State funding is at the same level as it was in 1999, and an increase in funding for the next fiscal year doesn't seem likely.
Maybe we shouldn't be so sure about this alliance with the SEC, where athletics are about money — big money. And we should probably prepare for that attitude to dig in here, too.
The recent announcement of the closure of Columbia Regency mobile home park has put residents in a sticky situation.
Only a handful of Columbia voters will have the opportunity to vote on a sales tax that will affect anyone that shops or dines downtown.
If any lesson can come from the Great Ward Realignment Struggle, it is the significance of participatory democracy, and it would be best not to do it again for a decade.
Trial E was the only map to win majority support on the citizens' committee. It shifts people into the undersized Ward 1 from the over-populated Ward 2.
Columbia's Occupy COMO protest might not create a wave in America's politics, but the national movement might show a response from the left that has been missing from the public conversation.
The number of hungry residents in Central and Northeast Missouri is growing every year. The Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri is working to decrease that number, but its operation needs to expand.
Ardent Tiger fans shouldn't care about the Big 12 Conference troubles — because the Big 12 certainly doesn't care about them.
We’ll be voting on a set of changes that purport to address a nonexistent problem while leaving real weaknesses untouched. We’ll make it harder to vote for people who already are less likely to do so. All that at a cost of millions we don’t have.
The First Ward — the ward at the center of the city — remains at the center of the ward reapportionment discussion.
Columbia's Citizens Police Review Board deserves applause for maintaining its independence in the face of proposed changes.
The committee is on the right path to successful reapportionment, but voting procedures may prove to be the most difficult hurdle to overcome.
President Obama is misunderstood by those on the political left and right. But Harvard Prof. James T. Kloppenberg knows better than most how the president thinks.
Lack of evidence such as fingerprints, DNA, or murder weapon is keeping Ryan Ferguson behind bars.
There’s nothing pure or simple about the process that will result, eventually, in new boundaries for at least some of the city’s six council wards.
Our town is getting more interesting as it ages, but its infrastructure and transportation systems are caught between those of a small village and a grown-up city.
With three important Republican-backed bills in front of him, Gov. Nixon's decisions could further separate him from his party members.
One of the few certainties in the conflict over Scott's Branch Trail is that the city has the right to put pedestrian and bike trails in the Audubon Society Nature Sanctuary.
MU's athletes are leading the race among the NCAA-member institutions in academic achievement, a measure of athletic success that is often under celebrated.