The apparent defeat of Robert Mugabe has brought cautious optimism.
Although the school board members are not their best advocates, they are dediated and hard-working. We need to elect more members that care and trust their judgment regarding the tax levy.
Paul Sturtz’s commitment makes him the ideal candidate to represent the First Ward.
Supporting public education will help us deal with current, future problems.
Paul Sturtz has the creativity and knowledge of government needed for Columbia.
Vote yes for the proposed tax levy on April 8.
Through his advancement of the arts in Columbia, Paul Sturtz has shown he would make a good City Council member.
The Columbia Public School District is asking voters to approve a 54-cent tax levy. Based on an assessment by financial consultants, this increase, as well as an internal budget reduction of $5 million, will result in financial stability for the next five years.
Even sewage systems factor into decisions made on Election Day.
Audrianna is just one month old, and she has been keeping her parents awake at night.
Hateful language flows too often and too easily, and sometimes comes from unlikely sources ... and it needs to be stopped.
The association, now an incorporated entity, thinks John Clark could help it set up places open at night for children.
Jane Stuart attended her first political caucus in March. She said the votes were close, and she enjoyed participating in the unique process.
Interest rate cuts are only going to make more problems, when the Fed. should just let the rates adjust themselves.
Sturtz is creative, understands economic issues, is a strong communicator, easily accessible, and uninfluenced by special interests.
The Supreme Court should let stand the D.C. Federal Appeals Court’s decision that D.C.’s ban on handguns violates the Second Amendment.
We lost a lot in our move from an agricultural to an urban society: Such things as realizing the importance of families working together, a willingness of neighbors to help neighbors, an appreciation of our relationship with nature and an understanding of death in the natural order.
Ines Segert would bring energy and open-mindedness to the Columbia School Board.
Byron Scott, a veteran newspaper and magazine journalist, is professor emeritus, Missouri School of Journalism and director of The European Union Center at MU. He was filling in for Stuart Loory, who holds the Lee Hills Chair in Free-Press Studies at the MU School of Journalism, regular moderator of the weekly radio program “Global Journalist.” It airs at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays on KBIA/91.3 FM or at globaljournalist.org.
Sewer bond issues are a definite yes, but the school tax is a harder call.