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Could budget cutbacks be the death of the university press?

For 54 years, the University of Missouri Press has showcased the state’s history, culture and authors to readers close to home and scholars far beyond its borders. That legacy ends next month after the university system's president's decision to shut down the money-losing press.

Shoot the Messenger: Carolina’s costly mistake on sea level rise

The North Carolina Senate has approved legislation that would prohibit the state from considering projected sea level increases in its coastal management strategy. But a scientist involved in the debate argues that ignoring these projections will wind up costing North Carolina — and the rest of the U.S. — far more.

Rodney King, key L.A. riots figure, dead at 47 – latimes.com

Rodney King, whose beating by Los Angeles police helped spark the 1992 L.A. riots, died Sunday at his home in Rialto. He was 47. King became a symbol for police brutality and the troubled relations between the LAPD and minority...