A 25-year-old civil war in Sri Lanka will likely end in a matter of weeks, at least in its conventional form. The future of the region, however, is still very much up in the air.
The Postal Service has been struggling to compete with e-mail and online bill paying for some time, but the economic downturn of this past year as had an even bigger impact. The Gateway District, which covers central and northeastern Missouri and southern Illinois, saw a 9.1 million drop in mail volume.
Editor's note — This column contains language some readers might find offensive.
Citizens are encouraged to contact Sen. Claire McCaskill about the economic stimulus bill, which was signed into law on Feb. 17, 2009.
With the recent drop in weekly publishing, the Missourian takes time to beef up on sports reporting and acknowledge even the rarest of topics.
In other news this week, outsiders were hired to take control of Columbia's police department and public schools, though it may take some time to evaluate those choices. And there are still questions for new UM President Gary Forsee to answer.
The federal stimulus package includes $8 billion for high-speed rail systems. Since the Interstate 70/St. Louis to Kansas City route has already been designated as a rail corridor, the state use a portion of its stimulus money to create a Regional Transportation District in mid-Missouri.
With the recent news regarding Chris Brown's arrest for assault, various news outlets have reported that Brown's girlfriend, Rihanna, was the victim. This incident brings into question the policy of privacy for naming assault victims and whether or not it should be the same as the one for rape victims.
Political editor Scott Swafford and reporter Andrew Van Dam discuss how this year's candidates for City Council are utilizing the Internet.
When considering the four-day school week, questions arise about what kids would do on their days off and whether it's fair to taxpayers.
All it takes is a few clicks and the Central Missouri Humane Society could be closer to winning a shelter makeover from the Web site Zootoo.com.
By writing in support of a second AmerenUE nuclear plant, Mayor Darwin Hindman smartly opened needed discussion regarding nuclear power in mid-Missouri without specifically committingColumbia to a particular action.
One of the great minds of the movie industry has posed this question: "Why aren't movies better these days?" One answer is that people are only paying to see sensational, explosive flicks based on comics books instead of supporting more original films.
K-12 Editor Liz Brixey talks about Belcher's background as superintendent of the Kearney School District.
Meals on Wheels was able to deliver 2,390 lunches as part of the fundraiser.
As many Americans find themselves jobless or in financial trouble, they can use this time of economic crisis to reach out to others and acquire new skills for life.
As the race for the next superintendent of Columbia Public Schools was coming to a close, K-12 reporters Amanda Branco and Joshua Nichol-Caddy offer an update on the selection process.
Jerome F. Dunn, 21, was arrested by a Boone County Sheriff's deputy after a search of his home revealed stolen property, according to a news release from the Boone County Sheriff's Department.
The faith-based Long Spoons Coalition helps to reinforce the community's interests in the state budget process.
This week, we also ask you to weigh in on the stimulus package, an increase in gun sales and the success of the Missouri men's basketball team.