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.
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.