The Missouri House passed a bill that outlaws coerced abortion while essentially mandating that physicians do all they can to coerce women into giving birth.
Alice Walker's visit to Gaza to see the results of the recent Israeli offensive doesn't take into account that there is devastation on the Israeli side too.
Stephens students, who are required to live on campus all four years, will be forced to share rooms next year.
With a new superintendent on the way in, the Columbia School Board president and vice president are leaving and two new members will be elected.
Corporations shouldn't have control of democracy.
Instead of sending more troops to the Middle East, America would be better served by a focus on securing its borders. Meanwhile, corporate leaders have too much influence on government, which does not represent the interests of Americans as well as working middle-class leaders would.
A reader wrote a letter to U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer regarding the stimulus bill and the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.
A reader encourages Columbia residents to vote for City Council members on April 7 and to re-elect Barbara Hoppe.
The Missouri Department of Transportation is conducting studies and seeking input on adding lanes to I-70 even though there is no money for the project.
The economic crisis in the U.S. has spread to Europe, hitting the poorer countries of Central and Eastern Europe especially hard. The balance of the EU is strained as it faces the first real economic strain since the introduction of the euro in 1999. Still, Europe's economy seems to be doing better than the U.S.
Managing editor Jeanne Abbott and reporter Kyle Schettler talk about the connection between the price at the pump and at the grocery store.
The Opinion page at the Missourian should require real names behind all opinions and all rumors should be scrutinized.
Trash in the East Campus neighborhood has been accumulating when residents place their bags out early. How can the city help curb the cost of using special pickups when complaints are made?
Columbia's insufficient public transportation will get worse as the city's population grows.
Missouri legislature faces scrutiny as it plans this year's budget. Fiscal spending in the past has been irresponsible and extravagant and seems to be making little progress.
We don't need more laws restricting what we do in the car, but we should use a little more common sense.
Some of us might not understand how big business operates but apparently neither do some industry executives.
Recently released data show that blacks and Hispanics who were pulled over during traffic stops in 2008 were more than twice as likely to be searched and arrested. The Boone County Sheriff's department said the data reflect proactive law enforcement.
Public life editor Scott Swafford and reporter Jewels Phraner talk about the significance of these tax breaks for Columbia.
People who live in Boone County are lucky that their votes are in the hands of an efficient system and clerk.