The arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates provided proof that conversations on race are still vital and important. It's up to everyone to know their history in order to maintain the discussion and keep others informed.
A liger-driven story that recently graced the Missourian's home page might not have been hard news, but it did allow readers to meet one of their most pressing needs: getting a daily dose of novelty.
The Boone County Fire Protection District is working to include public opinion in the process for selecting its new fire chief.
For an example of universal health care that works, Americans need only look to Australia.
Should countries buy into the system of national ID cards? Most people agree that this would enhance security, but it also makes it easier for one's information to be lost or stolen.
Students and researchers from Missouri get trapped in vicious fighting in northeastern Nigeria. The risks in writing about them are real, and the decisions aren't simple.
A group of Columbia residents are pushing the city to loosen its rules on raising chickens.
Aside from the “America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009," a second health care reform bill introduced by Representative John Conyers, D-Mich., meets the original premise put forth by candidate Obama of having a single payer healthcare system.
In the grand scheme of things, the American health care system is ranked rather poorly
We've seen what one year of low consumer confidence has done to the city's finances, how should the city keep it from happening again?
The official estimate for Columbia's population has passed 100,000, according to 2008 census data. City commerce leaders weigh in on the effect the growth will have on local businesses.
Now that the economic stimulus package and the Clean Air and Security Act have passed, it's clear that the Obama administration and Congress are rushing through bills without reading them.
If private enterprise is unable to provide affordable health care to every American, perhaps it should be the business of the government. But we can't just leave it to the richest people to make the decisions, either.
My question would be why are the chemical corporations protected and subsidized, while the small farmers are harassed and sent to court or trying to save that seeds that are not genetically mutated? And more.
As a major pork-producing state, Missouri could be affected by legislation regulating use of antibiotics in food.
Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer should support Obama's efforts to provide real solutions to America's health care problems.
The Han Chinese are trying to assimilate an area in which the Uighurs live. As a result, some Uighurs, a small minority in China, began challenging Han domination.
The word itself might sound ridiculous, but Twitter has spread and grown into a powerful Web entity. Only time will tell whether it has the kind of staying power to outlast new innovations.
While covering the weak economy for the Urban Pioneer, 16 high school students from six states honed their journalism skills during a 10-day workshop.
With revenues continuing to contract, city leaders will have to find ways to save $1.5 million in next year's budget, according to some estimates. Some programs will inevitably face cuts as the City Council works to pass the budget in September.