Rail lines historically pose traffic danger, growth makes safety issue priority

I took this picture on Sunday, March 16, 1969, from the rear car of a…

Visioning process should work, if not derailed by reckless endeavors first

I’ve been going back and forth about the city’s visioning project. Most of the time,…

Something needs to be done to eliminate marathon City Council sessions

After the Columbia City Council finally succeeded in wrapping up its business for its Sept.…

Time to tear down dilapidated city hall, build new downtown civic complex

I predict that in 20 years members of the current Columbia City Council will regret…

Rising from the rubble: Downtown building owners’ restorations come forth

When talk first surfaced more than a decade ago about dismantling the downtown canopy, most…