WHAT OTHERS SAY: In wake of Target's credit card hack, consumers should fight back

Consumers and lawmakers must demand tighter security on personal information, the theft of which can cause years of consternation.

Christmas trees may be recycled at curbs or mulch sites

Residents may place whole Christmas trees on the curb with regular trash without cutting the trees into smaller pieces through Jan. 31.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Iowa's Medicaid waiver should push Missouri Republicans to act

For those pushing to bring more health care to the working poor of the Show-Me State, and the massive economic benefits an infusion of $8 billion in federal spending would bring, this is a very important development.

Church signs roll the dice when getting hip with quips

Pastors eager to update the age-old practice of luring in worshippers with messages on marquees out front of the church are finding that joking about religion is a serious business, and it's easy to cross a line.


GUEST COMMENTARY: The fight for control over our dinner tables

The driving ethic of the thriving “good food movement” rebuts the insistence that agriculture is nothing but a business.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Voters approved clean power; now deliver it

In 2011, Missouri lawmakers rolled back that key provision about renewable engergy credits, removing the requirement that utilities get renewable energy from in-state projects. That allowed electric companies to get RECs from as far away as California, South Dakota and even Canada, something Ameren and Kansas City Power & Light have taken advantage of. That essentially undermines the renewable energy industry in Missouri where it could provide important economic investment in the state and thousands of new jobs.


Unclaimed lottery ticket purchased in Mo. worth $71.5 million

LeBron James wins AP Male Athlete of the Year

LeBron James was announced Thursday as The Associated Press' 2013 Male Athlete of the Year, becoming the third basketball player to capture the award that has been annually awarded since 1931.

Chiefs' Daniel, other backups ready for chance

It could be up to Chase Daniel and a slew of backups to give Kansas City some momentum headed into the postseason.

Rookie Zac Stacy needs 42 yards for 1,000

Zac Stacy is coming off consecutive 100-yard games and has four overall, including a career-best 134 yards against the Seahawks (12-3) at home in Week 5.

NFL players still hiding, playing with concussions

Millions can be made by men who can thrive and survive in what Lions receiver Nate Burleson called "a gladiator sport," by shaking off hits that are so hard brains collide with skulls. And, hundreds of millions of dollars — perhaps billions in the future — can be lost by the league.

Starting from scratch at U.S. speedskating trials

U.S. speedskating officials are hoping the new format will lead to more interest in the trials, which begin Friday at the Olympic oval in suburban Salt Lake City.

Video shows off White's new halfpipe trick

Six weeks to Sochi and first women's ski jumping event

Sara Takanashi has won all three World Cup ski jumping events this season and dominates the overall standings.

Missouri to start screening newborns for heart disease

Babies will start being tested for critical congenital heart disease starting Jan. 1. About 140 babies are born each year with the disease.

Columbia woman injured in shooting on Christmas Eve

Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus.

The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history's most reprinted newspaper editorial.

TOP 10 SPORTS MOMENTS OF 2013: No. 4 J'den becomes Columbia's first four-time wrestling champion

Currently wrestling at Missouri, J'den Cox capped his Hickman career record at 205-3 following a 56-0 senior campaign. With his heavyweight victory in February at the MSHSAA Wrestling Championships, Cox became Columbia's first four-time wrestling champion and the state's 22nd.

FROM READERS: How to bird watch

If you can be patient and appreciate getting a glimpse into the natural world around you, bird watching can be especially rewarding.

5 things to know about tracking Santa's journey

NORAD says Santa usually starts in the South Pacific and hits New Zealand and Australia before heading to Japan and Asia. Africa and Europe are next, followed by North America and South America.