Today's Question: Is it time to add members to the City Council?

While Columbia has certainly grown in size since 1973, the size of the City Council has not.

Term limits not helping government work efficiently

Inexperienced lawmakers tend to stick to their ideology during their limited time in office, which is one reason why so little is getting done in Jefferson City this session.

LETTER: Health Connection too important to community to close

Their dedication in providing specific guidance, tailored for my arthritis, is the very essence of the university's "Make a Difference" program — they made a real difference in my life.

AIG a case study in how greed breeds more greed

Greed often leads to unethical behaviors. The president says we have to get back to the values that built this nation, and greed is not one of them.

Plenty of similarities between Memphis and Missouri

Memphis and Missouri have more in common than being in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament and sharing the same nickname.

Report calls for dedicated US food safety agency

The report calls for FDA food program funding to double over the next five years, from $542 million in fiscal year 2009.

LETTER: Barbara Hoppe is good for the entire Columbia community

Columbia residents outside of the Sixth Ward are counting on Hoppe being re-elected.

Calipari, Anderson meet again

Missouri coach Mike Anderson and Memphis coach John Calipari were familiar foes when the two coached against each other in the Conference USA.

LETTER: Stand up to people who love guns

Killing is not good for society.

Cougars enjoy the ride to national title game

Despite being disappointed with a loss in the NAIA national touranment championship, the Columbia College men's basketball team enjoyed a special season with many accomplishments.

Court upholds Missouri 'Choose Life' license plate decision

A federal appeals court upheld a lower court's ruling that state-issued license plates are constituted private speech and cannot be censored.

Senators redirect Missouri gambling funds to schools

The Missouri Gaming Commission has estimated the new law could generate between $75 million and $125 million annually.

Church shooter tries to change not guilty plea

Terry Sedlacek, the man who authorities say fatally shot the Rev. Fred Winters while he was giving his Sunday sermon, tried to plead guilty during his arraignment via video from his jail cell. However, the judge said his previous not guilty plea will stand.

The D-word: Will recession become something worse?

Economic depression is a frightening term that economists and lawmakers are avoiding in the current downturn.

City Council candidates share their budget priorities

Columbia faces spending cuts in the wake of declining tax revenue.

Fewer than 10 percent of blind Americans can read Braille

In the 1950s, more than half of America's blind used the reading system. But today, many consider Braille too difficult and too outdated.

Recessions, depressions, take your pick

Definitions for the distinction between a recession and a depression abound. Here are just a few.