City planners and consultants have presented new imaginings for Columbia, but are citizens getting what they want?
The blight decree controversy has brought consternation to both sides, but it could result in uniting the poor with the powerful to better Columbia.
The activism exhibited in the situation involving the removal of gum drop trees along Westwood Avenue shows a need for a strongly preservationist tree policy in Columbia.
Columbia's public servants are not villains, but they must work to figure out what is best for the city and its citizens concerning blight and enhanced enterprise zones.
Ten times as many people attended Ann Coulter's talk as those who attended a local event to meet candidates for governor.
The future of Social Security and Medicare was discussed at a session sponsored by AARP on Saturday at Ragtag Cinema in Columbia.
Bill Tillotson, who is running against incumbent Barbara Hoppe for the Sixth Ward council seat, accused her of hypocrisy, unfairness and abuse of power. Instead, Hoppe's actions were what an involved, proactive councilperson should do.
In an expanding community centered around education, Columbia public school students are in need of receiving a quality education. Fortunately, two measures on the April 3 ballot could help the city's school systems.
Many Republican caucus-goers could have a tough time deciding whom to cast their vote for in two weeks due to the flawed and crowded pack of candidates vying for delegates.
Enhanced enterprise zones must include the census blocks that are lowest in income and highest in unemployment. Whether they’ll benefit is just one of many questions.
The dominant mood among citizens about the Enhanced Enterprise Zone is suspicion with an undertone of anger and broadly shared confusion.
Columbia Imagined is a comprehensive plan "with goals, objectives and policies, maps and graphics that provide a common reference for citizens and decision makers on the desired future growth and development of the city."
Rep. Mary Still fights Republicans as she works to increase the state cigarette tax in an effort to compensate for education cuts, initiating Internet sales tax and limiting interest rates on paydayloans.
Missouri citizens will place their vote for the Republican presidential candidate Tuesday during the primary election. The media should do a better job documenting each candidate's positions.
MU's budget director previewed the university's budget to about 20 faculty members last week. While the university means a great deal to Columbia, its current budget presents a grim outlook.
When considering the state budget, the only thing the governor and legislators agree on is their inability to compromise.
Grumbles can already be heard from people who oppose Timothy Wolfe's lack of experience in education. But the role of president is no longer about academics; it's about money.
"The Elements of Journalism" establishes 10 key principles for the practice of journalism. Both journalists and their readers should be aware of these principles.
The City Council works to promote the best interests of Columbia, but sometimes its policy ideas do the opposite.
The council's 5-2 decision to rezone the Regency mobile home park for student housing caused an outcry among park residents and advocates, many of whom referred to the rezoning as a lesson in money politics.