Fee increases, programs cemented in city budget

The trash bag voucher program and Columbia Access Television both secured funding.

From the dusty attic to the showroom floor: Thomas Jefferson's restored grave marker has finally found a home

Thomas Jefferson's well-traveled, historic epitaph will be showcased in Jesse Hall after renovations are complete.

Designer approved for Flat Branch sewer system

The Columbia City Council approved bids from Engineering Surveys and Services to design replacements for two of the four Flat Branch Watershed sewer projects.

In rare deal, MU will research Italian artifacts

Through "The Hidden Treasures of Rome" project, previously unstudied artifacts that have been stored in Rome will be researched by MU students and scholars until Dec. 31, 2017.

Change of judge sought as Opus starts demolition

Lack of restraining order means project can proceed.

Army historian re-enacts yesterday's battles for lessons today

David Chuber, a command historian at the U.S. Army Engineer School in Ft. Leonard Wood, spoke Sunday at the Battle of Mount Zion re-enactment. He talked about bringing past battles into context to teach today's soldiers.

Contestants can design Columbia's first city flag

Designs must be submitted by 5 p.m. Nov. 14. After a public vote to determine the top three flags, the City Council will decide which one, if any, it would like to adopt.

Columbia College president issues video game challenge

Columbia College's president has issued a Madden NFL challenge to students at the school in which the winner has a chance at free textbooks for a year.

Risk management firm could also prioritize mental health services in UM System

The UM System hired the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management to advise UM System President Tim Wolfe's sexual assault and mental health services task force. 

Q&A: Jane Goodall emphasizes conservation, opportunity for youth

Jane Goodall reflects on her life studying chimpanzees, her current role in conservation and activism, and why it all matters.

MU is Jefferson's 'child,' biographer says

Jon Meacham has written six books about American history, including "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power."

VIDEO: Battle of Centralia in four parts

Videographer Sarah Rothberg and photojournalist Alexy Furman spent the day and night documenting the re-enactment of the Battle of Centralia on Saturday. Watch the video and see the day unfold in four short chapters from the preparation in the morning to the night lighting of the cannons.

Lanterns fill sky Sunday for National Suicide Prevention Week memorial event

About 100 of the lit lanterns floated above MU, many with scrawled messages to lost loved ones.

Farm amendment stands after recount

In Boone County, voters rejected the amendment by a 2- 1 margin. Almost 9,000 voters cast "yes" ballots, while about 18,500 voted "no."




Eager Jane Goodall fans anticipate her visit to MU on Wednesday

Community members expressed excitement in anticipation of seeing the famed primatologist and activist speak.

Centralia re-enactors swap stories at nightfall

Aside from an evening dance near the old-fashioned merchandise tents, the nighttime schedule is left empty. Most people spend their night swapping stories from years of portraying Civil War battles.

Photographer shows Battle of Centralia in different light

Missourian photographer Hannah Sturtecky used an iPhone app to take pictures of the Battle of Centralia re-enactment.

Pastor, artist, poet explore life's journey through collaborative book

First strangers, then friends and now co-authors, three Columbia residents have released a book that explores life's journey through a metaphor of a house with six doors.

WEEK IN PHOTOS: I'm Shmacked visits Columbia; Civil War re-enactments take over Centralia

Photographers captured images from the national party tour, I'm Shmacked, the Missouri football game and the opening of a new store in Columbia this week.

WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: 'Mizzou Made' not entirely accurate; legislature overrides gun rights veto

In this week's most-read stories, senior wide receivers are on pace for big numbers, Kim Anderson adjusts to recruiting for a Division I school and Gary Pinkel's game-day outfit gets a full analysis.