March 15, 2010
Rick Buford answers: Columbia's population now exceeds 100,000, and ward boundaries will have to be redrawn after the 2010 census. Do you believe the city should add more wards and council members?
Rick Buford answers: Would you vote to put a renewal of the city's sales tax for parks on the November ballot?
Rick Buford answers: What are your thoughts on comprehensive growth management planning now under way?
Rick Buford answers: What incentives, if any, should the city offer to bring in new businesses?
Rick Buford answers: Do you support the ballot issue calling for the city to place security cameras downtown?
Rick Buford answers: Is crime a problem in Columbia? If so, what do you believe to be the best way to curb crime in the city?
Rick Buford answers: Should the city be looking at new sources of revenue in tight economic times? If so, what are the best options?
Rick Buford answers: There's been quite a bit of debate on the balance of power between the City Council and city manager. Do you think council members should have more input in executive decisions?
Bracket for 2010 NAIA women's basketball tournament
A homeowner looks at the damages to his home following the 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile on Feb. 27. Many homes in Chile are built colonial style and suffered damage because they are made of mud and clay materials.
A Chilean walks across a crack formed by the 8.8 magnitude earthquake which caused devastation to a large part of Chile on Feb. 27.
A Chilean homeowner assesses the infrastructure damage to his home after the 8.8 magnitude earthquake which devastated parts of Chile.
Tracey Conrad was selected as Hickman High School's new principal. She will begin her new role on July 1.
A section of Broadway in Columbia has been endorsed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to be included in the National Register of Historic Places.
The Show-Me Showboaters barbershop chorus performs during the Census rally on Monday. The rally featured live performances as well as lawmakers and county officials.
Boone County Presiding Commissioner Ken Pearson laughs with Julie Middleton during the Census rally on Monday. The all-day rally in Jefferson City featured live performances as well as lawmakers and county officials.
Lori Simms, left, and Katina Jones laugh while preparing hot dogs to give out at the Census rally in Jefferson City on Monday. The rally was held to help encourage census participation. Missouri risks losing one of its congressional seats this year.
Vicky Banda of the Hispanic Heritage Dance Group performs on the steps of the state Capitol on Monday. The performance was part of the rally to promote the U.S. Census. The rally was held to help encourage census participation. The state could lose one of its seats in Congress this year.
From left, Yelenia Guillen, Alfonso Garcia, Jennifer Martinez and Vicky Banda perform on the steps of the Capitol building Monday. The performance was part of a rally held to promote interest and participation in the 2010 U.S. Census.
MU art professor Lampo Leong is an internationally-known artist specializing in Chinese calligraphy.