An extra 30 cents won’t generate enough revenue to hire as many cops as needed to keep up with growth and permit more community policing. The compromise development fees will leave us taxpayers bearing 75 percent of the cost of new roads.
Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s DOMA decision in June 2013, the courts have agreed that the various bans on same-sex marriage are an apparent violation of the Fourteenth Amendment.
I raise a big red flag on parking requirements, which actually mandate that a greater amount of increasingly limited downtown real estate shall, by law, be car parking facilities.
Politicians do not take the time to explain to young people how politics affects their lives.
Missouri is still a farm state, but we’re grappling with just what that means these days. We worry about protecting our privacy even as we give it up on social media. In Boone County, of course, we’re a little more progressive; but any tax increase is still going to be a hard sell.
“Just kick them out” is not an answer. It is a reaction to the influx of new and younger immigrants traveling to the U.S.
There are too many instances of discrimination in the sentencing of persons of color, as well as in other prejudicial behaviors in our communities.
Although the Civil Rights Bill was passed in 1964, black people are still fighting for equal footing.
In a time when Missouri residents are becoming more aware of the negative effects of tobacco products, the idea of the tobacco industry funding election campaigns will continue to add salt to a wound that is slowly festering.
While comedian Weird Al's 'Blurred Lines' parody sparked a rewarding conversation about grammar, some take issue with statements made in the song.
As the Aug. 5 election approaches, voters guides update Missouri residents about hot-button issues.
With the primary election coming soon, David Rosman shares his opinion on the ballot measures and how he intends to vote.
The proposed amendment raises questions about who the right to farm will apply to and what it will mean.
A rare respite from the heat in July seemed to put everyone in a better mood. Executive Editor Tom Warhover imagines the perfect story to go along with the perfect week.
It is time we remove the radical right from office and move in moderates and Democrats who will be willing to work across the aisle to return to their homeland those who are here illegally and to help stop the overflow of unaccompanied children sent by their parents to achieve a better life.
Many African-American professionals are a part of the perpetration of injustices against low-income disenfranchised members of their own culture.
Monday's storm wasn't the roughest event in Columbia's weather history, but that didn't stop it from knocking out power in the west.
If the veto is overridden in a September session, it could lead to a slippery-slope for restrictions on other matters, including birth control.
In following up on the story of Angela Anderson's family coping with the loss of two children, our newsroom learned a valuable lesson.
The GOP will be further split, if the tea party Republicans continue to try to gain power through strong-armed tactics and threats. To stop the right wingers from gaining any more traction, moderates from both parties must be mobilized.