During public hearings, physicians, patients insured and uninsured, hospital managers, disability advocates and at least one preacher variously pleaded, reasoned or argued that expanded Medicaid coverage would yield great benefits at reasonable cost.
A feud that sparked shootings a year ago, a rift between local police agencies and a misunderstanding of community policing seem to have created a mess in Columbia's law enforcement community.
Americans need to band together to figure out how to fix the economy because people need jobs and families need to survive.
The board meets monthly to talk about what's most important to the community and how the Missourian should best reflect that. Apply to be a part of it here.
The previous outsiders holding the job did not leave much of a legacy when they departed.
It is too expensive to return the surplus to citizens and it won't create jobs or be spent on material goods.
We should use our freedom to better ourselves and communities instead of using it for entertainment.
In the digital future, the past might remain hidden as information could become less available.
Although most of the population consists of level-headed people, there will always be those who are ignorant and racist.
The form required by an ordinance the Columbia City Council passed in January contains so little information about tenants it does not merit a conspiracy theory.
In a world of temporary things, there are still items — and events — that are made to last.
The positive response to the Missourian's 100 Ages, A Century of Voices project prompts an idea for a celebration of the diversity of lives in mid-Missouri.
New report paints a dire picture of the state of the environment, so what should City Council's move be on natural gas vehicles?
Prejudice and discrimination profiteering is still occurring on the backs of the poor and other disenfranchised groups.
For those over the age of 55, the job search can be even more difficult. Employers may not believe they can teach an old dog new tricks.
If immigration reform is to succeed, there will have to be compromises made from both sides of the aisle.
Missouri is a great place to spend the summer exploring.
According to author Jeff Jarvis, Gutenberg is a geek of the highest order. Like Steve Jobs and other, he created something that opened up the world.
Doonesbury is taking a break. But don't worry, Prickly City and it's cast of characters are here in the meantime.
Even in a community with a citizenry that’s often engaged, most people are too caught up in trying to make a living to spend much time or energy on something as abstract as a master plan.