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.
Corporations seek to maximize their number of customers while holding down costs and commitments to their employees. Based on the numbers, that's just what MU is doing.
Although it makes indisputable fiscal sense to close the University of Missouri Press, says Kennedy, it doesn't mean people have to be happy about it.
Thirty-one veterans from 12 regiments of the Union Army are buried in Columbia Cemetery. Of those, 11 served with the 62nd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry. It's time we honored their contribution.
Monday's 7-0 decision creating a new enhanced enterprise zone board shows that our elected representatives are listening to critics of the program. The unanimity does not, however, suggest the debate is going away.
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.