Vigils to encourage peaceful response to Michael Brown grand jury decision

The vigils, which will be held Saturday at mid-Missouri churches, will strive to promote peace and understanding.

MISSOURIAN MINUTE: For MU student, learning to adapt is part of the performance

MU graduate student Julie McGinnity hopes to keep performing in operas, but sometimes other people's expectations of her abilities get in her way.

Columbia voters reject Proposition 2

The ballot measure would have raised development fees to help pay for new streets.

Opponents to Callaway County CAFO say it could lead to negative health, environmental effects

Tuesday's press conference warned that the CAFO being built in Callaway County could lead to increased water and air pollution..

Groundbreaking ceremony to be held for south Columbia elementary school

The Columbia Public School District continues to grow as a groundbreaking ceremony Monday will signal the start of construction of an elementary school in southwest Columbia.


Provost candidate Brickhouse promotes 'shared vision' for MU

Provost candidate Nancy Brickhouse addressed MU's Association of American Universities standing, student initiatives and Title IX issues at her open forum Wednesday morning. Brickhouse is the third candidate to interview at MU.

ELECTION 2014: A look at the results of some key local and state races

Here's a list of some key local and statewide races from Tuesday's midterm election.

Boone County midterm voter turnout lowest since 2000

This year's midterm elections brought in 15 percent fewer Boone County voters than the average turnout. Political science professor Marvin Overby offers possible reasoning for the lack of voter interest.

Columbia voters reject public safety tax

Proposition 1 would have boosted Columbia's property tax levy to pay for additional police and firefighters.

ELECTION 2014: What the voters are saying

Voters across Boone County cast ballots for federal, state and county officials, as well as constitutional amendments and tax propositions. Read what they have to say here.

MU professor Michael Budds brings the gift of music to his students

Michael Budds is the first musicologist to be inducted into the Missouri Music Hall of Fame. His enthusiasm and experience as musician, teacher and friend have brought him to where he is today.

UPDATE: Chuck Basye wins 47th District state representative seat

Republican Chuck Basye defeated incumbent John Wright for the 47th District state representative seat.

Rowden elected to 2nd term as state representative for 44th District

The Columbia Republican defeated Democrat Tom Pauley of Hallsville, Missouri.

Nora Dietzel to be recorder of deeds

Dietzel, an 18-year veteran of the office, was elected to succeed 35-year incumbent Bettie Johnson.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Missouri 2014 General Election Results

Pick the race you want to view and roll over the map to explore election return data from the Missouri Secretary of State's Office. The results will update every five minutes. Refresh the page to see the latest numbers.

Shaw wins Division 5 associate circuit court judge seat

The veteran public defender defeats Republican Mike Whitworth and will succeed retiring Judge Larry Bryson.

Atwill re-elected presiding commissioner of Boone County

The Democratic incumbent, who was appointed the top county official after the death of Ed Robb in 2011, was elected to a full four-year term for the first time.

Missouri attorney general names special prosecutor in Addison's crash case

Charges are yet to be filed after the arrest of Moniteau County Prosecutor Shayne Healea in connection with the Oct. 25 crash into Addison's window that injured four.

Loan for rare MU-Italy art project covers shipping, insurance costs

Enel Green Power, a renewable energy firm headquartered in Rome, is funding the loan of unstudied Italian antiquities from the B.C. era to MU for research. The project costs the group about $130,000.

Study: BPA absorption accelerated by skin care products

BPA, a chemical found in many consumer products such as plastic bottles and metal cans, may have health effects on the brain, behavior and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children, studies say.