Euliss wants to bring fiscal responsibility to council through Sixth Ward seat

The chief financial officer of Boone Electric Cooperative said the city isn't spending taxpayers' money as wisely as it could.


Death Notices for March 31

Death notices for Dorothy Yoder, Allen Hoefelman and Kevin Crane.

Second Ward council candidate Paul Love feels need to mount a challenge

The president of the Parkade Neighborhood Association says the only way to change government is to get involved.

Second Ward incumbent Michael Trapp says campaign is easier this time around

The Parkade neighborhood resident and interim director of Phoenix Health Programs says idealism must be balanced with pragmatism.

First Ward candidates discuss jobs, criticism at forum

Candidates talked about learning from previous First Ward council members and staying in touch with the people of the First Ward.

Willie Nelson listens, reminisces before Monday night concert

Willie Nelson spent some time talking about family farming with people from the Missouri Rural Crisis Center before his Columbia concert on Monday evening.

Columbia celebrates Earth Hour with drop in electric load

Columbia has averaged a drop of 1.88 megawatts since 2008, with maximum electricity reduction at 2.5 megawatts in 2011. Most areas of the city participated, with the greatest reduction shown in western Columbia.

Firefighter Lt. Bruce Britt selected for 2015 Dr. Edward H Robb Award

Lt. Bruce Britt’s wife, Leigh, and their daughter, Stormy, plan to accept the award on his behalf.

Family-owned Riback Supply purchased by Iowa-based supply company

Riback Supply Co. has 18 locations — 17 in Missouri and one in Kansas. Plumb Supply has 18 locations in Iowa.

VOTERS GUIDE: What you need to know about the 2015 General Election

Columbia voters will choose three new Columbia City Council representatives and elect leadership for the Columbia School Board in the April 7 General Election.

Downtown Columbia churches unite for Palm Sunday procession

Members from seven downtown Columbia churches hold service in the middle of Ninth Street and Broadway on Sunday to start the Christian celebration of Holy Week.

WEEK IN PHOTOS: Cardboard crafts, fowl chemicals and future cartographers

This week's photo roundup follows our photographers from downtown Columbia to Paris, Missouri, as they tell stories with images and capture the moments we would otherwise have missed.

Council candidates' opinions not limited to paper or plastic

The results of the upcoming April 7 election could drastically alter the dynamic of the Columbia City Council and the debate over a potential ban on plastic bags. Of the thirteen candidates, many support the ban for environmental and economic reasons, others believe city council should not be involved in private enterprise.

McCaskill plans listening tour for Missouri seniors

The ranking member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging will hold eight events throughout the state this week, including one in Columbia.

Missouri students compete in National Geographic Bee

Nikhil Krishnan, a seventh-grader from Fenton, beat out hundreds of fellow Missouri students to earn a trip to Washington, D.C., in May for the National Geographic Bee championship.

City Council candidates weigh in on whether Columbia's marijuana ordinances should be changed

Some candidates support putting the issue on a citywide ballot, others suggest a statewide vote is needed.

MU student arrested, suspected of holding woman hostage

Haohan Hu, 21, is charged with unlawful use of a weapon, felonious restraint, and misdemeanor domestic assault.

Columbia files notice of appeal in fired officer case

Former Columbia police officer Rob Sanders said the appeal was expected but that he and his attorney expect to prevail.

History, community intersect at downtown armory

If you know where to look, there are still places in the Armory Sports and Recreation Center that hark back to its original use by the National Guard.



Nate Brown wants to give the First Ward community a voice

The Reynolds Journalism Institute spokesman who grew up in Columbia's Sharp End says the city must improve its relationship with central-city residents.