Today's Question: Should City Council reconsider its decision not to install city-owned surveillance cameras downtown?
Keep Columbia Safe, a grass-roots organization led by Adam Taylor's mother Karen Taylor to place surveillance cameras downtown, is trying to collect the 2,579 signatures it needs to place the initiative on the April 2010 ballot.
Americans in general, and journalists in particular, should devote themselves to the truth, which can be found by digging beyond information presented by press releases and high-ranking officials and following one's gut.
The greatest division in America today is not between the Democrats and Republicans, nor between people of different race, nor between those who are for or against health reform.
The AP photograph that captured a Marine's last moments has stirred national controversy. But the photo is breathtaking and, unlike so many other stories and photographs in the newspaper that day, it was stunningly immediate and emotionally real.
Birding is a great way to spend time with loved ones or to relax by yourself. With fall migration coming soon, there's no better time to give birding a try.
The Tour of Missouri has relied on state support to keep running. But with an unsure future ahead, where will the Tour find funding?
While the ability to scan license plates could be a useful tool for police officers, the temptation to misuse such technology is high.
The future of America is about more than the accumulation of money. Today's politicians should take their positions seriously and shift their priorities towards building a nation fit for tomorrow's generations.
Surveillance cameras will reduce dangerous crime, not bother well-behaved citizens.
Proposed enhancements at A. Perry Philips Park and Gans Creek Recreation Area are up for public discussion again. What additions would you like to see made? What do you think of the current proposals?
Columbia resident Brian Wallstin writes that the opposition of President Barack Obama is often based on race rather than strictly politics. He cites attempts to show that Obama was born in Kenya and the reaction to his presidential school children as examples.
The city received 49 applications for the Citizens Police Review Board. It's now up to the City Council to choose eight members who will independently monitor police conduct.
As the wedding-heavy summer season ends, now seems a good moment to reflect on why some ceremonies succeed while others sputter.
MU should look at clean, sustainable energy to power the university and protect its interests, which include the students, city and world.
Much of the discussion surrounding health care is being run by the American Medical Association and insurance and drug companies.
Obama's address outlined three aspects he wants to see in a plan.
Batten helped to define the role of the newspaper in the community. Journalists should follow the example he set in values and vision.
When trying to start a career, pay off student loans and starting families, health care can be extravagant for young people.
Road trips have given rise to many memories, but their days might be numbered.
Governments are using Facebook and blogs to monitor and squelch anti-government sentiment and spread their own talking points.