Huckabee warns of nation's 'health crisis'

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, making his first public speech since dropping out of the Republican presidential nomination race, spoke on the importance of making good individual health decisions and how poor diets can harm Americans and the economy.

Republicans file Insure Missouri legislation

After months of deliberation, Missouri Republicans have filed legislation to implement the governor’s proposed Insure Missouri plan to expand government-backed health care coverage for more Missourians.

First Ward candidates offer solutions to low First Ward participation on boards, commissions

Low numbers characterize First Ward representation on boards and commissions, but the candidates differ in their response to this issue.

Letter: Segert understands School Board issues

As the most qualified candidate, Ines Segert is pushing for a more open and accountable board.

Boone Hospital Center board candidates take questions from public

The candidates running for the Boone Hospital Center Board of Trustees’ two open positions fielded questions from the public during a forum Tuesday evening at the Roger B. Wilson Boone County Government Center.

First Ward candidates support pay for City Council members

All four candidates say the council deserves some level of pay or stipends.

Tax break proposed for hybrid buyers

A tax incentive of $2,000 or 10 percent of the vehicle’s price, whichever is the lower number, was given preliminary approval Monday for cars produced in the U.S.

House to debate amendments to higher education budget

An amendment to include funding for the Preparing to Care initiative, requested by all of the state’s two- and four-year state colleges and universities, will be among the topics discussed Tuesday afternoon.

Three of four council candidates advocate more wards

With ward reapportionment only a couple of years away, candidates say the time has come to boost the size of the City Council and better represent constituents.

Republicans to meet to elect delegates for congressional district and state caucuses

Boone County GOP members must fill 110 delegate slots, plus alternates. Three delegates will have the chance to attend the national convention in September.

Boone Hospital Center to receive $191,000 as part of a women’s health initiative

The hospital plans to use the funds to educate women about cardiovascular-related diseases.

Boone County Ballot List

This is a list of Boone County ballot candidates and issues outside of Columbia.

Six Missouri superdelegates still up for grabs

Six Missouri Democratic superdelegates remain unpledged more than a month after the Missouri primary, and many show no sign of coming close to making a decision.

Midwifery law reviewed by state Supreme Court

The law legalizing midwifery was stuck down in August because it was not related to health insurance, opposers of the law say. A midwives group is appealing the decision.

McCain has nomination; Democrats still divided

Hillary Clinton won the Rhode Island primary Tuesday night and raced to a big lead in Ohio but struggled to make a major dent in Barack Obama’s delegate lead. Arizona Sen. John McCain clinched the Republican nomination.

Columbians choose delegates for Clinton, Obama

The parking lot of Rock Bridge High School was full to capacity on Thursday night as 143 residents turned out to elect delegates to the district nominating convention.

Flu cases spark concern in Missouri legislature

The chair of the Senate Public Health Committee has filed a bill to create a pilot program to bring vaccines into schools.

Former House and Senate member announces candidacy for 9th Congressional District

A second person who has represented Columbia in Missouri’s legislature has joined the campaign for the 9th Congressional District. Ken Jacob, a former member of the Missouri House and Senate, said he has opened an exploratory committee with every intention of entering the race.

About half of the candidates for state offices expected to file on first day

Tuesday is the first day candidates can register to run for election. About 350 people are expected to file Tuesday.

State Rep. Judy Baker running to replace Hulshof

Baker's announcement places her among two Democratic and three Republican candidates running for the seat in Congress.