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.
Confusion and misinformation complicate important community conversations on infrastructure, and even the most basic facts on issues such as water treatment and electricity are elusive.
You hear opponents' criticism and you have to ask yourself, are these people stupid or just ignorant? Or, considering that they’re seeking membership in a legislative majority so conservative it no longer listens to Kit Bond, are they cynically mouthing words they don’t really believe?
The Missouri General Assembly did both too much where it didn't matter and not enough where it did.
New sewers headline a list of to-do's for the city if it is to continue its bright plans for downtown development.
First comes the parade, with the circus passing through town, clowns and all. Then comes the clean-up crew, scooping away the mess the elephants left behind.
Limits on downtown Columbia development could have at least modified plans that now seem thwarted either by infrastructure inadequacy or by public opinion. Everyone, including developers, would have been better served.
Matt Nappe, data and technology manager for state Democrats, presented a plausible but difficult-to-execute strategy for the state party to prevent Republicans from gaining a veto-proof edge in the General Assembly.
An unintended consequence of the Great TIF Debacle of 2014 was that it united several interests in concern for the future of Columbia. This might turn out to be the most positive result of the ordeal.