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.
It is too expensive to return the surplus to citizens and it won't create jobs or be spent on material goods.
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.
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.
Poll after poll shows an ever-increasing acceptance of marriage equality in the United States and worldwide.
Here's why street gangs exist — poverty and lack of support systems, few living wage jobs, poorly funded education systems and the outlook of a dismal future. Heavy-handed police action doesn't address those issues.
David Rosman's father, now 90, was a fighter pilot in World War II and owned a bicycle store in the New York City suburbs.
The re-purposing of the former Ellis Fischel Cancer Center is the underlying and more important story, and beyond the university, there are more important stories this summer.
Federal investigations of Fox News and The Associated Press raise the question of where the line is between protecting national security and preserving press freedom.
Two school districts have hosted prayer meetings, despite the Constitution is clear that the government, from local to federal, cannot promote or establish a religion.
J. Karl Miller seems to believe that any change to Article 60 is contrary to the discipline of the military. Nothing could be further from the truth. It takes time for change to happen, and it will, even with Karl kicking and screaming that it can’t.
Concealed weapons can be worrisome enough by themselves. But the possibility of an unsecured list that names personal information of conceal carry permit holders is something that needs to be addressed immediately.
Missourian columnist George Kennedy asked last week whether Sen. Kurt Schaefer was playing politics or policy. Maybe the question should be: Should Schaefer's actions be considered juvenile and conspiratorial?
While public and private security cameras have minimal effect deterring crime, they do aid in the capture of criminals. Does this advantage outweigh our expectations to privacy?
We seem to forget the sheer number of terrorist attacks, foreign and domestic, on United States soil.
The ever more common occurrence of Republican party leaders targeting the working poor is doing nothing to save the party's reputation.
Like the three blogs I read about Columbia, my appreciation and love for my other hometowns seem to be missing something very important — the people.
It's that time of the year when we place our bets on basketball teams and make choices at the polls. There will be winners and losers, but losses shouldn't be taken personally.
Political differences between Missouri republicans and democrats, as seen with the debate over healthcare reform, will be the death of the state citizen's well-being.
It appears that state and federal legislators, all of whom are sworn to uphold the federal and state constitutions, are now defying both.