The mixed field of candidates for Columbia mayor and City Council should draw out community's true feelings about contentious issues, but it could also split the vote with the candidate with the least appeal winning the prize.
The struggle to come in the city of Jefferson is already taking shape.
The experts generally seem to agree on a few steps that would make a difference, but they’re also in agreement that rampages such as the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary, Columbine or Virginia Tech probably can’t be prevented altogether.
The dispute over an Enhanced Enterprise Zone in Columbia represented a larger ongoing battle between citizens resentful at being pushed around and those who they see as doing the pushing.
When voters approved a renewable energy standard in 2004, Columbia was on the forefront of that issue. One activist is hoping to return the city to that pioneering position.
The story of Michael Dixon provides a glimpse of the role the new social media platforms play in journalism and in public discourse, raising difficult questions for consumers and practitioners of journalism.
With the general election finished, it's time to shift our attention to the upcoming Columbia City Council elections.
MU's enrollment is up this year, but at a meeting of university faculty, budget officer Tim Rooney was quick to temper the optimism, pointing out ways the school is behind its peers in the Association of American Universities.
Climate change is an important issue, but it's not one that concerns much of the public — and both presidential candidates have been mostly silent about it, George Kennedy writes.
Recent meetings about a new proposal for the city's Enhanced Enterprise Zone, despite some complaints, displayed a willingness from officials to listen and use reason to form their decisions.
In Missouri, where public schools are strapped for cash, Proposition B, the tobacco tax increase, offers a realistic way to generate needed funds, prevent teenagers from developing smoking addictions and more.
At Tuesday evening's state Senate debate between Mary Still and Kurt Schaefer, Still attacked the incumbent over the stances of Republican legislators, many of which Schaefer doesn't support.
Gov. Jay Nixon is pointing at Missouri as a unique beacon of bipartisanship in his re-election campaign, but some of the state's exceptionalism isn't necessarily a good thing.
In light of the recent anniversary of the signing of the Constitution, it's worth examining the role money and cynicism plays in our democracy today.
After a successful Democratic National Convention, President Barack Obama's election prospects are a little brighter — but not in Missouri.
A recent poll saw a decline in the public's trust in many journalistic organizations. There are many reasons for this, one of which is a bias inherent to the work of a journalist.
Since announcing in May that the press would be phased out, UM System President Tim Wolfe's administration has almost completely reversed its initial decision.
St. Joseph Street is one long block just north of downtown Columbia, an old street with a few homes dating from the 1800s and plenty of big trees. The street may see changes soon because of a Boone County Family Resources plan to build housing there.
The biggest political surprise this year was Mitt Romney choosing Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate. Ryan's strong conservative views appeal to the right wing and appall the left.
One puzzlement is how the same Republicans who so strongly supported the Prayer Amendment also re-nominated Peter Kinder for lieutenant governor.