Health Department to hold Saturday flu clinic

A limited number of vaccinations will be free on a first-come, first-served basis. Flu vaccinations are otherwise available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Columbia teen follows family tradition with top bowling accomplishments

Devin Klotz comes from a family with a history in bowling. Now 17, he belongs to three bowling teams and frequently participates in bowling tournaments, leagues and other games.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don't continue to subsidize developers in Columbia

Anti-Prop 2 groups representing developers are trying to convince voters that the lion’s share of the cost of new roads for new developments should continue to be heavily subsidized by taxpayers.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reduce taxpayer cost for new development

Let's use existing taxpayer dollars for road maintenance and snow removal on existing roads. Vote yes on Prop 2

Missouri researchers studying respiratory virus

More than 1,100 cases of enterovirus D68 have been confirmed in the United States since August.

NYU professor speaks at MU about emotions in medical practice

Danielle Ofri read an excerpt from her book and discussed the positive and negative effects of emotion during a visit to MU. 

As autism diagnoses increase, therapy and treatment services strive to keep up

The number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder has been increasing in recent years. Meanwhile, there aren't enough clinical and educational resources to keep up with demand.

Teal Pumpkin Project aims to raise awareness of food allergies

Two Columbia mothers urge people to remember children with food allergies and invisible disabilities. There are "all types of little ones out there," Tara Arnett says.

Smurf quartet raises funds downtown

Four locals camped out at the intersection of Broadway and Ninth Street for Job Point's fifth annual Local Celebrity Apprentice Fundraiser on Tuesday.

MU professor shares research, experience as mother who adopted children across racial lines

Colleen Colaner and other researchers at MU are working together to create an online hub about family communication that is designed to help adoptive, interfaith, transracial and other non-traditional families.

MU student's death highlights difficulties of balancing Type 1 diabetes, college life

MU student Cale Boedeker's death made the dangers and risks of Type 1 diabetes tragically real. MU students with diabetes say managing the disease, schoolwork and a social life makes finding a healthy balance in college especially difficult, but they find the help they need in the form of community and friends.

Living his dream: Local artist brings on a renaissance in printmaking in Missouri

Artist Jeffery Moore started a new life in Columbia after struggling in St. Louis and found a way to connect Columbia with his art and printmaking.

2014 MU Homecoming blood drive collects 5,738 pints of blood

Multiple locations around the Missouri-Illinois region held blood drives in support of the 2014 MU Homecoming blood drive. Counting satellite locations, more than 6,000 pints of blood were estimated to have been collected.


Columbia at 'very low' risk of Ebola outbreak, health officials say

Although the risk of outbreak is low, public health officials say they are ready for a quick response.

Columbia-based Purple Bird Project raises epilepsy awareness

Chris Heuer and his wife, Amy Lake, make purple porcelain bird pendants in their Columbia home and sell them to help pay expenses for their 10-year-old daughter, Helen, who has epilepsy.

UPDATE: Missouri laboratory certified to test for Ebola

The center is one of 20 across the country that can test potential Ebola specimens.

MISSOURIAN MINUTE: Dances of Universal Peace unites members through song and dance

Members of the Columbia community express the ideas of peace and joy through sacred songs and dances of world religions.

Cole County Health Department says Ebola call was a false alarm

A Jefferson City person claimed that someone in their home had Ebola-like symptoms Thursday morning. After being notified, local law enforcement verified that the claim was false.

Unclear rules for MU Homecoming blood drive spur competition, concerns

MU's Homecoming blood drive puts pressure on Greek students to donate in support of a long-standing tradition that has made the event one of the biggest of its kind in the nation.

New test to bump up diagnoses of respiratory illness in kids

A new test used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to help speed up a backlog of cases that could show a greater spread of enterovirus 68.