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.
Columbia Missourian editor Scott Swafford and reporter Liz Lucas talk about the City Council race and the challenges that the newly elected council members will inherit.
The opportunity to safeguard our state's children from pedophiles and sex abusers in the school districts should not be a topic for debate, but rather embraced as a tenet of a civilized society.
The U.S. should join other leading industrialized nations and offer a "Medicare-like" option in health care reform.
The City Council has established a domestic partnership. The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled against a gay-marriage ban, and the Vermont legislature recently legalized same-sex marriage. Should Columbia join the trend and re-think its constitutional ban on same-sex marriage?
Congress should be able to regulate America's biggest business institutions so that the country's economy doesn't hinge on their success. It may turn out later that the loss of money through this crisis will be overshadowed by the loss of trust in those in charge of the financial system. Progress must now be made to protect the interests of future Americans.
Two recent studies show how newspapers give readers the chance to question and react.
Individual attention offered at the Health Connection helped this 74-year-old recover from knee joint replacement surgery.
Dozens of news outlets recently covered the same story about feeding cows fish oil to reduce their release of methane, a greenhouse gas the animals exude when they, as dairy cattle might say, cut the cheese. But coverage of the story quickly divided outlets into two camps: those who hid behind turgid, silly euphemisms and those who bore down, manned up and used the word “fart.”
Reporter Ben Magnuson and editor Liz Brixey talk about the significance of having so many candidates in the race.
Rod Robison will work to make Columbia a better place with balance and independence.
Voters will elect two candidates each to the City Council and Columbia School Board on Tuesday. Of all the challenges in front of these boards, which should the new members push to tackle first?
The global economic crisis and the war in Afghanistan are on the agenda for Obama's tour of Europe and Turkey.
Luke Thompson, William Powell and Greg Bowers talk about covering the successful season of the Missouri men's basketball team.
Barbara Hoppe's record in the Sixth Ward has demonstrated her steady balance and commitment, making her the best candidate for another term on council.
Sixth Ward City Council candidate Rod Robison has demonstrated his leadership and commitment to community with his long-time involvement in Boy Scouts.
Journalists who witness tragic circumstances over and over can become immune. But Missourian reporter Christine Martinez used the tools of her craft to weave a touching story of a woman and her daughter-in-law struggling to care for two young boys, a rundown trailer and a pile of medical and funeral bills.
Forsee has been described as a good decision maker by colleagues.