LETTER: Prop 1 is a waste of tax dollars

It has been proven repeatedly in countless reputable studies that police cameras on public streets do not deter violent crime.

LETTER: Skala's training benefits all

Criticism of Skala's attendance of training programs is unfounded. The knowledge and skills he has gained have improved his ability to assist in city governance.

LETTER: Skala's integrity stands in contrast to opposition

A resident of the Benton-Stephens neighborhood endorses Karl Skala and encourages others in the Third Ward to do the same.

LETTER: Greever-Rice listens to residents, deserves trust

Tracy-Greever Rice earns resident's trust and support through interactions in neighborhood association.

LETTER: Greever-Rice relies on strong record, experience

Tracy Greever-Rice has the qualities needed on Columbia's City Council.

LETTER: Greever-Rice is qualified to lead

Tracy Greever-Rice is a smart, caring and tough individual who is one of the brightest and most well-spoken people engaged in city affairs.

LETTER: Wade knows where we need to be headed

Wade is a forward-looking team player, not conditioned by the interests of an elite, well-moneyed few.

LETTER: Greever-Rice strikes the right balance

Tracy Greever-Rice, candidate for the Fourth Ward seat on the Columbia City Council, strikes a balance Columbia needs, one reader writes.

LETTER: Skala deserves your vote

Skala's previous experience gives him the best perspective on how to balance the needs of business and development in Columbia.

Former mayor, councilman Clyde Wilson of Columbia dies

Clyde Wilson, former mayor of Columbia and active citizen, died at age 83 on Tuesday.

COLUMN: Simple communities live better

Many people forget the benefit of tight-knit neighborhoods in their lives.

First baseman breaks doubles record in Missouri baseball team's win

Aaron Senne hit his 57th and 58th career doubles in the Missouri baseball team's 22-14 win over Purdue on Tuesday, breaking the record for most doubles by a Tigers player.

Congregation Beth Shalom celebrates Passover Seder

Congregation Beth Shalom celebrated Passover Seder on Tuesday at Jack's Gourmet restaurant.

People for a Taser-Free Columbia to introduce ordinance

The group is also holding a fundraising event April 9 at Cafe Berlin.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What should be done to reduce childhood obesity?

A new study shows that teenagers in 34 nations are spending more time using a computer and less time getting physical activity.

COLUMNIST: Health care bill needs some compromise

The mainstream media would have you believe that Republicans are obstructionists, but history proves that wrong.

Jackson ready for Hickman track season to start

Hickman junior Victoria Jackson runs the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dash as well as the 100- and 300-meter hurdles. Her specialty, though, is the long jump where she placed third at last season's state championships.

Sessions brings tech background, young perspective to School Board race

Business owner and Hickman High School graduate Jonathan Sessions, 27, sees his age as an advantage in the race for the Columbia School Board. He looks to provide a generational perspective and technological knowledge to the board during a one-year term.

Peters says legal background has helped him discern importance of school bond issue

MU law professor Philip Peters emphasizes the link between early childhood education and success in school later. He says when he looks at an issue, he begins with the evidence.

Migrating Sandhills off the banks of the Platte River

MU journalism and agricultural journalism students cover the sandhill crane migration on the Platte River in Nebraska.