Although Ginny Chadwick is threatened with a recall, her initiative to raise the age for purchase of tobacco products from 18 to 21 proved triumphant, and the councilwoman intends to keep pushing two more initiatives.
The writer of Rolling Stone magazine's University of Virginia sexual assault story failed to carry out — and her editors failed to insist on — some basic steps that ethics require.
Although MU has pledged itself to "prompt investigations" and "timely action" regarding sexual harassment and assault, the university continues its search for a permanent Title IX coordinator.
Longtime Food Bank members observed Kirkpatrick's legacy not with a retirement party but with, more appropriately, an appreciation party.
In carrying out the proposed solutions to community violence, the mayor's task force’s commitment to continuity is key.
In Boone County and beyond, the results of Tuesday's election point to the growing mistrust between the community and its government.
Colorful advertisements are misleading the public about development fee increase.
Chadwick's votes against causes she supported in her election campaign have drawn the ire of her constituents.
Further moves to decriminalize marijuana in the city could cause confusion because of contradiction with federal and state laws.
Sen. Claire McCaskill said at a meeting in Columbia Tuesday morning that she thinks MU “has turned the corner.”
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.
Despite housing development fiascoes, the city's support of same-sex marriage is this week's silver lining.
The dedication of a newly developed and planted tree, the Buck's Unlimited Oak, gives students and faculty alike a chance to take a breathe and look forward.
Instead of investing in the police force, we should be putting our money toward long-term solutions.
MU's enrollment is the highest ever, with the highest ability freshman class ever, and the Tiger's football season is off to a good start. However, a gray cloud still looms.
More resources are needed to provide enough weekend meals for students who rely on free or reduced-price meals at school.
There is always a criminal element ready to use legitimate protest as an excuse to loot, burn and shoot.
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.
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.
Petitions threaten to overturn City Council development actions, but downtown zoning and overflowing sewers are issues the public and the council should agree on.