation Safety Board.

Missouri lawmakers to study issues before 2014 session

Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey said he is considering appointing at least three committees to study issues before the 2014 session.

Local couple gains community support for new learning center

Chris and Tiffany Campbell plan to open the Tree Top Innovative Learning Center on June 5. The center will give both parents and children to improve the quality of their lives through education.

Missouri softball advances to NCAA Super Regionals with win against Hofstra

After being run-ruled in the first game Sunday, Missouri battled back to stave off elimination and advance to the next level of the NCAA Softball Tournament.

Graduations wrap up at MU with law school, human environmental sciences ceremonies

MU's final two graduation ceremonies took place Sunday afternoon, wrapping up a weekend of 18 commencements and ceremonies. In all, MU awarded 5,902 degrees over the weekend.

A system in shambles: Boone County Jail serves as mental health facility

For people with mental illnesses in Boone County, help is scarce and costly. The few treatment facilities have limited funding. That has made the Boone County Jail the default mental health facility for the county. 

MU students, families celebrate graduation at Hearnes Center

After the tassels were turned and the diploma covers were in hand, families and friends of graduates mingled outside and snapped photos, capturing the moment and celebrating their accomplishment.

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ: Laurence Bowers prepares for NBA, racial profiling in Columbia policing

The most read stories from the past week include a profile of graduating Missouri basketball player Laurence Bowers and a Missourian special report on racial profiling in Columbia policing.

Brandon R. Coleman of Columbia killed in Sunday morning shooting

Brandon R. Coleman was killed Sunday morning after a shooting near the intersection of Ann Street and Hinkson Avenue.

Hofstra beats Missouri, forces second game Sunday

Winner moves on, loser goes home in deciding regional title game Sunday.

Learn about the finalists for this year's One Read program

One of the finalists for the Daniel Boone Regional Library's annual program is a book written by a Columbia resident. Read interviews and watch videos featuring the two authors.

Tornado levels homes in Oklahoma City trailer park

Reports of injuries in the mobile home park near Shawnee about 35 miles southeast of Oklahoma City couldn't immediately be confirmed.