The media needs to be thoughtful about when and how emergency recordings are used. Using them for scream-value alone is to risk a valuable means of protecting public safety and endanger the privacy of victims for something that often looks like an inane attempt to turn the news into "24."
The holiday was first begun to honor those who died in the Civil War. Today, we celebrate the brave soldiers who protect the peace at home and overseas.
Are the characterstics and qualities of a great city different for ethnic minority residents?
Many of the people who have appeared on "Pepper and Friends" over the past 27 years have been more then interview subjects. And they have been a variety of characters. "We run the gamut, I think, in local community television," co-host James Mouser said.
State-sanctioned executions are the government's ultimate expression of power, and therefore newspapers bear the responsibility of shining a light on the event.
Leonard Griswell's take on geographic policing in downtown Columbia.
Internationally, this competition attracts an audience of over 100 million from more than 50 different countries.
The Special Business District and the Central Columbia Association are looking to merge into one entity — a community improvement district. Is a community improvement district a good idea for downtown? Why or why not?
Changing the law to allow motorcycle riders over the age of 21 to ride without a helmet is a step backward.
Most individual newspapers are making money, and readership is higher than ever.
Congress has passed a bill that would tighten credit for those younger than 21 — if they don't have a co-signer or can show a way to pay it back, they won't get a credit card. Will age restrictions for obtaining credit cards solve credit problems for young people?
With Chrysler telling Dodge City Motors to get out of town, the question emerges — who will stand up for small businesses in Columbia? The more I learn, the more it seems as though the answer is: No one.
The kindness shown to a young, financially struggling couple by the owners of G&D Steakhouse is still alive after more than 30 years.
While the former governer has received most of the media attention, little attention has been paid to those aides who worked for him, many of whom continue to serve in state government.
Experience as an MU student shows that the School of Journalism's iPhone/iPod Touch requirement is probably unnecessary, which leads to more questions about the decision to make the devices mandatory.
Four MU students developed an award-winning application as part of a university-sponsored competition. Should the students have 100 percent of the rights to the application they developed using university property?
Mix and match to create gardens that are fun and compact.
The idea of a "fair tax" — one based on what people spend, not what they earn — is gaining in popularity. What are the advantages or disadvantages of a consumption tax?
Banks got themselves into financial trouble, and now they want to take advantage of credit card customers to get them out of it. We need legislation to protect the working and middle class from corporate greed.
Too many people recognize Memorial Day as a start to summer barbecues as opposed to its true significance. This year Columbia will hold its 21st annual Salute to Veterans Memorial Day Air show and Parade. It was organized by Mary McCleary Posner and has grown in attendance and stature over the years. Posner has earned respect for getting the community involved in this tradition.