There are many potential solutions for identity theft before the Missouri legislature. One proposal would require companies to notify people when their information has been compromised. Another would remove Social Security numbers from public court records. Which of these bills would offer the best solution for identity theft? Which, if any, of the bills should the House pass?
Under a proposed contract, the Police Department would take the Columbia Public Schools' evaluations of school resource officers into consideration when conducting its own annual performance evaluations. Should any other changes be considered in the agreement between the police and Columbia Public Schools?
While there are many reasonable people to be found on both sides of the concealed carry debate, stereotypes portraying advocates as untrained and irresponsible are unfair. A background check for gun owners might not prevent unsafe users every time, but the same is true for obtaining a driver's license.
Those who have been in the political game for the last 30 years, should be open to the new ideas the modern age has produced.
The nation deserves to know the truth about torture practices.
Susan Boyle, a unknown, dowdy woman from Scotland, has been celebrated all over the news since nailing a song on “Britain's Got Talent." But while those kudos have rained down, others have objected to Susan’s limelight share. And to those people, I say this: Stop being such sopping wet blankets.
Will reducing the speed limit in certain neighborhoods affect the speed people actual drive?
Columbia Missourian sports editor Greg Bowers and reporters David Ubben and Robert Mays share their forecasts on the athletic careers of some of the outgoing MU football players.
Given the state's debt and recent cuts by the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority, is now the time for Missouri to be giving its colleges and universities more money?
Katy Steinmetz' column "Concealed weapons won't increase safety" explained exactly why guns shouldn't be allowed on college campuses. Her column should be required reading for the lawmakers who approved the measure.
The imprisonment of U.S. correspondent Roxana Saberi in Iran poses a threat to openness of information everywhere.
Groups in Thailand, Moldova and Georgia are demonstrating to show their displeasure with governments in power.
Sheila Walker, a guest lecturer at MU on Friday, conducted two years of ethnographic research in Los Angeles County on how African-American girls form their identity.
Hank Waters, publisher of the Columbia Daily Tribune, editorialized on behalf of the State Historical Society's efforts in his newspaper. While he mentioned he serves on the society's board of trustees, he did not detail the level of his involvement. It's important to separate public journalist duties from private civic ones. Being transparent helps readers more fairly appreciate the opinion.
The recent pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia and a string of mass murders in the U.S. force Americans to question the prevalence of guns. The Marines who were attacked did not have any weapons, yet, average Americans have relatively easy access to guns.
The Obama Administration announced Monday it would allow unlimited travel to Cuba by Cuban Americans, as well as unlimited money transfers to Cuban family members on the island. The rest of the trade restrictions on Cuba, however, still exist — but should they? Do the new decisions hurt America's bargaining position with Cuba?
Don't be deceived by Ameren UE ads. A new nuclear power plant is a costly threat.
It is time for the definition of marriage to change once again to match a society dedicated to extending liberty to all.
The "Go 1st Ward" Community Advisory Board promotes physical activity and healthy lifestyles in the First Ward and other low-income communities.
The interactive database will detail the city's plans for development. Columbia Missourian government editor Scott Swafford, reporter Liz Lucas, and Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellow Matt Thompson talk about the project.