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.
We can thank gridlocks within the General Assembly for keeping harmful laws off the books.
The School Board is heading in the direction of asking for a 60-cent incease in the operating levy next April. The job of convincing the public that this incease is necessary — and it is — begins now.
Funding is crucial to a quality public school system. Declining revenues must be met with other sources of income.
The celebration of James T. Scott's life, the victim of Columbia's last lynching, united community members Saturday, shining some light on a dark patch of history.
If you like to move, you'll also enjoy potential changes to public employee pensions, which could also provide better payoffs than the current system.
The dominant Republicans of the Missouri State Senate foster an ideological agenda that is often ignorant toward the will of the people.
Obama intends to reduce the rate of health care costs, add to defense savings and end tax cuts to the exorbitantly rich, a plan that does not attack the poor in order to serve the elite like Rep. Paul Ryan's plan.
With the ward council campaigns over, an important question remains unanswered: What is the proper role in politics of public employee unions?
Tuesday's primary features several tough decisions for City Council and School Board candidates. Take time to learn about the candidates before making a choice.
New city manager brings heightened awareness of reducing Columbia's environmental impact. A year from now we will be able to judge his progress.
OpenMissouri.org organizes public records, finally providing a great tool that should have been available years ago from politicians themselves.
The race for Fifth Ward representative on the City Council is heating up as the candidates and their supporters start politicking and mudslinging.
A new City Council candidate could have a greater impact on improving the First Ward than a new massive $14 million parking garage.
The Columbia City Council only occasionally approves tax-increment financing, but when it does, the financing tends to stray from its intended path.
Alcohol, as much as racism, might be to blame for stupid behavior at MU. But what's the General Assembly's excuse?