On one level, words seem to be only haphazard combinations of markings, yet the most concrete, practical facts of the world — including those about politics and marriage — remain subject to those blocks of letters.
Ash Street between Seventh and Ninth Streets could possibly see its on-street parallel parking spots replaced with back-in parking spots.
The consumption tax compensates for the increase in sales tax by giving every taxpayer a rebate. Those who are earning below the poverty level — below $20,000 — will not have to pay at the same level as those above. But does it help or hurt income equality?
A police review board would provide Columbia with a group of people whose diverse backgrounds would help marginalized residents find a voice.
In last month's Missourian, a photo ran that later appeared to be digitally altered. It has since been removed from the newspaper's Web site, but it offers some valuable lessons about scrutinizing photos just as much as the articles themselves.
In the past week, both the European Union and Lebanon held significant elections. On Friday, Iran also held its national elections. All three have important implications for the rest of the world.
The statistics show the U.S. economy is sinking, and the citizens of Boone County are feeling its effect. It's time for local regulators and associations to devise a plan to bring Columbia back to equilibrium.
By abandoning these promises, integral parts of the Clean Air Act have been repealed.
Leonard Griswell's take on Judge Sotomayor's confirmation hearings.
A "Fair Tax" rally will be held at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Saturday. If approved by the legislature, Missouri could be the first state to have a fair tax in place.
Did City Council want to show off the painted GetAbout Columbia paths and love of a parkway, or did it want to create a workable street where cars and bikes and residents can coexist in harmony? If it was the latter, it has certainly failed miserably.
Should the government have been more active in making sure the public knew of the switch to digital TV?
President Obama is the commander in chief of the United States, but he's not its only leader. All citizens have a responsibility to keep themselves informed and stay active in order to lead the country toward a better future.
Is "pay as you throw" the best method for dealing with excess garbage in Columbia?
The president's decision to withold telling photographs of prisoner abuse "is a betrayal of America's professed cherished values."
A loss of "Pepper & Friends" from KOMU is a loss to Columbia, too.
Columnist Andrew Del-Colle pleads with his favorite sandwich artists to improve their approach to the art of the perfect sandwich.
Gone are the days when bankers wanted to be user friendly their customers. The industry is taking advantage of the ugly financial situation to improve its bottom line.
While technological advances kill off positions for journalists and assembly-line workers, the teachers, nurses and IT personnel of the world remain or become more in demand.
Missourian's Neighborhood Newsletters has been fairly successful so far — e-mail newsletters are now delivered to 10 neighborhoods, and almost 1,000 people have subscribed.