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Larry Schuster

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Soapbox: Priorities for all April elections: jobs, crime, budgets

Several seats for public office are up for election this spring. From the Boone Hospital…

Soapbox: At year’s end, time to reflect, question and prioritize

Each fall grants us the opportunity to exhale a long sigh after a harried year,…

How good is the word of the City Council? The test comes Monday

Life has a knack for handing us our own comeuppance. A road construction project included…

Speaking Out: What did the voters say? Messages underlie election results

Many times I have complimented Columbia/Boone County voters for their conscientious voting habits. Wow! The…

Make government-public interactions less adversarial

As residents interact with local government, they walk away from the experience either exasperated or…

Vacation revelation: Can’t we all just get along?

At this writing, I sit in the shadow of the Allegheny Mountains in Virginia. Steeped…

University shouldn’t be boot camp for higher-education brass

Maybe I should wait to write this column after the second Sunday of July. The…

Are term limits for legislators really the problem?

Several opinion pieces and comments have recently been published in regard to Missouri’s legislative term…

A house divided

At a recent meeting, a long and emphatic lament decried the treatment of the Columbia…

Political leaders must consider big picture

Don’t ever rely on my prognostications in regard to election outcomes. With the exception of…

University must remember role as state’s public servant

At times, topics for this column are difficult to find. Not so this month. I…

Sign Ordinance: Here we go again

A rather heady fight over a new sign ordinance is brewing in the Columbia business…