Three proposed bills concerning drugs were reviewed in the Missouri Capitol last week — some would tighten drug restrictions, others would loosen them.
The recent announcement of David Kurpius taking over as dean of the School of Journalism has a big impact on the Missourian, but also on all of MU.
Even though the world just concluded the warmest winter on record, and even though conservative and liberal economists alike agree that a carbon tax would be the most effective way to cut carbon emissions before it’s too late, your two U.S. senators are taking care of parochial interests back home.
The IRS delivered $5.8 billion in fraudulent refunds in 2013, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office. Much of the money was claimed by identity thieves filing multiple returns with stolen Social Security numbers.
As state lawmakers ponder expanding the number of tax credits and deductions that Missouri families can claim, legislators should first consider capping existing tax credit programs.
The question of which candidate would best serve not only the ward but the city as a whole must be answered by considering a mix of experience and personality. To me, three are most appealing.
Judith Miles, a physician in Columbia, shares why she believes Betsy Peters should be elected as Sixth Ward councilwoman.
Jerry Kennett is running for a seat on the Boone Hospital Board of Trustees.
Judi Privitt, an educator with Columbia Public Schools and a member of Columbia Missouri National Education Association, shares why Darin Preis should be elected for Columbia School Board.
Columbia resident Wayne Brekhus supports Betsey Peters for Sixth Ward City Council.
David Leuthold of Columbia supports Betsy Peters for the Sixth Ward council seat because she is a neighborhood activist and owner of rental properties on East Campus.
We have a state tree and a state invertebrate, and a state game animal is part of pending legislation. One legislator thinks we've gone too far.
Amendment 5 makes owning a firearm an "unalienable right" for Missouri residents. But columnist David Rosman writes that the bill could allow felons and teenagers to get firearms, and he worries that a new proposal, based upon a statute in Kansas, may take Amendment 5 a step further.
A no vote on propositions 1 and 2 is a positive action, calling a "time out" to allow us to regroup, restore public trust and get our community back on track.
Darin Preis' devotion to the community, children and teachers is why he must remain on the board.
Betsy Peters will thoughtfully listen, research and vote for what she thinks is best for our community.
Middle schoolers were asked to reveal private information to teachers and peers, upsetting some.
Uncle Sam will cut its carbon emissions by 40 percent over the next 10 years while ramping up renewable energy; the equivalent of taking 5.5 million cars off the road.
Hundreds of jobs could disappear from cities like Ferguson if the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade and investment pact gets through Congress.
Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, is going to have to end his hypocritical charade, and vote on the bill that promises so many Missouri senior and disabled citizens who want what people like them have in the 29 states that have expanded Medicaid.