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.
The Coalition to Control Tasers wants the City Council to stop police from using one of their weapons of enforcement for 30 days.
Raw milk, which isn't pasteurized or homogenized like milk bought in stores, has its proponents and critics. Some believe the processes store-bought milk goes through kills important nutrients, while the Missouri Health Department last year said it isn't better for children to consume. The state does not regulate raw milk distribution out of individuals' homes. Should that change?
Investing in newspaper companies might not pull in the big bucks, but it helps show confidence and optimism for the future of journalism.
Rod Robison's volunteerism and emphases on bolstering business and public safety are two reasons to support the Sixth Ward City Council candidate.
The Sixth Ward candidate has not served on any city or county boards, commissions, committees, advisory organizations or even his own neighborhood association.
While businesses are important to Columbia's growth, the community's appearance is also a contributor.