With a stock of nuclear weapons on both sides, conflict over missile defense shields and strategic war plans with nuclear strike options, U.S.-Russian relations haven't entirely left the Cold War behind.
The candidates for Boone County Northern District Commissioner have been polite and to the point, which has allowed people to learn more about them and their plans for office, Rocheport resident Rob Fleming writes. Fleming supports Janet Thompson because he has seen her intellect and work ethic firsthand.
Janet Thompson, a candidate for Northern District Boone County Commissioner, was born and raised in Boone County, and she knows how the area is changing, Columbia resident Michael Ugarte writes. She engages with people to develop future plans and is, in short, a good person.
The United States and Russia still have thousands of ready-to-launch nuclear weapons that could hit their targets within minutes.
Adopting a family for the holidays is a great and inexpensive way to give back.
If banks get to decide who goes to college, middle- and low-income students will get left behind.
Students feel many stereotypes are perpetuated in these Clery releases, and they have been quite upset about its frequency.
There are people in Columbia now who do not even want to talk to the police, Columbia resident Delcia Crockett writes. The feeling of safety is gone for a lot of people. There are some big questions as to why the citizens are treated the way they are treated.
Public servants should not mistreat injured citizens. Instead, the city should provide refuge and remedial action for those of us who cannot accept promises of human rights and justice in Boone County.
Fred DeMarco writes that downtown Columbia can sustain economic growth without a tax-increment financing district.
This school money giveaway is terrible public policy. It shows disrespect for public education, when education is more important than ever.
Consider the consequences if such a funding loss creates shortages for you — forcing you to seek another bond increase from the voting public.
The three Missouri football players arrested last week could now face criminal possession charges, which would threaten their scholarships and future careers for possessing cannabis, a substance that has been decriminalized in Columbia since 2004.
We need elected officials who will work to find more programs that protect and improve the access middle- and low-income students have to education.
Claire McCaskill has a proven record of standing on the side of her constituents when it comes to ensuring that our seniors get the quality, affordable care they deserve.
Todd Akin promises more partisan obstruction in Washington; Claire McCaskill has a record of working in both parties to find solutions for Missourians.
I would ask all non-smokers to find a mirror, look yourself in the eye and ask, is Proposition B really a fair way to fund education?
The current Missouri Tobacco Tax is only 17 cents per pack (lowest in the nation) and yet, according to the CDC, the smoking-related health care cost in Missouri is $7.61 per pack. Unfortunately, this means that Missouri taxpayers must pick up the tab for $532 million of annual smoking-related Medicaid bills and that costs every Missouri household $565 every year.
People's Visioning is a Columbia group aiming to generate solutions to city problems and ideas for improvement.
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