Jason Thornhill: City's most pressing issue [Audio]

Jason Thornhill, a Realtor with Weichert, Realtors — First Tier, is one of two candidates for the Second Ward seat on City Council that will be filled in Tuesday's election.

In the audio clip at the bottom of this page, he talks about what he perceives as the city's most pressing issue.

Read a profile of Thornhill

AUDIO: Jason Thornhill
Jason Thornhill: Why people should vote for me
Jason Thornhill: City Council's role
Jason Thornhill: Budget challenges
Jason Thornhill: Balance on the council

AUDIO: Allan Sharrock
Allan Sharrock: Why people should vote for me
Allan Sharrock: City Council's role
Allan Sharrock: City's most pressing issue
Allan Sharrock: Budget challenges
Allan Sharrock: Balance on the council

Area near Clark Lane where Jeremy Setzer was hit [Photo]

The area around the intersection of Clark Lane and Lambeth Drive where Columbia Police say Officer Alan Mitchell hit Columbia resident Jeremy Setzer on Saturday. Setzer, who was lying on the road at the time of the accident, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Standing in the dugout [Photo]

Greg Folgia stands in the St. Louis Cardinals dugout during MU's game against SLU on April 1, 2009.

Rock Bridge student Democrats listen to discussion [Photo]

From left in front, Ana Boettcher, Cyrille Goldstein and Brenna Blazis of the Rock Bridge High School Democrats listen while school board candidate Dan Holt answers questions on Tuesday's forum.

Rock Bridge students host candidate forum [Photo]

CORRECTED CAPTION: School board candidate Michelle Pruitt, center, listens to Jeannine H. Craig, left, answer a question proposed by an audience member. Rock Bridge High School students hosted the forum for the candidates in the upcoming election on April 7. An earlier version of this caption misspelled one of the candidates' names.

Medical students speak with patient [Photo]

From left, medical students Molly Keegan and Lincoln Sheets talk with patient Darryl Lumley about his symptoms at the MedZou clinic on March 19. The student-run clinic was the brainchild of David Atashroo, who noticed that other medical schools had similar clinics. "This is a national trend but it's not widespread yet. We're kind of the pioneers," Sheets said.

MU medical student speaks with adviser [Photo]

Medical student Molly Keegan, left, discusses her plan of treatment for a patient with faculty adviser Erik Lindbloom at the MedZou clinic on March 19. The clinic fills a need in the community and also gives the medical students a chance to put their knowledge into practice. "We hope that people are coming here who have no place to go other than the ER when it's not an emergency," said medical student Lincoln Sheets.

Medical students see patient at MedZou clinic [Photo]

Medical students Molly Keegan, left, and Lincoln Sheets, right, examine Darryl Lumley at the MedZou clinc on Thursday. "I'm getting better care here than I did at the clinic that made money off of it," Lumley said. "They're more attentive."

Photo illustration of Jason Thornhill and Allan Sharrock [Photo]

Jason Thornhill, left, and Allan Sharrock are running for the Second Ward seat on the Columbia City Council. The election is April 7.

Jason Thornhill plants flowers with his family [Photo]

From left, Leslie, Kenley, Cooper and Jason Thornhill plant flowers in their front yard on March 22. Jason Thornhill is running for the Second Ward seat on the City Council on a platform of crime reduction, job creation and improvement of the city's infrastructure.

Allan Sharrock grills a tri-tip steak in his backyard [Photo]

Allan Sharrock, a candidate for the Second Ward seat on the Columbia City Council, grills a Brazilian-style tri-tip steak in his backyard on Monday. Sharrock is a sixth grade teacher at Lange Middle School and hopes to bring a "fresh perspective to the council," he said. "As a teacher, public service is kind of in my blood."

Producing raw milk [Photo]

Eric Vimont hooks up a milking machine.

Milk in the raw [Photo]

Eric Vimont, the owner of Pasture Nectar Farms in Mount Vernon, bottles the milk once all the cows are milked. Kathy Vimont, his wife, will then cool it. A quick cooling is one of the three things Eric Vimont said is necessary for quality raw milk. The other two factors are cleanliness while milking and the type of wheat the cows eat.

Milking a cow [Photo]

Eric Vimont and his son, Jake Vimont, pet a calf as his mother is milked.

Hail to the police chief [Photo]

Captain Zim Schwartze, left, and outgoing Interim Police Chief Tom Dresner attended the swearing-in ceremony of the new police chief, Kenneth Burton, on Monday.

Kenneth Burton's oath of office [Photo]

Columbia City Clerk Sheela Amin, right, administers the oath of office to the new Columbia Police Department police chief, Kenneth Burton, at the City Council Chamber on Monday. Burton said he will work to make the Police Department more citizen-focused and friendly.

Unaccustomed Earth [Photo]

The Air We Breathe [Photo]

the beat 3/30 [Audio]

Surveying a dream [Photo]

Observing the fruits of her labors, Robin Potter happily surveys a full restaurant Sunday afternoon while her partner Linda's daughter, Michelle Cunningham, takes food to a table.