Columbia's downtown population has been growing rapidly and is expected to continue that trend. With so many people living in the area, the district could benefit from having a grocery store nearby.
Barbara Hoppe has been a careful advocate of neighborhoods and individual rights while at the same time realizing that healthy businesses are at the heart of our success.
The media has primed society’s way of thinking, giving men the upper hand of power and women the ritualization of subordination.
The Columbia Police Department is putting its efforts toward the unattainable goal of eliminating underage drinking rather than focusing on more pressing problems in the community.
"Digital era" learning is emphasizing typing while placing cursive writing on the back burner. The state needs to incorporate cursive into the Common Core State Standards.
Columbia residents Diane Booth and Jeanne Sebaugh share their endorsement of Barbara Hoppe.
Public transportation needs all the assistance it can get, and should benefit from at least half the city's $400,000 surplus.
Barbara Hoppe, Sixth Ward councilwoman, works "on behalf of the collective best interests of our city and all its citizens."
Missouri's better record and number of tournament titles earned this year makes the team more deserving of a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament than some of the ones that received that designation.
Barbara Hoppe works on behalf of "genuine progress in our community," paying attention to details and the bigger picture.
The initiative process has led to some of the most important and fundamental reforms we enjoy today. In the end, it is a much more public and transparent lawmaking process than the lawmaking process in Jefferson City.
Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe is for "smart growth," but her opponent, Bill Tillotson, is for "unfettered growth."
A new citizens group — CiViC, Citizens Invested and Involved in Columbia — seeks to question the widsom of blighting large portions of the city and county in the name of economic development.
Anyone can help the Heart of Missouri Chapter by making a donation, becoming a volunteer or giving blood.
Barbara Hoppe has addressed a variety of issues, including: trash collection, late-night noise and street improvements.
If the Your Vote Counts measure passes, the Missouri Constitution will be amended to require a large majority vote to change ballot initiatives, essentially creating a direct democracy.
Barbara Hoppe's accomplishments in the Sixth Ward and throughout Columbia show she deserves to be back in City Hall.
Both Medicare and Social Security are supported by premiums. Just as any other insurance, your Social Security card at the very top says "health insurance." Congress adjusts both premiums annually. It cannot and will not go broke.
Steve Spellman argues there's an infinite number of reasons why parents might want to transfer their children away from their assigned school and Columbia Public Schools needs to change its transfer policy to reflect those.
Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe has been instrumental in the controlled growth and development of Columbia and continues to make it a great place to live.