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Mike Martin

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Saving Georgia, starring MU Vet Students and the Horton Animal Hospital

“Daddy!” I was in my office and my 8-year-old daughter Josie was calling me-almost screaming…

The Extraordinary Family of Edward Richardson

“Happy families,” Leo Tolstoy famously said, “are all alike.” Though he never explained exactly what…

MU’s Illumination spotlights local research, innovation

Think of it as innovation illumination–and perhaps the handsomest science publication ever. Using a satin…

City Journalist: The Top Ten things city hall does best

Crime, Lemone extension, the smoking ban.  Not a day goes by without more feather-ruffling news…

Boone County goes on a buying binge involving buildings

On the heels of a dire report from MU Truman School economics professor Judith Stallmann…

Best leaders walk with their flocks, feet planted firmly on the ground

If I were conducting a business leadership seminar or a course in how to groom…

Like oil and water, speculation and historic preservation don’t mix

When Billiards owner Phil Spudich recently called it quits after more than 30 years in…

For what ails Columbia: “bubble-up” growth

When local business leader Dave Griggs watches the Hominy Branch Creek flow past The Links,…

City government needs separation of powers

The Columbia City Council and the city manager need to get a divorce—or at least…

Let’s turn Columbia’s alleys into inviting urban stroll ways

I was strolling down the long, wide alley that runs behind the businesses along Broadway…

Guest Editorial: City should consider tax incentives to lure needed manufacturers

Boone County’s precipitous fall from 45th to 130th in a national economic ranking is alarming.…