Don't forget the bombing of the USS Cole in the changed political atmosphere; instead, contact your representatives — local, statewide, nationwide — to voice your opinion on the trial of suspected terrorist Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri.
Missourian public safety editor Katherine Reed talks about the significance of these charges with KBIA’s Sean Powers.
This week, we ask you to weigh in on the stimulus package, the search for a new schools superintendent, Gov. Jay Nixon's plans for the UM System, parking at the public library and the impeachment trial of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Columbia Public Schools have been in tough spots before. This time the district needs a superintendent who will stick around to restore the system.
A review of the president's stimulus proposal and that of Republicans shows Obama has the right idea for getting Americans back to work and the economy back on track.
KBIA's Sean Powers talks to managing editor Jeanne Abbott about Gov. Jay Nixon's first State of the State address.
Besides wind and solar energy, nuclear power offers the next best alternative to securing America's energy-independence.
The governor laid out some important promises in his State of the State speech Tuesday night, including reiterating his call for no budget cuts to higher education and a pledge of balancing the budget with no new taxes.
What if public schools are eventually federally consolidated in essence, and other choices regulated awayunder the guise of "quality control" – in order to essentially protect us from ourselves? Well, at least we'd be free from the concerns of having a local school board to complain about.
The Columbia Public School Board is narrowing down its list of five candidates to focus on economically savvy, community-involved individuals. The final candidates will be announced by Sunday and will answer public questions in meetings next week.
A quick closure of Guantanamo is beyond the parameters of simply executing an executive order. Of the 245 or so detainees remaining there, many are far too dangerous to be released here or in their home countries.
An MU student arrived in Israel when rockets started to fly and riots began last month.
There are a couple of seats coming up for re-election on the City Council. One in the Sixth Ward is currently held by Barbara Hoppe, who plans to run for re-election. The other in the Second Ward is held by Chris Janku, who has pledged not to run for re-election when his term ends in April. To sort out the races, political editor Scott Swafford talks to KBIA's Sean Powers.
Following the retirement of Phyllis Chase as superintendent of the Columbia Public Schools, the search has been on for her successor. After more than a dozen finalists, five remain. K-12 Education Editor Elizabeth Brixey talks to KBIA's Sean Powers about where the Columbia Public School Board is in hiring a new superintendent.
By getting up in arms about a racist group's involvement in the Adopt-A-Highway program, we're doing nothing but giving more power and credence to people we should try to collectively ignore.
Industry-funded studies of the chemical found in hard plastics and metal food cans cannot be trusted.
A wind turbine farm in Boone County will not generate enough energy for Columbia.
Americans must adopt a desire for greater individual responsibility to improve our society and avoid negative outcomes like the current economic crisis.
A Columbia resident expresses anger over the theft of her son's paycheck. With the loss of the money, her and her family's lifestyle is being affected.
President Obama has already taken several steps toward building international relations, but some say it's still too early to tell how much his presidency will actually affect U.S. global affairs.