The most recent unpleasantness, a snowstorm that sauntered in on Tuesday, shut down the city. Students and professionals responded in the way they always do when there's a big story: by going toward the action, not away from it. It was a grand effort over the next two days.
House Bill 1642 is an effort by Rep. Courtney Allen Curtis, D-Berkeley, to make the high-five Missouri's official greeting.
The anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision raised the opportunity to discuss social change, and the benefit to approaching different opinions with a sense of understanding.
House Bill 1472 would require schools to notify a parent or guardian when and how evolution will be taught, It would also allow the parent to remove their student from those lessons.
DEAR READER: Before athletics or official actions, the ESPN report is about a violent attack on a woman
ESPN's "Outside the Lines" report on an MU swimmer is a sad example of the epidemic of sexual violence on college campuses.
City Manager Mike Matthes is pushing, carefully but determinedly, creation of a huge TIF district to generate the funds that would allow growth to resume in the heart of Columbia. As any good politician would, he made a low-key pitch for his idea while appearing open to other approaches and moving to pre-empt the most obvious objections.
It is time to tell members of the state legislature to take down the roadblocks and get our money back into the state economy. Tell them to pass SB 661, which will provide “for the expansion of MO HealthNet services beginning on Jan. 1, 2015.”
The newspaper from my community will inform me about the news that matters to me. I can’t depend on the big city newspaper to bring me news from my hometown.
It has been said that doing nothing is worse than subjugating. Denying one's subjugation is worse than acquiescing to one's subjugation.
The biggest barrier to closing the gap isn’t race or gender or geography. It’s poverty. Or, as the Missourian Readers Board put it this week, the divide between the haves and the have-nots is growing wider and with little evidence that things are changing.
Chris’s style is low-key, his speeches are rambling, his humor is self-deprecating; but when he turns serious you realize that he just might be the smartest guy in the room.
"Because," "selfie" and "science" were picked by three organizations as 2013's Word of the Year.
It is not just corporations versus organized labor, but the Republican Party versus every worker in every industry.
Young people don't read newspapers anymore, right? Missourian Sports Editor Greg Bowers finds that his son begs to differ.
It may be a new year and a new session, but it’s the same old legislature. This time I pledge, in a kind of belated New Year’s resolution, to maintain a realistic pessimism about the likelihood of anything worthwhile emerging from Jefferson City.
In a search for proposed bills, it's hard to find relevant bills because most lack a title. The legislation found was even more confusing.
Big families help create lots of memories, fill life with laughter and fun. Of course, there also are ups and downs.
Let’s commit ourselves to not just feeling bad about those less fortunate than us but doing something tangible for them.
MU and Columbia College search committees vetting candidates for new leaders were sworn to secrecy. Both cited the need to keep candidates confidential. But Columbia College chose to make its finalists public. In doing so, it gave everyone involved a voice.
The New Year is something akin to the line one draws on the score card after a particularly bad bowling frame or tee-to-green. It is meant to separate the bad from the good, to have a new beginning, to hit the reset button.