East Campus residents gather to celebrate unveiling of gateway sculpture

The first of four gateway sculptures in the East Campus neighborhood was unveiled Sunday afternoon. The top of the sculpture uses a "C" bisected by a writing quill to make both a "C" and an "E", representing the neighborhood's initials. The quill references the neighborhood's long lasting ties to MU. East Campus has traditionally been a neighborhood for MU faculty and, more recently, students.

The first of four sculptures around East Campus, as a part its gateway project, was unveiled for residents of the neighborhood Sunday afternoon.

Haith says SEC is disrespected, wants players to embrace NIT opportunity

For the first time since 2005, Missouri will be participating in the National Invitation Tournament. The Tigers received a No. 2 seed and will host No. 7 seed Davidson at 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Mizzou Arena in the first round of the 32-team field.

Missouri receives NIT berth, hosts Davidson on Tuesday

The Missouri Tigers will participate in the National Invitation Tournament for the first time since 2005.

City Council to consider decriminalizing marijuana cultivation

Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe is sponsoring an amendment to city ordinances that would decriminalize the cultivation of up to six marijuana plants and expand protections for seriously ill people.

Attorneys, legal expert say Ryan Ferguson's lawsuit has merits, but will be difficult to win

Lawsuits like the one Ryan Ferguson filed Monday can be difficult to win. But one attorney said Ferguson has a definite advantage since a court has already determined there was prosecutorial misconduct in the case.

Columbia residents can comment on proposed downtown housing Monday

Columbia City Council will decide this week whether 1,325 beds of student housing will become part of downtown. Here's a breakdown of the three proposed development agreements.


THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Ferguson files civil rights case; University Village to close in June

MU will allow University Village residents to break their leases without a penalty, according to an MU News Bureau release.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Children examine stuffed animals; women embrace new looks

This week stuffed animals, fiery marbles and newly shaved heads caught the eye of Missourian photographers.

Senator Claire McCaskill to visit Columbia on Monday

Sen. Claire McCaskill will be speaking to and taking questions from Columbia residents during a town hall meeting at 11:15 a.m. at the Daniel Boone City Building on Monday.

New legislation could make finding work easier for released convicts

The bill would certify work that inmates performed while in prison.

Columbia City Council to vote on brick street resolution

The Historic Preservation Commission has proposed to repair brick streets and uncover asphalt-covered brick streets in an effort to express Columbia's historic character and to beautify streets.

Missouri Deer Classic brings cross-generational pull to hunting

The 2o14 Missouri Deer Classic & Outdoor Expo kicked off at the Central Missouri Event Center on Saturday.

Columbia's Carl Edwards leads Ford sweep at rain-soaked Bristol

Carl Edwards claimed a rain-soaked win at Bristol Motor Speedway, where weather wreaked havoc on yet another Sprint Cup race this season.

Sunshine Week: Tensions rise over access to local government

As post-911 America shifts toward increased secrecy, journalists are clashing with local governments over openness. So what does this mean for the American public?


Missouri bill seeks lower bar for Sunshine Law enforcement

The Missouri Senate is looking to both decrease the punishment for violating Sunshine requests and make such violations easier to punish.

Vargas tires in 5th, Royals edge Padres 9-6 in 10

Jason Vargas cruised through four innings before allowing two home runs in the fifth during the Kansas City Royals' 9-6 victory over the San Diego Padres in 10 innings Sunday.

Niese exits early, Mets top Cardinals 10-4

Jonathon Niese lasted only two innings for a New York Mets split squad Sunday, leaving a 10-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals with a sore left elbow.

Lack of action in 2003 leads to loss of Missouri tobacco money

An arbitration panel decided Missouri officials did not diligently enforce the terms of a 46-state tobacco settlement, causing the state to receive less than half its typical $130 million annual deposit next month.


Wind power line proposal irks some Midwest farmers

The windy plains of Kansas could be a treasure trove in the nation's effort to harness clean energy, but a major proposal to move wind-generated electricity eastward is running into a roadblock: Farmers who don't want high-power transmission lines on their land.

After Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappearance, changes not assured

Transmitting data by satellite for 80,000 daily flights worldwide wouldn't be cheap for airlines, which made an average of $4.13 in profits per passenger last year.