City Council candidates discuss downtown zoning

Missourian reporters asked candidates for seats on the Columbia City Council nine standardized questions on city government issues. Here are their answers to a question about downtown zoning.


UPDATE: Midwest sees spring transform into winter weather

The National Weather Service said parts of Colorado and northwest Kansas saw 10 to 15 inches of snow Saturday. Boone County had 7 inches by mid-morning Sunday.

Kansas City fights violent crime with carrot-stick program

The Kansas City Police Department hopes its newest effort to fight violent crime — dubbed the "No Violence Alliance," or NoVA — will reduce Kansas City's homicide rate, which is five times higher than the national average.

A summary of the bills before the Missouri legislature

A listing of bills before the Missouri legislature at its mid-session break.

Prison chief's death highlights safety concerns

Correctional professionals say the growing influence of prison gangs, their ability to communicate with affiliates on the outside and the ease with which people can be found and tracked online have made their jobs even more dangerous.

Unique freshman Emily Crane energizes Missouri softball team

Tigers infielder Emily Crane doesn't have a typical pregame warmup routine. While many players quietly prepare for a game, Crane goofs around. She laughs. She sings. She dances.

PHOTO GALLERY: Kiwanis clubs host Columbia pancake breakfast

Attendees of the 60th annual Kiwanis Pancake Day on Saturday at Columbia College ate a breakfast of ham, eggs and pancakes to raise money for charities focused on helping children in Columbia. 

Storm expected to bring 8 to 12 inches of snow to Missouri

Boone County and the Missouri Department of Transportation advised motorists to avoid any unnecessary travel. Light snow is expected overnight, followed by a heavier wave later Sunday.

Hartsburg family restaurant is 'more than the money'

The Claysville Store, 30 minutes south of Columbia in Hartsburg, offers diners a home cooked meal in a family and faith atmosphere. The restaurant was renovated from a general store that closed around 1940.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sid Sullivan shows qualifications for office

Sid Sullivan has the education, decision-making skills and focus needed to be an effective mayor.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ian Thomas has vision for better Columbia

Ian Thomas is able to use analytical problem solving and people skills to bring stakeholders together to find common solutions, two Columbia residents write.

DEAR READER: Archived stories shouldn't be deleted

Old stories have value. That’s why the Missourian launched a system in which everything on the website is free for the first 24 hours but anything older requires a paid membership.

Missouri baseball team splits doubleheader at Tennessee

The Tigers lost the first game 7-6 and won the second 14-6 to move to 8-12 overall and and 2-4 in Southeastern Conference play.

Conley Road laundromat fire caused $5,500 in damage

Two adults and four children were in the business when the fire started, but no one was injured.

WORLD BRIEFLY: Obama caps visit to Mideast

President Barack Obama toured the ancient city of Petra, Jordan, before heading home to the United States from a four-day visit to the Middle East.

ANALYSIS: U.S. budget balance is in the eye of the beholder

Opinions on how to balance the U.S. budget continue to differ as congressional Democrats and Republicans move toward another round of deficit-reducing negotiations. 

Man killed by Texas authorities is suspect in shooting death of MU grad in Colorado

Investigators are saying for the first time that Evan Spencer Ebel, who was killed in a gunfight with Texas authorities, is a suspect in the shooting death of Colorado's state prison system chief.

More Missouri bats diagnosed with deadly white-nose syndrome

The Missouri Department of Conservation said the white-nose syndrome, which does not infect people, was recently confirmed in four bats found in public caves in Washington and Franklin counties.

Sid Sullivan runs for mayor in a bid for change in a diverse community

The mayoral candidate, who has run for public office in mid-Missouri three times before, says he's simply seeking a position that will allow him to make a difference.

Missouri men's basketball team quietly bows out of 2013 NCAA Tournament

Missouri coach Frank Haith was quiet and composed after falling 84-72 on Thursday to Colorado State. The team that Haith built from transfers had finished 23-11 and gone a perfect 17-0 at home.