ROSE NOLEN: Tucson shooting not surprising, considering current state of US

The recent violence in Arizona is another sign that Americans face rampant social problems.

City Council puts $49.5 million bond issue on April ballot

The bond will be used to purchase the remainder of the natural gas-fueled Columbia Energy Center from Ameren Energy Marketing.


Red Mango to commemorate downtown store opening

The frozen yogurt chain's 100th store opened Dec. 10 at 1109 E. Broadway.

City Council approves ecological restoration project

The project, expected to get under way in April, will be done on a former city sewer site.

Council approves Ridgeway Cottages sewer line construction

Approval of the sewer line installation allows developer Amir Ziv to go ahead with a central Columbia housing project.

Bill to remove Blue Ridge Road stop sign goes to council

The bill would remove the all-way stop at Blue Ridge Road and Skylane Drive and the crosswalk at the intersection, as well as install a new crosswalk at Blue Ridge Road and Deer Run Drive.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Repealing the health care law would be bad for rural America

Today, the health care law means that children can no longer be refused coverage because of pre-existing conditions. If Congress repeals the law, insurance companies could once again shut these families out.