All four candidates for two City Council seats are in favor of listening to the views of neighborhood associations, but how much influence should an association have on the City Council?
Common sense should dictate decisions more often.
The hospitals have agreed to tax themselves $52.5 million and use that money as the match to draw more than $90 million of federal funds to Missouri.
Declining numbers of people who claim a religion can likely be attributed to a number of factors. Fewer children seem to be attending Sunday school nowadays, and not many grow up in the family’s church of choice.
The Tiger Hotel is one of two projects under consideration for tax-increment financing in downtown Columbia.
She is the best choice for the Sixth Ward because she is also hard working and dedicated.
The Missouri House is recommending that the Missouri Scholars Academy be cut from the 2009-2010 budget. The camp is a wonderful place, but it's not the Sorbonne (I speak from experience here), and if funds are limited, that program should not be at the top of the government-dollar list.
If the status quo were a viable option, this might not be a difficult choice — but Missouri’s ever-increasing power needs must be met.
The terms and jargon of the economy are boiled down.
Hoppe has had a positive impact on her ward throughout her time as councilwoman.
Today's Question: Does the Tenth and Locust development project qualify for tax-increment financing?
Tax-increment financing freezes property taxes on undeveloped property and then invests the money back into the project. Two projects currently have applications pending review by the city.
The Missourian's article Thursday made sense of the many subplots in MU athletics.
A referendum for adding "gender identity and expression" to the non-discrimination policy at MU is set for April 6-8. Include Me MU is also meeting with individual schools within the university since each school each hasthe right to implement further policies for themselves.
The recent peaceful election in El Salvador is just one example of how Latin America seems to be moving away from violent government turnover.
Paul Fisher didn't suggest the Sunshine Week promotion, but he surely appreciated the concept behind it. His work led to knowledge and information regarding journalist access, more specificially through the Freedom of Information Center.
The Second and Sixth Ward candidates discussed their ideas for reducing crime at a forum on Monday.
In some cases, eminent domain is a necessary and useful measure toward progress. But, in the case of the Missouri State Historical Society, taking the blocks at Elm and South Sixth streets would be a mistake.