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 bounty of summer became the bounty of the holiday season as family members gathered to share stories and food — lots of food.
MU's blood drive is one of the top-giving blood drives in the country. But it's unwise for all members to be pressured to give, especially if they're sick.
Further moves to decriminalize marijuana in the city could cause confusion because of contradiction with federal and state laws.
Many people think the handling of Opus Development Co.'s downtown student housing project was bungled when the city didn't listen to petitioners about the development agreement. But that's not the only communication failure related to the project, and the city isn't the only entity to blame.
On the surface, Amendment 10 seems to be a good proposal, but looking closely, the amendment is worrisome for both parties.
In order to fix injustices early, participate in the voting process and address relevant community issues.
Breaking the so-called rules of language seems to be happening with more frequency. It would be much more effective if the rules were broken on purpose instead of misusing words out of ignorance.
Sen. Claire McCaskill said at a meeting in Columbia Tuesday morning that she thinks MU “has turned the corner.”
Political activist Jennifer Bukowsky made important points about Republicans stepping back from legislating moral issues, including gay marriage and marijuana laws.
Colorado Rep. Doug Lamborn just wrong-headed in urging U.S. generals to resign as a protest to President Obama's foreign policies.
Voters must become better informed and active if we want our taxes to address our needs rather than the needs of politicians and administrators.
When someone doesn't know when not to tell everything they know, it's no wonder that they have few friends. Others, though, know just how to handle those sorts of people.
Of all the Tigers and Lions and Bears of this world, there might just be only one loveable doll of a mascot, and she (he?) lives right here in Our Fair City.
The awards ceremony on Monday included speeches from Mayor Bob McDavid, Presiding Commissioner Dan Atwill and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin. But it was the master of ceremonies, Joe Mosley, who offered the unofficial story of Columbia and Boone County.
Our mothers warned us to only cross at the crosswalk and to look both ways before crossing the street when we were little. Many years later, it seems like Columbians could use a little reminder of this pertinent motherly advice.
The Constitution gives people the right to bare arms, but why do people feel the need to have so many guns?
Amendment 5 preempted Columbia's ordinance prohibiting openly carrying firearms within city limits. But why would anyone want to carry a pistol or rifle openly downtown or to the mall?
World changes and the lightning fast pace of news call for changes in how the Missourian edits the news and helps its readers stay informed.