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Opinion

Do I have to call it tweeting?

The word itself might sound ridiculous, but Twitter has spread and grown into a powerful Web entity. Only time will tell whether it has the kind of staying power to outlast new innovations.

High school journalists learn to be resourceful, assertive

While covering the weak economy for the Urban Pioneer, 16 high school students from six states honed their journalism skills during a 10-day workshop.

Today's Question: What programs should be trimmed in the city's 2010 budget?

With revenues continuing to contract, city leaders will have to find ways to save $1.5 million in next year's budget, according to some estimates. Some programs will inevitably face cuts as the City Council works to pass the budget in September.

Golf ties together one man's personal bookmarks

Golf has been in the background of many significant moments in the American consciousness.

LETTERS: Debating the future of 'Pepper & Friends'

Columbia resident Dan William Peek recently wrote a letter regarding the cancellation of "Pepper & Friends," and that letter made it up the MU hierarchy. Brady Deaton wrote a response to Peek's letter, which Peek then responded to in kind.

Prescription drug abuse poses new challenge for grandparents

Painkillers and prescription medications can be just as dangerous as street drugs, but many grandparents do not adequately guard their medicine cabinets from their grandchildren.

The road to conservation requires no new roads

The Roadless Area Conservation Rule needs to be fully reinstituted and regulated with a heavy hand. The Obama administration needs to reconsider the long-term damage the rainforest will incur if logging continues.

There will be never be another Walter Cronkite

Cronkite was an authority on the news of the day, and he was a distinctly neutral one.

Today's Question: Merging of Boone County Fire Protection District and the Columbia Fire Department

City and county fire services began increased cooperation this year as a result of the new territorial agreement that went into effect in March.

GUEST COLUMN: Health care reform for the Ninth District

In the coming weeks, Washington plans to take a hard look at health care reform. While there are a lot of positive draws to the new health care plan, it could spell trouble for small businesses.

LETTER: America needs and wants new health care

America is facing a health care crisis.

LETTER: McCaskill needs to step down, let a real progressive lead

Claire McCaskill is not doing the job we hired her to do.

Driving requires attention on road, not phone

The banning of cell phone use while operating a motor vehicle is not, as some would say, a matter of privacy, but rather of safety to everyone else on the road.

Today's Question: Is Obama's health care reform bill losing steam?

As the August recess draws closer, so does Obama's window of opportunity to pass his health care reform plan. Opposition has come from both sides of the aisle.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Missouri workers need green jobs now

Working to make the nation's energy sources more efficient could help create thousands of jobs in Missouri – if politicians in Washington can catch up with the times.

Today's Question: Jefferson City, City of Jefferson or Jeff City?

What do you call Missouri's capital city?

Original Roy Rogers unlikely to reach today's kids

News recently broke that surviving family members want to bring Roy Rogers back to the silver screen to edify today's youth. But unless the original content is drastically changed, that admirable messenger and his message will unlikely reach modern kids. 

LETTER: Rep. Mary Still calls for removal of committee chair

State Representative Mary Still wrote a letter to the House, regarding State Representative Cynthia Davis, requesting that she be removed from office.

A new place for 'Pepper & Friends'

As the popular local television program "Pepper & Friends" prepares to go off air, many are protesting its soon-to-be absence. Public access television, though, would seem to offer a solution to everyone's problems.

When the right thing ends up wrong

Columbia Trojans player James Dudley spent time in jail because of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of the accident. This information was left out of the story about the Columbia Trojans, but Dudley made us all realize it shouldn't have been.

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