Community discussion on the roles of the media beg certain questions

The Columbia Missourian is sponsoring “Watching the Watchdogs,” community forums meant to better understand the role that media should serve in our changing democracy. To what extent should voices in the community be required to identify themselves, and to what extent should they remain mere voices?

Sales tax holiday signed for energy-efficient appliances

The bill signed by Blunt is scheduled to run from April 19 through April 25 each year.

UPDATE: Women share concerns with Michelle Obama in KC

Obama held a roundtable discussion at the University of Missouri-Kansas City on Thursday.

Retired Boone County Circuit judge to hear Rios retrial

Judge Frank Conley was assigned Wednesday by the Missouri Supreme Court to preside over the murder trial of the former Columbia police officer.

Columbia woman to compete in Ms. Missouri Senior Pageant

Judith McKenney, 66, is one of 12 contestants in the pageant. Her pageant mentor, Susan Groves, of Fulton, won the contest last year.

Woman climbs smokestack at MU power plant

A 23-year-old woman climbed a 301.5-foot smokestack at the MU power plant early Thursday morning and then descended several hours later.

Boone County needs an agricultural preservation plan to protect its rural qualities

A zoning ordinance classified 60 percent of Boone County in such a way that landowners can subdivide their land into estate type plots, which would develop large tracts of farmland.

Musings on moving

The logistics of moving are more complicated than we admit.