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Lowlights from Jeff City

State legislators have been busy shutting down much-needed proposals

Welcome to my March Madness

Improper use of "they" when referring to a team takes all the fun out of basketball season.

At first, breastfeeding was a bit of a battle

The first week as a father revealed some difficulty of with feeding a baby and some unexpected help from a family pet.

Columbia City Council needs to address gang, economic problems

Bringing in jobs and reducing the crime rate should be priorities on the council’s to-do list.

 

Futile fight over MKT bridge rages on under Nixon

The Missouri Supreme Court upheld the ruling that the MKT bridge belongs to Union Pacific Railroad, who is in charge of removing it ­­­­­­— much to the ire of Jay Nixon.

Idea of entitlement becoming a problem in America

An exploration into the issue of feeling entitled to special treatment based on personal background.

New president in Russia doesn’t signal change

There is debate whether Vladimir Putin’s handpicked successor, Dmitry Medvedev, will be under Putin’s influence or his own man.

Poor judgments make school tax a hard sell

The 54-cent increase to the school tax being proposed in the April election is going to take some selling and some explaining.

Shaking things up at the Missourian

The Missourian’s Managing Editor Reuben Stern discusses how the paper has been debunking traditional journalistic techniques.

Let’s restructure and pay the City Council

Working for the council is a full-time job that should come with a full-time salary.

Little changes make big differences in plants

Plants are living beings like ourselves. They are constantly absorbing, using and eliminating a variety of substances, all governed by processes ruled at the molecular level.

Experience lacking in '08 presidential candidates

None of the presidential hopefuls have executive experience, so voters need to look at other issues to determine the best candidate.

 

Religious background could offer link to state of education

The founding fathers were right to create the separation of church and state but who is responsible for disciplining children and funding their education in relation to religion?

Stealth reforms calm Cubans

With Raul Castro in power, minor changes are promoting a more relaxed atmosphere in Cuba.

President Gary Forsee offers hope for future at university

Gary Forsee will be MU’s new president, and there is reason to be cautiously optimistic.

Documenting a weekend of documentary movies

The Missourian and Vox will be out in full force for the True/False Film Festival, but we want to hear from you about your experiences, too.

Patients feel health care system’s pressure, too

Several problems plague the national health care system. Everyone feels the squeeze, but perhaps members of Congress need reminding.

Feedback mixed, but often entertaining and always welcomed

Whether in support or in opposition, feedback to opinion articles can be interesting and amusing

 

Who to believe: UFO sightings

Many dismiss UFO sightings as flights of fancy, but there are others who believe we have been visited by extraterrestrials.

Legislators deserve to get paid, if they earn it

Considering all that is asked of them, members of the U.S. House and Senate are a bargain.

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