Calling any area of Columbia blighted is not worth the threat to community relationships or the risk to Columbia's reputation.
The trees are both historic and healthy, and the city should look for other alternatives to fix the sidewalk that is being disrupted by their roots.
A key issue surrounding the violence in Columbia is the fact that young people have access to guns.
New bridge designs proposed by Stephens College seem to hide beams, plates and bolts, which won't allow for easy safety inspections.
Gov. Jay Nixon has strengthened the Missouri workforce and infused the state with a rush of entrepreneurial activity.
The killing of the Florida teenager has the parents of many black boys wondering: "Is my son the next Trayvon Martin?"
She has proven she cares about making Columbia a better place for all its citizens, not just a wealthy few.
Barbara Hoppe cares for her constituents, listens to their concerns and actively engages in the issues.
By supporting many trails, sidewalks and intersection improvements and participating in safe transportation programs, Barbara Hoppe has shown she cares about Columbia in every area.
Barbara Hoppe has demonstrated that she can bring neighbors, homeowners, studentsand businesses together to find common solutions that benefit everyone.
Despite a weak economy, the Public School & Education Employee Retirement System of Missouri remains 85 percent pre-funded. A strong retirement system is vital to attracting qualified teachers to the state.
Employers with religious objections to birth control aren't required to "provide a penny of support for the birth control services."
Sixth Ward City Council candidate Barbara Hoppe has not responded to attack ads from the opposing campaign.
Barbara Hoppe has shown "intelligence, diligence and balanced approach" as an elected official.
Hoppe ran for office for the same reason any "true statesperson ever runs, because it is a natural evolution of a dedicated citizen."
Hoppe’s continued presence on the Columbia City Council will do much to move us further toward the kind of growth and change most beneficial to all.
Hoppe has been proactive and engaging in neighborhood, Sixth Ward and citywide issues, successfully helping make Columbia a better place to live.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Barbara Hoppe committed to keep Columbia a quality, livable, growing community
Hoppe's work as Sixth Ward council member has helped make Columbia one of the most livable small cities in the country.
Missouri had a wonderful season, and Norfolk State was a worthy opponent to end it.
Barbara Hoppe should be reelected because she has an unrivaled concern for Columbia and its residents. She has improved the state of student housing and the city's bus system during her term.