Columbia City Council makes its policy on an ad hoc basis with little record of actions taken by the council.
Stimulus spending may not prove to be very stimulating. According to a recent study, only spending on highly demanded government services appears to boost growth.
With the 2010 Census forms arriving in households this month, the Columbia/Boone County Complete Count Alliance is encouraging community participation.
Video games can tell a story just as powerful as a movie or book. With the average age of a gamer in the U.S. at 35, video games are becoming more emotionally intense.
The cotton ball incident was not just vandalism. It was a hate crime.
Jan Mees, president of the Columbia School Board, says supporting the bond issue will help students in school now and set the stage for future growth.
As a candidate for mayor of Columbia, Sid Sullivan lays out the problems of Columbia and what he can do to fix them.
While protesting or rioting might not be neccessary, a serious conversation needs to take place about racism at MU.
Not filling out a Census form is the equivalent of your local community losing $1,500.
The Missouri business community must speak up for Missouri to allow a bond issue for higher education imporvements to pass. A similar issue was proven successful in the past, and currently, Missouri needs the jobs. State legislators must put the needs of Missourians before politics.
For several reasons, many based on personal experience, an invitiation to sit down for an endorsement interview with the Columbia Daily Tribune was declined.
The Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit in Kansas City can provide the opportunity for Kansas and Missouri to be leaders in health innovation.
Missouri's bid to win nearly $750 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Education's "Race to the Top" program suffers from a geographical cap on its charter schools.
The budget cut to the organization Parents as Teachers hurts a group that works with parents of children from pregnancy to 5 years of age. Restoring funding to this invaluable group is something Gov. Nixon must address at once.
In January, the state’s highest court ruled that where convicted child predators live and what they do on Halloween cannot be limited "retroactively." It’s at least the fifth time in recent years that the court has rejected laws intended to help expose the guilty and protect the vulnerable.
Antibiotics are used responsibly to prevent and treat disease in animals. They are used safely and judiciously and should not be banned by the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act.
All letters will run online and every effort will be made to publish them in the print Missourian by April 4.
Missouri’s oral health is among the worst in the nation, partly because of the state’s shortage of dentists. Programs in Alaska, England, Australia and Canada have had success with dental therapists, who can provide a wide range of dental services at a low cost. Missouri could also benefit from dental therapists if the state’s professional licensing law did not stand in the way.
With the disaster in Haiti becoming a warning for other countries vulnerable to a natural disaster, Missouri needs to take action to ready itself in case a disaster should ever occur here.
A plan is needed to rid Missouri of initiatives that conflict with the free market and disrupt economic gains of Missouri citizens. Gov. Jay Nixon should promote programs that allow the free market to function.