What if public schools are eventually federally consolidated in essence, and other choices regulated awayunder the guise of "quality control" – in order to essentially protect us from ourselves? Well, at least we'd be free from the concerns of having a local school board to complain about.
The Columbia Public School Board is narrowing down its list of five candidates to focus on economically savvy, community-involved individuals. The final candidates will be announced by Sunday and will answer public questions in meetings next week.
An MU student arrived in Israel when rockets started to fly and riots began last month.
A quick closure of Guantanamo is beyond the parameters of simply executing an executive order. Of the 245 or so detainees remaining there, many are far too dangerous to be released here or in their home countries.
There are a couple of seats coming up for re-election on the City Council. One in the Sixth Ward is currently held by Barbara Hoppe, who plans to run for re-election. The other in the Second Ward is held by Chris Janku, who has pledged not to run for re-election when his term ends in April. To sort out the races, political editor Scott Swafford talks to KBIA's Sean Powers.
Following the retirement of Phyllis Chase as superintendent of the Columbia Public Schools, the search has been on for her successor. After more than a dozen finalists, five remain. K-12 Education Editor Elizabeth Brixey talks to KBIA's Sean Powers about where the Columbia Public School Board is in hiring a new superintendent.
By getting up in arms about a racist group's involvement in the Adopt-A-Highway program, we're doing nothing but giving more power and credence to people we should try to collectively ignore.
Industry-funded studies of the chemical found in hard plastics and metal food cans cannot be trusted.
A wind turbine farm in Boone County will not generate enough energy for Columbia.
Americans must adopt a desire for greater individual responsibility to improve our society and avoid negative outcomes like the current economic crisis.
A Columbia resident expresses anger over the theft of her son's paycheck. With the loss of the money, her and her family's lifestyle is being affected.
President Obama has already taken several steps toward building international relations, but some say it's still too early to tell how much his presidency will actually affect U.S. global affairs.
School Board member Ines Segert should be commended for doing what she thinks is right for both her family and community.
This week, we ask you to weigh in on Obama's decision to close Guantanamo Bay, the deal struck between Gary Forsee and Jay Nixon to stop tuition increases, the proposed statewide smoking ban, the killing of protected birds and another killing at Virginia Tech University.
Immigration law and border control should be addressed with a positive approach.
Mr. Obama is making history as President Obama. His presence also has sparked discussions about race. It still matters. But how has the discussion about race changed over the years? What problems exist today? The Missourian starts a yearlong effort to tell the stories about Columbia.
Calls for bipartisanship can be heard from both parties, but President Obama should remember why America chose him and stay true to the policies he promised.
Mr. Obama did not lead us into false hope and dreams that nothing is wrong but stated clearly and precisely what was broken and that we, all of us, were responsible for the repair to our national body.
Using government power to seize the property occupied by two downtown businesses to build a new facility for the State Historical Society of Missouri is unethical.
The blockade in Gaza is illegal under international law, yet the U.S. government continues to arm Israel.