The citizens of Missouri are a diverse group of individuals. To avoid conflict among this disparate group of individuals, there are only two things we can do – stop centrally imposing standards or suppress the voices of some citizens.
The value of a teacher goes beyond test scores.
Rise in the fee will bring road construction subsidy to a fairer level.
With local taxes already high enough for any reasonable person, public safety should get whatever may be needed from the taxes we already pay.
Love and caring, not biology, is what holds a family together.
Amendment 10 on the November ballot is an effort to fix something that is not broken.
It is not right that Columbia residents are expected to pick up more and more of the slack when development fees don’t keep pace. If additional tax dollars have to be spent on new infrastructure for new development it leaves less tax dollars for other services our city needs and wants.
There is no special trait among the wealthy, so it's time to pay attention to low-income workers and advocates.
Kim Shaw, who is running for Division 5 associate circuit judge, has the necessary criminal and civil law experience.
Recognizing that different uses generate different amounts of traffic, Proposition 2, which is on the Nov. 4 ballot, would raise the charge for new construction to $1 per square foot for residential, $1.50 per square foot for nonresidential with low traffic and $2 per square foot for nonresidential with high traffic.
Chadwick's votes against causes she supported in her election campaign have drawn the ire of her constituents.
The budding marijuana industry in Colorado leaves edible products with a high chance of being mistaken for a treat by children. Lawmakers should push to better regulate and label these products.
Politicians are using scientifically unfounded fearmongering to gain political leverage.
On Nov. 4, Columbia residents will decide if they want to raise their property taxes to pay for more police officers. While the officers won't come cheap, they are desperately needed and raising the property tax incrementally is the best way to do it.
There is no reason that a student cannot bring a Bible to school, as long as an atheist can bring Christopher Hitchens’ “God Is Not Great” on the same day.
The national student loan default rate fell from 14.7 percent to 13.7 percent from 2010 to 2011.
The bounty of summer became the bounty of the holiday season as family members gathered to share stories and food — lots of food.
Despite a recovering economy, the Census Bureau reports that in 2013, the median household had $4,500 less buying power than it did in 2007, which could result in fewer purchases during the holidays.
Bill Daggett, founder and chairman of the International Center for Leadership in Education, believes a culture change in education is needed that prepares students for the jobs of the future.
Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi should set an example for their countries' leaders, who are continuing the battle over Kashmir.