The city charter gives the city manager the power to hire and fire, and it also prohibits council members from "interference" in personnel matters. But is "interference" the same thing as useful advice?
Nothing can justify the Israelis' behavior toward Palestinians.
Ines Segert's decision to send her son to private school is not what is expected of a Columbia School Board member.
The Ninth District congressman signed the DividedWeFail.org pledge in June, and he plans to keep his promise.
The group wants to support black parents and their allies in helping children achieve at a high level without being exclusionary.
A typical New Year's resolution to be more healthy and lose weight is easier to achieve when friends support your efforts via Twitter, Facebook and other social networking outlets.
Affordable health care and repairing a broken financial system should be Congress' top priorities.
The new administrations at every level could benefit from the Sim-induced creativity of our youths.
A short, but meaningful, list of changes for 2009
What are your thoughts on the vision Gov. Jay Nixon laid out for the state in his inauguration speech? How can his goals be accomplished? Share your thoughts.
The word sounds great on first read, but multiculturalism actually does more to push Americans apart than to bring them together.
It's been my experience that people who have not moved past racial divisiveness by now, may never do so, and so those of us who are willing to move on, should keep going.
Panelists discuss the various sides of the battles in Gaza.
Journalists who specialize in climate change issues can connect the dots for citizens — if these specialists can survive the large-scale layoffs in newsrooms.
Huge profit expectations and overspending have put some of the nation's largest newspapers in troubling positions.
Religious and politcal idealogies are the root of the problem.
Newspapers have a lock on local information, but too many are preoccupied with the Internet to capitalize on it.
What is the point of an indoors smoking ban if nonsmokers have to walk through a cloud of it to enter a building?
Missourian reporters asked folks around Columbia what changes they would like to see happen in 2009. These are their responses.
For this recent graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism, the transition from college to the working world has given her a set of nine goals for 2009. First up: Get a job.