Ryan Ferguson continues quest for freedom

These six court documents explain each side’s argument in the contentious Ryan Ferguson murder case. I’d suggest starting with Ferguson’s habeas corpus petition, filed in January 2013.

MU Student Activity Fee increases by 50 percent

The MU Student Activity Fee, a required payment for all students, has increased by 52 percent in the past five years. In fall 2012, it will cost $164.88 per semester for undergraduates.

Try out the interactive graphic on The Columbia Missourian website»


Houses rebuilt by Columbia Community Development Corp.

The Columbia Community Development Corp. is a consortium of seven local banks that buy vacant or dilapidated properties in Columbia’s older neighborhoods and build new houses on the lots. The corporation has built 29 homes and renovated three. Their locations are shown in the map. See the graphic on columbiamissourian.com»