The House Joint Resolution 10 will hurt the independence of the judiciary by changing the Nonpartisan Court Plan, which requires a committee of laypersons and attorneys to pick Missouri judges. Instead, the resolution would allow the governor to reject that committee's final choice.
Sen. Claire McCaskill does a great job of meeting with her constituents and answering tough questions honestly. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer should follow her lead and attend the local Health Care for America Now event to have an open dialogue with those trying to understand his positions.
Setting trash out early has become a big problem in the East Campus area of Columbia. Do you think moving the trash collection day to Monday would solve the problem?
Helping my father in the garden became a practical life lesson for me as a young Christian man.
Countries around the world take different stances on gun control.
While the work of editing copy has changed along with most other newspaper jobs, its function remains consistent. If anything, copy editors have an increased responsibility to enhance readers' understanding of news content.
Missouri has not had the best season this year, but Columbia Missourian sports editor Greg Bowers and reporter Andrew Dewitt say the team's game play strategy has made a difference.
National health insurance will give all Americans more options and better coverage.
The government's focus is on big corporations, often leaving out the American people. The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 is another example of this. Do not let it pass.
Considering the Virginia Tech shootings in April 2007, would allowing students to carry concealed weapons to class be a wise decision?
While only 10 percent of registered voters particpipated in voting this week, plenty of coverage on candidates in both City Council and School Board elections was available ahead of time. Those who did choose to vote had powerful opinions on behalf of themselves and their non-voting neighbors in important races. The significance of this past week's Council decisions are evidence of that.
Michael G. Winter, representing the Missouri Gaming Association, purports the corporate citizenship of Missouri casinos.
Barbara Hoppe is thanked for her service to Columbia.
The Missouri General Assembly supported a provision that would prevent sex offenders from being 500 feet from a park and prohibiting them from coaching a sports team with players 17 and younger. Jail terms would extend to a maximum of four years for a first offense, and seven years the second time. It will need a second vote before it reaches the Senate.
Missouri lawmakers introduce bills to look like they're working, but in reality get little done.
Unemployment can be depressing, but it's an opportune time to smell the roses and do something productive.
Missouri is known as the "puppy mill" capital of the U.S. The new Agriculture Director says he is trying to change that reputation. But, with a small staff of inspectors, the department cannot check up on every breeder in the state.
Columbia Missourian reporters Pat Sweet and Andrew Van Dam talk about Tuesday’s results.
A resolution under consideration in the state House to change the way judges are selected is full of bad ideas.