Considering the Virginia Tech shootings in April 2007, would allowing students to carry concealed weapons to class be a wise decision?
While only 10 percent of registered voters particpipated in voting this week, plenty of coverage on candidates in both City Council and School Board elections was available ahead of time. Those who did choose to vote had powerful opinions on behalf of themselves and their non-voting neighbors in important races. The significance of this past week's Council decisions are evidence of that.
Michael G. Winter, representing the Missouri Gaming Association, purports the corporate citizenship of Missouri casinos.
Barbara Hoppe is thanked for her service to Columbia.
The Missouri General Assembly supported a provision that would prevent sex offenders from being 500 feet from a park and prohibiting them from coaching a sports team with players 17 and younger. Jail terms would extend to a maximum of four years for a first offense, and seven years the second time. It will need a second vote before it reaches the Senate.
Missouri lawmakers introduce bills to look like they're working, but in reality get little done.
Unemployment can be depressing, but it's an opportune time to smell the roses and do something productive.
Missouri is known as the "puppy mill" capital of the U.S. The new Agriculture Director says he is trying to change that reputation. But, with a small staff of inspectors, the department cannot check up on every breeder in the state.
Columbia Missourian reporters Pat Sweet and Andrew Van Dam talk about Tuesday’s results.
A resolution under consideration in the state House to change the way judges are selected is full of bad ideas.
Columbia Missourian editor Scott Swafford and reporter Liz Lucas talk about the City Council race and the challenges that the newly elected council members will inherit.
The opportunity to safeguard our state's children from pedophiles and sex abusers in the school districts should not be a topic for debate, but rather embraced as a tenet of a civilized society.
The U.S. should join other leading industrialized nations and offer a "Medicare-like" option in health care reform.
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.