California university foundations remain obscure despite new law

A new California law grants the public access to records of private foundations that are affiliated with the University of California and California State University campuses. But accessing the foundation records of the 33 total campuses isn't as easy or uniform as it sounds.

Senate approves naming bridge in honor of Stan Musial

Musial spent his entire 22-year career with the Cardinals, leading the team to three World Series wins. He was a three-time MVP and seven-time batting champion.

Cardinals celebrate Mass before entering conclave

In his homily, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals, called for unity within the church.

Biography of Columbia pianist J.W. 'Blind' Boone expands knowledge

Mary Barile and Christine Montgomery released "Merit, Not Sympathy, Wins: The Life and Times of Blind Boone," which helps fill a lack in literature about Columbia's blind musical prodigy.

Release of water into Missouri River will be increased

The Army Corps of Engineers stood by last month's prediction that winter runoff from melting snow and rain into the Missouri River above Sioux City, Iowa, will be 80 percent of normal this year.

Efforts for Missouri River habitat still stalled

At issue is the Army Corps of Engineers' effort to create a refuge for young pallid sturgeon and other native species.

Missouri Senate panel votes to end renters' tax break

The bill would implement a recommendation from a tax-credit review commission appointed by Nixon.

Missouri House passes health care conscience measure

Workers seeking to invoke the so-called conscience protection would have to provide reasonable notice.

Nixon urges Missouri senators to oppose tax plan

Gov. Jay Nixon objects to the bill because it would raise the state sales tax by one-half cent over five years.

Missouri House, Senate endorse union paycheck bill

The final measure was the product of a compromise forged after nearly eight hours of opposition from Senate Democrats.

Media watching for results of papal conclave

Websites have been set up to alert people when a decision is made, and several media outlets are broadcasting from the scene.

Colorado judge enters not guilty plea for Holmes

James Holmes is charged with 166 counts, mostly murder and attempted murder, in the July 20 attack on moviegoers at a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in the Denver suburb of Aurora that killed 12 people and injured 70.

Mike Griggs named new director of Parks and Recreation Department

Mike Griggs, the department's current assistant director, will be promoted to the position effective Friday.

Missouri House panel to consider bonding package

Revenue from the bonds could pay for construction on college campuses, state parks, the state Capitol and rural water projects.

Missouri Senate panel begins review of criminal code

The legislation is the work of a Missouri Bar panel that began meeting five years ago to give the code its first makeover since the 1970s.

Mars rover shows planet could have supported life

Curiosity is the first spacecraft sent to Mars that could collect a sample from deep inside a rock, and scientists said Tuesday that they hit pay dirt with that first rock.

Columbia School Board votes in favor of three-tier transportation plan

High school students will have more flexibility under the new plan, and middle school students will start first. 

Missouri men's basketball braces for SEC Tournament play

The Missouri men's basketball team is busy preparing for the Southeastern Conference tournament, which starts Thursday for the Tigers.

Missouri license officials assure security of documents

A Missouri man filed a lawsuit challenging a new requirement that documents be scanned into a state computer system.

Comet Pan-STARRS best seen this week

The Comet Pan-STARRS will be visible for three weeks. The comet could provide a great view Tuesday evening shortly after sunset, so grab a pair of binoculars.