In Missouri, 10,680 people die each year from tobacco-related deaths. Sen. McCaskill is co-sponsoring the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.
The City Council has been discussing who should be responsible for removing graffiti in Columbia.
North Korea reported carrying out its second nuclear test late last month. The U.S. and other countries have condemned it as an act of hostility.
Each morning as I have coffee with my morning paper, I realize just how lucky I am to have grown up in the era before my government assumed the role of supreme nanny.
Whether it's politicians or terrorists, fear mongering is used too often in our society.
Leonard Griswell's take on the release of interrogation practices.
The FCC has the power to make its own regulations regarding indecency in broadcasting, and if left unchecked, it could restrict free speech to the detriment of society.
Missouri Farmers Union supports cap and trade because farmers can be paid when their farming methods trap carbon in the ground. Mandatory animal identification is a different story.
Raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and ... the New York Mercantile Exchange? Why the NYMEX is now, in a time when all things Wall Street have a bad rap, one of my favorite things.
What qualities in candidates should the Columbia School Board consider in choosing a replacement for Tippin?
U.S. media take no notice as the director of an independent Cuban news agency is sent to prison for three years and the Comittee to Protect Journalists reports that 22 journalists are in prison on the island.
On Memorial Day, North Korea detonated a nuclear device. Here, four journalists discuss the United Nation's reaction to the nuclear test.
Anti-abortion activists aren't looking at the whole issue and often neglect to focus on alternatives to abortion.
The show has spent years educating and entertaining the community. Please help keep it on the air.
City officials are split on whether GetAbout Columbia is spending enough of the federal grant money on infrastructure.
For five years, Bill Ferguson has been fighting for his son's freedom. Ryan Ferguson was convicted in 2005 in the murder of Kent Heitholt, the sports editor at the Columbia Daily Tribune.
Throughout history, the U.S. population has acquired a distrust toward "Them," any outsiders that American citizens would consider the nation's enemy. This distrust has grown so blind that we often forget just how many enemies actually lie within our own borders.
If the City Council approves admission fees, Columbia taxpayers should not subsidize this private-for-profit event.
On this session's last day, the General Assembly passed the economic development bill, which includes a few paragraphs regulating transportation development districts. Gov. Jay Nixon is expected to sign the bill into law.
During the summer, Columbia might seem like a dull town to some, but the city in fact hosts a wealth of films, festivals and concerts.