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Opinion

COLUMN: Why not investigate Kenny Hulshof?

In other news this week, outsiders were hired to take control of Columbia's police department and public schools, though it may take some time to evaluate those choices. And there are still questions for new UM President Gary Forsee to answer.

Stimulus money should go to intercity transportation

The federal stimulus package includes $8 billion for high-speed rail systems. Since the Interstate 70/St. Louis to Kansas City route has already been designated as a rail corridor, the state use a portion of its stimulus money to create a Regional Transportation District in mid-Missouri.

Privacy of assault victims should be equal to privacy of rape victims

With the recent news regarding Chris Brown's arrest for assault, various news outlets have reported that Brown's girlfriend, Rihanna, was the victim. This incident brings into question the policy of privacy for naming assault victims and whether or not it should be the same as the one for rape victims.

The Beat: Columbia City Council candidates take advantage of the Web

Political editor Scott Swafford and reporter Andrew Van Dam discuss how this year's candidates for City Council are utilizing the Internet.

LETTER: Lots of questions before adopting four-day school week

When considering the four-day school week, questions arise about what kids would do on their days off and whether it's fair to taxpayers.

LETTER: Help the Humane Society win a shelter makeover

All it takes is a few clicks and the Central Missouri Humane Society could be closer to winning a shelter makeover from the Web site Zootoo.com.

Mayor right to encourage nuclear power development

By writing in support of a second AmerenUE nuclear plant, Mayor Darwin Hindman smartly opened needed discussion regarding nuclear power in mid-Missouri without specifically committingColumbia to a particular action.

Movie malaise

One of the great minds of the movie industry has posed this question: "Why aren't movies better these days?" One answer is that people are only paying to see sensational, explosive flicks based on comics books instead of supporting more original films. 

The Beat: A look at Columbia's new superintendent

K-12 Editor Liz Brixey talks about Belcher's background as superintendent of the Kearney School District.

LETTER: Community makes Meals on Wheels fundraiser a success

Meals on Wheels was able to deliver 2,390 lunches as part of the fundraiser.

Financial depression can create opportunity for self-improvement

As many Americans find themselves jobless or in financial trouble, they can use this time of economic crisis to reach out to others and acquire new skills for life.

The Beat: Superintendent candidates take questions at forums

As the race for the next superintendent of Columbia Public Schools was coming to a close, K-12 reporters Amanda Branco and Joshua Nichol-Caddy offer an update on the selection process.

Police arrest man after houseguest robbery

Jerome F. Dunn, 21, was arrested by a Boone County Sheriff's deputy after a search of his home revealed stolen property, according to a news release from the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

GUEST COLUMN: Dialogue important to ensure nobody left out in tough economic times

The faith-based Long Spoons Coalition helps to reinforce the community's interests in the state budget process.

FIVE IDEAS: Columbia finds new superintendent, police chief this week

This week, we also ask you to weigh in on the stimulus package, an increase in gun sales and the success of the Missouri men's basketball team.

Strike a blow for open government

The two words — open government — don't always go together. Fight for transparency with the new schools superintendent and new police chief.

Sub collision reminds world there's still a nuclear threat

The collision of two nuclear submarines, one French and one British, earlier this month is a reminder that nuclear weapons are still around, despite the attempts to reduce their prevalence.

LETTER: Obama can't change America on his own

American citizens could help Obama by speaking up to Congress.

MU budget problems make employees' February bleak

Bad news for MU employees abounds as benefits cuts exacerbate an already frustrating financial situation.

Tax plans look good on surface, rotten underneath

Examining the truth behind the Fair Tax Act and MoDOT's tax plans shows schemes to take residents' money.

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